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My view from outside an embassy in a Muslim country.

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????

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Group of 30 holds protest at US embassy over anti-Islam film

Group of 30 holds protest at US embassy over anti-Islam film

http://news.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Malaysia/Story/A...

See also the London protest, a little over 100 people http://www.dailypaul.com/254945/muslims-protesting-in-london

Fake media propaganda

Also sounds a lot like the view from the floor while being a delegate at the RNC. Fake.

next time...

hopefully someone will take some pictures of these people taking staged pictures. thanks for post.

Wag the Dog...

Wag the Dog...

Wag the Dog...

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Found an article on this matter

A few days ago I ran across similar strange information by a freelance journalist called Jim Stone:

http://www.dailypaul.com/254948/there-is-no-us-embassy-consu...

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different." ~CW

pictures and videos

would be nice if you have them or someone you know does.

Vimeo or it didn't happen

( boycott YouTube for repeated censorship )

https://vimeo.com/album/77316

Should have gotten

Should have gotten photographs or video of the whole thing. Could have gone viral.

If there's another protest, make sure you have a video camera.

"The video camera is the new gun"

When will folks wake up? Probably NEVER!

It is now being reported with much corroborating evidence ... like old photos and facebook tributes among gays ... that our Ambassador to Libya was a well known homosexual sent into a country and culture that is intolerant of homosexuals in the best of times, but is now experiencing brutality in the worst of times, thanks to the US and its lap dog, NATO. The evil video hype is just that ... the red herring to keep people from discovering the real deal.

The brutal murder of the ambassador (no more brutal than Gaddafi's murder, I might add, and which our elite thought magnificent) was a plan hatched in Washington, DC. Why? ... to give the elite the phony "high ground" and phony talking points to create more wars and mayhem, kill more innocent people, stick their hands even further down our pants (as Alex Jones would say), and, bottom line, to give carte blanche to the multinational corporations to rob everything of value from the Libyan people.

Why are most of the translators working in the state dept. gay?

I've always wondered that. Just google "translators gay in state dept" and you find many articles. I have a friend from high school who is half Palestinian and he is learning Arabic so he can work for the govt. I never had any idea he was gay and when he told me that, I started wondering. Sure enough, 6 months ago, he came out. He went to Jordan for a learning studies trip. If they would have found him out, he would have been dead.

I will check out your google suggestion

Meanwhile, here's the original article I was speaking about. Please note, there is a bar which caters exclusively to gay diplomats in Chicago. Here's the link:
http://hillbuzz.org/breaking-news-two-sources-in-chicago-dip...

You ask why there are so many gay translators in the State Dept? Two possibilities come to mind. First possibility: gays have a special affinity for languages. Second possibility: they want people they can control through blackmail and who have less than "prim and proper" moral principles.

Pick one.

Hard to argue the facts

when someone was actually there!

The pot is certainly being stirred, the water coming to a boil.

Life is not this neatly packaged (as told by TBTB) yet so many are comfortable with the pablum they are being fed.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

Do you have evidence that MSM

Do you have evidence that MSM misreported the Kuala Lumpur embassy protests? (when you say "The media is trying to paint something that is not")Are you saying that is how you feel in general regarding media coverage of the embassy protests as a whole or specific to what you witnessed. This story would be great if you had media coverage and then real photos the discredited the story.

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You might find my comment

You might find my comment (see below) useful.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

You mean the Channel News

You mean the Channel News Asia link? I saw that. What I'd like to see is US media misleading people about the scope of the Kuala Lumpur embassy protests. Is that occurring?

I haven't followed these protests closely since the Libya killings. I guess in some places the riots were pretty intense. I'm glad to hear that is not the case in Kuala Lumpur.

If the author is suggesting that the main stream media is misleading us about the state of the protests in Kuala Lumpur I think it's fair to ask for proof. I've never heard of Channel News Asia. I doubt most Americans get their news there.

If the author just has a hunch that news coverage of these protests is over hyped because of what he witnessed, I'd like him to be clear that it is just his impression that the media MAY be doing so when covering other protests at US embassies.

It's good info but if everyone starts telling others that the media is lying about the extent of the protests, we'd better be sure we know the facts first.

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It's not the support.

It's not the support.

Pay attention to the agency that covered the "event".

I've seen only one photo shot, on various sites, because there is likely only one or two, contrived that way, anyway.

You can also expect the exact same text to appear everywhere. Or barely modified.

Either the OP can't count past 8, or the AFP can multiply people like Jesus would do with fish.

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This is definitely how they are going to get their way

into Iran. If the whole area becomes inflamed, they will arm the Sunnis and create an opening for them to attack the shiites in Iran. They are creating a way to get their hands dirty without getting their hands dirty. They will inflame the whole area just to get Iran.

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

Think people! First of all.

Think people! First of all. Iran has one of the largest natural gas fields in the world but the real prize will be U.S. bases in Iran which would completely surround Russia and most of china. Iran is the last of the countries mentioned in (Which Way to Persia)The former Plan for New American Century (PNAC) changeed their name but not their long range goal. Henry Kissinger was right when he said, "America buys war like children gobble candy."

Bob Marshall

As A Reporter

Being an independent journalist myself, I can kind of understand the reporters' perspective. They were probably told there was going to the be this protest, and were thinking to themselves, "All right, some excitement!"

Then when they got there to find out they outnumber the protesters. What do you do? Abandon ship and lose the story? Of course not! Make this thing look big! It's ridiculous, I know, but that's why I work for myself - get to choose what stories I want to cover. ;)

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Why not report the real story

Why not report the real story of an over-hyped protest with piss-poor attendance? That is an interesting story. They could ask the question "why". The only problem is that it wouldn't fit the pre-conceived narrative too well.

Yep.

Probably their managers would never publish the truth. Too bad for them. They need to join the REAL media. ;)

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OP : you've missed to notice 22 more protesters, it seems

(30 = 22 + 8 .... right ?)

OP : you've missed to notice 22 more protesters, it seems :

"Malaysian Muslims protest anti-Islam film; posted: 14 September 2012 17:22

KUALA LUMPUR: Muslims held demonstrations across Malaysia on Friday, calling for the United States to prevent distribution of an anti-Islam film.

Violent protests that began in Egypt and Libya on Tuesday over the amateur, privately-produced US movie "Innocence of Muslims" had already spread to several other Muslim countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

But Friday marked the first, albeit peaceful, demonstrations in Muslim-majority Malaysia.

They included a group of about 30 people representing various Islamic organisations who marched to the US embassy in the capital Kuala Lumpur[...]"

Full article :

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/...

Posted on ChannelNewsAsia, text and photo by AFP :

"About AFP

AFP is a global news agency delivering fast, in-depth coverage of the events shaping our world from wars and conflicts to politics, sports, entertainment and the latest breakthroughs in health, science and technology."

(yeah, right)

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Now standing in front of that

Now standing in front of that pic was a large scrum of reporters trying to get their shot. It looked like a Hollywood movie premier. Moreover, look at that pic carefully, those protestors are college aged, probably being paid for their time.

There are always protests for some reason or the other in Malaysia, every time I'm here I catch one, and this by far was the most contrived and ridiculous one I've ever witnessed.

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I believe you. Easily.

I believe you. Easily.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Translating the news.

The "group of about 30 people" consisted of eight demonstrators and 20 presstitutes. Some of the "various Islamic organizations" were news bureaus, you see. And the rest were likely "organized" by the Mossad and CIA.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition, http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Superstition-Larken-Ros...

They must have been at home

protesting the protest

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"lol"

"lol"

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

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"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Did you take pictures?

Please say yes

I wanted to but didn't have

I wanted to but didn't have my phone with me. We were actually just ready to walk out the door when it happened so I had little time to react. Plus, a demonstration the size of a fielded baseball team doesn't last long. They were gone by time we were pulling out of the parking lot. LOL!