Libyan Ambassador - September 13, 2012U.S.Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens
Killed Along with 3 Others During Protests & Riots September, 2012
Fleet Fights Fires & Fighters on Friday
Khartoum, Sudan - Septermber 12, 2012
Cairo, Egypt - September 16, 2012
Sana'a, Yemen - September, 2012
List goes on and there appears to be no end in sight.
Muslims say, "America is behind this . ."
News commentators say, "Al Qaida is the one"
Israelies say, "U.S. is not doing enough . ."
But who is really behind all of this?
Khartoum, Sudan - Sudanese Government Rejects U.S. Marines at U.S. Embassy Here
The United States offered to send in the Marines as addional security measure, here at Sundan's capital in Khartoum.
All the while clashes are taking place between protestors, demonstrators and police.
Foreign Minister Ali Ahmed Al Karti told reporters of SUNA, the news agency in Sundan, "We are most able to protect diplomatic missions in Khartoum and our state is totally committed to protecting our guests in diplomatic corps."
Al Karti's announcement of rejection of U.S. troops comes just after the U.S. said they were, "Sending in the Marines.." aas a means to firm up security measures within and around the U.S. Embassy there in Khartoum, Sundan's capital city.
Reports of gunfire from police and security guards during recent demonstrations around U.S. Embassy have some counsel officials concerned, especially after seeing protestors actually scaling up the walls of the compound area.
Troop deployment of U.S. Marines appears to have been postponed, at least for the time being, says one U.S. official, who spoke about this subject, although he was not authorized to give any details on troops movements.
Victoria Nuland, spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department says Sudan's government has "recommited to both public and private continuation of protection" for their mission, according to obligations under Vienna Convention.
"We have requested additional security precautions as a result of … damage to our embassy,” she said. “We are continuing to monitor the situation closely to ensure we have what we need to protect our people and facility."
The State Department ordered the departure of all family members and non-essential U.S. government personnel from posts in Sudan and Tunisia and issued travel warnings to the two countries due to security concerns over anti-American violence.
The department said while Sudan's government has taken steps to limit the activities of terrorist groups, some remain there and have threatened to attack Western interests. The terrorist threat level remains critical.
The State Department said the airport in Tunis was open and it encouraged all U.S. citizens to depart by commercial air. It said Americans in Tunisia should use extreme caution and avoid demonstrations.
Demonstrators in Sudan stormed the German Embassy before moving on in buses to the U.S. Embassy, where police also reportedly used tear gas to stop them from scaling the walls. The protests reportedly are related to demonstrations across the Muslim world against an anti-Islam film.
The Marine unit, known as a fleet anti-terrorism security team, was to be sent as a precautionary measure, officials said.
Similar teams were sent to Libya on Wednesday after the attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi, and to Yemen on Friday.
The Marines are in Yemen to deal with the aftermath of another attack on the U.S. Embassy in the capital city of Sanaa. They arrived in addition to an earlier contingent dispatched to Tripoli.
Pentagon spokesman George Little told Fox News the team being dispatched to Yemen also is a "precautionary measure."
Little repeated Saturday that a Marine platoon has been deployed to Tripoli but corrected his statement Thursday that a Marine security detachment was at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli on the day of the attack in Benghazi.
“I wanted to correct the record as soon as I learned that my statement was inaccurate,” he said. “I apologize for this error and any confusion it may have caused.”
Protestors reportedly jumped over U.S. Embassy walls in both Sudan and Tunisia. At least three people have been reported dead and another 28 have been wounded during the Tunisia attack. And protesters set fire to trees and broke windows inside the U.S. Embassy compound in Tunis, according to Reuters.
A senior U.S. official told Fox News that Tunisian security forces "have responded effectively" so far to the incident.
That is just a snapshot of the violent unrest playing out Friday, in the widest protests yet across the Muslim world.
The day of protests, which spread to around 20 countries, started small and mostly peacefully in countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The most violent demonstrations took place in the Middle East. In many places, only a few hundred took to the streets, mostly ultraconservative Islamists -- but the mood was often furious.
One protester was killed in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli in clashes with security forces, after a crowd of protesters set fire to a KFC and a Hardee's restaurant. Protesters hurled stones and glass at police in a furious melee that left 25 people wounded, 18 of them police.
Security forces in Egypt and Yemen fired tear gas and clashed with protesters to keep them away from U.S. embassies. And Germany's Foreign Minister says the country's embassy in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum was set partially on fire.
A senior State Department official said Friday that the administration has stood up a 24-hour "monitoring team to insure appropriate coordination." The official said the team is working with missions around the world "to protect American citizens."
The intense demonstrations, purportedly by people upset over an anti-Islam film, follow warnings by the State Department that the protests could spread across the region. The department, on its Twitter account, cautioned Thursday of sustained protests in Egypt, Oman and Jordan, among other places.
The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI also issued a joint intelligence bulletin warning that the violent outrage aimed at U.S. embassies could be spread to America by extremist groups.
In a statement to Fox News, a DHS official said that there is no specific, credible information at this time to indicate that the attacks have increased the threat of violent reaction in the U.S., but it will continue to identify potential threats and take appropriate measures.
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