The US embassy in Cairo caught the ruling Muslim Brotherhood being two-faced as the protests were under way earlier this week, reports the Hill. The Egypt group's Arabic feed praised the protests, while its American feed expressed support for American staffers:
- Brotherhood's tweet in Arabic: "Egyptians rise to defend the prophet."
- Brotherhood's tweet in English: "We r relieved none of @USEmbassyCairo staff were harmed & hope US-Eg relations will sustain turbulence of Tuesday's events"
- US response to the latter: "Thanks. By the way, have you checked out your own Arabic feeds? I hope you know we read those too."
The US embassy feed is run by Larry Schwartz
, the senior policy officer responsible for the controversial American statement released just after the protests started. (Read more Egypt