Tag: Israeli Embassy in Cairo

This Is Going Well

Yeah, nothing like democracy in action:

Protesters broke into the Israeli Embassy in Cairo Friday and dumped documents out of the windows as hundreds more demonstrated outside, prompting the ambassador and his family to leave the country. The unrest was a further worsening of already deteriorating ties between Israel and post-Hosni Mubarak Egypt.

Egyptian police made no attempt to intervene during the day as crowds of hundreds tore down an embassy security wall with sledgehammers and their bare hands or after nightfall when about 30 protesters stormed into the Nile-side high-rise building where the embassy is located.

Is this an indication of things to come? No one knows and anyone who claims they know is lying. The situation in Egypt is and will remain volatile. But I would err more on the “starting a war” side than the “singing kumbaya” side. The same goes for Libya and Syria.

The US did not deal with middle-east dictators because we liked dictators or enjoyed the sight of civilians being run over by tanks. We did it because we knew just how bad the Middle East could get.

Maybe things will settle down. But I’m not holding my breath.