Egypt: Three arrested in jihad plot to bomb U.S. Embassy

More glorious fruit of the Arab Spring. “3 Arrested in Plot to Bomb Egyptian Cities and Embassy,” by Ben Hubbard in the New York Times, May 11 (thanks to Kenneth):

CAIRO “” Egyptian security forces have arrested three militants with ties to Al Qaeda who were planning terrorist attacks in Egyptian cities and against a foreign embassy, the interior minister said Saturday.

A Western official said the Egyptians had privately identified the embassy as the United States Embassy in Cairo.

Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said at a news conference that the suspects had been arrested with 22 pounds of explosive materials and instructions on how to make bombs and build rockets and model airplanes to use in the attacks.

He said the suspects were “on the verge” of attacking an embassy when they were arrested.

He did not identify the embassy, but Egyptian officials have told their American counterparts that the United States Embassy was a target, a Western diplomat said….

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  1. says

    This is the result of the Arab Spring? These events were coming within a decade **at most** regardless of our participation or not. The U.S. simply expedited the process and had naming rights to the process. This type of external and internecine jihad/civil war combo was coming just like the seasons —- Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter —- until each Muslim country in turmoil arrives at a new balance point, whatever that balance point might be.

  2. says

    He said the suspects were “on the verge” of attacking an embassy

    Islam has no shortage of Mahoundians on the verge…Mahound was always on the verge as well as his companions called ‘right guided ones’…Ali was on the verge most of the time, Umar was on the verge all the time, Abu Bakr set records in verging…So ‘on the verge’ is very important in Islam and is one of it’s invisible pillars…

  3. says

    Egypt: Three arrested in jihad plot to bomb U.S. Embassy
    …………………………………

    The Muslim Brotherhood must be “moderate”, or else they never would have arrested these Jihadists…sarc/.off

    Seriously, though, a bombing of the American embassy would rather throw a monkey wrench into the MBs Taqiyya.

    More:

    CAIRO ” Egyptian security forces have arrested three militants with ties to Al Qaeda who were planning terrorist attacks in Egyptian cities and against a foreign embassy…
    …………………………………

    The imposition of Shari’ah just isn’t going quickly enough in Egypt for the most pious Muslims, who no doubt consider even the appalling Muslim Brotherhood “insufficiently Islamic”.

  4. says

    “…until each Muslim country in turmoil arrives at a new balance point, whatever that balance point might be.
    …………………………….

    “A new balance point””well, that’s one way to describe this toxic morass of Jihad terror and brutal Shari’ah law. More sly innuendo from “Americana”.

    @gravenimage

    Whilst islam is well described as a “Toxic Morass”, I think the drivel emanating from “americana” qualifies equally for that appellation. Ascribing *IT* the capability to form “innuendo” in the witch-brew it concocts here, with ever increasing frequency, is according the stew a “flavour” undeserved. Max.

  5. says

    In Egypt they hate us because we are not giving them enough money and guns.

    Obama please use my tax dollars and give them more money so they don’t kill our ambassadors. Opps, I forgot Obama does not care about his ambassadors or his Americans really. My bad…

  6. says

    …until each Muslim country in turmoil arrives at a new balance point, whatever that balance point might be.
    …………………………….

    “A new balance point””well, that’s one way to describe this toxic morass of Jihad terror and brutal Shari’ah law. More sly innuendo from “Americana”.

  7. says

    ”How do you like them now Obama”

    Sadly, since it seems Obama was quite prepared to abandon his own Ambassador in Libya to be slaughtered in the cause of political expediency, and to lie about it, and direct others to lie about it, I can’t feel he would have been particuarly concerned, although of course he would have made the right noises.

  8. says

    Melanie Phillips once described the O as a “sulky narcissist”. I think she was right. Still, she could’ve pointed out that he was a dishonest one as well, no?