British troops were involved in the firefight to repel the deadly Taliban terrorist attack on the military base in Afghanistan where Prince Harry is currently based, it was revealed this morning. At least two US Marines were killed in the terrorist strike on the base in Helmand province, which houses American and British troops among others.
Major Adam Wojack, a spokesman for International Security Assistance Force in Kabul, confirmed British forces had been involved in repelling the attack, alongside American troops. He said 18 terrorists attackers were killed and another one was wounded and being given medical treatment.
The sprawling base was now secure, he said, but it was unclear if operations were still ongoing outside the wire. Maj Wojack said: "The base is secure and we are assessing damage."
A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence in London said: "After swift action by ISAF forces, which included UK personnel, the terrorist incident was contained." It is understood that the British troops were directly involved in the exchanges of fire.
A number of aircraft, hangars and other buildings at the base were hit and badly damaged by insurgent fire.
A Taliban terrorist spokesman said the attack was in revenge for an amateur film that mocked Islam, and because Prince Harry was known to be at the base.
The Prince, who was deployed recently, is not believed to have been involved in the fighting, which came after the Taliban fighters managed to break through an outer fence and attack the airfield inside the base.
The coalition base comprises the British Camp Bastion and the American Camp Leatherneck, and accommodates more than 21,000 people. Camp Leatherneck itself, which was built to cope with the extra US troops, measures 13 sq miles. British troops are understood to provide security for the main runway on the American camp. The forces said Bastion had not been breached.
[Daily Nation (Kenya)] Police have issued a fresh terror alert, saying eight suspects who are on the lam are planning to carry out deadly attacks in the country.
It followed the arrest of a Kenyan and Somalia national they said had been dispatched by Al-Shabaab ... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord... to execute the plan, part of which was thwarted on Friday after the officers recovered a cache of explosives they intended to use.
The deadly weapons were found in a house Mr Abdulmajid Yasin Mohamed, 26, and Mr Suleiman Aden, 24, had rented in Nairobi's Eastleigh estate.
They included four suicide bomb vests, 12 hand grenades, four AK-47 assault rifles, 480 rounds of ammunition and two home-made bombs.
"Eight suspects are believed to be part of the syndicate and we shall be circulating their pictures so that anyone who recognises them can give the information to police," Police front man Eric Kiraithe said.
A detective close to the investigation but requested anonymity (because he is not authorised to give information to the media) said that beturbanned goons planned to detonate the explosives in churches and other public places Nairobi, Nanyuki and Kisumu.
Besides the kabooms, the attackers also planned to spray bullets on those who would survive the bombings as well security officers who would respond to the incidents.
The sting operation was carried out at 1am by a crack squad of the Special Crime Prevention Unit. The suspects did not put up any resistance when the officers surrounded the storey building, knocked at their door and ordered them out.
According to police, the recovered jacket wallah vests were similar to the ones used in the July 2010 bombings in Kampala, Uganda, in which 76 people died and many more injured.
[An Nahar] A second protester was found dead outside the U.S. embassy in Sudan on Friday, his clothing soaked in blood, an Agence La Belle France Presse journalist said after a demonstrator was killed earlier when he was hit by a police vehicle.
The body was found at the foot of the compound's outer wall, but it was not immediately clear how he had died, the news hound said.
He said there were burning tires in the road to the embassy, while some trees alongside had also been set alight by protesters angered by an anti-Islam film made in the United States.
As the demonstrators began slowly to disperse, members of the security forces continued to target small groups of protesters with tear gas, the news hound said.
Around 5,000 protesters also stormed the embassies of Britannia and Germany, which was torched and badly damaged, an AFP news hound said.
Police fired tear gas to disperse the protesters as several of them scaled the roof of the German embassy and others attacked its facade and tore down the flag to replace it with a black Islamist one, the news hound said.
The mob, furious over an anti-Islam film produced in the United States that has triggered similar violence in other parts of the Arab world, then set fire to the building.
They blocked the road to prevent the arrival of firefighters, prompting the security forces to fire more tear gas.
Eventually the firefighters were able to reach the building and began to extinguish the blaze, as the protesters then headed towards the American embassy, the AFP news hound said.
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said staff at Berlin's mission were safe.
"The German embassy in Khartoum is currently the target of attacks by violent demonstrators. The embassy staff are safe. The crisis cell at the foreign ministry (in Berlin) is meeting and is in contact with the embassy," he said in a statement.
Westerwelle said the Sudanese ambassador to Germany had been summoned to his ministry on Friday and "unequivocally reminded of his government's duty to protect diplomatic missions."
Demonstrators also attacked the British embassy nearby, as the Foreign Office in London said it was monitoring the situation.
"We can confirm an ongoing demonstration outside the British embassy in Khartoum, and Sudanese police are at the scene," a Foreign Office front man told AFP.
Protests over a trailer for the anti-Islam film on YouTube first broke out Tuesday in Egypt and Libya, where the U.S. consulate in Benghazi came under attack by an armed mob which killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.
The protests have since spread across other Arab and Moslem countries.
The low-budget movie "Innocence of Moslems," in which actors have strong American accents, portrays Moslems as immoral and gratuitously violent.
It pokes fun at the Prophet Mohammed and touches on themes of pedophilia and homosexuality, while showing him sleeping with women, talking about killing children and referring to a donkey as "the first Moslem animal."
It was not immediately clear why the German embassy in Khartoum was attacked, although Islamists frequently deplore the country's military role in Afghanistan.
Chancellor Angela Merkel ...current chancellor of Germany. She was educated in East Germany when is was still run by commies, but in 1989 got involved with the growing democracy movement when the Berlin Wall fell. Merkel is sometimes referred to by Germans as Mom... also inflamed tempers in September 2010 when she spoke out in defense of a Danish cartoonist whose drawing of the Prophet Mohammed with a bomb for a turban, first published in 2005, earned him death threats, as he was given an award in Germany.
Benghazi, Libya -- Three days before the deadly assault on the United States consulate in Libya, a local security official says he met with American diplomats in the city and warned them about deteriorating security.
Jamal Mabrouk, a member of the February 17th Brigade, told CNN that he and a battalion commander had a meeting about the economy and security. He said they told the diplomats that the security situation wasn't good for international business.
"The situation is frightening, it scares us," Mabrouk said they told the U.S. officials. He did not say how they responded.
Mabrouk said it was not the first time he has warned foreigners about the worsening security situation in the face of the growing presence of armed jihadist groups in the Benghazi area.
The main building in the compound is in charred ruins. The suite where the body of the ambassador was found was protected by a large door with steel bars; the windows had steel bars. His body was recovered after looters broke into the room. It appears his security detail left him in the room while they tried to deal with the attack.
There are numerous questions about what happened at the consulate where protesters had gathered to demonstrate against the film "Innocence of Muslims," which reportedly was made in California by a filmmaker whose identity is unclear.
Chief among the questions is what happened to U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, who went missing during the attack.
The State Department has not released details about how Stevens died, though numerous media reports have said the ambassador was taken from the consulate to the Benghazi medical center by locals. He arrived at the hospital, according to the reports, unresponsive and covered in soot from the fire. A doctor was unable to revive him and declared him dead, the reports said.
According to one of the Libyan security guards who was stationed at one of the gates armed with only a radio, the assault began simultaneously from three directions. Heavy machine guns and rocket -propelled grenades were used, according to the guard. He said masked men threatened to kill him at gunpoint for 'protecting the infidels. He declined to appear on camera for fear of repercussions.
That might be a cover story for the guard; he might have been in on the operation. Just speculating...
The February 17th Brigade -- a militia connected to the government but not part of Libya's armed forces -- was closely involved in the rescue of the American staff trapped after the attack Tuesday night.
After the consulate was attacked and set on fire, a number of Americans escaped to a safe-house in another part of the city. But that came under attack too.
So the safe house wasn't. Bad guys had pretty darned good intel. Makes me wonder how long our procedures had been compromised, and who the bad guys had on the inside...
Mabrouk said he received a call from an official in Tripoli, who said he had been called by a "terrified" American in Benghazi. The official was at the safe-house. Mabrouk says the Brigade asked the Americans if they needed help -- but were told that while the situation was dangerous, it was under control.
A few hours later, Mabrouk said he received another call from Tripoli about the arrival of a U.S. team at Benghazi airport that needed transport into the city. He met the seven Americans, who were heavily armed but not in military uniform, on the runway and provided them with an armed escort, he said.
As soon as the two vehicles carrying the seven Americans arrived at the safe house, they came under intense attack -- including a volley of grenades and machine-gun fire. The assailants then fled.
The Libyan government has vowed to bring the perpetrators of the attack to justice. But on a visit to the heavily-damaged consulate, the country's president said Libya expected help form its friends in the international community. Asked whether the government was not capable of controlling extremist groups, he responded "You are not far from the truth."
I say we take him up on the request: we'll help. Sure we will. In our own special way. We have spec ops guys, paramilitary CIA, etc. Time to give them a hunting license in Libya with no bag limit.
The video has been on the net for something a couple of months. It's a red herring. Cover to justify these attacks and assassination. Hillary, Obama, the donks, and the press have gone along with it.
HillBuzz is a strange blog. I read it occasionally. The owner sometimes is right on the money and sometimes is in wacko land. It started as a support Hillary blog by a group of Chicago gay activists but has morphed over time. Salt to taste.
muslim like gay sex
Fester, Muslims are like highly sexes individuals locked up in prison. They can't touch women because of social constraints so they resort to gays who are bitch in their orientation.
As long as they are on top, they don't consider themselves gay. Sufties were notorious for their use of boys as are Afghans.
If true, strange company for a young man like our Champ.
The gentleman wrote triumphantly in a published book of -- with his wife -- seducing a very underage girl. The gate was hinged in a number of different directions...and it was Gramps who gave the young lad to him every Saturday, that he might learn of his heritage.
The posters on Hillbuzz have no doubts whatsoever that Champ is gay. They are constantly bemused and astonished that not everyone sees what they find obvious. They also have serious discussions about whether Champ has HIV.
I offer no opinion on the matter. It's their world, not mine.
[An Nahar] Hundreds of Salafists ...Salafists are ostentatiously devout Moslems who figure the ostentation of their piety gives them the right to tell others how to do it and to kill those who don't listen to them... burned U.S. flags in Morocco after Friday prayers in protest over a U.S.-made film that mocks Islam and has sparked unrest in several Arab countries, an Agence La Belle France Presse photographer reported.
The protest took place after weekly prayers at a mosque in the poor Rahma neighbourhood of Sale, twin town to the Moroccan capital Rabat.
Around 200 of the hardline Islamists gathered, shouting anti-U.S. slogans including "American satan," before trampling on two U.S. flags and then ripping them up and setting them ablaze.
The security forces were not in evidence.
Anti-American protests have spread across the Arab world and to many Moslem-majority countries following the spread on the Internet of the amateur American-made video called "Innocence of Moslems."
The film, in which actors have strong American accents, and which portrays Moslems as immoral and gratuitously violent, also pokes fun at the Prophet Mohammed and touches on the themes of paedophilia and homosexuality.
Between 300 and 400 Moslem activists gathered outside the U.S. consulate in Morocco's largest city Casablanca on Wednesday, amid a heavy police presence, protesting against the film and shouting anti-U.S. slogans.
[An Nahar] Three people were killed on Friday and another 28 maimed in festivities at the U.S. embassy in Tunis, which was stormed by an angry mob protesting a film mocking Islam, official media said, citing the health ministry.
Two of the injured were in a critical condition, the same source said, without giving any details about the victims.
Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali, from the ruling Islamist party Ennahda, said he was "deeply troubled" by the attack, official media reported.
"Hamadi Jebali has said he is deeply troubled by these events" and "has returned immediately to Tunis," after earlier saying he would be away on holiday for Friday and Saturday, the TAP news agency said.
Protesters also set fire to an American school adjacent to the embassy compound, and firefighters were prevented from approaching by the large crowd. Thick columns of black smoke wafted through the neighborhood. The group that breached the embassy's outer wall was pushed back outside by police and special forces.
A Tunisian employee of the embassy with an injured leg was taken out by stretcher to an ambulance.
Crowds angry over an anti-Mohammedan film ridiculing the Prophet Muhammad have assaulted U.S. embassies across the Middle East.
Tunisia holy mans, at mosques in the capital, had earlier called for protests outside the embassy to denounce a film mocking Islam posted on the Internet that has sparked anger across the Islamic world.
The amateur American-made video called "Innocence of Mohammedans," in which actors have strong American accents, portrays Mohammedans as immoral and gratuitously violent.
[Dawn] President Barack Obama I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody... vowed Friday to "stand fast" against anti-US violence in the Arab world, as he witnessed the return to US soil of the remains of four Americans killed in Libya.
"Their sacrifice will never be forgotten, we will bring to justice those who took them from us. We will stand fast against the violence on our diplomatic missions," Obama said at Andrews Air Force base outside Washington.
US ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, information officer Sean Smith, and former navy seals Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were killed when a mob torched the US consulate in Benghazi on Tuesday.
Their remains were carried, one-by-one from the belly of a C-17 transport aircraft by seven marines in dress uniform, in transfer cases draped in the US flag into an aircraft hangar at Andrews Air Force base outside Washington.
A band played somber music as the cases were lifted into four black hearses parked inside the hanger before family members of the dead, officials and other dignitaries.
Obama cited the Bible verse that "greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends," as he said the four "American patriots"loved their country and served it well.
"They didn't simply embrace the American ideal, they lived it, they embodied it, the courage, the hope and, yes, the idealism, that fundamental American belief that we can leave this world a little better than before."
Earlier, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ... sometimes described as The Heroine of Tuzla and at other times as Mrs. Bill, never as Another Walter Q. Gresham ... said that the "people of Egypt, Libya, Yemen, and Tunisia did not trade the tyranny of a dictator for the tyranny of a mob."
I have seen reports that many of the protesters are chanting "Death to Obama - We are all Osama now". With the narcissist in chief being personally attacked, the gloves will come off. Somehow i don't think that he takes rejection very well.
Posted by: abu do you love ||
Stand fast....waaayyyyy in the back, leading from behind.
Now is not the time to stand fast. Standing fast is the same as frozen in fear. He is that guy frozen, not knowing what to do, while the fight goes on all around him. There are some great and heroic Americans ready to defend America's honor. Turn them loose.
In other news the Justice department is going after the guy who produced the video.
Posted by: 49 Pan ||
...you mean Mr. Dronekiller?
This is pretty much their version of the same concept with manpower doing with what we do with technology. Embassies don't have the mobility that their targeted agents have. Makes the intel gathering and tracking a lot easier. Even more easy when one has sympathetic agents in the local government. Of course, the idiots at State think its all a grand game, till it bites them hard on the a**.
We're STILL not playing "strong horse", so we'll keep getting kicked around. My solution to the current situation is to ARCLIGHT the he$$ out of Cairo and Alexandria (with the carriers of the 6th fleet taking out the air defenses so nothing interrupts the lesson), then nuke the Aswan High Dam with the biggest, dirtiest nuke in our arsenal. Egypt will be uninhabitable for 100 years, at minimum. At the same time, tell Israel we'll sit back and watch as they wipe out all Islamists in Gaza and the Sinai, and give control of the Suez Canal to them. Also tell the UNIFIL crowd they need to evacuate post haste while Israel constructs a nuclear "Hezbollah-free" zone from just north of its borders to just north of Beirut, and all of the Bekaa Valley. THAT would be a lesson the Islamists could understand. Nothing else is going to get past the "Islam will win" filter they possess. Stacking dead bodies 20-high has a way of affecting one's memory, especially if they fear they could be added to the pile any minute. I am beginning to hate anyone even remotely Arab, and I'm fast adding Persians, Afghanis and Pakistanis to the list.
Posted by: Old Patriot ||
with the biggest, dirtiest nuke in our arsenal
A Libyan security guard who said he was outside the U.S. consulate here when it was attacked Tuesday night has provided new evidence that the assault on the compound that left four Americans dead, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, was a planned attack by armed Islamists and not the result of anger over an online video mocking Islam and the Prophet Muhammad.
The guard, interviewed Thursday in the hospital where he is being treated for five shrapnel wounds in one leg and two bullet wounds in the other, said the consulate area was quiet -- "there wasn't a single ant outside," he said -- until about 9:35 p.m., when as many as 125 armed men descended on the compound from all directions.
The men lobbed grenades into the compound, wounding the guard and knocking him to the ground, then stormed through the facility's main gate, shouting "God is great" and moving to one of the many villas that make up the consulate compound. He said there had been no warning that an attack was imminent.
This confirms one of the US fellows killed had sent a message, a tweet, mentioning the facility was under photographic surveillance, along with his obvious concerns. This could indicate a final pre-dawn planning event in support of a pending night time surprise attack.
The US administration is now facing a crisis in Libya. Sensitive documents have gone missing from the consulate in Benghazi and the supposedly secret location of the "safe house" in the city, where the staff had retreated, came under sustained mortar attack. Other such refuges across the country are no longer deemed "safe".
Some of the missing papers from the consulate are said to list names of Libyans who are working with Americans, putting them potentially at risk from extremist groups, while some of the other documents are said to relate to oil contracts. ...
Eight Americans, some from the military, were wounded in the attack which claimed the lives of Mr Stevens, Sean Smith, an information officer, and two US Marines. All staff from Benghazi have now been moved to the capital, Tripoli, and those whose work is deemed to be non-essential may be flown out of Libya.
Nothing new under the sun. See Barbary Pirate war. See solutions to that problem in those days. Bet you O'Hil never read those pages of US history.
Many of our merchant sailors spent years in humiliation and slavery, and a number of them died from abuse, starvation, and hard labor. Nothing new under the sun.
But still an outrage that needs to be ended .
First thing is that actions have consequences. Cut off aid and assistance. Close embassies or provide security. Put the monkey on the back of the host country. They rein in their mobs and imams, or we are out of there. If we come back, it will be in the kinetic style.
Posted by: Alaska Paul ||
Besoerker ... yes I do understand that these reports are often disinformation. But here's my problem this time. When Ambassador Stevens was taken to the hospital in Libya (last moments of his life) the doctor there reported bleeding from the stomach as one condition. That is not consistent with asphyxiation. But it is possibly consistent with abdominal bleeding - which links with this report. I doubt that an autopsy report would be made public. Out of respect for Mr Stevens family I will say no more.
The administration is still floating the meme of moderate Muslims. More and more, it seems like the jihadist numbers are increasing. The Arab Spring has been co-opted by the islamists. Most reasonably thinking people predicted that would happen.
My wife has a relative in Israel. More and more war is on their minds. This president because of his apology, appeasement, and groveling strategy is heading us more and more towards a world war.
Appeasement invites war. Ideology seems to blind people to history.
[An Nahar] Nigerian soldiers fired live rounds in the air outside a mosque in the flashpoint city of Jos on Friday to disperse a crowd planning protests over a U.S.-made anti-Islam film, a front man said.
The soldiers "had to fire some warning shots in the air, but there were no casualties," Captain Salihu Mustapha, military front man in Plateau state, told Agence La Belle France Presss, putting the crowd at several hundred. "The placards they were carrying were denouncing America."
The U.S. Embassy in Nigeria has warned that "hard boyz may attempt to target U.S citizens and other Westerners."
Previous violence by a radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram ... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality... saw the embassy ban travel for its staff to the north for much of this year. The sect is blamed for killing more than 670 people this year alone, according to an News Agency that Dare Not be Named count.
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. Now they'll use the film as an excuse...
"Whoever comes across America's ambassadors or emissaries should follow the example of Omar al-Mukhtar's descendants (Libyans), who killed the American ambassador," the group said, referring to Tuesday's attack on the U.S. consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi.
"Let the step of kicking out the embassies be a step towards liberating Muslim countries from the American hegemony," a statement posted on an Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) website on Saturday said.
"The film published in America which insults our Prophet Mohammad, peace be upon him, comes as part of the continuing crusader wars against Islam," AQAP's statement said, referring to European wars in the region some 1,000 years ago. Which happened just yesterday in their brains...
"The incident is so huge that the resources of the nation should be pooled together to kick out the embassies of America from Muslim lands," it said.
Praising the attacks by angry demonstrators in Libya, Egypt, Yemen and Sudan on U.S. and other Western missions as "natural responses to a huge insult", the statement said that American embassies should be burned and diplomats killed. It said defending the Prophet's honor was a "religious duty and obligation to the Muslim nation, each according to his ability".
The group also said that Muslims living in the West have an extra duty to be involved in attacks on key targets. "They are more capable of doing harm and reaching the enemy is easier for them," it said.
So exactly when did the video come out? I heard the attacks on the Ambo happened before the video was released...
Posted by: 49 Pan ||
It's my understanding that it's been around for a few months at least, 49 Pan.
The more interesting question is, how would these 3d world rioters - most of whom don't even have indoor plumbing or electricity - see the YouTube video in the first place? (Not that I believe the video is the "cause" of said riots and murder.)
Posted by: Barbara ||
Probably downloaded it on the way to Fryday Preyers and downloaded it, thinking it was just another bit of prawn. Bit turned on as well, until yman explained their marching orders and why, thus realizing that pleasured by a now illegal video, it is his necessity to over-denegrate the video...to hide his own naughtiness.
"Look at this video, it is horrible, right?"
This kind of behavior will continue until we utterly crush one of these little clusters of parasites. Then it will end for awhile. We will be forced to rinse and repeat as long as Islam exists. The Quran says that Islam will dominate the world, and they'll keep trying until they either succeed, or are totally eliminated from the population. THERE IS NO OTHER SOLUTION. Anything else is wishful thinking by idiots.
Posted by: Old Patriot ||
Were George S. Patton alive and running for president I'd vote for him. Next best alternative Mitt Romney. The present prez is heading us towards a world of $hit.
[Yemen Post] President Abdrabu Mansour Hadi offered personal apology to the US President Barack Obama This is a teachable moment... and the US people after a large mob of Yemeni people stormed the US embassy in protest against a movie offending the prophet of Moslems, Muhammad, Saba reported Thursday.
"Those who attacked the US embassy in Yemen were a 'demagogic mob' that could not realize the Zionist aim, especially after a Jewish author published the offending movie," Hadi was quoted as saying.
"The mob sought to harm the Yemeni-US relations and, of course, they took advantage of improper security measures amid persistent divisions inside the security systems that were caused by the 2011 political crisis," he added.
According to eyewitnesses, the protesters flowed to the US embassy's HQ, broke into one of its external yards and burned some cars and other equipment.
They also burned tires on the streets and threw stones to inside the embassy. The authorities controlled the situation driving out those who broke in and now tense calm has been reported around the embassy. Eyewitnesses also said coppers at the heavily guarded building fired bullets in the air injuring people.
President Hadi warned that such acts will affect the good relations between the Yemen and US peoples, Saba said, pointing out that he has formed a panel to investigate the events at the US embassy and punish those involved.
One of the protesters said they all wanted to get inside the US embassy in Sanaa to send a message that offending Islam and its symbols such Prophet Muhammad is 'completely unacceptable'.
"Islam teaches us to respect the religions, messengers and beliefs of the others. But the Western countries which allege protection and respect of other religions continue to offend the Moslems," Talal Al-Khateeb said.
Answering how the movie has offended Muhammad, Talal said the prophet was pictured as sexy and killer and the movie also degraded the Moslems in general.
The US increased its aid to Yemen this year and is one of the sponsors of the power-transfer deal that was reached after the last year's uprising.
[An Nahar] The United States has sent Marines from the Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team to help protect its embassy in Yemen during demonstrations, the Pentagon said Friday.
"A FAST platoon is now on the ground in Sanaa," front man George Little told news hounds, describing the deployment of the 50-strong unit as a "precautionary step" amid anti-American unrest in the Middle East.
Little told news hounds there were no immediate plans to evacuate the Yemen embassy, but that security would be stepped up.
Earlier, Yemeni security forces had fired warning shots and water cannon to disperse hundreds of protesters trying to reach the U.S. embassy in Sanaa after Friday prayers.
The protesters, angered by a film produced privately in the United States and deemed insulting to Islam, gathered about 500 meters (yards) away from the embassy compound and burnt the American flag.
Similar protests were also underway outside Yemen in other cities with large Moslem populations, including Cairo, Khartom, Tunis, Lahore and Mumbai.
Outside of NORMAL rifle range. Marine snipers would wax 90 out of 100 at that range. In fact, that might be a good idea. Give these bunch of idiots a bit of knowledge about the consequences of their arrogance.
Posted by: Old Patriot ||
At the very least, they'd stand farther back...
Posted by: Steve White ||
More leading from behind: Sudan rejects U.S. request to send Marines to guard embassy:
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By Chris Covert
A total of 16 unidentified individuals have died in ongoing drug and gang related violence in Tamaulipas state, according to Mexican news accounts.
In a post on the website of El Sol de Mexico news daily, nine unidentified individuals were found hanging from the Colosio Bridge in the border city of Nuevo Laredo Friday. Security forces were alerted to the presence of the dead through social media, such as Twitter.
Mexican news reports say the dead were taken from a bar and from two homes in the city. Official sources have not reported how the victims died, or their identities.
Last May, nine dead bodies were left hanging from a bridge in Nuevo Laredo only hours after 14 other victims were found mutilated. It later transpired that many of those dead were innocents caught up in a gruesome struggle between the Los Zetas and Gulf drug cartels.
Nuevo Laredo is the only border/river crossing held by Los Zetas, and has come under an intense struggle as Sinaloa aligned Gulf Cartel has attempted to eject Los Zetas from their home turf.
Meanwhile in San Fernando municipality, seven unidentified men were found executed Friday morning by a Mexican Army unit operating in the area, according to a news item posted on Animal Politico website.
The army unit had been conducting a raid at around 0850 hrs at a location on Kilometer 18 of the San Fernando to La Carbonera road when soldiers found the victims. The dead were in their 50s and 60s, and had been bound, then shot to death using rifles.
Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com
Anon, in this report badanov named his sources as the website of El Sol de Mexico news daily and Animal Politico website. He always makes a point of listing his sources in the text, which is helpful for those of us who read Spanish.
Three policemen were killed during a security operation in the Russian republic of Dagestan on Saturday. Earlier, it had been reported that one officer was killed and two others wounded.
Local police reportedly came into contact with terrorists insurgents in the village of Khutrakh while conducting a search operation. The terrorists insurgents have blocked themselves inside a building on the outskirts of the village.
An army unit that rained mortar rounds upon a Dagestani school was aiming for terrorists insurgents hiding elsewhere in the area. Several rounds exploded at a boarding school in the city of Buinaksk on early Thursday, injuring no one, but damaging the building.
At first, the incident was blamed on military exercises, but the Defense Ministry later said none were being held in the area at the time.
An investigation showed that the army was hunting Islamist terrorists rebels around Buinaksk on Thursday night. The squad commander gave the wrong directions to the mortar crew, which fired at the school instead of the terrorist militant hideout.
No terrorsts militants were reported killed in the vicinity of Buinaksk on Thursday, though the leader of the so-called "Kizlyar gang" was gunned down some 160 kilometers to the north of the city.
[An Nahar] Eighty-six people were jugged You have the right to remain silent... on Friday after a group of several hundred Mohammedan protesters threw stones and smashed windows at the U.S. consulate in the Indian city of Chennai, police said.
"They smashed the window panes, surveillance camera and tried to scale over the compound wall, but we dispersed them while exercising restraint," a police brass hat said. "We made 86 arrests."
The violence flared during a protest organised by the Tamil Nadu Mohammedan Munnetra Kazhagam, an Islamist movement, against an anti-Islam film which has triggered similar protests in large parts of the Mohammedan world.
The protesters also burnt an effigy of U.S. President Barack Obama Why can't I just eat my waffle?... and an American flag, police said.
One group hurled stones, while others lifted iron barricades placed in front of the main gate to smash windows, police said.
"We have tightened the security and the situation is well under control," J.K. Tripathy, the police commissioner in the southern city, told local news hounds.
One of the organisers said that what had been planned as a peaceful protest was hijacked by bad boys.
"We wanted to organise a peaceful demonstration to express our dismay over the film, but the youngsters, who could not hold their nerves, ran and attacked the consulate office," Gunangudi Hanifa told Agence La Belle France Presse.
A front man for the consulate, who did not give his name, said that no staff had been hurt in the attack.
"No one was injured and all the staff members are safe," he said.
[Dawn] Six rustics were killed and two others injured when some men opened fire on a vehicle in Totak area of Khuzdar district on Thursday night.
Sources said that tribal elder Mir Saeed Qalandrani was returning to Khuzdar after attending a jirga in Banab area along with seven other people. When his vehicle reached the Totak area, about 30km from Khuzdar town, the gunnies opened indiscriminate fire, killing Mr Qalandrani and five other people and injuring two others.
"All the six people was struck down in his prime as they suffered multiple bullet injuries," Levies officials said, adding that the injured were taken to the Khuzdar Civil Hospital.
They said that four gunnies on two cycle of violences attacked Mr Qalandrani's vehicle with automatic weapons.
"The motive behind the killing is not known," Levies officials said.
The other victims were Haji Lal Muhammad, Hafiz-ur-Rehman, Abdul Hameed, Mir Nasarullah and Master Qadir Bakhsh.
[Dawn] A man was killed and six others were maimed in a gun and a grenade attack at a roadside restaurant in New Bloody Karachi ...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It may be the largest city in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous... late on Thursday night.
Police said the attack took place near Allahwali Chowrangi, within the remit of the Surjani Town cop shoppe.
The seven injured persons were taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH), where one of them died.
SSP of district west Amir Farooqui confirmed that the attack took place, adding that the motive for it was not clear.
Young man rubbed out
A young man was bumped off in a Quaidabad locality on Thursday, police said.
They said the incident took place in New Muzaffarabad Colony on Rehri Goth Road, within the remit of the Quaidabad cop shoppe, where gunnies riding a cycle of violence opened fire on Khalid Rehman, 30, sitting in front of his home.
Area people informed the police about the incident. The police arrived at the scene and took the body to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for medico-legal formalities.
The police said the victim was a wage earner and was sitting outside his home when he was targeted by assailants.
They suspected personal enmity as a possible motive for the murder.
The victim's brother, Murad, lodged an FIR (470/2012) under Section 302 (premeditated murder) of the Pakistain Penal Code against unknown gunnies at the Quaidabad cop shoppe.
A watchman of an auto-rickshaw stand was bumped off in PIB Colony on Thursday.
Police said the incident took place near Jamia Rasheedia, Meena Bazaar, where assailants riding a cycle of violence opened fire on Khalid Allahwala, 40, who was on duty at the rickshaw stand.
The victim was taken to the Civil Hospital Bloody Karachi, where he was pronounced dead. He's dead, Jim! on arrival.
The police said the victim's relatives were not giving details of the incident. The police registered an FIR (239/2012) against unknown suspects.
The victim was a resident of Nazimabad and hailed from Rajanpur, Punjab.
A young man was killed in the Sohrab Goth area in the early hours of Thursday.
Police said the incident took place in Ayub Goth, where unknown suspects fired shots at Sarwar, 30, son of Nabi.
The victim died before he could be shifted to ASH.
Police were clueless about the number of suspects and the mode of transport they used in the killing.
The victim was a resident of Noor Mohammad Goth and a wage earner.
The body of an unidentified man was found in the Lyari ...one of the eighteen constituent towns of the city of Karachi. It is the smallest town by area in the city but also the most densely populated. Lyari has few schools, substandard hospitals, a poor water system, limited infrastructure, and broken roads. It is a stronghold of ruling Pakistan Peoples Party. Ubiquitous gang activity and a thriving narcotics industry make Lyari one of the most disturbed places in Karachi, which is really saying a lot.... river on Thursday.
Police said the decomposed body was around 10 days old. They shifted it to the Civil Hospital Bloody Karachi and later to the Edhi morgue for want of identification. The police said a post-mortem examination showed that the victim had been shot in the head.
[Dawn] Activists of the Islami Jamaat Tulaba ...the student wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami... on Thursday torched a bus at Bhekewal Mor to let loose their indignation at the police who had roughed them up hours earlier.
The IJT activists had gathered on the road to demonstrate against the Punjab government and the police for failing to arrest the killers of Punjab University law college student Awais Aqeel.
The student-activists blocked road to traffic for a while, demanding that the police arrest the killers of Awais Aqeel. Chanting slogans, they moved from the Campus bridge and marched towards the Mohammedan Town cop shoppe to stage a sit-out.
A contingent of police baton-charged the protesters who retaliated, only to be tossed in the clink You have the right to remain silent... and stuffed into small cop shoppe rooms. PU IJT Nazim Rai Haq Nawaz negotiated with the Mohammedan Town police (the cop shoppe also houses the Iqbal Town SP office) and got all activists freed.
IJT front man Malik Arif Husain claimed that four of the protesters were maimed during the clash.
The IJT activists, on their way back, stopped a public transport bus on Wahdat Road (Bhekewal Morr) and set fire to it after letting the crew and commuters disembark. Firefighters took some time to tame the flames.
Earlier, the IJT activists were charged with torching two buses on May 18, when they had staged a protest demonstration against the murder of Awais Aqeel at the PU New Campus hostel on May 13.
DIG (Operations) Rai Muhammad Tahir said the police would register a case against the IJT activists for torching the bus.
[Dawn] Eight persons including four faceless myrmidons were killed in two separate incidents in different areas of Khyber Agency on Thursday. Officials said that four rustics, affiliated with a hard boy group, were killed when their vehicle was targeted by a roadside bomb in Bhukarh area of Bazaar-Zakhakhel on Thursday morning. The blast destroyed the vehicle completely.
Two of the killed rustics were identified as Khair Mohammad and Meera Khan while names of the remaining two deceased could not be ascertained.
In Akkakhel, four members of a family were killed and two others received critical injuries when a mortar shell fired from an unspecified direction fell on the house of Haji Said Karim. The injured were shifted to Beautiful Downtown Peshawar ...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire. for treatment.
Also in Akkakhel, unidentified faceless myrmidons blew up the house of Noman Afridi, who was said to be associated with the local peace committee.
In Landi Kotal, Khasadar Force destroyed 98 plastic cans of locally made liquor. The contraband was recently resized from a house in Zakhakhel area during a raid. All the seized cans were torched in an open compound in the presence of officials of political administration and tribal elders.
In Peshawar, suspected faceless myrmidons blew up a government primary school for boys in Mashoki area on Wednesday night.
An official of Badhber cop shoppe said that the school was located area near the border of Khyber Agency. He said that a bomb was planted at the building that went off after midnight.
The official said that several schools had been blown up in the area during the past few weeks but no accused were locked away Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw! so far as they could easily cross the border into the tribal region.
In Swabi, a private educational institution was blown up by unidentified persons in tehsil Chota Lahor on Thursday.
Police said that an bomb was planted at the building of Quaid International Public School on Swabi-Jahangira road that went kaboom! early on Thursday. The blast created panic and fear among the residents of the area.
Leaders of various political parties visited the institution and expressed sympathy with the management of the school. The management of the school has asked the students to come to the school on Friday as usual.
[Dawn] The administration has banned use of cycle of violences for travel in Salarzai tehsil of Bajaur Agency, aka Turban Central ...Smallest of the agencies in FATA. The Agency administration is located in Khar. Bajaur is inhabited almost exclusively by Tarkani Pashtuns, which are divided into multiple bickering subtribes. Its 52 km border border with Afghanistan's Kunar Province makes it of strategic importance to Pakistain's strategic depth... , while rustics say the decision is unjustified and would create more problems for them.
The residents said that the political administration on Thursday imposed ban on cycle of violence rides in Salarzai area.
"The announcement was made by levies officials at different trade centres," a resident Habib Khan told Dawn.
Justifying the decision, the administration officials said that the step was taken for security reasons.
"Riding cycle of violence has been banned in Salarzai tehsil from Friday (today) and strict action will be taken against the violators," said an administration official. He added that the decision was taken in the larger interest of people, as snuffies could use cycle of violences for anti-social activities in the area.
Meanwhile, ...back at the revival hall, the SWAT team had finally arrived... rustics from different areas of Salarzai tehsil expressed resentment over the decision, saying the ban would create problems for them.
"This ban is unjustified, as the rustics are already affected by Death Eater activities," said Noor Mohammad, a resident of Baro Salarzai.
Malik Fazal Rabi, Malk Noorzada and Aslam Khan said that snuffies had never used cycle of violence for their activities in the area and the ban would only affect people of areas having no facility of public transport.
Use of cycle of violence for travel in parts of the agency including, Khar, Nawagi, Chamarkand, War Mamound, Lovi Mamound and Utmankhail tehsil, had been banned since 2007.
[Dawn] Hundreds of people demonstrated in cities around Pakistain on Friday to denounce an anti-Islam movie, with some urging death for the film-maker and others demanding the expulsion of US diplomats.
The low-budget movie, entitled "Innocence of Moslems", which has sparked fury across the Moslem world, pokes fun at the Prophet Mohammed and touches on themes of paedophilia and homosexuality.
Police beefed up security around US missions in Pakistain after violent attacks on American consulates and embassies in Egypt, Libya and Yemen this week, but protests in the country's major cities on Friday passed off largely without incident.
In the eastern city of Lahore, Hafiz Muhammad Saeed ...who would be wearing a canvas jacket with very long sleeves anyplace but Pakistain... , head of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa ...the front organization of Lashkar-e-Taiba... charity, seen as a front for a banned beturbanned goon organization, led a 500-strong rally against the film.
Saeed -- who has a $10 million US government bounty on him -- urged the Pakistain government to summon the American ambassador to protest over the film.
"We condemn this conspiracy of producing (an) anti-Islam film. Such blasphemous acts are intentional conspiracies from the US and we will not tolerate it," he told the rally.
Jamaat-e-Islami ...The Islamic Society, founded in 1941 in Lahore by Maulana Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, aka The Great Apostosizer. The Jamaat opposed the independence of Bangladesh but has operated an independent branch there since 1975. It maintains close ties with international Mohammedan groups such as the Moslem Brotherhood. the Taliban, and al-Qaeda. The Jamaat's objectives are the establishment of a pure Islamic state, governed by Sharia law. It is distinguished by its xenophobia, and its opposition to Westernization, capitalism, socialism, secularism, and liberalist social mores... (JI) organised a rally in Bloody Karachi ...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It may be the largest city in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous... , where around 700 party activists and supporters gathered with banners and placards bearing anti-US and anti-Israel slogans.
"Hang the filmmaker...hang the apostate," they chanted. "Jihad is the only treatment to cure American cancer," another slogan said.
"Hang the filmmaker...hang the apostate," they chanted. "Jihad is the only treatment to cure American cancer," another slogan said.
Around 400 protesters rallied in front of Islamabad's Red Mosque after Friday prayers, following a call from JI.
They called for the handover of Terry Jones, an American Christian pastor linked with the film, who has drawn protests in the past for burning the Koran.
"Terry Jones should be handed to us for a trial in the sharia court," a speaker at the rally told the gathering. Sharia courts try defendants according to Islamic law.
Another speaker called for closure of the US embassy and the expulsion of the US ambassador and other diplomats from Pakistain.
Elsewhere in the capital, there were two smaller demonstrations against the film, one of which led to brief scuffles with police.
In Beautiful Downtown Peshawar ...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire. , the northwestern city on the edge of the lawless tribal areas where anti-US feeling runs high, around 150 gathered after Friday prayers, chanting "Death to America™".
[An Nahar] Iraqi protesters burned U.S. and Israeli flags as thousands of people demonstrated for a second day Friday in cities and towns across Iraq against an anti-Islam film that has sparked outrage in the Moslem world.
In the biggest protest, thousands of people turned out in the southern port city of Basra, carrying Iraqi flags and shouting slogans including: "There is no freedom by abuses to the feelings of two billion Moslems."
The protesters burned American and Israeli flags, an AFP correspondent said.
Hundreds of people also protested in the Sunni-majority Adhamiyah area of north Storied Baghdad ...located along the Tigris River, founded in the 8th century, home of the Abbasid Caliphate... after Friday prayers, while dozens of people, mainly from various Shiite parties, also demonstrated in the capital's Tahrir Square.
In Karbala, Abdul Mehdi al-Karbalai, the representative in the city of top Iraqi Shiite holy man Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, said during his Friday sermon that "these repeated abuses could threaten peaceful life, especially among (religiously) mixed peoples."
He also condemned violence in response to the film, which portrays the Prophet Mohammed and Islam in a negative light, and sparked deadly fury in Libya, where four Americans including the ambassador were killed on Tuesday in a mob attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
In Sunni-majority Ramadi, west of Storied Baghdad, hundreds of people demonstrated against the film.
Hamid al-Fahdawi, one of the protest organizers, told AFP that demonstrators want the Iraqi government to dismiss the U.S. ambassador and cut economic ties with the U.S.
Dozens of demonstrators also turned out in the former Sunni cut-thoat stronghold of Fallujah, ... the City of Mosques, which might have somthing to do with why it's not called Center of Prosperity or a really nice place to raise your kids... also west of the Iraqi capital.
Sadr al-Din al-Qubanchi, a senior Shiite holy man who leads Friday prayers in the shrine city of Najaf, called for the United States to apologize to Moslems and surrender all those who worked on the film to a special Islamic court.
The governor of Nineveh province, Atheel al-Nujaifi attended a demonstration against the film in djinn-infested Mosul, in north Iraq.
There were also protests in various cities in Diyala province, and in other cities and towns including Hilla, Amara and Nasiriyah.
From 'The Times of Israel'
The headquarters of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in the Sinai was attacked on Friday night by dozens of Bedouin Salafi gunmen, Israel's Channel 2 News reported.
Dozens of gunmen, in some 50 vehicles, surrounded the base and then 60-70 of them burst in, storming into the base amid heavy gunfire. Exchanges of fire were continuing into the night, the report said.
First reports of the attack surfaced a little after 8 p.m. local time. Half-an-hour later, Channel 2 reported that Egyptian troops had arrived at the base, to try to help to restore order.
The TV report cited conflicting accounts of casualties. One source indicated that three people had been killed. Another said there were no fatalities, but that three Colombian members of the force had been injured.
The attackers were described as Bedouin jihadists, possibly affiliated with Al-Qaeda. First reports said Al-Qaeda flags were seen flying at the base after the attack.
US forces dominate the MFO's 1,650-strong personnel. The MFO's mission is to oversee the arrangements for securing the Sinai as agreed by Israel and Egypt in their 1979 peace accords. More at link and more here
Well, herded into starvation. The Navajo were relocated to Santa Rosa which worked till the Army moved even more tribes into the area overloading the available food supply. For the Sioux, the Army moved during the winter a real * of time to be in the field on the Northern Plains, but they could do it while the natives couldn't who found themselves without food or shelter. That forced the braves with their families to turn themselves in at the forts or starve/freeze.
On the other hand, tribes like the Crow readily aligned themselves with the Army for payback to their old tormentors, the Sioux. Allying with locals/natives was also a factor in consolidating the region.
Suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf terrorists militants shot and killed three employees when they held up a rubber buying station on Basilan island in Mindanao.
Mayor Roderick Fungay of Lamitan in Basilan said the five suspects arrived on board two motorcycles shortly after the three employees opened the station in a remote village of the town.
Fungay said that, at first, the suspects pretended to be customers, but moments later they drew out their handguns and announced a holdup. He said the gunmen shot the caretaker when he refused to hand over a bag with $10,000 in cash and then turned their guns on his two other companions before they fled.
In a related development, the military announced the arrest of two suspected Abu Sayyaf militants linked to the kidnapping of 20 people from a high-end resort in Palawan in May 2001.
The army is negotiating with two top terrorist separatist leaders to try to persuade them and their group to end their campaign of violence in southern Thailand.
The move follows this week's surrender of 93 terrorist insurgent suspects, led by Waeali Copter Waji, alias Jeh Ali, a suspect in the Jan 4, 2004 arms heist at the 4th Development Battalion.
Army sources say 4th Army commander Lt Gen Udomchai Thamsarorach has dispatched officers to negotiate with Sapaeing Basor and Masae Useng, leaders of the BRN Coordinate terrorist separatist group.
The officers accompanied several community leaders for the secret talks. Both terrorist separatist leaders are based abroad. Mr Sapaeing hopes to be prime minister of a Pattani state and Mr Masae its defense minister or army chief if their goal of independence is ever achieved.
The negotiations cover demands relating to their possible prosecution. The terrorist separatist leaders are also waiting to see how the authorities will deal with the 93 former terrorists militants.
[Al Ahram] Moslems held demonstrations across Malaysia on Friday, calling for the United States to prevent distribution of an anti-Islam film they said was part of a plot by "Christian beturbanned goons".
Violent protests that began in Egypt and Libya on Tuesday over the amateur, privately-produced US movie "Innocence of Moslems" had already spread to several other Moslem countries in the Middle East and North Africa.
But Friday marked the first, albeit peaceful, demonstrations in Moslem-majority Malaysia.
They included a group of about 30 people representing various Islamic organizations who marched to the US embassy in the capital Kuala Lumpur.
They handed over a memo to an embassy official calling for the US to take the clip off YouTube, prevent it being released, and to try the filmmakers for "crimes against human rights ...which often include carefully measured allowances of freedom at the convenience of the state... " and "inciting Moslems".
"They have insulted the Prophet Mohammed, portraying him as a sex maniac and gay," said demonstrator Aminuddin Yahya.
However, ars longa, vita brevis... he said the protesters were not against Christianity and condemned violence in Libya that lead to the deaths of the US ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and three other Americans.
A crowd also held a demonstration at the Batu Caves, a popular tourist spot outside the capital, and Malaysian media reported another protest in the northern city of Ipoh.
The opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party said protests would be held at other cities around the country but AFP could not immediately confirm how widespread they were. There have been no reports of violence.
The low-budget movie portrays Moslems as immoral and gratuitously violent, pokes fun at the Prophet Mohammed and touches on themes of paedophilia and homosexuality.
Angry demonstrators have stormed the US embassy in Yemen and stoned Washington's mission in Cairo.
At least 60 percent of Malaysians are Moslems, but there is also a sizeable Christian minority.
There is mild tension between the two communities, with some Islamic groups in recent years accusing Christians of a concerted effort to proselytise Moslems, which is illegal in Malaysia.
[An Nahar] More than 350 Moslem fundamentalists and their supporters staged an anti-U.S. demonstration in Jakarta Friday, spewing anger at America over an anti-Islam film.
Outside the U.S. embassy in the Indonesian capital, the protesters -- men and women with children in tow -- carried banners that read "We condemn the insult against Allah's messenger", and the Koranic verse "There is no God but Allah".
A speaker from the pro-Caliphate organization Hizb ut-Tahrir that organized the protest, told the crowd: "This film insulted our prophet and we condemn it. The film is a declaration of war."
The crowd shouted back: "holy shit! Allahu akbar!" (God is greatest), while police clad in riot gear stood guard nearby.
Another speaker declared: "The U.S. does not deserve to stay here," as the crowd roared that Americans be expelled from the world's largest Moslem nation.
Protests have erupted since Tuesday outside U.S. diplomatic missions in several Arab and Moslem states against the low-budget movie "Innocence of Moslems", made in the United States and deemed offensive to Islam.
Washington has sought to keep a lid on the demonstrations by spelling out that the controversial film which sparked the violence was made privately by a small group of individuals with no official backing.
As the Hizb ut-Tahrir protesters dispersed, another group of 100 demonstrators from the country's minority Shiite Moslems took their place, shouting "death to America", and demanding that the film's director be executed.
"Under Islamic law, the film director must be punished by death. We will keep protesting until the U.S. government bans the film, apologizes to all Moslems and prosecutes the film director," Khadijah, one of the Shiite protesters, told AFP.
Jakarta police front man Rikwanto, who goes by one name, said about 400 coppers had been deployed to guard security around the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta. A strong police contingent, including dozens in riot gear, stood guard before the embassy grounds.
The embassy posted a new security message for U.S. citizens on its website, saying that in light of the protests "we strongly encourage you to follow good personal security practices, maintain a heightened situational awareness, and remain vigilant of your surroundings at all times".
The U.S. ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and three other Americans were killed when heavily-armed snuffies launched a sustained four-hour attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi late Tuesday.
In the Yemeni capital, police on Thursday rubbed out four protesters and maimed 34 others when they opened fire on a crowd attempting to storm the US embassy.
In the Egyptian capital Cairo, police fired tear gas to disperse protesters outside the embassy, injuring more than 200 people, the health ministry there said.
Ho hum. Been there done that before. These cretins scream war every time Friday rolls around.
I just wish that the US would state that we only talk to gov'ts. And if they sanction any of this crap then WE'LL take them at their word and proceed to decapitate the gov't. in question working our way down until there is no more crap.
...It was pointed out to me this morning that the President has a duty to order Sony to not release the movie they made about taking down Bin Laden. After all, if that piece of video cheese got this result, what do they think a flick showing - in glorious CGI - the premeditated INVASION of a Muslim nation to kill an Islamic hero will do?
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[An Nahar] Syrian regime forces on Friday used fighter jets and helicopter gunships to pound the city and province of Aleppo ...For centuries, Aleppo was Greater Syria's largest city and the Ottoman Empire's third, after Constantinople and Cairo. Although relatively close to Damascus in distance, Aleppans regard Damascenes as country cousins... , where fierce festivities raged around a military airport, monitors said.
Fighter jets bombarded the rebel-held towns of Al-Bab and Marea near Aleppo city, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, adding that army forces and rebels battled around Minnigh military airport.
Rebels have staged multiple attacks on military airports in past weeks, focusing on the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, Idlib in the northwest and Aleppo, the key battleground province of northern Syria.
As the army has increasingly employed fighter jets and helicopters in its attacks, the rebel Free Syrian Army has made military airports a strategic target, an FSA front man told AFP on Thursday.
Despite shelling by regime forces, as seen in videos posted online, residents of Marea, Aleppo city and towns across the northern province came out for anti-regime demonstrations after the weekly Moslem prayers, activists said.
The demonstrations were held under the slogan "Idlib: Cemetery of the planes and symbol of victory."
Demonstrations were also reported in the provinces of Damascus ...Capital of the last overtly fascist regime in the world... , Idlib, Daraa in the south and Hama in central Syria where an unknown number of protesters were killed as regime forces opened fire in Hama city, the Observatory said.
In the central Aleppo district of Midan, regime forces carried air strikes on two cop shoppes which the rebels had taken over, according to Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman.
"Whenever the rebels take a cop shoppe, the regime destroys them," Abdel Rahman told AFP by phone. "Now no one controls these posts," he said, adding that "regime forces have deployed throughout Midan to try and push out the rebels."
In the Hanano district in the northeast of Aleppo city, air strikes destroyed another cop shoppe in the hands of the rebels, Abdel Rahman said.
Just south of Damascus, the army fired live ammunition at an anti-regime demonstration in the Paleostinian refugee camp of Yarmuk, according to the Local Coordination Committees -- a network of activists on the ground.
Near the capital, at least 15 soldiers were killed or maimed in an attack on their vehicle in the restive town of Douma, where festivities broke out near the municipal building, the Observatory said.
Also in Douma, northeast of Damascus, two non-combatants were killed as gunfire and army shelling broke out before dawn, while two others, including a woman, were killed in nearby Harasta.
In Damascus itself, three large kabooms were heard in the late morning, according to an AFP news hound. The Observatory said that security forces swept its southern districts of Midan and Nahr Aisha.
At least 16 people were killed on Friday, according to the Observatory, with the highest toll in Daraa province where eight civilians, including three children, were killed in air strikes on the town of Bosra al-Sham.
[An Nahar] Youths on Friday attempted to storm the Tripoli ...a confusing city, one end of thich is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn... Serail in protest against a film that mocks Islam.
One person was killed and 25 were maimed in the ensuing festivities between the protesters and the security forces.
The Lebanese army soon began to deploy in the area, said Voice of Leb radio.
Security forces soon cordoned off the area to prevent them from heading any further, added VDL.
The youths then began to pelt the building with stones, it added.
VDL later reported that calm has begun to return to the city.
The protesters had earlier set fire to a KFC and Hardees
Seriously, Hardees? I wouldn't have thought they were big enough to be able to sustain an international presence. Wonders never cease.