All of this over a film being made? Apparently, yes.
What possible good is it to have embassies in countries that cannot control their population? Both of our embassies in Libya and Egypt should be emptied and whatever money was in the pipeline for these failed states should be allocated to other countries where the rule of law matters.
The Arab Spring is over and this is what's coming.
Every nation has a reasonable expectation that their embassies abroad will be protected by the host nation. When the host nation is a failed state--and Libya is well on its way to that status, as is Egypt--then these embassies should be abandoned. Disengagement is a wonderful concept when applied correctly. No American life is worth a diplomatic mission inside of a country going off the rails.