YEMEN – AT 7:52 A.M. ET: From Fox:
SANAA, Yemen – Protesters angered by a film they consider blasphemous to Islam have stormed the U.S. Embassy compound in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, in the most recent attack on U.S. diplomatic posts in the Middle East.
The Associated Press reports the protesters reached the embassy's grounds but did not enter the building housing the offices. Once inside the embassy, the mob tore down the U.S. flag and burned it. Before storming the compound, the demonstrators removed the embassy's sign and set tires on fire.
It was similar to an attack on the U.S. Embassy in the Egyptian capital of Cairo on Tuesday night. A mob of Libyans also attacked the U.S. consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday, killing American Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
Warning shots and tear gas were fired on Egyptian protesters who were clashing with police near the U.S. Embassy in the capital Cairo for the third day in a row.
The violence has raised worries that further protests could break out around the Muslim world as anger spreads over the movie.
There are reports, unconfirmed, of an incident at our embassy in Berlin in which an embassy official became dizzy after being handed visa documents coated with a white powder. We stress that this is unconfirmed.
And the U.S. Embassy in Cairo was again assaulted, although there are no reports of casualties.
COMMENT: I wish the mainstream media would get off this notion that these protests are about a film that nobody has seen. That's just a pretext. We face vast challenges from Islamists in the Mideast, who know that we have a weak, confused administration in Washington. There's been very little talk in the media about that.
September 13, 2012