A.M. Links: Anti-American Protests Sparked by Bad Movie Spread, Germany Cautions Israel Against Aggression, Pension Crisis Still Unaddressed
The anti-Muslim movie that violent factions in Libya and Egypt used as their excuse for attacking and killing Americans appears to be the creation of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, a Coptic Christian with a bank fraud conviction who is ticked off about the treatment of his co-religionists in Egypt. Actors in the film didn't even know what they were filming and had their dialogue dubbed after the fact. Protests spread to Tunisia and Yemen.
- Major-party presidential candidates are usually given security briefings on the off-chance they win and have to deal with stuff. Mitt Romney says the courtesy has yet to be extended to him.
- Germany cautioned Israel against attacking Iran … Wait a minute. Germany told another country it shouldn't be aggressive?
- Holland's free market-ish VVD party claimed the most seats in that country's election, and will try to cobble together a pro-austerity, pro-EU coalition.
- What's the best way to escape a totallitarian state? How about getting drunk and floating in your underwear to freedom? That's what happened to a North Korean man who has been offered South Korean citizenship.
- One-third of Americans polled think most Hispanics are in the country illegally. Oh, c'mon. The population of idiots is higher than that!
- Most state governments have yet to take any serious steps to address the brewing public employee pension crisis. Well, it's a good thing that's not a pressing concern, or anything.
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