The Cairo Semiramis is a luxury InterContinental hotel frequented by Westerners.

In an alarming series of tweets, hotel staff pleaded for help and described a “large group of thugs” breaking down barriers to storm the lobby. The damage was severe.

The new normal in Egypt:

Another report from the scene:

Violence and political unrest continues today:

Meanwhile, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo has more pressing concerns.

  • http://twitter.com/SyndicationNetw Syndication Network

    What a MESS! Thanks Barack!

    http://politicalsyn.blogspot.com/

  • http://ConservativeMom.net/ LoriGirl

    Happy Arab Winter.

    • TomJB

      Don’t be too optimistic. Its probably more like late summer/early fall

  • Lady 12

    And these are the people Owhiner supports while taking hot meals away from soldiers…

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Mohammed Mareeد.مرعى
    @mar3e
    According to witnesses: 4 people were in a Lancer car without a tiger
    came from behind the protesters with a weapon and fired shots 5

    I wasn’t aware that the Lancer car came WITH a Tiger option. Is that new for this year? I’d definitely spring the extra bucks for the Tiger.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      You need to talk to a special salesman about the tiger, young guy named Calvin.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Mohammed Mareeد.مرعى
    @mar3e
    According to witnesses: 4 people were in a Lancer car without a tiger
    came from behind the protesters with a weapon and fired shots 5

    I wasn’t aware that the Lancer car came WITH a Tiger option. Is that new for this year? I’d definitely spring the extra bucks for the Tiger.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Note to Protesters: When you are gathered in the street, after dark, with a mob of people, there are only two “groups” that the police or military are concerned with. They are as follows:

    1. Them

    2. Targets.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Note to Protesters: When you are gathered in the street, after dark, with a mob of people, there are only two “groups” that the police or military are concerned with. They are as follows:

    1. Them

    2. Targets.

  • HARP2

    Tell any westerners to refer to Benghazi for instructions.

    What difference does it make ?

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Ahh, nuthin but more bumps in the road.

  • HARP2

    Tell any westerners to refer to Benghazi for instructions.

    What difference does it make ?

  • Joe W.

    What movie was on You-Tube this time?? Eh, Hillary??/

  • Joe W.

    What movie was on You-Tube this time?? Eh, Hillary??/

  • Jim Denney

    Do you miss me yet – Hosni Mubarak

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Well played . . .

      • Jim Denney

        Thanks,I try to maintain a sense of humor because four more years is just too damn long to cry.

  • Jim Denney

    Do you miss me yet – Hosni Mubarak

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Is this the hotel that the famous InterContinental Railroad runs to?

    /FORWARD!

  • Guest

    Obama’s foreign policy “bearing fruit” once more.
    Someone must have posted an objectionable video on You Tube.

  • walterc

    Hope they weren’t tweeting to the White House, only response will be “STAND DOWN.”

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    Arab Spring, democracy…yadda yadda ya

  • bluewaternavy

    Just think-we just sent this nuthouse F-16’s.

  • SideshowJon36

    Don’t you DARE take this to mean that Hillary is anything but the best SecState EVAR!

  • Constance

    Were there westerners actually staying there during this? If so, WHY? That’s just stupid.

    • http://ITSPEOPLE.com/ Tantalus XVI

      And then expect US forces to swoop in and pull a Saving Private Ryan on their asses. Let em freakin rot!

  • http://ITSPEOPLE.com/ Tantalus XVI

    Special forces arrived in an hour… What difference does it make how fast they received help? I guess Stevens wasn’t rich enough…