Pics, on-scene reports: Heavy gunfire as mob storms US embassy in Sanaa, Yemen; Update: Yemeni president apologizes, promises mob will be prosecuted

Chaos and violence continued to spread in the Middle East today as a mob shouting “death to America” stormed the U.S. embassy compound in Sanaa, Yemen, setting fires, burning the American flag and looting the embassy.

Egypt, Libya, Yemen — how many more attacks on American diplomatic missions will we see before President Obama starts bothering with his intelligence briefings? How many more murders of American citizens?

But, you know, as he told a cheering crowd in Vegas, he had a “tough day.”

More from the AP:

The protesters breached the usually tight security around the embassy and reached the compound grounds but did not enter the main building housing the offices. Once inside the compound, they brought down the U.S. flag, burned it and replaced it with a black banner bearing Islam’s declaration of faith — “There is no God but Allah.”

Before storming the grounds, demonstrators removed the embassy’s sign on the outer wall, set tires ablaze and pelted the compound with rocks.

No casualties have been reported yet:

Journalist Adam Baron was on the scene this morning.

Blogger Atiaf Alwazir also witnessed the violence.

Naturally, the lapdoggies at MSDNC are focusing on what really matters as violence continues to erupt.


Possible lapdog media response:

Meanwhile, Egypt’s president is urging legal action in the U.S. against the makers of the Mohammed film.

Violence continues in Cairo.

And protests have spread to Iran and Bangladesh.

Twitchy will monitor the situation in the Middle East and update as developments occur.

  • Paul C.

    Obama’s policy in full bloom, wake up people. some people don’t like Glenn Beck but he predicted this almost 2 years ago a Calaphate.

    • Conservativeanarchist

      Yes, so did Hannity and Rush….and me.

  • allenbarr

    i see the resembalence of occupy wall street and foriegn protesrers. They look identical.

    • ozconservative

      At least OWS don’t wipe their arse with ONLY their left hand after taking a dump. They use their right as well.

  • J.N. Ashby

    Another country of savages from whom we should cut whatever free money that we probably already give them. Edit: I’ll give some credit to the President of Yemen for, at least, being on the appropriate side of the apology for this. Also: Fine start you’re off to, Egypt. Glad “democracy” finally worked out!

  • Elaine

    Oh GREAT! They took the computers. No information on those!

    • TugboatPhil

      Luckily Bradley Manning already gave away all that info.

  • gator

    Where next. Are any Americans out protesting in front of the Yemeni, Libyan or Egytian embassies in DC? I see the Egyptian president wants to bring charges against the film maker. More than likely Obama will kowtow to him, try to bring charges against the film maker and when they cant find anything, have him audited.

  • nc

    Fox News is reporting that the Cuban foreign minister is condemning the consulate attacks, saying violence against foreign embassies is never acceptable “under any circumstances.”

    Gee, even the Castro Brothers get it.

  • Right Wired

    They can’t do that! Don’t they know Obama gots the Peace Prize?

  • Right Wired

    Look! One took an HP printer..boy is that guy gonna rage when he finds out how much ink cartridges cost these days.

    • Tim Johns

      One has to wonder how many computers they took also and what sensitive information is on them.Personally, I’m sick of seeing these people on our embassy grounds, do we not have marines stationed at these locales and if so is the plan to simply have them watch as our enemies waltz off with what could be vital intelligence?

    • TugboatPhil

      He’s also probably wondering what that wire with the plug on the end is for too.

  • Conservativeanarchist

    I have no doubt in my my mind that Obama with the help of Bill Ayers and his communist cronies were behind the Arab Spring uprising, and is now – either directly or indirectly behind these mob attacks on our embassies. This president is a Muslim plant and the enemy within. We must vote him out.

    • gator

      There is a long list of grievances. Yet, it never seems to amaze me that a lot of people for whatever reason still to this day think he is dear leader. Even when he does stupid stuff, they still make excuses for him. Must be something in the water.

  • tomincol

    The “Arab Spring” in full flower.

  • Mack Arlington

    And it continues. Still desperate to hear dear leader express even slight indignation in his tone toward anyone other than Romney.

  • $30423294

    Mr. President, since you’re not using the White House, may we borrow it please? We have a situation here.



  • Paul C.

    The embassy in Iraq is next after Yemen and so on. This is ALL Obama’s doing by showing weakness and appeasement. Most of these people are still savage and have no regard for LIFE. Obama is a moron if he thinks he can change this.

  • NWFL Conservative

    “Ladies and gentlemen, please stand by for comments from the president on the situation in Yemen…………(sound of crickets chirping)………….”

    Meanwhile, in Las Vegas, the president is busy groveling for dollars for his failing campaign. I wonder if he has a tee time yet.

    And in other news, it appears that the “Occupy Yemen” movement is in full swing. OWS leaders offer praise and support but still need money to get home from Charlotte, NC…………..

    Now back to you, Bob………..”

  • NWFL Conservative

    Obama to Yemeni mob attacking our embassy……”You DID build that!”