Muslim Protestors Attack U.S. Embassy in Yemen Chanting “Death to America”
Muslim protestors launched yet another attack Thursday morning, this time on the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen. Reports state that the protesting mob stormed the consulate chanting “death to America,” breaking through an outer perimeter and setting fire to a building within the compound. Eyewitnesses say security forces eventually opened fire, using rubber bullets and tear gas on the angry demonstrators.
The unrest in Egypt is also escalating, with thousands of angry protestors filling the streets.
Following the attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya on Tuesday, the Navy positioned a warship off the coast with another is on its way. Dozens of Marines are now on the ground protecting what’s left of the embassy there.
On Monday al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri called on Libyans to rise up against the Americans and there is now new intelligence from the deadly attack in Benghazi which suggests the attack wasn’t just from an angry mob of protestors, but an orchestrated assault. A terrorist group with allegiance to al Qaeda has claimed responsibility. It’s believed the attack was timed to coincide with the 9/11 anniversary.
Today in Libya protestors filled the streets in support of the United States, condemning the attack on the U.S. Embassy and mourning the loss of Ambassador Stevens. (check out page 2 for Mitt Romney’s scalding of the Obama administrations handling of this latest crisis in the middle east)