‘Death to America’ Chant Protestors as They Storm U.S. Embassy in Yemen Smashing Windows and Pelting Offices with Stones

Jill Reilly, Daily Mail (London), September 13, 2012

From Yemen to Egypt and Iraq to Indonesia, rising anger provoked by an anti-Islam film has seen protestors storm U.S. embassies in Muslim countries around the world.

Chanting ‘death to America’, hundreds of protestors marched on the U.S. Embassy compound in Yemen’s capital today, where they burned the American flag, used stones to smash windows, and set fire to cars, before breaking through the main gate of the heavily fortified compound in eastern Sana’a.

The attack followed Tuesday night’s storming of the United States Consulate in Benghazi, Libya – where the U.S. ambassador and three other staff were killed.

Security has been ramped up at U.S. embassies and consulates around the world, and at least one cemetery for American veterans, while President Obama called the leaders of Libya and Egypt to continue helping him to ensure the safety of diplomatic personnel.

One of those killed in Benghazi alongside U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens was 42-year-old Glen Doherty, a family friend told CBS Boston today.

There were protests in Tunisia, Sudan and Morocco overnight, and the demonstrations have reached Cairo and Baghdad.

Today riot police in Indonesia were standing guard outside the U.S. Ambassador’s Jakarta residence in anticipation of further action.

Once inside the compound in Sana’a, Yemeni protestors brought down the U.S. flag, burned it and replaced it with a black banner bearing Islam’s declaration of faith – ‘There is no God but Allah.’

Before storming the grounds, demonstrators removed the embassy’s sign on the outer wall, set tyres ablaze and pelted the compound with rocks.

Yemeni security forces who rushed to the scene fired in the air and used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators and were eventually able to drive them out of the compound. It was not immediately clear whether anyone was inside the embassy at the time of the attack.

Some protestors held aloft banners declaring ‘Allah is Greatest’. Tyres blazed outside the compound and protesters scaled the walls.

‘We can see a fire inside the compound and security forces are firing in the air. The demonstrators are fleeing and then charging back,’ one witness said.

It was similar to an attack on the US Embassy in the Egyptian capital of Cairo on Tuesday night.

Witnesses said there were some injuries on both sides but gave no exact figures.

Yemen, a key U.S. ally, is home of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which is viewed by Washington as the most dangerous branch of the militant network established by Osama bin Laden.

Yemen is fighting an al Qaeda-backed insurrection largely in the south of the country. Its embassy in Washington did not report any casualties.

An embassy statement said Yemen’s government condemned the attack by protesters angry at a film seen as insulting to Islam, adding security forces had restored order at the complex.

‘Fortunately no casualties were reported from this chaotic incident. The government of Yemen will honour international obligations to ensure the safety of diplomats and will step up security presence around all foreign missions,’ the statement read.

The violence has raised worries that further protests could break out around the Muslim world as anger spreads over the film.

Yemen is home to al Qaida’s most active branch and the United States is the main foreign supporter of the Yemeni government’s counter-terrorism campaign.

Overnight there were further clashes outside the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt,  as well as protests in Tunisia, Sudan, and Morocco.
In Cairo, protests continued into early hours of this morning near Tahrir Square, the site of Egypt’s massive uprising last year.

With further street violence and demonstrations expected, Britain, the U.S. and their European allies stepped-up security at their embassies and consulates.

In Tunis, the Tunisian capital, police fired teargas and rubber bullets into the air to disperse a protest.

Around 200 protesters burned U.S. flags and chanted slogans such as ‘Obama, Obama, we are here for the triumph of Islam’.

The government on Tuesday announced that al Qaida’s No 2 leader in Yemen was killed in an apparent US airstrike, a major blow to the terror network.

The film Innocence of Muslims came to attention in Egypt after its trailer was dubbed into Arabic and posted on YouTube.

The video-sharing website blocked access to it yesterday.

The trailer depicts Mohammed as a fraud, a womaniser and a madman in an overtly ridiculing way, showing him having sex and calling for massacres.

As the scenes continued to spread to U.S. consulates in countries across the Middle East riot police were deployed to the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Indonesia.

The building in Jakarta was heavily guarded by riot police today, in anticipation of similar Muslim protests over the ‘blasphemous’ film.

In Germany the consular section of the U.S. embassy in Berlin was partially evacuated after an employee began struggling to breathe when he opened an envelope sent to the building.

Two other consular employees also felt unwell after touching the visa application papers contained in the envelope.

The three members of staff who handled the papers were sent to hospital, and dozens of other employees were evacuated from the embassy while police investigate.

U.S Ambassador Christopher Stevens was killed in a fire started when the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was stormed on Tuesday.

In response to the attacks the U.S. has launched a major military manhunt to find the terrorists responsible, announcing it is to send warships to the coast of Libya.

American drone aircraft are also expected to join the apparent terrorist hunt.

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  • Puggg

    We’ve already been through this.  The movie is largely a diversion or an excuse.  The real motivation was Al Qaeda using September 11 to start another revolution.

    • I’ve heard the same, the movie is a smokescreen, the Libyan guards who were supposed to be protecting the embassy told Al Qaeda where the ambassador was hiding in the building.

  • Defiant White

    This what happens when liberals invent foreign policy using the Rodney King School of Appeasement:  Why can’t we all get along?

    No Barak, we can’t all get along.  But I bet you’ll try to explain why we CAN to the widows, fathers and mothers of the dead Americans . . . letters which no doubt be signed by automatic pen since you’re too busy attending fund raisers . . .

  • IstvanIN

    Nobody would mess with us if, when our sovereign territory was attacked or our people killed, we just fire bombed an entire city in the offending country.   Think Dresden and Tokyo.  We do not need to invade.  We do not need to occupy.  I would guess that if we fire bombed just once or twice it would not happen again.

  • America, Britain and the west helped to liberate Libya from Gadafi in this ” Arab Spring ,” thinking that all of a sudden Libya would turn into a Swedish style of democracy. How naive.

    White liberals think we’re all the same, except for a few minor cosmetic differences but we know Arabs and muslims have a entirely different mindset from WASPS. Russia has the right idea, do not intervene in Syria, let them all kill each other. It saves us from doing it.

    • “Do not intervene in Syria.”

      Yes, Russia has the right idea, and so does Todd Akin.

      Again, I’m imploring everyone to take the hint.

    • IstvanIN

       The only middle eastern invention that made sense over the last 30 years was restoring the Emir in Kuwait (he was overthrown by an outside force).  Otherwise I believe we should allow them the type of government they want for themselves, not what we think works for them.

    • JohnEngelman

      For the foreseeable future the Islamic world is going to be in a lethal mood. We should encourage Moslems to fight each other. 

  • I find the phrase ” Arab Spring ” very irritating .

  • anmpr1

    The Russians and Chinese have the best idea.  Pay for what you take and then leave them alone.  Having anything to do with either Jews or Arabs is a no win proposition for White people in the West.   I don’t see Arabs burning Russian or Chinese embassies, and I don’t see Israel asking the Russians and Chinese to go to war for them.  The entire area is politically radioactive.  I guess we Americans are just lucky and have hit the daily double.

    • IstvanIN

       Stay out of their internal affairs and take swift, terrible action when they attack.

      Oh, and do not allow them to emigrate to your countries!

  • potato78

    It’s very fortune that U.S. has a Atlantic Ocean on left side and Pacific Ocean on right side.

    Unless they turned Canada and Mexico into Muslims country, then U.S. will be a next Israel or like Israel.

    • IstvanIN

       Unfortunately we ignore that advantage and import Muslims by the hundreds of thousands.

  • loyalwhitebriton
  • loyalwhitebriton

    The trailer depicts Mohammed a fraud, a womaniser and a madman..

    So, er, what’s new here?

    • TheTruthHurts4

       I guess the truth hurts.

  • guest

    Anyone who still thinks that Islam is a religion of peace after reading these stories is an idiot.  In the world of Islam, it’s either the muslims’ way or death.

    • IstvanIN

       Are you calling President Bush an idiot?

      • JohnEngelman

        Yes. 
                 
        He was also mistaken when he condemned “the soft bigotry of low expectations.” The failure of his No Child Left Behind demonstrates that for some individuals and groups low expectations are reasonable. 

    • BlueSky

       Anyone who still thinks that Islam is a religion  is an idiot.

  • anarchyst

    There is NO SUCH THING as a “moderate” muslim”. ALL muslims should be shipped out of MY country–NO EXCEPTIONS.
    Islam is a political system masquerading as a religion. The islamists and their fellow travelers are (mis)using our Constitution to destroy us . . .
    At this point in time, I DON’T CARE if I offend them (or anyone else for that matter). . .               

  • Dean_Wormers_Hot_Wife

    How many Yeminis will now swarm U. S. offices worldwide and claim “fear” about the Muslims at home and be given automatic No-Doc asylum here in America?

  • The muslims might be friendly to our face when we visit their shops, but when our back is turned they hate our guts, because to them we’re the infidel. 

  • refocus

    Another false flag?

  • Our future with Muslims is to hold our tongue and walk on egg shells. Any slight, real or concocted, will be a death sentence.

  • RisingReich

    I try to stay away from religion, but we need another Crusade. 

  • BaronBaal

    The latest news out claims the ambassador was raped before being beaten to death.

  • BaronBaal

    That’s what we get for unconditionally supporting Israel and invading those countries for their oil. 

  • mobilebay

    Why not announce that if they don’t disperse and quit their murderous ways, Mecca will disappear?

  • BaronBaal

    Thank you, K8, for answering the question Michael C. Scott posed to me. It’s all about the money. Gaddafi wanted to switch to the Euro and eventually switch to a gold standard and the US would have nothing of that! Before the US imperialists overthrew Gaddafi  Libya was the  richest country in all of Africa and when Gaddafi  was gone one of the first things the US government did was open an international bank whose domination dealt with the US $$$. If you want sources I can easily provide them, Michael C. Scott. 

  • BaronBaal

    And btw, Michael, didn’t you say you were married to a Japanese woman? If so, why are you so IGNORANT of international affairs? This isn’t a conspiracy theory … this is common knowledge…and quite frankly you disappoint me because I thought you to be a well informed, intelligent man.

  • Bantu Education

    “The only reason the world gives a crap about Arabs is the oil”

    Often said, and somewhat true but far too simplistic……..Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan – none of which have any (or much) oil but any one of which can cause big problems for the West     I know the last 2 are not “Arab” but they have the same deranged mentality so they might as well be lumped together.    

  • My friends and fellow Americans: we’ve all been HAD.  There is not now nor has there ever been a U.S. Consulate in Benghazi: Each and every 
    “U.S. EMBASSIES, CONSULATES, AND DIPLOMATIC MISSION” is listed at http://www.usembassy.gov
    and ONLY Tripoli is listed as an embassy, consular, or diplomatic site in Libya. If ANYONE has proof to the contrary, please post it here, or on my own blog at http://charleslincoln3.com, or else at 
    http://unifiedserenity.wordpress.com/tag/no-american-consulate-in-benghazi/ or yet in the alternative check out: http://www.jimstonefreelance.com
    but so far there is not one single shred of evidence that this “news item” is, was, or could be anything other than an invitation to join Israel in launching a pre-emptive strike on Iran…..
    Jim Stone sets out the details most succinctly: 
    3. There is no Benghazi consulate. Instead, someone rented a very nice home on the outskirts of town and trashed it. This would be Mossad all the way. None of the stories match and many different versions of this story are out there, even in the “official” press. It is obvious there is no root of truth to any of it. There are way too many obvious conflicts here to post and have people read through. They even screwed up and mapped the “consulate” to two different locations as linked below, an error obviously caused by the fact one does not exist.A. The “embassy vehicle” is not an embassy vehicle. The Ambassador came from an embassy. The U.S. embassies, especially in hostile areas, (and Libya would be one) ALWAYS send diplomats around in armored cars with bullet proof glass. What is burned up in the photos is just an ordinary civilian car with normal glass. And if it is not the one the “diplomat” used to get there, where is his car?B. I and others at this site managed to pull up articles related to the previous test run wag the dog regarding this “consulate”. One of these articles stated that the “consulate” opened in 2011, yet no where on the Department of State web site was this “consulate” listed. And the press is being careful to label it as “temporary” so they can maintain the excuse that it is not in any record. But 2011? If it was there since 2011 according to an Australian newspaper, well, it’s SEPTEMBER 2012 NOW, EXACTLY WHAT do they call “temporary?”C. None of the photos show a consulate. They show a fancy house, and not just any fancy house. According to the scale provided by the Guardian, the house is approximately 10,000 square feet and has an additional 3,000 square foot annex. So at this “consulate”, which as a “consulate” would need a maximum of 2,000 square feet to function, we have 13,000 square feet and a total of FOUR people who arrived in ONE car “staffing” it. YEAH RIGHT. Such an enormous size would spaciously employ at least 125 people in their own 100 square foot office. Where are the rest of them? If over 9 months is not enough to get people there to staff it, especially in a country where you would want it staffed, how much time is enough? Why would any “consulate” be so freaking huge? it’s size alone is BULLSHIT.D. In one of the stories we have mortars. In another we have “it burned to the ground” (a flat impossibility, it was concrete). In another story we have it got flamed. That definitely did happen, but what about the other two stories? Where are the holes in the concrete from it getting shelled?E. And, why is there a washing machine thrown into the swimming pool? Why is there trash strewn everywhere? Where is the flag pole? Is 9 months not enough to put one in? Where is the consulate placard, that all consulates have? Would a mob take the time to trash the place thoroghly in such a way? Folks, there is not even a temporary flag holder on the front, a requirement for ANY embassy or consulate. There is no trashed office furniture, no smashed office equipment, and if the looters were there to steal, why is a fancy front load washer at the bottom of the pool? That alone proves the place did not get robbed, so where is the rest stuff it should have? It would not have burned in it’s entireity, the governement uses too much metal office equipment, and what about the metal shells the computers would have had?F: And then we have the location. This “consulate”, which is supposed to perform ONE FUNCTION – handle paperwork so people can travel, had 13,000 square feet in a city of around 600,000 population and is located out in the middle of NOWHERE. From a functional standpoint, its placement is so stupid that by itself is a red flag. The appropriate arrangement for a consulate would be a 7/11 store sized rental unit on the third floor of an office building in the heart of the city.On top of this, the various news agencies can’t even get the location of the consulate straight, proof of a real story.The Daily Mail says it’s hereAnd the Guardian says it’s here (you have to click the little arrow that says next to make their animation work.Since the consulate is a fiction, both pictures will do because NO ONE is going to be able to check up on the story anyway. Last I heard, the State Department is no longer answering questions with regard to the consulate, probably because people can’t figure out where it really is.