Egyptian Protesters Scale US Embassy Walls, Tear Down US Flag
Three months ago, the Muslim Bortherhood supported, US-endorsed and recommended candidate, Mohammed Mursi won the Egyptian presidential election. Fast forward to today, when we learn from Al Jazeera that the grateful Egyptian population has decided to conduct a little Arab Spring repeat rehearsal in the fall, as Egyptian protesters scaled the walls of the U.S. embassy in Cairo on Tuesday and some pulled down the American flag during a protest over what they said was a film being produced in the United States that was insulting to the Prophet Mohammad, witnesses said.
From Al Jazeera:
“At least four of them climbed over the embassy walls and tore down the American flag,” a witness said, adding that the demonstrators were angered by a film produced by expatriate members of Egypt’s Christian minority resident in the United States.
In place of the U.S. flag, the protesters tried to raise a black flag with the words “There is no god but Allah and Mohammad is his messenger,” a Reuters reporter said.
Amil Ameen, a Coptic political commentator, told Al Arabiya that “there is a plot to divide Egypt,” and that the production of such anti-Islam film “hurt Coptic Egyptians before their Muslims brothers.”
About 20 people stood on top of the outer wall of the embassy in central Cairo, where about 2,000 protesters had gathered.
Al Arabiya correspondent said that no one was injured as embassy guards fired into the air to disperse the protesters
Luckily, there is nothing to fear here, or anywhere else for that matter: nothing can go wrong anywhere, ever again. The central planners have it all under control.
As for the Keynesian spin, that torn flag will contribute at least 0.0000001% in 2012 GDP as a replacement will surely have to be flown out (assuming one is made in the US and not in China of course).