Absurd: US Embassy Cairo tweets ‘Glad Mubarak is gone,’ praises revolution

Absurd: US Embassy Cairo tweets ‘Glad Mubarak is gone,’ praises revolution

Wow. As Twitchy reported yesterday, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo somehow managed to get the keys to its Twitter account back, after being thrown under the bus for its disgraceful apologism on September 11. Yesterday, the embassy tweeted, during protests and riots in Egypt that had spread to the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, that the revolution was a “positive step.” Today, the embassy is continuing its pattern of being a textbook example of what not to do. After announcing it was glad that Mubarak is gone, the embassy doubled down on the idiocy.

@a1mimo We want to deal with a democratic #Egypt that accurately represents its people and fulfills their aspirations

— US Embassy Cairo (@USEmbassyCairo) November 26, 2012

.@a1mimo One of the reasons we were glad to see the January 25 Revolution was that it meant we could deal with a fellow democratic country

— US Embassy Cairo (@USEmbassyCairo) November 26, 2012

@alymahfouz We wanted to make sure we let Egyptians lead the process. It was not our place to interfere

— US Embassy Cairo (@USEmbassyCairo) November 26, 2012

.@mariafahmy We want to see #Egypt continue to progress toward full democracy without power concentrated in the hands of one person

— US Embassy Cairo (@USEmbassyCairo) November 26, 2012

Perhaps the embassy should read this piece by Commentary magazine.

The full implications of Morsi’s ascendency are not yet apparent. But we can draw a few rather obvious conclusions from these events. The first is this makes the region a much more dangerous place and peace even more unlikely. the second is that the much ballyhooed Arab Spring turned out to be an Islamist triumph, not an opening for democracy. And third, and perhaps most disconcerting for Americans, it looks like the Obama administration has shown itself again to be a band of hopeless amateurs when it comes to the Middle East. While President Obama shouldn’t be blamed for toppling Mubarak, this episode is more proof of the gap between his foreign policy instincts and a rational defense of American interests.

Read the whole thing, embassy.

A Twitter user questioned the embassy’s claim that it didn’t interfere.

@alymahfouz No thank you. You are right, that it was a rapidly developing situation and our statements developed along with it

— US Embassy Cairo (@USEmbassyCairo) November 26, 2012

Ah, yes. The old “rapidly developing situation.” Kind of like how Benghazi “evolved” from caused by a crappy movie to, you know, a planned terrorist attack.

Due to the security situation around the U.S. Embassy, there will be no #visa or American Citizen services tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov 27

— US Embassy Cairo (@USEmbassyCairo) November 26, 2012

A “positive step!”

Other Twitter users rightly continue to call out the embassy.

@usembassycairo @mariafahmy If Morsi insist on his decree, we will have another dictator & new radical constitution that puts Iran to shame.

— Mo Ikhwan Slayer (@NoToEgypistan) November 26, 2012

@usembassycairo @a1mimo It’s hard to believe that while Obama’s administration is giving full support to Islamofascists to take over

— Youssab (@Youssab_John) November 26, 2012

Read news coming out of Egypt. @usembassycairo just today called this revolution an “incredibly positive step forward”. #DetachedFromReality

— Little Miss Rightie (@LilMissRightie) November 25, 2012

@usembassycairo – still clueless dimmi’s as always. The Muslim brotherhood HATES us. Get a clue please. This kind of message shows weakness

— Jimbo Maukee (@connmarkey) November 25, 2012

Hey @usembassycairo how does it feel to be the tip of the wet noodle of Barack Obama’s Mid-East foreign policy?

— John Reid (@GrahamPink) November 25, 2012

@lilmissrightie @usembassycairoNo excuse for this misinformation. They are either the most incompetent or they are for the enemy.

— Stevie D (@sdistef) November 25, 2012

@usembassycairo @sandmonkey do you even know what those aspirations are? Multiple groups involved, w/multiple “aspirations”.

— Nickarama (@Nickarama1) November 25, 2012

@usembassycairo U view Islamist junta’s power grab raping, slaughtering, oppressing2 be an “incredibly positive step forward” @sandmonkey

— Mary from MA (@MaryfromMA) November 26, 2012

@usembassycairo Replacing a friendly tyrant with an Islamist terror-supporting unfriendly dictator is an “incredibly positive step”? #Idiot

— novaculus (@novaculus) November 26, 2012

Whoever tweets on this account is an embarrassment. Please hire a professional. >> @usembassycairo

— Corr Comm (@corrcomm) November 26, 2012

This is what happens when you have an administration that doesn’t know how to put on big boy pants. If it was only regular incompetence, it could almost be funny. But, it is not this time; the incompetence is dangerous.

Update: Embassy affirms it is speaking for America.

@meganm311 We are speaking for America. Thank you for talking with us.

— US Embassy Cairo (@USEmbassyCairo) November 26, 2012


@snarkandboobs That’s our job. Thanks for talking with us.

— US Embassy Cairo (@USEmbassyCairo) November 26, 2012

You’re doing it wrong. Stop “speaking” now, please. Thanks!

Update: The always amazing Mark Steyn weighs in, as only he can.

“this is without doubt the dumbest embassy” @marksteynonline on @usembassycairo tweeting their love for dictator Morsi

— Prudence Paine (@PruPaine) November 26, 2012


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Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/11/26/us-embassy-cairo-continues-its-fail-tweets-glad-mubarak-is-gone-revolution-meant-fellow-democratic-country/

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