11:16 AM, Jul 14, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
The State Department announced today that it will be sending a deputy secretary to visit Egypt.
"Deputy Secretary Bill Burns will visit Cairo, Egypt from July 14 to July 16. While in Cairo, he will meet with interim government officials as well as civil society and business leaders. In all these meetings, he will underscore U.S. support for the Egyptian people, an end to all violence, and a transition leading to an inclusive, democratically elected civilian government," the State Department's spokesman said in a statement released today.
Burns will be the highest ranking U.S. official to visit Egypt since the coup.
10:42 PM, May 11, 2013 • By THOMAS JOSCELYN
The Egyptian interior ministry announced Saturday that an al Qaeda plot against a Western embassy and other targets had been disrupted. Two suspected terrorists are being held for questioning and a third is under house arrest.
8:08 AM, Nov 20, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will visit Jerusalem, Ramallah, and Cairo, the State Department announced. Here's the announcement:
Secretary Clinton will depart today on travel to Jerusalem, Ramallah, and Cairo, leaving from the East Asia Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She will meet with regional leaders, starting with our Israeli partners, to consult on the situation in Gaza.
2:30 PM, Nov 17, 2012 • By THOMAS JOSCELYN
The Washington Post reports that “the CIA and other intelligence analysts have settled on what amounts to a hybrid view” of September 11, 2012, “suggesting that the Cairo protest sparked militants in Libya, who quickly mobilized an assault on U.S. facilities in Benghazi.”
11:40 AM, Sep 19, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Steve Hayes, with Charles Lane and Charles Krauthammer, last night on Fox News:
11:26 AM, Sep 16, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Libyan president Mohammed el-Megarif is saying the attack Benghazi that killed the American ambassador was planned well beforehand. His statements on this topic firmly contradict the Obama administration's version of events.
Sep 24, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 02 • By LEE SMITH
It was bad enough, two years ago, that Defense Secretary Robert Gates called fringe Florida pastor Terry Jones to ask him not to burn copies of the Koran, or last week, that chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin Dempsey took his turn to call Jones to ask him to stop publicizing a YouTube video, The Innocence of Muslims.
There’s a reason we get no respect in the Middle East. Sep 24, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 02 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
On the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, radical Islamists breached the walls of the U.S. embassy compound in Cairo, tore the American flag to shreds, and replaced it with the black flag preferred by al Qaeda, which reads, “There is No God but God, and Muhammad is his messenger.”
4:25 PM, Sep 14, 2012 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
From Thursday's press conference with State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland:
QUESTION: What’s the divergence between what that message [from the U.S. embassy in Cairo] said and what the message is coming from Washington?
MS. NULAND: I don’t --
7:05 PM, Sep 12, 2012 • By THOMAS JOSCELYN
The investigation into the exact circumstances that brought us the twin attacks on U.S. diplomats in Egypt and Libya remains ongoing. Much remains uncertain. But a few new press accounts provide clues that are worth noting. And those clues point to a possible motive for the anti-American rallies and violence that has little to do with an offensive anti-Islam film.
3:00 PM, Sep 12, 2012 • By LEE SMITH
Yesterday, on the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, an Egyptian mob stormed the U.S. embassy in Cairo, pulled down the American flag and burned it. In its place, they raised a black banner inscribed with the shehada ("There is no God but Allah, Mohamed is the messenger of Allah"), a pennant typically associated with al Qaeda.