Egypt Riots Rage, US Embassy Praises As 'Incredibly Positive'
As clashes between Egyptian police forces led by Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi and Egyptian protesters angry at Morsi’s power grab escalated, the US embassy in Cairo weighed in. You may remember the embassy’s last embarrassing tweeting escapade on 9/11, when embassy staff tweeted apologies for a YouTube video even as the embassy was stormed. Today, as the embassy fell under assault, they tweeted:
And the embassy still can’t walk back their 9/11 apologies for a YouTube video:
Meanwhile, the embassy defends its support for Morsi, saying that it isn’t support for Morsi, per se, but support for the Egyptian people … who are currently being quashed by Morsi: