.@ikhwanweb Thanks. By the way, have you checked out your own Arabic feeds? I hope you know we read those too.
— US Embassy Cairo (@USEmbassyCairo) September 13, 2012
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.
Naturally the Muslim Brotherhood responded.
.@usembassycairo we understand you're under a lot of stress, but it will be more helpful if you point out exactly the Arabic feed of concern
— Ikhwanweb (@Ikhwanweb) September 13, 2012
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?
— Matt J (@MattRJohnson_) September 13, 2012
@michellemalkin Did you see their latest tweets to the Muslim Brotherhood? Looks like they're still letting an intern run the acct.
— Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) September 13, 2012
The @USEmbassyCairo twitter account sounds like it's handled by an intern
— Abbas Al Lawati (@allawati) September 13, 2012
— Ali Glenesk (@aliglenesk) September 13, 2012
I no more support @USEmbassyCairo talking smack than I do them groveling. It's embarrassing that we have children running our Embassy comms.
— Denise Russell (@DRussell76) September 13, 2012
— Hana Elhattab (@hana_elhattab) September 13, 2012
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.
— Nicholas Augusta (@naugusta) September 13, 2012