From the professional diplomats forced to delete their apology for Muslim hurt feelings, a little social media outreach to the Muslim Brotherhood:

Evidently in addition to Remedial Groveling, international diplomacy school now offers Trolling 101. And today the U.S. embassy in Cairo is dredging up all those old lessons in oh-snappery to bicker with the Muslim Brotherhood on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/MateuszTadeusz/status/246261604486873088

Naturally the Muslim Brotherhood responded.

While there’s little doubt that Muslim Brotherhoood radicals believe they can get away with more moderate tweets in English, is Twitter smack-talking the MB the Obama administration’s official response to a group of butchers calling for worldwide anti-American rage? And does the embassy think this will rehab its new reputation for appeasement?

https://twitter.com/adrianhong/status/246238896390799360

Mob violence rages on and the U.S. embassy in Cairo engages in 140-character snippets of troll-plomacy instead of seriously addressing Islamist attacks. Countdown to the media spinning this as Mitt Romney’s doing starts now.

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