Thursday, September 13, 2012
US Embassy In Yemen Attacked As Islamoseethe Continues
The American embassy in in Yemen's capital, Sanaa was stormed by a mob of rioters who breached the embassy perimeter and reached the compound grounds, although they were unable to get into the main building. The U.S. flag was burned and replaced it with the black flag of jihad bearing Islam's declaration of faith — "There is no God but Allah."
Unlike Libya and Egypt, Yemeni security guards were quick on the scene and used tear gas and warning shots to disperse the crowd, and a number were arrested.Four people were killed and 34 others reportedly wounded, but there were no Americancasualties reported.
Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi swiftly condemned the attacks, ordered an investigation and promised to arrest the culprits, saying the attack by a "rowdy crowd" was part of a conspiracy to derail Yemen's close relations with Washington.
And that really was the best news out of the Middle East for America when it came to it.
The U.S. Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia saw its flag seized and burned by rioters, and angry demonstrations are still occurring at the sacked American embassy in Cairo, although nothing like the violence on 9/11.This time, police used tear gas to disperse the protesters instead of looking the other way and unlike Tuesday, the police kept the protesters away from the embassy's main compound.
In Iraq, the Shi'ites have already forgotten who spent blood and treasure to liberate them from Saddam.They predictably went through the usual threats,violence and flag burning in Baghdad's Sadr City,Basra and Najaf, although they did not attack the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. The protests were led by the Iranian backed Qais al-Khazali, leader of the Asaib al-Haq militia and by Moqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army.
If al-Khazai's name rings a bell, it's because he was a leader Iran’s “Special Groups” in Iraq, and masterminded the 2007 operation in Karbala in which five U.S. servicemen were kidnapped and murdered execution style. He was captured by American troops two months afterwards, but was put back on the streets by the Obama Administration as part of a prisoner exchange in 2009, something that I'm sure tore the guts out of the families these brave men left behind.
And in Berlin, the entire American consulate in the Zehlendorf area was evacuated after an employee reported a strange smell from an envelope.
The protests, which are occurring in various parts of the Muslim world are supposedly based on outrage over a movie that was never even released called 'The Innocence of Muslims' whose trailers appeared on YouTube.
The vast majority of the protesters have never seen it, of course, but that isn't really necessary to work them into a frenzy. This was really all about asserting turf on the anniversary of 9/11, at least in Libya and Egypt. And in Egypt, about the release from American custody of the Blind Sheik who was deeply involved in the first World Trade center bombing and whom Egyptian Preisdent Morsi has already made a major cause inEgypt.
For almost four years, these people have received a message from us that America is to blame, starting with President Obama's speech in Cairo.
To twist a phrase from President Obama's spiritual mentor Reverend Jeremiah Wright, those appeasement chickens are coming home to roost. And we haven't seen the end of it.
As an aside, the 'film' if it can be called that has an interesting back story. The 'filmaker', who gave his name as 'Sam Bacile' and claimed to be an Israeli Jew is actually an Egyptian Copt with a fairly slimy background living in Southern California, who has now gone into hiding.