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….