September 14th, 2012
01:07 AM ET

Riot police, protesters clash outside US Embassy in Cairo

Riot police advanced on protesters outside the U.S. Embassy in Cairo shortly after dawn on Friday to quell a violent demonstration that raged through the night.

Police armed with shields and batons, backed by an armed personnel carrier, rushed a group of several hundred protesters, a move that came after U.S. President Barack Obama warned that relations with Egypt will be shaped by how the country responds to the violence.

"I don't think that we would consider them an ally, but we don't consider them an enemy," Obama told Telemundo in an interview that aired Thursday night.

If Egypt takes actions, Obama said, that "indicate they're not taking responsibilities, as all other countries do where we have embassies, I think that's going to be a real big problem."

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  1. Bo Jangles

    Why do the muslims get to have all the fun??I guess i will have to wait til America becomes a third world country

    September 14, 2012 at 2:32 am | Report abuse |
    • TruthHurts

      You won't have to wait long, Mr.Bo Jangles....with Amerian money "Federal Aid" steadily flow out to these countries, we will soon John them!

      September 14, 2012 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. schnitzelwurst

    When amerika hits critical mass (gdp>_ our natl debt = we will be a ^2d or ^3dworld country) then we can start to worry. until then kids will be kids.

    September 14, 2012 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  3. James

    The liberal propaganda ministry at CNN isn't reporting this but the FEDS are now loaning itself money and then printing more money to pay for it. The fed chairman announced this yesterday. Apparently we have maxed out our credit. We may get to see what being a 3rd world country is like very soon.

    September 14, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Sure@James.
    But then how else would we feed our lust for wars, military interventionism, MIC, military bases girdling the globe and expanding ? Lets print more money since we can't borrow any more.
    We shall be needing those greenbacks hot off the press as we head into Iran.

    September 14, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  5. GBergeron

    Are we so naive that we do not realize that the infamous video that is being blamed for the bombing of our embassies was not the reason, but it was the SIGNAL! Please, it does not take a rocket scientist to know that the coordinated attacks and bombings had already been planned. Those responsible were waiting for the signal!

    September 14, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ronvan

    YEP, the good old USA cannot solve its own problems, due to our "elected children", and yet we continue to pump tons of money into countries that only hate us! Bring ALL americans HOME! Military & ambassadors! Those that stay will be on their OWN!! It still amazes me that with the weapons & technology we do have, and what we DO NOT know about, that we HAVE to put "boots on the ground" YES, we needed "boots on the ground" during WAR, and even though we consider this to be a "War on Terror" it is totally different! IF we are to beleive what we are being told these terrorists are SMALL groups!? Soooo, for me, intelligence, smart bombs, drones, etc., are alot more effective, can accomplish the job, without "troops on the ground". IF, again, we are to beleive that we HAVE to do these things because of "National Security", WE are in alot more trouble than we think! For those countries that harbor, protect, allow terrorists to live within their borders! Let them deal with it and IF an attack on US soil happens then they WILL face the FULL retaliation, from the air, until THEY destroy them, throw them out of their country!

    September 15, 2012 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |