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:
Ambassador Anne Patterson ordered the @USEmbassyCairo account shut for angering the Brotherhood & presidency. http://t.co/BuCLqbmJaC
— Evan Hill (@evanchill) April 3, 2013
According to a report at Foreign Policy, the request to delete the account was made by U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson.
So there's the line: @USEmbassyCairo taken down temporarily while they find someone more reliable to look after it: http://t.co/8IkH6Cjm58
— Tom Gara (@tomgara) April 3, 2013
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:
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:
MT @JeffreyGoldberg:Why would the U.S. embassy in Cairo cave to Muslim Brotherhood pressure & suspend its Twitter account?
— Captain Obnoxious (@CaptObnoxious) April 3, 2013
Sounds about right.
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