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2012-09-13 07:46:49 AM
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2012-09-13 07:47:14 AM

Thunderpipes: Need to take the kid gloves off and leave them off. Pussy McHopeChange is just like Carter.


You douches need to get your talking points straight. Is Obama a war monger for sending over those drones and having bin Laden killed instead of captured or is he a pussy for not invading a few random countries in response to a riot?
 
2012-09-13 07:47:35 AM
I thought we would be waking up to interesting news, but i figured ir would be back at the ongoing protests in cairo. Its funny watching the lefties continue to minimize these events as "oh we have extremists on both side" while we watch this continue to engulf the whole arab world. Whats funny is that these protests are coming from the salafists who we helped bring to power, its the moderates and liberals who should be the most pissed off at us.
 
2012-09-13 07:47:50 AM

way south: So instead of blaming it on bad foreign policy or intolerant people who think storming embassies is a good idea, so far Fark has blamed it on:

1. The Jews.
2. Freedom of speech in the US.
3. An amateur film maker.
4. Israel (The Jews).
5. The CIA.
6. Drugs.
7. The Arab Spring.
8. Mitt Romney.


The blame can be laid at the feet of the ex-CIA (5) amateur film maker (3) who was an Israeli (4) Jew (1) drug addict (6) upset about the Arab Spring (7) & US foreign policy (-1) and exercised his freedom of speech (2) at the direction of Mitt Romney (8) in order to incite the intolerant (0).

Wake up, Sheeple!
 
2012-09-13 07:48:00 AM

way south: Diplomacy can't happen if some idiot is taking a dump in your conference room whenever he finds something to be outraged about.


A regular, healthy bowel movement does more to promote peace, understanding, and cooperation than diplomacy does.
 
2012-09-13 07:48:32 AM

Mugato: Thunderpipes: Need to take the kid gloves off and leave them off. Pussy McHopeChange is just like Carter.

You douches need to get your talking points straight. Is Obama a war monger for sending over those drones and having bin Laden killed instead of captured or is he a pussy for not invading a few random countries in response to a riot?


I don't think Romney is the Quantum Candidate anymore
 
2012-09-13 07:49:39 AM
Places where oppression and ignorance reign protest against a country whose culture threatens that...after I got past the shock of it, I just really feel sorry for these people. They will never know peace or stability as long as the many are ruled by the few who use religion and violence as a means of suppression.
 
2012-09-13 07:49:48 AM

ChuDogg: Whats funny is that these protests are coming from the salafists who we helped bring to power, its the moderates and liberals who should be the most pissed off at us.


You and Mitt seem to find the death of Americans funny for some reason. Why is that?
 
2012-09-13 07:50:22 AM
Dear Religious Fundamentalists of Planet Earth,

We are tired of playing these games.
Go Fark yourselves.


I don't want this fundamentalism crap. Christians, Muslims, whatever. It seems like the fundies of the world are itching for a holy war ALL SIDES INCLUDED.
This isn't Egypt or Libya or Yemen alone. This is 'our religion is supreme'!

Not national boundaries, rational boundaries.
 
2012-09-13 07:50:38 AM
s8.postimage.org
 
2012-09-13 07:51:14 AM

Thunderpipes: Obama is a peace guy. Why are they still mad? He is on their side.

Why aren't there heavily armed marines stationed at our embassies? Anyone gets on the gates like that, you shoot them. Have air support standing by in case you need heavy fire support. Problem solved.

Need to take the kid gloves off and leave them off. Pussy McHopeChange is just like Carter.


Yeah, I think the State Department has some answering to do. What exactly is our security footing at these embassies. You know, we don't have a spotless history with those things over there.

The Libyan thing is kind of baffling. Apparently there have been other recent attacks on that consulate and those of other nations in that area. We've had drones checking out terror cell areas around there since mid-summer. The diplomat that got killed even raised the terrorist issue with Washington.

This sucks. We look completely unprepared.
 
2012-09-13 07:53:08 AM

bborchar: Places where oppression and ignorance reign protest against a country whose culture threatens that...after I got past the shock of it, I just really feel sorry for these people. They will never know peace or stability as long as the many are ruled by the few who use religion and violence as a means of suppression.


Oh the irony.
 
2012-09-13 07:53:53 AM

HotWingConspiracy: A lot of right wingers became experts on embassy security yesterday it seems.

"I don't understand why Obama didn't order the space marines to descend from our moon base to decimate the entire nation of Libya! This was common practice in the Reagan era! I weep for this nation."


I know, because this list of embassy attacks below didn't happen:

2002
June 14, Karachi, Pakistan: bomb explodes outside American consulate in Karachi, Pakistan, killing 12. Linked to al-Qaeda.

2004
Dec. 6, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: terrorists storm the U.S. consulate, killing 5 consulate employees. 4 terrorists were killed by Saudi security.

2006
Sept. 13, Damascus, Syria: an attack by four gunman on the American embassy is foiled.

2007
Jan. 12, Athens, Greece: the U.S. embassy is fired on by an anti-tank missile causing damage but no injuries.

2008
Sept. 16, Yemen: a car bomb and a rocket strike the U.S. embassy in Yemen as staff arrived to work, killing 16 people, including 4 civilians. At least 25 suspected al-Qaeda militants are arrested for the attack.
 
2012-09-13 07:54:11 AM
We have armed Marines on embassy grounds, right? They have automatic rifles available, right?

Why are the protesters who've crossed onto embassy grounds even alive?
 
2012-09-13 07:54:14 AM

way south: Father_Jack: HotIgneous Intruder: orbister: Cpl.D: I thought they equipped all US embassies with that active denial system. It really would've been helpful, here.

Yes, because angry peasants are never a match for high tech weapons systems, as the three month US actions in Afghanistan and Iraq showed.

Two Marines with rifles could take care of that climbing-the-gate problem.
No will to fight? Poor leadership? What's the problem here?

Probably safer and less inflammatory to just hide in the panic room and let them riot and then go home after a few hours of flag and tire burning. Sweet up the glass, hire a cleaning crew, sweet up the trash and GBTW.

Havent you read any history? You start shooting people and things get really out of hand really quick. I would imagine the Marines guarding the compound know what theyre doing, and if theyre not shooting biatches then no biatches gonna be shot.

I would imagine the Libyan govt is rather embarrassed and saying all sorts of apologies to Washington and will round up some guys to torture to death for us as compensation for the dead diplomat and EVE Online/Something Awful admin. The rest of the riots will probably be allowed to run their course.

Except that at the Libyan embassy, the Libyan guards themselves were shooting back. Their hands weren't bound by some absurd policy against self defense.

If you make it a habit of being passive, people are going to think that looting the place whenever your jimmies are ruffled is the norm. They'll be in that building every month and this risks a greater diplomatic riff.
What's worse is even the locals will stop helping when they realize you aren't covering your own bases.

This is an embassy, not a playground. Put some razor wire round that biatch, electrify the fences, arm the guards and use every technological trick to your advantage.
Diplomacy can't happen if some idiot is taking a dump in your conference room whenever he finds something to be outraged about.


Who's talking about any „absurd policy against self defense"?

Ill boil it down to little words since evidently youre projecting Vietnam era rules of engagement into a situation where they don't exist:

We don't know what is going on there, and the marines guarding the gates do. If they think they'll need to kill people to protect themselves, im sure they will. Historically speaking, using deadly force against protestors, even unruly rioting ones, has often resulted in things escalating and getting much worse than if the riot had just occurred and blown itself out. As such its employed as a very last resort. Neither you nor I can evaluate whats going on from our comfy computers on different continents. But since we've not heard that deadly force has been used, I suppose we can assume it hasn't been because it doesn't need to be. Im sure the marines know what theyre doing, don't you? Or are you calling our marines cowards?
 
2012-09-13 07:54:21 AM

AndreMA: way south: So instead of blaming it on bad foreign policy or intolerant people who think storming embassies is a good idea, so far Fark has blamed it on:

1. The Jews.
2. Freedom of speech in the US.
3. An amateur film maker.
4. Israel (The Jews).
5. The CIA.
6. Drugs.
7. The Arab Spring.
8. Mitt Romney.


The blame can be laid at the feet of the ex-CIA (5) amateur film maker (3) who was an Israeli (4) Jew (1) drug addict (6) upset about the Arab Spring (7) & US foreign policy (-1) and exercised his freedom of speech (2) at the direction of Mitt Romney (8) in order to incite the intolerant (0).

Wake up, Sheeple!


For a total score of 31! Not bad.
 
2012-09-13 07:54:27 AM
www.battleswarmblog.com
 
2012-09-13 07:54:33 AM

Sgt Stubby: An armed response to intruders, be it at your business, home, embassy (or even country) is something that liberals do NOT tolerate. You must call the police and hope that they arrive in time.

Otherwise... somebody might get hurt.


God, you people are so full of shiat.
 
2012-09-13 07:55:36 AM

duckfarkit: Sweet baby Jesus. The reverb from the Arab Spring. I so want Obama to handle this well; otherwise this is ammo for the rtards & a recipe for disaster


You want Obama to handle it well for political reasons, not for the betterment of our country and the safety of the people in the embassy? You are no better than the Republicans who root for America to fail to spite Obama.
 
2012-09-13 07:55:41 AM
after 4 years of Obama they love us now. thanks liberals
 
2012-09-13 07:56:19 AM

SlothB77: after 4 years of Obama they love us now. thanks liberals


Thanks to all the Anti-Muslim videos and sentiment Obama is spewing out, who could blame them?
 
2012-09-13 07:57:32 AM
This ain't pretty. I wonder how long it will take to finally spread to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem?
 
2012-09-13 07:58:56 AM

Father_Jack: way south: Father_Jack: HotIgneous Intruder: orbister: Cpl.D: I thought they equipped all US embassies with that active denial system. It really would've been helpful, here.

Yes, because angry peasants are never a match for high tech weapons systems, as the three month US actions in Afghanistan and Iraq showed.

Two Marines with rifles could take care of that climbing-the-gate problem.
No will to fight? Poor leadership? What's the problem here?

Probably safer and less inflammatory to just hide in the panic room and let them riot and then go home after a few hours of flag and tire burning. Sweet up the glass, hire a cleaning crew, sweet up the trash and GBTW.

Havent you read any history? You start shooting people and things get really out of hand really quick. I would imagine the Marines guarding the compound know what theyre doing, and if theyre not shooting biatches then no biatches gonna be shot.

I would imagine the Libyan govt is rather embarrassed and saying all sorts of apologies to Washington and will round up some guys to torture to death for us as compensation for the dead diplomat and EVE Online/Something Awful admin. The rest of the riots will probably be allowed to run their course.

Except that at the Libyan embassy, the Libyan guards themselves were shooting back. Their hands weren't bound by some absurd policy against self defense.

If you make it a habit of being passive, people are going to think that looting the place whenever your jimmies are ruffled is the norm. They'll be in that building every month and this risks a greater diplomatic riff.
What's worse is even the locals will stop helping when they realize you aren't covering your own bases.

This is an embassy, not a playground. Put some razor wire round that biatch, electrify the fences, arm the guards and use every technological trick to your advantage.
Diplomacy can't happen if some idiot is taking a dump in your conference room whenever he finds something to be outraged about.

Who's t ...


He would prefer that we go back to the good old Republican way of doing it like putting a bunch of Marines in Beirut where they are shot at daily, not even allowing them to load their weapons, then doing nothing in response when a truck bomb kills a couple hundred of them.
 
2012-09-13 07:59:11 AM

CaptainBeer: WTF?!! I'm Irish and WE don't get this stupid even while drunk!


ah but these guys are sober stupid which is much more scary.
 
2012-09-13 07:59:14 AM

LawrencePerson: Barack Obama/Smart Diplomacy.jpeg


I know. Awesome news, right! Just try not to get too excited and shoot a load in your pants. Libtards might find recent semen stains as "unseemly" at a time like this.
 
2012-09-13 07:59:17 AM

Cheviot: We have armed Marines on embassy grounds, right? They have automatic rifles available, right?

Why are the protesters who've crossed onto embassy grounds even alive?


The protesters now are unarmed. If we started killing unarmed people now it would create a full on battle before our Marines got there. We would reallllllyyy look good shooting unarmed kids.
 
2012-09-13 07:59:19 AM

common sense is an oxymoron: In other news, the maker of the film that started it all has gone into hiding, his spokesman was chosen because he leads anti-Islamic protests at mosques and schools, and the cast claims that much of the dialogue was dubbed in without their knowledge or consent.

Link

Also...

"We went into this knowing this was probably going to happen"




Because the real problem here is too much free speech.
 
2012-09-13 07:59:52 AM

Mugato: Thunderpipes: Need to take the kid gloves off and leave them off. Pussy McHopeChange is just like Carter.

You douches need to get your talking points straight. Is Obama a war monger for sending over those drones and having bin Laden killed instead of captured or is he a pussy for not invading a few random countries in response to a riot?


He's a war monger when it's politically advantageous for the GOP, but he's a pussy when it's politically advantageous for the GOP.

It's really quite simple.
 
2012-09-13 08:00:53 AM

Skleenar: HotWingConspiracy: A lot of right wingers became experts on embassy security yesterday it seems.

"I don't understand why Obama didn't order the space marines to descend from our moon base to decimate the entire nation of Libya! This was common practice in the Reagan era! I weep for this nation."

I know, because this list of embassy attacks below didn't happen:

2002
June 14, Karachi, Pakistan: bomb explodes outside American consulate in Karachi, Pakistan, killing 12. Linked to al-Qaeda.

2004
Dec. 6, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: terrorists storm the U.S. consulate, killing 5 consulate employees. 4 terrorists were killed by Saudi security.

2006
Sept. 13, Damascus, Syria: an attack by four gunman on the American embassy is foiled.

2007
Jan. 12, Athens, Greece: the U.S. embassy is fired on by an anti-tank missile causing damage but no injuries.

2008
Sept. 16, Yemen: a car bomb and a rocket strike the U.S. embassy in Yemen as staff arrived to work, killing 16 people, including 4 civilians. At least 25 suspected al-Qaeda militants are arrested for the attack.


Well yeah, but at least Bush sent a SEAL team to get bin Laden. WTF has Obama done?!
 
2012-09-13 08:01:10 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Who benefits the most from an America that is outraged at Islamists?

My Christmas lights are tangled.


yeah all it takes is a couple of agent provocateurs and that stupid video.
typical Mossad false flag job.
 
2012-09-13 08:01:22 AM

HotWingConspiracy: ChuDogg: Whats funny is that these protests are coming from the salafists who we helped bring to power, its the moderates and liberals who should be the most pissed off at us.

You and Mitt seem to find the death of Americans funny for some reason. Why is that?


You seem to not be able to discuss anything without mentioning mitt romney. Well if we he does win i guess at least we'll be able to watch another round of BDS in the fark comments.
 
2012-09-13 08:02:09 AM

Beauf: Nofun: TV's Vinnie: You know what? F*CK IT! I'm not going to get worked up about a bunch of butthurt donkey-molesters in some craphole Islamist country anymore. Haters gonna hate. Period. Nothing we do short of blowing them up will effect them.

Just

blow

them

up!



An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind. If we want the moral high ground, we must act like it.

No, it leaves the whole world one-eyed and I would prefer that my enemy share my lack of depth perception. That being said, we have to be smart about how we do it. GW's approach to ridding the world of terrorists (and that of most of the right wing "just blow 'em all up" crowd) was somewhat akin to ridding the world of starfish by cutting off their arms and throwing them back into the water. I prefer the well planned surgical strike on the people responsible.


Now here's what really interests me. What would have happened if we hadn't invaded Afghanistan or Iraq? What if Bush had just killed Bin Laden and gone after Al Qaeda? Seems like we would have save trillions of dollars and accomplished about the same thing as we have today.
 
2012-09-13 08:02:18 AM

Another Government Employee: This ain't pretty. I wonder how long it will take to finally spread to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem?


wat
 
2012-09-13 08:02:50 AM
The root cause of all this is CLEAN AIR.

If we did not use ethanol as an additive to our gasoline, to curb air pollution, instead of cancer causing MTBE, then the price of corn MIGHT be lower.
 
2012-09-13 08:03:50 AM

ChuDogg: HotWingConspiracy: ChuDogg: Whats funny is that these protests are coming from the salafists who we helped bring to power, its the moderates and liberals who should be the most pissed off at us.

You and Mitt seem to find the death of Americans funny for some reason. Why is that?

You seem to not be able to discuss anything without mentioning mitt romney. Well if we he does win i guess at least we'll be able to watch another round of BDS in the fark comments.


Just drawing a parallel between you and Mitt. But we can leave him out of it, why do you think dead Americans are funny?

/he's not going to win
 
2012-09-13 08:04:38 AM

Emracool the Aeons Hip: SlothB77: after 4 years of Obama they love us now. thanks liberals

Thanks to all the Anti-Muslim videos and sentiment Obama is spewing out, who could blame them?




Because the real problem here is too much free speech #4,375,127
 
2012-09-13 08:04:40 AM

HotWingConspiracy: Well yeah, but at least Bush sent a SEAL team to get bin Laden. WTF has Obama done?!


I know. He spends so much time on his RC airplane hobby, he doesn't have time to deal with terrorists.
 
2012-09-13 08:05:04 AM
Tamater

Romney's statement condemning Obama's response to this attack due any minute now.

Response like going to bed while the embassy is burning and the Ambassador is missing? Who could criticize such bold leadership?
 
2012-09-13 08:05:29 AM
farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2012-09-13 08:05:33 AM

jso2897: Sgt Stubby: nmemkha: While the "outrage" is most likely an excuse to vent anger at the US, the producers of the film were callously negligent. Free Speech is a right, but with every right comes a responsibility. They knew there would be violence at the release of the film and yet they released it anyway.


That's a great indictment against the insanity and evil of islam. It also sums up the left's apologetic/symbiotic relationship with the global jihad quite succinctly.

Good job!

Man, i don't know. Do you really think it's about this video? At first, I kind of thought it was, but this is looking more and more concerted and coordinated with each passing day. Libya and yemen, in particular, have AlQaeda's fingerprints all over them. The video is an embarrassment to any adult, but I'm starting to doubt that it is really the cause of all this.


This. I don't think the date of these riots and attacks is a coincidence. If Al Qaeda is behind it, they are using the video as a way of manipulating the people into anger. It also provides cover to mask the true cause of these likely coordinated attacks. People in power have always used angry fundamentalists as their useful idiots, getting them all riled up and setting them loose. (See the Tea Party during the Health Care town halls back in 2009.)

Perhaps they are trying to make Obama look bad in retaliation for the death of Bin Ladin among other things. They might want to return to the days when Bush pretty much ignored them and instead destabilized Iraq for them. I might be wrong about that, but I'm pretty sure all this is coordinated.
 
2012-09-13 08:06:38 AM
The trolls are really coming out of the woodwork here.
 
2012-09-13 08:06:56 AM
Islam is a cancer
 
2012-09-13 08:08:35 AM

Joe Six-Keg: cman: Joe Six-Keg: duckfarkit: Sweet baby Jesus. The reverb from the Arab Spring. I so want Obama to handle this well; otherwise this is ammo for the rtards & a recipe for disaster

Problem is, no matter how the President handles it, it's ammo for the Tea Party/Republicans/Neocons. Pathetic that such things are politicized so freaking badly, and that there are some people who are cheering for the deaths of Americans just to make "the other side" look bad.

Do you realize the irony in your post?

I think it would be more ironic if we were all made of iron.

/yes, yes I do.


I'm 40% Iron.
*clank* *clank*
 
2012-09-13 08:08:38 AM
AverageAmericanGuy
(favorite: Blamed "right" and "dirty jews" for Family Research Council shooting & embassy attacks)

Who benefits the most from an America that is outraged at Islamists?

My Christmas lights are tangled.

You're cute. You see conspiracies everywhere
 
2012-09-13 08:08:50 AM

soporific: Perhaps they are trying to make Obama look bad in retaliation for the death of Bin Ladin among other things. They might want to return to the days when Bush pretty much ignored them and instead destabilized Iraq for them. I might be wrong about that, but I'm pretty sure all this is coordinated.


Not to get all tinfoil-y on you. But something about the provenance of the movie that allegedly sparked all this violence is pretty fishy.
 
2012-09-13 08:09:29 AM

HotWingConspiracy: Another Government Employee: This ain't pretty. I wonder how long it will take to finally spread to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem?

wat


Look at it like a Colorado Wildfire. All the military actions have been attempts to cut fire lines to keep it from spreading. At this point, all the unrest completely surrounds Israel. Sooner or later, the Muslim majority there WILL join in.
 
2012-09-13 08:10:56 AM

lucksi: So, how about arresting the one who made the film and charge him with murder and inflicting riots?

If you can charge a fleeing criminal with murder when police shoot some bystanders, you can charge the religious lunatic who made the movie as well.


Words should beget more words, not inappropriate actions. Shame on you for trying to limit others' free speech!
 
2012-09-13 08:11:31 AM

Joe Blowme: Islam Religion is a cancer


FTFY
 
2012-09-13 08:11:39 AM
Good lord people....what the fark? I see post after post blaming the film maker for this, and wanting to throw him to the angry crowd and such..........WTF? So we're groveling at the feet of Islam now, and telling them that freedom of speech means nothing to us? Fark them, and fark you "apologists" too. Yes, the guy who made the video is an idiot. Being an idiot is not illegal, storming a foreign embassy is illegal. Insinuating that the film maker is somehow responsible for people rioting and killing people is pretty hilariously close to blaming a rape victim for wearing a revealing dress. Yes, the video was provocative. That is not illegal, killing people is illegal, even over there. There is only one group at fault here, and that is the rioters. If you can't deal with a random Youtube video without rioting, then you are a farking bunch of idiots deserving of zero respect. Pick literally anything on the planet and you can probably find a youtube video ridiculing it. If you find something that hasn't been ridiculed yet, let me know, and I'll make one myself. Islam shouldn't be the only thing on the planet you're not allowed to ridicule. Fark them.
 
2012-09-13 08:11:59 AM

nmemkha: LL316: nmemkha: While the "outrage" is most likely an excuse to vent anger at the US, they producers of the film were callously negligent. Free Speech is a right, but with every right comes a responsibility. They knew there would be violence at the release of the film and yet they released it anyway. Unfortunately, its not their loved ones who are dying, but innocent people caught up in an unnecessary firestorm.

Totally agree with this, but don't go putting the fault there. The fault lies with the animals who react this way over a movie, not the movie maker himself. It's the rapist, not the low cut dress that commits the bad act.

The film was purposely made to antagonize. Demonstrating how I raped your lover in front of you is bound to elicit a negative reaction right? Its not my fault you got angry and assaulted me, right?


Ok, so you make that demonstration and I go and kill someone at the McDonalds up the street. Your fault, right?
 
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