In the wake of Tuesday’s attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Libya and the protests spreading across the Middle East and parts of Africa, many are wondering if the heightened tensions will lead to another military conflict between the Arab world and the West.
Since the U.E. Embassy attack in Libya occurred, the embassies of America and other Western allies, like Germany, have incurred angry protests. Spurred on by an anti-Islamic film, the protests have continued to intensify over the past few days.
In Lebanon a KFC was set alight by angry protesters, and in Sudan, three people were killed amid the demonstrations over “The Innocence of Muslims,” the obscure, low-budget film which sparked outrage across the region.
After the attacks in Libya and subsequent protests in Yemen, the U.S. dispatched an elite group of Marines to each nation to secure the embassies and two navy destroyers have also been sent to the region.
Although the leaders in Middle East have spoken out against the violence, and some have used their nation’s security forces to beat back protesters, President Obama has vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice and issued a stern warning to would-be terrorist that America will not stand for attacks on it’s people.