fatal: protocol error: expected sha/ref
You should probably know that typing the correct URL would work better for cloning a bzr branch (yes a branch, not a repository).
This is what I get when I try to feed git a random invalid URL:
$ git clone git://github.com/idontexist
Initialized empty Git repository in /home/asabil/Desktop/idontexist/.git/
fatal: protocol error: expected sha/ref, got ‘
No matching repositories found.
Now is probably the time to stop this non constructive “my DVCS is better than yours”, and focus on writing code and fixing bugs.