Carney: Protests not directed at the United States

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September 15, 2012

BY: Washington Free Beacon

White House press secretary Jay Carney said Friday the violent protests throughout the Middle East are not directed at the United States or U.S. policy but are a response to a YouTube video:

CARNEY: We also need to understand that this is a fairly volatile situation and it is in response not to United States policy, and not to, obviously, the administration, or the American people, but it is in response to a video, a film that we have judged to be be reprehensible and disgusting. That in no way justifies any violent reaction to it, but this is not a case of protests directed at the United States writ large or at U.S. policy, this is in response to a video that is offensive to Muslims.

Again, this is not in any way justifying violence, and we have spoken very clearly out against that and condemned it. And the president is making sure in his conversations with leaders around the region that they are committed as hosts to diplomatic facilities to protect both personnel and buildings and other facilities that are part of the U.S. representation in those countries.

The protests which began earlier this week have expanded rapidly across the Middle East on Friday.

Protesters attacked the U.S. Embassies in Tunis and Sudan; Tunisian protesters smashed windows and lit fires inside the embassy compound, while gunfire could be heard. Images of a dark column of smoke over the Tunisian site have circulated on the Internet Friday.

According to a page on the State Department’s website describing what an embassy is, an attack on an embassy is considered an attack on that country.

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  • RonLivaudais

    We ought to nuke them for the response to the video, so they will never respond like that again…
    The reality is that the violence was premeditated and they use the video as justification, an excuse for the violence, which aint so…

  • Rattlerjake

    If that is true, then I say we send each of these countries a nuke and not because we have anything against these countries, but because of that movie.

  • Pam

    The Whitehouse’s spin on this horrible situation is disgusting but to think that they will no doubt convince countless in-name-only Americans that their lies are true, is truly disheartening. I weep for my country.

  • CTH

    Jay Carney is an accomplished liar, just not as good at it as his boss Obutthead.

  • Buzz

    That is the largest pile of manure that I have ever heard from anyone in U.S. government in the entire 74 years of my life. That this little dweeb has the gall to expect any American to believe the drivel that emenates from the administration through him is a direct insult to anyone who considers themselves an American.

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