It should be noted that while Iran is publicly admitting to providing weapons to Hamas and Hezbollah, two organizations deemed as terrorist by both the US and the EU, the US is conducting negotiations with Iran on their nuclear program. Do you see a disconnect?
This is a very bad turn of events. Fayyad is perhaps the only true statesman in the PLO, someone whose real top interest is in building a viable Palestinian State rather than focusing on enemies or succumbing to corruption.
Interesting analysis on the recent terrible events in Libya and Egypt.
Bottom line, as I see:
The non-violent offensive actions of bigot idiotic individuals caused violent attacks on US Empassies abroad. This is most unacceptable and shows the level of anti-US sentiment, religious zealotry, in those countries.
Egyptian authorities didn't do shit to prevent it.
Egyptian president did not condemn the violence nor apologize for it. Libyans did. Egypt's future relations with the West look dim.
In Libya attackers used rocket launchers. So it was very much planned as the average unemployed Libyan doesn't walk around with heavy guns. That's only in Texas.
US Intelligence failed to protect US interests and Nationals.
Interesting editorial by Italian journalist Lorenzo Cremonesi. He talks about a very old and common thing whenever violence flares up between Israel and the Palestinians: The rumors, reported casualties, and reports are almost always systematically exaggerated. They get reported. The world cries in outrage. Later the UN or some other body reports the correct numbers but by then the damage is done and the collective memory indicates Israelis are savages. Remember Jenin? Perfect example. The Israeli army is sometimes slow to report numbers, but they are almost always very accurate at the end.