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Arab Spring is in the air: Attacks in Cairo shut down US Embassy


Earlier, “civil unrest” prompted the Canadian Embassy in Cairo to shut down operations:

Canadian embassy in Cairo is shut-down until further notice. @richardmadan has the latest on the violent anti-government protests in Egypt.

— CTV National News (@CTVNationalNews) January 28, 2013

Now, with the Arab Spring is in full bloom once again:

Protesters have pushed down corniche to level with British Embassy #Cairo – police firing buckshot and teargas frm adjoining streets. #Chaos

— Ed Giles (@edgiles) January 28, 2013

RT!!! #Jan28 #Cairo NOW! @lilianwagdy: Now by the american embassy police are firing birdshots more than tear gas…

— anubi d’a. l. (@anubidal) January 28, 2013

RT @moudbarthez: #Corniche Now ! huge amount of tear gas canisters been fired…

— betsy hiel (@betsy_hiel) January 28, 2013

The U.S. Embassy has followed suit:

State Dept: Our embassy in Cairo closed early today, released people in response to protests on street. We’re monitoring for further steps

— Hannah Allam (@HannahAllam) January 28, 2013

Per Catherine Herridge – US Embassy in Cairo closed this morning “in response to unrest”

— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) January 28, 2013

Hmmm … only yesterday, the Lightbringer was bragging to CBS’ Steve Kroft about his incredible “leadership” when it came to Egypt. Mayhaps his horn-tooting was a bit premature.

Can we get our Jets back? “@lilmissrightie: #forward @proudoftheusaFox News Alert: State Dept has shut our embassy in Cairo.”

— Amy (@CAAmyO) January 28, 2013

How long before OUR Embassy in Cairo is attacked by Egypt’s NEW F-16’s?#TGDN #TGDNTexas

— Texas Bill (@PMgeezer) January 28, 2013

What happens when you give F-16 fighters to Egypt, America has to close its Cairo Embassy and civilians run for their lives.

— Ronnie Spangler (@Mar4L) January 28, 2013

Well, we’re nothing if not generous.

A week after we give Egypt 20 F~16’s and 200 Abrams tanks we shut down our embassy in Cairo, @barackobama what the hell is going on

— Matt D’Alesio (@JamesAllanPHD) January 28, 2013

What’s going on? Oh, you know. The usual:

Because of rioting, the American Embassy in Cairo is closed.Did White House find another youTube video or something? #TCOT

— Josie Buzz (@JosieBuzz) January 28, 2013

Attacks force US to close embassy in Cairo. Which video this time? Oh what difference does it make?

— Jim Vicevich (@jimvicevich) January 28, 2013

Indeed. Meanwhile, what does this say about Obama’s favorite gal pal?

The closing the our Cairo embassy highlights Hilary’s failure as Secretary of State. #tcot

— David J. Gallant (@Daveglt) January 28, 2013

Wonder if Hillary saw those cables.

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