Egyptians Pelt Hillary Clinton Motorcade With Tomatoes...

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    Ah, our new good buddies. Bought and paid for with American Tax Dollars. Nice going Hillary. What a mess.


    CAIRO (Reuters) - Protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's motorcade on Sunday during her first visit to Egypt since the election of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

    A tomato struck an Egyptian official in the face, and shoes and a water bottle landed near the armoured cars carrying Clinton's delegation in the port city of Alexandria. A senior state department official said that neither Clinton nor her vehicle, which were around the corner from the incident, were struck by any of the projectiles.

    Protesters chanted: "Monica, Monica", a reference to Former President Bill Clinton's extra-marital affair. Some chanted: "leave, Clinton", Egyptian security officials said.

    It was not clear who the protesters were or what political affiliations they had. Protesters outside Clinton's hotel on Saturday night chanted anti-Islamist slogans, accusing the United States of backing the Muslim Brotherhood's rise to power.

    The assault on her motorcade came on a day Clinton spoke at the newly re-opened U.S. consulate in Alexandria, addressing accusations the United States, which had long supported former President Hosni Mubarak, of backing one faction or another in Egypt following his ouster last year.

    "I want to be clear that the United States is not in the business, in Egypt, of choosing winners and losers, even if we could, which of course we cannot," Clinton said.

    Clinton also met the country's top general, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, on Sunday to discuss Egypt's turbulent democratic transition as the military wrestles for influence with the new president...

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    I don't have a clue how they thought this "Arab Spring" was going to go well.

    Now Islamists screaming "Monica" at her. Ouch.
     
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    The beginnings of Blowback. There will be much more to come.
     
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    Well Egypt is a very anti American country, why is this surprising?
     
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    True.
     
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    They were obviously GOP plants.
     
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    I'm sure the top Egytian officials are probably ok with the US, at least they were under Mubarak but the average Egyptian has always disliked Americans.
     
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    Good point. The top officials know who butters their bread. This is all the beginnings of Blowback though. It's gonna get much worse down the road.
     
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    A couple tactical nukes would put the planet in perfect realignment.
     

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