Egyptian Protesters Scale US Embassy Walls, Tear Down US Flag

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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).

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Tue, 09/11/2012 - 14:08 | 2782475 NoField5
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what film?

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 14:10 | 2782489 otto skorzeny
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if it is a Hebeywood produced movie-anyone with a brain will be insulted

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 14:20 | 2782532 quintago
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Ron Paul would be proud.

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 14:23 | 2782551 malikai
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Not sure if it's related to the Egyption thing, but have a look at brent:

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 14:27 | 2782565 zaphod
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And the US keeps giving $+1B to this country each year, why?

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 14:28 | 2782573 N. B. Forrest
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We need to spread the wealth around.

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 14:30 | 2782578 r00t61
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It costs a lot of money to buy off puppet dictators.

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 14:32 | 2782584 malikai
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Yea, that Obama campaign is what, $1billion?

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 14:37 | 2782611 Dr. Richard Head
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Caliphate and shit....wait, Muslim Brotherhood good now, so is Al Qeada.  We just keep shitting where we eat.

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 14:38 | 2782622 malikai
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Are we even eating there? It looks like the table's almost empty anyway.

Maybe we're just eating shit.

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 14:56 | 2782689 Michael
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9/11: Explosive Evidence - Experts Speak Out, Full-length, Pre-Release-v1.3; Low-Res.

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 15:01 | 2782704 Michael
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Italian Supreme Court head calls for international 9/11 inquiry

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 15:06 | 2782726 Oh regional Indian
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Why does it all feellike a farcial repeat of 1979-80 all over again. Iran and Iraq had just finished years of bloodshed. 

Oil in crisis...

Different state, Muslim Brotherhood (equivalent to the Ayatollahs in Iran) in Power. American Embassy...election coming right up...




Tue, 09/11/2012 - 15:11 | 2782746 Michael
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Good to see you ORI.

All Your Base Are Belong To Us says The Base(Al-Qaeda/CIA/Mossad), English please.

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 19:19 | 2783532 frenzic
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Engrish please. There I fixed it for you.

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 14:42 | 2782624 Muddy1
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And I'm sure the Marines followed the rules of non engagement by firing over their heads.

The comparisons to the Jimmy Carter era continue.

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 16:03 | 2782943 Boondocker
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we let millions in yo our country illegally why not the embassy?

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 14:33 | 2782593 ParkAveFlasher
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Probably because we owe them, too. 

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 14:59 | 2782697 hoos bin pharteen
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Suez Canal, bitchez...

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 20:19 | 2783694 NachoLiebor
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What do they say in Chicago? That's a nice dam you got there Mr. Mursi.

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 14:40 | 2782627 Zero Govt
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it costs alot of money to buy puppets but what/where is the reward? 

can't see it in the US balance of trade figures!

still it's nice that the US puts it upon itself to instil global peace and love with its geopolitical football games... when i say "peace" it would in fact be a peaceful world without the US playing geopolitical games


Tue, 09/11/2012 - 14:47 | 2782659 Muddy1
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I think we should spread the lead around, .50 cal. for starters.  And next time aim at the MFers, not over them.

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 14:46 | 2782654 kito
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we give egypt billions of dollars because it looks better than just handing it to lockheed martin and general dynamics directly....this way it doesnt fall under the pentagon welfare/defense budget numbers.........its much nice sounding when its under "foreign aid"...............


Tue, 09/11/2012 - 15:19 | 2782773 TheFourthStooge-ing
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kito said:

we give egypt billions of dollars because it looks better than just handing it to lockheed martin and general dynamics directly.

We have a winner, folks!

Almost all of the "foreign aid" that the US sends to its puppets is essentially in the form of vouchers to be used with US defense contractors.

The US defense industry is as big of a welfare queen as Wall Street is.

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 15:22 | 2782788 jwoop66
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Because they need U-boats!  duh...

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 17:03 | 2783160 natty light
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suez canal for one thing

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 14:35 | 2782604 rhinoblitzing
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I'm Barack Obama, and I approve this message...

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 14:49 | 2782665 Joe Davola
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Please Allah, let Vivid be the producers.

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 14:11 | 2782491 dannyboy
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Not sure if trolling.. if not..

Could be any action film with "Terrorists" (the brown kind not the new white libertarian ones) with references to allah, mohammed, or anything of the sort.

But lets be real.. they arn't scaling walls for that.

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 14:20 | 2782534 N. B. Forrest
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They're scaling walls because they're a bunch of dumbshit Muslims.  That's what they do, kill people and destroy things. 

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 14:28 | 2782572 Cathartes Aura
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unlike the dumbshit Xtians who invaded Iraq on deliberate lies, and currently occupy Afghanistan, hijacking children for sex slaves. . .

just for you,

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 14:33 | 2782594 N. B. Forrest
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Yawn...  I see you chose the blue pill. 

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 14:37 | 2782614 WTFx10
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I see you're a Zionist, racist and or just fucking stupid.

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 15:01 | 2782708 N. B. Forrest
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Let's see I'm and American Indian that has never been to Israel.  I just haven't drank the anti-Semitic Kool-Aid that so many on this page seem to have consumed.


But I do have a problem with Muslims  I have read the Qur'an and I don't like what it says.  If that makes me a Zionist racist.  So be it. 

"Slay the unbelievers wherever you find them.” Qur’an 2:191
“Make war on the infidels living in your neighborhood.” Qur’an 9:123
“When opportunity arises, kill the infidels wherever you catch them.” Qur’an 9:5
“Any religion other than Islam is not acceptable.” Qur’an 3:85
“The Jews and the Christians are perverts; fight them.”... Qur’an 9:30
“Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticize Islam” Qur’an 5:33
“Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water; melt their skin and bellies.” Qur’an22:19
“The unbelievers are stupid; urge the Muslims to fight them.” Qur’an 8:65
“Muslims must not take the infidels as friends.” Qur’an 3:28
“Terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur’an.” Qur’an 8:12
“Muslims must muster all weapons to terrorize the infidels.” Qur’an8:60

I know some pseudo-intellect will come along and say that these are only to be taken metaphorically, and that most Muslims don’t believe these verses.  However it’s not the nominal, cultural Muslims that I worry about.  I worry about the billion+ Muslims who actually believe these are the literal words of Allah and must be taken with absolute seriousness.





Tue, 09/11/2012 - 15:19 | 2782772 goldfish1
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Talk about tiresome. The muslims are the least of your worries, debtslave.

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 15:21 | 2782784 LeisureSmith
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The ones you should worry about is the not so bright guys that have some alphabet-soup handler whispering in their ear, seems they are the only ones doing something nefarious. Derk derk Allah, Derpa derpa, Muhammed jihad.

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 18:10 | 2783351 chintito
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Those verses are not to be taken metaphoricallly by any Muslim. They are taken literally. And literally when you include the unbutchered context of those verses (each and every one you quoted) and read the commentary on them, you'll know they are verses talking about a particular event and in a specific time and have no presciptive value for Muslims outside of that context. 2 billion Muslims understand this, a few thousand perhaps, would read it as you receive it.

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 18:12 | 2783355 chintito
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Tue, 09/11/2012 - 15:12 | 2782751 karp4cy
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There are a half dozen words there you might want to look up before you attempt to use them in a sentence.

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 15:50 | 2782890 Randall Cabot
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Xtians invaded Iraq? I had to junk you for that bit of cluelessness.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 00:17 | 2784218 Cathartes Aura
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was it the "X" or the reminder that Dubya was a born-again?

that many uniformed invaders wave the flag for "god & country" is an obvious truth.

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 14:37 | 2782613 walküre
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Great. At least they DO something. Fat and lazy American Christians just sitting like ducks waiting for the FEMA trucks to take them to aUSschwitz.

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 14:39 | 2782616 rhinoblitzing
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It's a zionist plot - Everyone can see that...

/sarc (for the morons in the room)

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 16:32 | 2783063 Urban Redneck
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It could be an Obama re-election ad, Apostasy is a capital offense, then there is that whole There is no other God but... thing 

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 20:12 | 2783677 Apostate2
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..but..but...I'm the only gay in the village

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 14:17 | 2782517 phalfa5
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Tue, 09/11/2012 - 14:35 | 2782599 ParkAveFlasher
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"I wanna buy a blind camel."

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 14:19 | 2782529 Kitler
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The one their cousin is making in America.

Advertising isn't cheap you know.

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 14:20 | 2782535 A Lunatic
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“2016: Obama's America”

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 14:22 | 2782544 magpie
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"A Fiat Odyssee"

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