I had the facts wrong on yesterday's post. It was actually a Israeli-American filmmaker who made the film that got folks hot and bothered in Egypt; a Coptic-American merely blogged on it, which them got notice from anti-Coptic Egyptian Muslims looking to have something to rouse the rabble with.
Rouse the rabble it did; while the Egyptian protests were largely peaceful, Libyan's rabble wasn't quite as civilized, killing the US ambassador and three others. Amb. Chris Stevens looks like a young Jack Ryan in CNN's picture, an earnest diplomat looking to help the Libyan people ditch Gaddafi. To the rabble of the Libyan street, that and $2 will buy a latte in Hell.
To borrow from SNL-it's always something. There seems to be no shortage of outrage-able moments in the west to make Muslims mad at. All it takes is one rabble-rousing cleric to put the sparking news item (or non-news item in this case) into his Friday sermon and point the crowd to the embassy of the country in the news; this one happened on a Tuesday, so the meme didn't quite work to script.
Here's a change worth noting. When Iranian rabble seized the US embassy back in 1979, they didn't kill anyone. What a difference a third of a century makes.
The Arab democrats might be setting themselves up for glorious isolation if they want to divorce themselves from the world by letting these events happen and make them a no-go zone for westerners. Killing off ambassadors is something the dictators of the area haven't done to date, but they at least wanted to interact with the rest of the world.