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Middle East Raging

September 13, 2012 at 10:23 am
 

Several stories are currently breaking as protests and riots continue throughout the Middle East.

The U.S. State Department has sent out a travel alert following the killings in Libya where four people, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

From USA Today, “U.S. embassies in at least seven countries in the Middle East, Africa and the Caucuses are warning of possible anti-American protests following an attack on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans.”

Other news, Gateway Pundit has reported that while Obama has refused a meeting with Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu, plans are still moving forward to meet with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood President Muhammed Morsi.

However yesterday, Morsi promised to sue the U.S. filmmakers who made a derogatory film about Muhammed and riots are becoming more enflamed in Egypt, so stay tuned for updates.

And from Fox News, House lawmakers were scheduled to vote as early as tomorrow on a stopgap budget bill that would have included $20 million in aid for Libya.  But since the September 11 attacks several Congressmen are trying to push this back.

Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif. said he was “a no before, but now I’m a hell no.”

Rep. Jeff Landry, R-La., said it would show “leadership” if President Obama demanded money for both Libya and Egypt be stripped out.

The United States currently gives $1.3 billion to Egypt’s military each year and offers the nation other aid.

Stay tuned as these stories build.

 
 
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