Sep. 12th, 2012

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Fuck Sept. 11. Should have listened to the "ignore the news" plan, and should now be ignoring the entire conversation following the news. But here we go: is this right?

Trying to find good news sources. Once again Al-Jazeera seems to have reasonable coverage of the facts all around.

What I get out of this and others is that an amazing amount of religious tension internationally has been created by Terry Jones, the "burn a Qur'an on Sept. 11 2010" pastor guy, since he thought Sept. 11 2012 was a GREAT time to spread talk about this strongly anti-Islamic film (possibly created by an Israeli-American guy with 100 donors). And two things happened.

1. There was a protest in Egypt, about the film, which affected mainly a flag, but is being called an "attack" by most US sources, because
2. There was an actual attack on the US consulate in Libya, killing 14 people of whom 4 are Americans (one the ambassador), and the US is digging for terrorist connections.

And so far the responses to this are mostly useless, except for responses like Romney's which are worse than useless.

About right? Analysis? :(

ETA: Here's some analysis that looks to be useful, and here's some Egyptian and Libyan netizens denouncing the violence.

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