Originally posted by NOTurTypical
reply to post by MagnumOpus
So I guess the topic is me.
Inside the US consulate in Benghazi: material and human damage laid bareVisit to burned-out consular building reveals extent of attack and gives Libyans a chance to disown mob and offer condolences
"Better security would not have stopped this," said Adel Ibrahim, the owner of the accommodation building where blood is now spattered beneath a hole smashed in a wall by a heavy projectile. "A security unit is fine if you are facing 10 persons, but there were 400 attackers. [The Americans] would have needed an army to stop them."
There was confusion as the civilians unloaded them from two private cars which had come tearing into the hospital grounds. "He had no form of identification on him," Jehani said. "One of the people with him said: 'This is the ambassador. The ambassador is suffocating from the smoke.'" Emergency staff had heard the sound of fighting hours before and sent an ambulance, but it became lost in the confusion. "We tried to revive him," Jehani said. He did not finish the sentence.
Sadness is everywhere in the city whose proud boast is that it was the cradle of last year's revolution. A Libyan photographer inside the ruined compound came over to offer an unsolicited apology. "We are not all like this," he insisted. "Libyans do not approve of this."
Middle East Protests: Violence Could Spread To U.S; FBI, Homeland Security Joint Bulletin Puts First Responders On Alert
"Additionally," the bulletin continues, "we judge that violent extremist groups in the United States could exploit anger over the film to advance their recruitment efforts."
"Although there has been no violent reaction to the film in the Homeland thus far," a copy of the bulletin obtained by CNN states, "the risk of violence could increase both at home and abroad as the film continues to gain attention."
More protests break out in Muslim world as U.S. appeals for calm
But Morsi also denounced the film and called on “the American people” to “declare their rejection” of such provocations. His Muslim Brotherhood movement joined other groups in calling for major but peaceful anti-U.S. demonstrations Friday, the traditional day of protest in the Muslim world and a time when appeals for tolerance will be tested.
They and the United States, she said, must “recommit ourselves to working toward a future marked by understanding and acceptance rather than distrust, hatred and fear. We can pledge that whenever one person speaks out in ignorance and bigotry, ten voices will answer.”
Romney’s Humiliation Grows As Facts Emerge In Libya Episode
As essential facts emerge concerning the September 11 incident in Libya that led to the deaths of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other American embassy staffers, it becomes increasingly obvious that Mitt Romney should have kept his noxious, uninformed, and opportunistic remarks to himself. But Romney’s comments criticizing US diplomatic personnel in the wake of that tragedy have proved him unfit for leadership, even without the damning information that has made him look foolish as well.
Even if the film’s producers weren’t a bunch of crooks and cranks, there would be no contradiction between defending their freedom of speech, as a matter of principle, and criticizing their offensive propaganda. The American values that Romney pretends to uphold – even as he prepares to kowtow to the authoritarians at the Values Voters Summit – certainly don’t prohibit US officials abroad or at home from speaking out against attempts to inflame religious hostility.
Putin Thanks Romney For Reckless Remarks
Putin’s comments reinforce the serious policy implications that come along with Romney’s bombastic rhetoric. Although his stance on Russia has primarily been met with mockery — as when Senator John Kerry joked at the Democratic Convention that “Mitt Romney talks like he’s only seen Russia by watching Rocky IV” — nuclear security is clearly no laughing matter. That Romney has managed to damage U.S.-Russian relations without even holding a government job should be filed along with his bungled response to the current crisis in Libya and his reckless remarks in Jerusalem over the summer as reasons to seriously doubt his capacity to manage American foreign policy.
'Innocence Of Muslims' Shot On Hollywood Set, Film Permit Connected To Christian Charity
"The Innocence of Muslims" was partially filmed on a set built for the CBS TV show "JAG" by Paramount's TV unit, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Portions of the low-budget film were shot in Santa Clarita, Calif., on an area of the Blue Cloud Film Ranch called “Baghdad Square." This set has been used by TV and movie productions -- including "Iron Man," "Arrested Development" and "CSI" -- to recreate Middle Eastern war zones.
The permit for "The Innocence of Muslims," which was filmed in Los Angeles County in August 2011 under the title "Desert Warriors," has been pulled from public view by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department over safety concerns, TheWrap reported.
Nakoula is a Coptic Christian from Cerritos, according to the L.A. Times.
Google rejects White House request to pull Mohammad film clip
(Reuters) - Google Inc rejected a request by the White House on Friday to reconsider its decision to keep online a controversial YouTube movie clip that has ignited anti-American protests in the Middle East.
The Internet company said it was censoring the video in India and Indonesia after blocking it on Wednesday in Egypt and Libya, where U.S. embassies have been stormed by protestors enraged over depiction of the Prophet Mohammad as a fraud and philanderer.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed in a fiery siege on the embassy in Benghazi.
U.S. authorities said on Friday that they were investigating whether the film's producer, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, a 55-year old Egyptian Coptic Christian living in Southern California, had violated terms of his prison release. Basseley was convicted in 2010 for bank fraud and released from prison on probation last June.
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, Man Linked To Anti-Islam Film, Taken In For Questioning
Coptic Christians In U.S. Fear 'Terrible' Reaction In Egypt To Muhammad Film
As NPR has reported in the past, the community has been the target of violence in Egypt. Saad says the community's situation now — after the movie — is more tenuous.
"The reaction in Egypt is going to be terrible," he said. "Without movies, it's been miserable."
Al Qaeda in Yemen urges Muslims to kill U.S. diplomats over film
DUBAI (Reuters) - The Yemen-based branch of al Qaeda urged Muslims to step up protests and kill more U.S. diplomats in Muslim countries after a U.S.-made film mocking the Prophet Mohammad which it said was another chapter in the "crusader wars" against Islam.
US scrambles to rush spies, drones to Libya
Intelligence officials are reviewing telephone and radio intercepts, computer traffic, satellite images and other clues from the days before the attacks - the kinds of material routinely gathered in a conflict zone where al-Qaida affiliates are known to operate - and Libyan law enforcement has made some arrests. But investigators have found no evidence pointing conclusively to a particular group or to indicate the attack was planned, White House spokesman Jay Carney said, adding, "This is obviously under investigation."
Porn director pegged as man who shot now-infamous anti-Islam film
According to the cast and crew of "The Innocence of Muslims," the man previously thought to have directed it – Nakoula Basseley Nakoula – was just the producer. The moviemaker, it turns out, is known for his work in soft-core porn
And the casting call, originally posted on Craigslist but still available in a cached version here, also lists Roberts as the director.
What everyone, including the police, the politicians and the people, want to know, is whose idea was it to make the movie in the first place.
But that mystery is yet to be solved.
October surprise to Carterize Obama
The main spokesperson and organizer for SIOA is Pamela Geller, a notorious professional Islamophobe and the hostess of the Atlas Shrugs blog. Geller, despite her venom, enjoys access to the US mainstream media. The SIOA rally just mentioned was also addressed via video link by Ambassador John Bolton, a top neocon, close adviser to Romney, and widely touted as a possible Secretary of State in a future Romney regime. Another speaker at this rally was the Netherlands xenophobic politician Geert Wilders, who also wanted to block the mosque. Wilders’ party has just suffered heavy losses in the Netherlands elections earlier this week.
your little bible down to Israel and preach on the street corner and see how long your freedom of speech lasts there. Most of the world doesn't find any value in your Jesus games to make him god.
Anti-Islam film aims to force Obama support Israel attack on Iran
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has wished all his life for a final war between his form of Zionism and Islam, with Christians being used as dupes by the Zionists to advance the Israeli cause. This final battle between the Jewish God Jehovah and the Muslim God Allah is Netanyahu’s Gotterdammerung.
Although the Israeli-influenced US corporate media worked overtime trying to distance from early reports that the anti-Muslim film was funded by 100 Jewish donors and involved an Israeli national named Sam Bacile, the attempt to place blame on Egyptian-American Christian Copts began to fall flat in the face of continued evidence of Israeli involvement in the production of the video, which even involved Southern California’s heterosexual and homosexual pornographic movie industry, an industry dominated by American and Israeli Jews.
The end game for Netanyahu is to force Obama into supporting an Israeli military attack on Iran or be replaced by Romney who has signed on to every one of Netanyahu’s positions, from scrapping the two-state solution of Israel and Palestine to attacking Iran.
Netanyahu’s right-wing extremism risks plunging the world into regional and global war, a situation that will see Netanyahu’s dreams of the final battle between Jehovah and Allah come to fruition.
Romney tied to terrorism and poll rigging
Two films are shocking the world, one the "Innocence of Muslims," a "blue screen" hack job made in a studio for the CATO Institute. One is of Mitt Romney plotting what may well be not just election rigging but acts of political terrorism.
Romney openly admits that his campaign will be based on the use of Israel and other terror groups to damage the international reputation of the United States as much as possible, no matter how many die.
This is what makes Romney a sociopath. Veterans Today columnist, Michael Chester describes his analysis of Romney:
“Another good job for a sociopath is as a vulture capitalist. This is a person who takes control of a valuable company, sucks out all of the money and discards what is left. He has no regard for those individuals who have spent their lives building a company they can be proud of or the employees that lose their jobs as a result. His only concern is how much money can be made.
Washington warns Israel over possible attack on Iran
Washington has warned Israeli officials that an attack on Iran will likely cause Egypt and Jordan to annul their peace agreements with Israel.
Israel has carried out a number of war games and drills as Tel Aviv steps up its war rhetoric against Iran under the pretext that Iran’s nuclear energy program includes a military component.
Iran has refuted the allegations maintaining that as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a committed member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, it has every right to develop and acquire the nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
Iranian officials have also promised a crushing response to any act of aggression against the Islamic Republic.
Middle East protests: mobs attack six Western embassies as protesters fill streets
Furious mobs attacked at least six Western embassies across the Muslim world, with protesters filling the streets in another eight countries, as crowds vented their rage over a video defaming the Prophet Mohammed.
Feds Arrest Producer Of Controversial Anti-Islam Film On Probation Violation Charge
Citing Nakoula’s “lengthy pattern of deception,” a federal magistrate this afternoon ordered him held without bond for alleged probation violations, including making false statements to his probation officer and using aliases. The judge rejected a plea from Nakoula’s lawyer, who argued that the convicted felon’s life would be in danger at an L.A. lockup due to the facility's large population of Muslim inmates. Nakoula will remain in custody in in advance of a probation revocation hearing, the date for which has yet to be scheduled.)