Middle East News Update 9-13-12
Middle East News Update
For September 13, 2012
Editor's Note: The escalating situation in the region with Muslim protests could dramatically alter the outcome U.S. presidential election and could force Israel to cancel plans for an attack Iran this fall or it may trigger an Iranian attack. It could also prompt President Obama to change his mind about attacking Iran, if he suddenly finds a need to present himself to voters as a leader and not a coward. The Muslim outrage is still in its developmental stage and could continue for at least several days and or could trigger a regional war.
US Ambassador to Libya Assassinated
Amid Mob Riots in Benghazi
US Marines & Warshps Dispatched For Extra Security
A riot broke out at the US consulate in Benghazi on Tuesday (9/11) setting the building on fire. The US Ambassador to Libya and 3 other Americans were killed in the aftermath, apparently by an organized terror group. For details, LINK HERE.
In the aftermath, the Pentagon is dispatching 2 naval destroyers to Libyan waters for possible use in launching missile strikes against any terrorist camp responsible for the assassination. More details, LINK HERE.
There is new concern that Al Qaeda may have been behind the assassination of America's Libyan Ambassador. For details, LINK HERE.
More Anti-American Protests:
US Embassies Attacked in Egypt & Yemen
For a second straight day, the US embassy in Cairo, Egypt was the focal point of riots by Muslims angry over an anti-Islamic video made in the United States and posted on the YouTube internet website. A similar riot broke at the U.S. embassy in Yemen.
Cairo authorities battled angry Muslim protestors on Thursday using tear gas and water cannons to stem the riot in front of the US embassy. The Muslim Brotherhood is calling for a "million man march" on Friday after morning prayers are completed. The plan is to march on the US embassy once again.
Meanwhile, anti-terror experst warn that such protests are likely to spread to other US embassies across the region. More details, LINK HERE and also LINK HERE.
Israeli Arabs Protest Against US in Tel Aviv
Israeli Arab Lawmaker Warns of 'Armageddon'
U.S. State Dep't Alerts Americans Abroad
More Demonstrations Planned
for Friday in Cairo
Dubbed as a "Friday of Anger"
Muslim Brotherhood Behind Planning
The Muslim Brotherhood is organizing what they hope will be a million man protest to take place after Friday prayers in front of the US Embassy in Cairo. More details, LINK HERE.