My view from outside an embassy in a Muslim country.Submitted by bigsurjune on Sun, 09/16/2012 - 23:10
I was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at a friend's house last Friday. They stay directly across from the US embassy. Well, around 3PM we noticed the police blocking the major road out front of the embassy which is called Jalan Tun Razak. We anticipated some demonstrations since they plastered it all over the news, so we were very curious to look out the window. But, what we saw was more interesting than we could have imagined.
The police blocked the road off for a media scrum and the most piss poor ragtag "demonstration" I have ever seen. There were approximately 8 people protesting and probably 20 photographers and media people. It was the most contrived thing I have ever seen. The photographers were getting as close as possible to the demonstrators careful not to show the reality and shallowness of the situation. To say it was pathetic is an understatement.
The media is trying to paint something that is not... What's new, right? Just another day in the US / Isreali military and security complex.
When will folks wake up????