The U.S. Embassy in Cairo has a history of using its Twitter account to prop up the Islamofascist Morsi regime. But, as Twitchy reported, the embassy found itself in hot water yesterday with the Egyptian government after tweeting out a link to a video defending anti-Muslim-Brotherhood comic Bassem Youssef.

Coincidentally — if by “coincidental” you mean “not at all coincidental” — the embassy subsequently deleted its Twitter account:

According to a report at Foreign Policy, the request to delete the account was made by U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson.

The account is now back up and running, but something is conspicuously absent from its feed. That tweet about the Jon Stewart video that so offended the Egyptian government? Gone:

that page doesn't exist

Now, as we mentioned yesterday, YouTube had taken down the video due to copyright claim violation. But we’re gonna go out on a limb and suggest that that’s not why the embassy sent its tweet off into the ether.

Here’s a plausible theory:

Sounds about right.

  • Walt

    Why didn’t they just offer more money? That’s what we usually do when we irritate some backwater shthole run by a dictator.

  • Spatial Awareness

    “@JeffreyGoldberg -Why would the U.S. embassy in Cairo cave to Muslim Brotherhood pressure and suspend its Twitter account? Inquiring minds want to know.”

    Hmmmm??? Just a guess here…… Death Threats from the most “peaceful religion” on Earth?

  • CO2 Producer

    Dhimmitude is not a river in Egypt…nor an option, apparently.

    • Jay Stevens

      Actually, dhimmitude IS the option.

  • salvagesalvage

    It’s almost like the embassy is trying to be diplomatic!!!

    Holy crap! Nobama has gone too far! Obviously he is a secret Muslims, by now President Romney would have been carpeting bombing the Egyptians back to the First Dynasty!

    Wingnuts are truly Obama’s greatest allies, while they twitter about the most retarded things he can move without opposition. Hey guys, remember to keep shrieking RINO! As the GOP tries to make themselves electable again.

  • $1014973

    Freedom of speech and upholding the values that have been a cornerstone of our democracy is a non-negotiable tenant of our existence………some of the time.