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Friday, September 14, 2012

Mid East Violence Continues, Increases, In Reaction to Film Trailer

Anger and violence are spreading rapidly throughout the Mideast at least partly in reaction to a film trailer produced by a shadowy figure who goes by the name "Sam Basile," even as various governments act to protect U.S. Embassies in those countries after the deaths of four U.S. diplomats, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. While Google has not removed the video from YouTube, it has tried to help defuse the situation by blocking access to the trailer in Libya and Egypt. Meanwhile, embassies of other Western nations have come under attack as well.

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