Skip to comments.U.S. Suspends Diplomatic Missions in Pakistan
Posted on 09/18/2012 12:36:05 PM PDT by little jeremiah
LAHORE: The US has closed its embassy and consulates in Pakistan to general public for indefinite period.
Amid anti-film protests US Tuesday halted public dealing in all its diplomatic missions in Pakistan.
According to statement issued by US embassy in Islamabad, all diplomatic missions in the country would be closed for public as security concerns.
Meanwhile, US diplomatic personnel were shifted to unclosed location from Karachi consulate as angry protesters advancing to the diplomatic building in red zone of the largest and port city of Pakistan.
Clashes between police and mob continued as protesters trying to reach consulate building. Police using tear gas, firing in air and water guns to stop people.
Following the violent protests across Pakistan against anti-Islam film, the security has been tightened by the authorities in Peshawar.
Fearing the security risk and creating traffic problems, the authorities have blocked a road towards the US consulate as the protests are continued in the city against the release of anti-Islam film.
The heavy contingent of police have been placed out on entry and exit points of the consulate while the police are also alert in other parts of the city.
US consulate in Lahore was also vacated by US officials who have been shifted to other safe places, local media reports said.
Authorities have blocked all roadsgoing towards US diplomatic building in Lahore.
The film had nothing to do with the Moslem uprisings.
How about suspending our aid?
I think you mean “Pahkee-stan”
Remember in the old movies when people in a foreign country were in trouble they would run to the US Embassy for help? Now ironically the US Embassy is the last place you would want to go if trouble were brewing. So sad.
Notice how every article, every news update on the radio, mentions the video.
Yeah, the video made by some Egyptian on parole whose only line of work has been (besides criminal fraud) selling at swap meets and the “gas station industry”.
Yeah, right. Who told him or paid him to make it (If he made it)?
AND WHO THE HELL DUBBED IT?
The damned media got their talking point from the administration, a two-fer - make a fake reason for the worldwide jihad now in place and make dissing Islam (aka “telling the truth about Islam”) a crime.
This is a damned nightmare.
Foreign to every single g.d. Muslim country should stop instantly. Not one penny. It’s criminal that OUR money is supporting this evil.
Absolutely nothing. IMHO the administration had a hand in this video, and these attacks and uprisings got a “go” signal from someone/something - WHO?
Oops - that should be “Foreign AID to every muz country should be stopped (should have already been stopped)”.
I think Obama is leaving with our foreign relations in a mess.
Yeah, good thinking. I bet you are correct.
yea, sure but what about Romney’s secret videos.. now that’s real important..
It is about the video. It’s about more, too, but it’s about the video right now.
That’s not what they’re saying over there...
“Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Pakistan’s Christian community staged a rally against a blasphemous US-Israeli movie insulting Islam’s Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), and warned that they will march towards the US embassy in Islamabad and occupy the mission unless those behind the production of the film are brought to justice.
Fury about the film tore across the Middle East this week, with protesters attacking US embassies and burning American flags.
The five-million-US dollar movie has been financed by more than 100 Jews and produced by an American-Israeli man.”
I know I have a tin foil hat on here, but I think these “uprisings” are nothing more than fodder to clutter up our intel agencies and give some cells a little more room to move about. I think something big is coming.
ISLAMABAD (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - While the furore surrounding an anti-Islam amateur film, Innocence of Muslims, persisted on Monday, the movies trailer continued to mushroom on the internet pushing the government of Pakistan to take a sweeping step to block a popular video-sharing website, YouTube, in its entirety across the country.
In addition, Interior Minister Rehman Malik weighed in with another threat to Google Inc, the company that owns YouTube: remove the anti-Islam material, or visas of Google officials would be cancelled. He also said he will approach Interpol for the arrest of those involved in the film.
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