Skip to comments.U.S. Suspends Diplomatic Missions in Pakistan
Posted on 09/18/2012 12:36:05 PM PDT by little jeremiah
LAHORE: The US has closed its embassy and consulates in Pakistan to general public for indefinite period.
Amid anti-film protests US Tuesday halted public dealing in all its diplomatic missions in Pakistan.
According to statement issued by US embassy in Islamabad, all diplomatic missions in the country would be closed for public as security concerns.
Meanwhile, US diplomatic personnel were shifted to unclosed location from Karachi consulate as angry protesters advancing to the diplomatic building in red zone of the largest and port city of Pakistan.
Clashes between police and mob continued as protesters trying to reach consulate building. Police using tear gas, firing in air and water guns to stop people.
Following the violent protests across Pakistan against anti-Islam film, the security has been tightened by the authorities in Peshawar.
Fearing the security risk and creating traffic problems, the authorities have blocked a road towards the US consulate as the protests are continued in the city against the release of anti-Islam film.
The heavy contingent of police have been placed out on entry and exit points of the consulate while the police are also alert in other parts of the city.
US consulate in Lahore was also vacated by US officials who have been shifted to other safe places, local media reports said.
Authorities have blocked all roadsgoing towards US diplomatic building in Lahore.
The film had nothing to do with the Moslem uprisings.
How about suspending our aid?
I think you mean “Pahkee-stan”
Remember in the old movies when people in a foreign country were in trouble they would run to the US Embassy for help? Now ironically the US Embassy is the last place you would want to go if trouble were brewing. So sad.
Notice how every article, every news update on the radio, mentions the video.
Yeah, the video made by some Egyptian on parole whose only line of work has been (besides criminal fraud) selling at swap meets and the “gas station industry”.
Yeah, right. Who told him or paid him to make it (If he made it)?
AND WHO THE HELL DUBBED IT?
The damned media got their talking point from the administration, a two-fer - make a fake reason for the worldwide jihad now in place and make dissing Islam (aka “telling the truth about Islam”) a crime.
This is a damned nightmare.
Foreign to every single g.d. Muslim country should stop instantly. Not one penny. It’s criminal that OUR money is supporting this evil.
Absolutely nothing. IMHO the administration had a hand in this video, and these attacks and uprisings got a “go” signal from someone/something - WHO?
Oops - that should be “Foreign AID to every muz country should be stopped (should have already been stopped)”.
I think Obama is leaving with our foreign relations in a mess.
Yeah, good thinking. I bet you are correct.
yea, sure but what about Romney’s secret videos.. now that’s real important..
It is about the video. It’s about more, too, but it’s about the video right now.
That’s not what they’re saying over there...
“Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Pakistan’s Christian community staged a rally against a blasphemous US-Israeli movie insulting Islam’s Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), and warned that they will march towards the US embassy in Islamabad and occupy the mission unless those behind the production of the film are brought to justice.
Fury about the film tore across the Middle East this week, with protesters attacking US embassies and burning American flags.
The five-million-US dollar movie has been financed by more than 100 Jews and produced by an American-Israeli man.”
I know I have a tin foil hat on here, but I think these “uprisings” are nothing more than fodder to clutter up our intel agencies and give some cells a little more room to move about. I think something big is coming.
ISLAMABAD (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - While the furore surrounding an anti-Islam amateur film, Innocence of Muslims, persisted on Monday, the movies trailer continued to mushroom on the internet pushing the government of Pakistan to take a sweeping step to block a popular video-sharing website, YouTube, in its entirety across the country.
In addition, Interior Minister Rehman Malik weighed in with another threat to Google Inc, the company that owns YouTube: remove the anti-Islam material, or visas of Google officials would be cancelled. He also said he will approach Interpol for the arrest of those involved in the film.
DFU SING-ALONG: Mohammed’s Girl (tune: Bobby’s Girl)
Sexual Terror: The Untold Stories of Beslan Jihad
[This is a damned nightmare.]
Yeah but as Lincoln said: “You can’t fool all of the people all of the time.”
DFU SING-ALONG: Mohammed’s Girl (Bobby’s Girl)
It wasn’t an American. I have fourth graders that make better.
The film was an excuse, in case Americans don’t know, and whatever follows the first attack is planned in detail. Believe it.
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The video is a fake excuse. In Egypt some of the “protestors” were paid. Some wore Guy Fawkes masks and there was Occupuke graffiti.
This was planned, the hoax movie was planned, and the muzfreaks were giving the “go” signal. How many watched the damn hoax movie anyway?
The official talking point is the video. And they keep drumming it for one reason:
TO MAKE ALL “BLASPHEMY (AKA AS “TRUTH”) ABOUT ISLAM ILLEGAL!!!!!
Thanks - I’m doing the last batch of plums, thankfully - can only spend a few minutes at a time on FR.
More info about Pakistan:
Protesters march towards US consulates in Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
From Print Edition
ISLAMABAD: Violent protests against the anti-Islam film continued across the country on Monday as demonstrators marched towards the US consulates in Lahore, Karachi and Peshawar, and two protesters were killed in Upper Dir.
The police baton-charged and fired teargas shells to disperse charged crowds, who also burnt US flags and chanted slogans.Two persons were killed and two others injured when the police in Upper Dir allegedly opened fire at the protesters. The angry protesters, which included students, set on fire the local Press Club after they alleged that journalists were refusing to cover the rally.
The situation turned violent after the killing of a protester, identified as Muhammad, who was a vendor. The provoked protesters also torched government offices and vehicles.Eyewitness said the police arrested some students after they torched the Press Club. Demonstrators then shifted their protest to outside the police station and pelted stones at the building. They said the police fired on protesters, killing one person and injuring three others. One of the injured, who was a student, later expired at the hospital.
However, a journalist from Wari who requested anonymity said journalists had not refused to cover the rally. How can we do that? Its our job and this is the age of competition. We cannot afford missing a story, he said by phone. The journalist said several journalists sustained injuries in the protests, adding that the protesters would have killed them if they had not been shifted to a safer place. The journalist said someone misinformed the students that journalists were not present to cover the rally. They marched to the Press Club and then set it on fire. I think someone instigated them to do so, he said.
Snip - more at link.
The German embassy in Sudan has been burned??
I am 100% sure this entire thing was planned, and much much more is on the way.
I believe so, also the US embassy in Tunisia was burned and an American school next to it. I have a link but have to go and will be back later.
Canning fruit like crazy.
The UK Daily Mail has great coverage.
Is the US still transporting goods to its mission in Afghanistan via the Khyber pass?
This news has been on the web for 7 hours is sourced from a Pro-Pakistan, Canadian Website.
It’s the only google source for the story.
It’s starting to smell unless anyone has confirmation from another source...
Now make the Paki diplomats in the US “personas non grata” to be outta here in 24 hours...until their government comes to their senses, cleans house, and acts civilized. (If ever.)
Iran getting nukes is irrelevant in terms of the US security situation.
The terrorists can seize control of Paks nukes anytime they want.
Iran getting nukes is irrelevant in terms of the US security situation.
Is that a code phrase for “Israel can go to hell”?
If you find out more about the veracity of this, ping me. I can ask to have it pulled if it’s bogus. Since the American “news” sources are 0bastard/muz lickspittles, I’ll wait a bit and see if another source turns up. It should be clear in some hours, hopefully.
I also believe they will not attack Iran with conventional weaponry, as the attack stands little chance of being successful in achieving its goals.
Their program of assassination of scientists and cyber attacks is much more effective.
I am worried however about Pak losing a couple to Al Queda and an attack on an American city.
Of course, DC is safe, because even the ragheads have figured out there is no greater threat to the freedom and treasure of the American Citizenry than the Washingtonians from both parties and the Federal Apparatchiks inside the Beltway.
Scorched Earth is going to be his adios card. Wait till we get the list of pardons.
So far first Bush lost Turkey. Obama has lost Egypt, Libya, Iraq and now Afghanistan and Pakistan. Our foreign aid should only go to secularizing ME states. It would be better spent making micro loans directly.
Here’s a few links and snips, no other info that the diplomatic missions are closed, just that the public dealings are suspended; which could be what the article means. I’ll update if I find anything else.
US says monitoring situation
By: INP | September 18, 2012 |
ISLAMABAD - A spokesman for US Embassy has said that the security situation in Pakistan is being watched continuously.
He also said that public dealings remained suspended at US Embassy in Islamabad and consulates in Karachi and Lahore. Referring to the anti-Islam film the spokesman said that the US rejects the film and its material totally and that the US government has nothing to do with the film.
Anti-US protests following the release of a blasphemous movie has been continue across Pakistan. The protests turn violent as in Peshawar and Karachi, the US Consulates came under attack by the mob.
US State Department:
(Among a lot of other info/questions answered)
Daily Press Briefing
September 17, 2012
Situation Report / U.S. Monitoring Situation
QUESTION: There were also demonstrations in Pakistan. Do you have any update whats going on now?
MS. NULAND: I do have a little bit of a situation report there for our it was Pakistan you asked about, Goyal?
QUESTION: Yes, maam.
MS. NULAND: Yeah. So all of our personnel in Pakistan are safe and accounted for. We did have protests that were relatively widespread around the country today. However, most of them have been dispersed peacefully. We are obviously continuing to monitor the situation closely. My understanding is that our missions were open today.
Sorry for the misunderstanding. I’ve run into some - strange people - on the internet lately.
I can’t disagree with you in the main, but remember that many of the “protests” including among the festivities, burning 0bastard in effigy. They are irritated that “he killed” bin Laden.
Plums sound really good, and thanks for the info from Pakistan. Maybe we should support whatever India wants to do with it from now on.
Okay, here’s a bit more info:
Anti-Islam film: Violent protest outside Peshawar US consulate leaves two injured
Published: September 18, 2012
PESHAWAR: Activists of political and religious parties protested outside the US consulate in Peshawar against the anti-Islam film released in the US, Express News reported on Tuesday. The protesters were trying to reach the consulate.
A peaceful protest turned violent, as the police retaliated against the protesters by firing tear-gas shells, aerial firing and baton charge to disperse the large crowd.
Activists were adamant on entering the consulate building via the central gate and burn the American flag there.
According to initial reports, a few protestors were also armed and had fired at the police.
Regarding the staffers present in the consulate, according to sources most of them had been shifted to Islamabad citing security reasons, however a few local staffers, related to technical jobs, and consulate security personnel were still present in the consulate.
I’d hate to be a grammar/geography nazi, but that is the proper way to pronounce it. Iraq is “E-rock” not “I-rack”. Iran is “E-ron” not “I-ran”. I think our public school teachers are either lazy or ignorant and never teach the proper names of countries in geography classes.
I’ll post more if I see more...
Plums were small greengage plums from a neighbor. We pick ‘em, cook ‘em, and give her some jars of whatever I make, usually a sort of spicy plum conserve/chutney. But my touch was off this year, so made 2 batches of conserve and one of regular jam; the regular jars of plums have not been popular... even though I add dried orange peel! Also made apple/plum juice.
If we had a conservative government, India would be very benefitted and maybe the commie Congress Party would lose popularity. They’re always strugging with communist influence, as well as muzlim, China at one end, Pakistan at the other. And horrible corruption, but probably not any worse than here. Just prettied up more here.
Time to implement Randy Newman’s Political Science solution
Time to implement Randy Newman’s Political Science solution
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