Skip to comments.2 dead, 29 injured in Tunis as protesters storm US Embassy, set fire to American school
Posted on 09/14/2012 2:34:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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 Tunisias 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...
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I think in Tunisia there are 2 protestors dead. Probably killed by Tunisian police not us. Which is the way it should be. The host country has primary responsibility for protecting the embassy. Though we should always be prepared to defend ourselves.
3 dead protestors in Sudan.
That makes the score
I'm pretty sure the Cairo embassy didn't send out an apology until after the embassy was attacked. Early reports had Egyptian TV repeatedly airing clips of the Innocence of Muslims video trailer. Who was behind them airing that on 9/11 is the question of the day.
So far they seem pretty sure that Al Quaida organized this. It appears they used the film to stir up local protests and then sent in their fighters to turn it violent.
>>I’m pretty sure the Cairo embassy didn’t send out an apology until after the embassy was attacked.<<
I could have sworn that commentators and even someone from the WH said they put out the statement to protect the embassy from “being” attacked. I could be wrong, there’s been so much chatter.
Thanks, trying to get all the facts I can before my liberal step-father calls to harrangue me again. :)
Our cheese-wiz president intends for this to be taking place.
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