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#1 American Embassy Attacked in Tunisa09-14-2012, 06:11 PM
Tunisia Embassy Protest: Black Smoke Seen Rising Above Building
TUNIS, Tunisia — Violent protests outside the U.S. Embassy in Tunis against an anti-Muslim film were met with tear gas and gunshots Friday, leaving two people dead, 29 others injured and plumes of black smoke wafting over the city.
Several dozen protesters briefly stormed the U.S. Embassy compound in Tunisia's capital, tearing down the American flag and raising a flag with the Muslim profession of faith on it as part of the protests. Protesters also set fire to an American school adjacent to the embassy compound and prevented firefighters from approaching it. The school appeared to be empty and no injuries were reported.
Thank God the school was empty!
And what has our fearless leader been doing? He's back on the campaign trail.
09-14-2012, 06:35 PM
Last edited by FlaGator; 09-14-2012 at 08:21 PM.
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.C. S. Lewis
#4 State Department sets up 24-hour monitoring team for embassy crisis09-14-2012, 07:13 PM
Posted By Josh Rogin Friday, September 14, 2012 - 2:21 PM
The State Department has gone into full-blown crisis mode, organizing a round-the-clock effort to coordinate the U.S. government's response to the expanding attacks on U.S. embassies in the Middle East and North Africa.
"The State Department has stood up a 24-hr monitoring team to insure appropriate coordination of information and our response. In addition, our consular team is working with missions around the world to protect American citizens and issue appropriate public warden information," a senior State Department official told reporters Friday afternoon.
"We have been monitoring events in the Middle East and North Africa intensively today, and working with our personnel and missions overseas and host governments to strengthen security in all locations and to respond effectively where protests have turned violent," the official said.
The official noted that U.S. embassies in Libya and Yemen have been reinforced with Marine FAST teams and noted that other unspecified measures are being taken to strengthen embassy security around the region. The State Department is working with the governments in Tunisia and Sudan to increase security at the U.S. embassies there as well, the official said.
The U.S. Embassy in Tunis was breached by rioters who replaced the American flag with the black banner of al Qaeda. According to Tunisian state television, at least three Tunisians died when security forces open fire in an effort to disperse the crowd; another rioter was killed in Sudan, Reuters reported.
"The secretary, other department principals, and our ambassadors and charges in the field have been in constant contact with regional leaders, and we appreciate the many public statements that leaders have made in recent days condemning the attack in Benghazi, denouncing violence and calling for calm," the official said.
The White House said in a memorandum to Congress Friday that the Marine FAST teams will be there are long as they are needed but will be limited to the mission of protecting U.S. assets and personnel.
"Although these security forces are equipped for combat, these movements have been undertaken solely for the purpose of protecting American citizens and property. These security forces will remain in Libya and in Yemen until the security situation becomes such that they are no longer needed," the White House memorandum stated.
09-14-2012, 08:31 PMMay the FORCE be with you!
09-14-2012, 08:34 PM
And there are two navy ships packed with tomahawks ready to launch when necessary.
As RR would say "there they go again"
Whoopass is coming your way soon.
Obama just needs to get out of the way and let the grownups take charge.
09-14-2012, 09:04 PM
NBC is spinning it. Richard Engel says it's only small protests. In 40 countries. But they're small.
Last edited by Gina; 09-14-2012 at 09:41 PM.Good men sleep peaceably in their beds at night because
rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Real superheroes don't wear capes. They wear dog tags.
09-15-2012, 07:55 AM
Muzzies in Aussie Land acting up now too...
They were talking on Fox last night that a lot of these POS can't even read so they
are hearing about this story from their religious leaders. JHC.
oBAMA is totally mishandling this. Gee Mr. President, why don't you ask
the nice peaceful muzzies to stop acting like savages????
Of course, oBAMA is always right and NEVER to blame. Right DUmmies????May the FORCE be with you!
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