September 21st, 2012
02:02 AM ET

Embassies close in fear of more protests

Several diplomatic facilities were shuttered Friday as many brace for intensified protests over the anti-Islam movie "Innocence of Muslims," as well as recently published cartoons in a French publication of a figure resembling the Prophet Mohammed.

Demonstrations have raged for days as many in the Muslim world are angry about the U.S.-made film mocking the Prophet Mohammed and the French cartoons. And some believe Friday prayers, a time of protest recently in the Middle East and North Africa, could add fuel to the fire.

Demonstrations occurred in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Thursday.

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  1. Hollywood

    Talk about limited attention spans.

    September 22, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    Some may theorize that that NASA saw the Soviets gaining ground for the “race for space” when sputnik (the first satallite in space) launced, as the reasoning behind the “fake it till ya make” doctored moon landing . It's well known that we had the technology in place to do so at the time; yet not in reality 'go to the moon'.

    September 22, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mary

    Bill Casing; a Analyst/Engineer who designed the rockets for NASA says what he saw o T.V. made him a skeptic. Among other discrepancies:
    * No stars in background
    * Flag was on an L-shaped pole, Yet... WHY was the bottom half still flapping as though wind was the cause
    * Light-source – the SUN being the ONLY light source Nothing else was brought to illuminate still photos that Armstrong shot
    * Some photos show the sun behind the subject, yet the front of that subject was clearly visible.
    * No crater left behind under Luner Module from a burn blast upon decent to the surface ... in still photos
    This evidence convinced Cashing that we NEVER went to the moon.
    Yet there's still more..(Cont)

    September 22, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mary

    Enter Thomas Ronald Barron – Safety inspector for NASA who testified to his findings. strange how he died 1 week later when a train his car; killing him, his wife, and step-daughter. Also odd that his written report went missing... never to be found. Could his findings have permanently halted the program? (cont)

    September 22, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mary

    Van Allen Radiation Belt...
    A thousand of miles THICK, with thin layers of lead based alluminum to protect from the high levels of radiation had to pass through, while we are safely tucked away... under a radiation vest getting our teeth x-rayed.

    All other missions were done below the "belt" ... lol, pardon the pun.
    (cont)

    September 22, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mary

    For me the three most conclusive pieces of evidence I found so far are: The Radiation belt, The light source as back-lighting... only to see the front of an object clearly visible, and the MOST damning IS ... the CROSS HAIRS which are permanently ETCHED ON THE LENS.
    Those cross hairs in the photos are shown to be covered by... the flag, Armstrong's shoulder, and objects in the foreground. If we really DID land on the moon... why are there so MANY discrepancies?

    September 22, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Hollywood

    All this death and mayhem because of a film? I doubt it. Close these embassies.

    September 22, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Race to outter space

    "bazi" lmao.

    September 22, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Cold War era

    Even by the time of the Soviet Union (USSR) forming out of Russia, STILL the US and USSR had not been able to replicate certain parts used in advanced Nazi technology war machines. Neither nation had the machines nor the highly skilled machinists Germany had, other than the ones they were able to smuggle out of Germany.
    Another problem ea. nation faced was secrecy. Not from each other, from their own citizens. The nazis were able to build their war machine in complete secrecy from not only their own citizens, but from everyone. They buillt underground in huge facilities that were dug by enslaved jews, who were later all gassed with Bayer zylon-B.
    No problemo. Start a "cold war" and ea. nation gets to build all the underground bases they want, with citizens thinking it's in defense of the immenent terrorist attack from the other.
    Until CERN was built, the largest underground facilities were all nazi.
    Both the USA and Russia are continuing certain nazi programs underground out of sight and mind of citizens.

    September 22, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    I shouldve known better than to ask a serious question that may require a debate, youre correct banasy, lol. And somehow i just KNEW i would get the same old lame c/p routine from *ahem* you know who. lol

    September 22, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Philip

    @chrissy. If I'm ever on trial and am guilty, I want 12 of you on the jury.
    Do you understand why I said that? I'm not putting you down. I'm both criticizing our justice system for allowing lawyers and attorneys to haggle over who gets to be on the jury. A defense attorney wants people who don't argue or debate, whereas a prosecuting attorney prefers detail oriented perfectionists. (in cases where the defendant is guilty but saying innocent)
    See?

    September 22, 2012 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Philip

    Some say it is rude to talk about someone when they're standing right here. Guess not, cupcake sweet peas. 🙂

    September 22, 2012 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    As for being both the jury and the judge, this case would be dismissed WITH prejudice only because you have presented only ONE source! Makes it appear you have much to hide, or youre biased. Either way no conviction.

    September 22, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    And my name is NOT cupcake nor sweet peas thanks.

    September 22, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Philip

    I said "both". One is the way our system of justice allows a jury to be haggled over as if at a livestock sale barn. The other is...
    Why aren't members of our gay community even slightly interested in Nazi Bayer AGs viral cancer program? The men running this program were all smuggled out of Germany to the US via recently declassified "operation paperclip". (other than the 8 Bayer officials prosecuted for expirimenting on jews by The Hague)
    The then secret US Viral Cance Reseach Project recieved congressional funding from 1964 until AIDS broke out of the lab and into the public. The US PROGRAM CONSUMED EVEN MORE CHIMPANZEES THAN THE NAZI PROGRAM. 50,000 African chimpanzees PER YEAR for over a decade were injected with various combinations of viruses, driving the animal to the brink of extinction. (we have shipping cargo manifests and bills of lading that prove how many chimps)
    And so guess who this program expirimented with next: gay men from Manhattan.
    One would think gay men would be happy to learn...

    September 22, 2012 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
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