Mob Storms U.S. Embassy in Cairo - Tear Down American Flag!

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  1. RobinsLapBand

    RobinsLapBand Member

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    What a disgrace! Watch the video in the link.

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/11/world/meast/egpyt-us-embassy-protests/index.html


    Cairo (CNN) -- Angry protesters climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo on Tuesday and hauled down the American flag, replacing it with a black standard with Islamic emblems, apparently in protest of the production of a film thought to insult the Prophet Mohammed.

    The incident prompted a volley of warning shots to be fired as a large crowd gathered outside, said CNN producer Mohammed Fahmy, who was on the scene.

    The replacement flag read, "There is no God but Allah and Mohammad is his messenger."

    Others expressed more general grievances about U.S. policy, chanting anti-American slogans and holding up bits of a shredded American flag to television camera crews in front of the embassy.

    An embassy operator told CNN that the facility had been cleared of diplomatic personnel earlier Tuesday, ahead of the apparent threat, while Egyptian riot police were called to help secure the area.

    The U.S. Embassy said in a statement Tuesday that it "condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims -- as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions."

    "Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy," the statement said. "We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others."

    The incident occurred on the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania, as crowds gathered in somber remembrance of the nearly 3,000 people killed that day.

    It is not clear which film upset the protesters in Cairo.
    In 2008, an anti-Muslim and anti-immigration parliamentarian from The Netherlands sparked international outcry when he produced a film that portrayed Islam as a violent religion.

    Geert Wilders' film "Fitna," which he released online, featured images of terrorist acts superimposed over verses from the Quran.
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  2. j shmuck

    j shmuck Well-Known Member

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    What lovely people they have over there.

    It's a shame because Egypt has so many wonderful ancient tourist sites but you would have to be insane to set foot in that country any time in the near future
     
  3. Kilroy

    Kilroy Well-Known Member

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    Yep, and I wouldn't bank on those "wonderful ancient tourist sites" being around much longer either...
     
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    thinman Well-Known Member

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    why is the US embassy condemning some unknown people who might have hurt the rioters "feelings" instead of condemning the criminals who attacked the embassy? wtf is wrong with our government?
     
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    The Middle East is filled with a ton of backwards thinking fuckheads.
     
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    SleepingWarrior Well-Known Member VIP

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    The Twitter account of the Cairo Embassy is rightfully taking a lot of shit now for that statement. Motherfuckers trying to placate people who saw off heads and abuse women in the name of their religion.
     
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    username Well-Known Member VIP

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    Stop paying aid to Egypt!.
    Technically the embassy is US territory. That is a declaration of war from Egypt. Just send a couple of hundred cruise missiles at random targets in Egypt and they will start to behave.

    The WW2 Japanese where the most fanatical fighting force in history. 2 bombs converted them to be normal. Same tactic works on arabs.
     
  8. FlaFlaFlunkie

    FlaFlaFlunkie Fabulous!

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    I also agree that if the Egyptians hate us so much, maybe we should just cut them off.


    Also, CNN is reporting that the U.S. Consulate in Libya is also under attack.
     
  9. RobinsLapBand

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    Aren't you glad we assisted in "liberating" these scumbags???
     
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    Unreal. How will Obama handle this?
     
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    The entire Middle East
     
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    SleepingWarrior Well-Known Member VIP

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    Tomorrow the Cairo embassy will apologize to Chris Brown for Rhianna inciting him into beating her
     
  13. RobinsLapBand

    RobinsLapBand Member

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    Bingo!
     
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    This is why you need dictators in those countries. They keep these animals in line!
     
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    Senator Rick Well-Known Member

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    Does this mean my Egyptian Gineihs are worthless?
     
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    FlaFlaFlunkie Fabulous!

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    Well, one flash mob doesn't speak for all the Egyptians. Hell, we've got far more lunatics, fringe groups, militias and other crazies in our own country we can't control.

    It's just for them to do this today...fuckers! :pissed:
     
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    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    i love the display of irrational radicalism...it will be good evidence for our future actions.
     
  18. FlaFlaFlunkie

    FlaFlaFlunkie Fabulous!

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    That's part of the problem we're having with Iran. They had a democratically-elected government and our CIA overthrew it and installed the Shah.

    Most Americans tend to forget that part of our history with Iran.
     
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    Backward archaic hopeless people with no decency.
     
  20. SleepingWarrior

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    You expect people to know what happened 60 yrs ago when most don't know what was happening a mere 5-10 years ago?