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  •  I don't think they care about (1+ / 0-)
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    people being American right now. This is internal Egyptian stuff.

    Stay fired up: now is the time to focus on downticket change! #Forward

    by emidesu on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 02:10:05 PM PST

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    •  Depends on who "they" is (0+ / 0-)

      There are, I'm sure, factions in Egypt and the region who'd like to raise their profile, improve their hand and test US resolve by doing something that would rally more radical elements to their side, like attacking a US target, preferably hard but if not possible then soft, like businesspeople or tourists. Say what you will about the GOP's blatant and shameless political exploitation of Benghazi, but it was a targeted terrorist attack and I doubt it'll be the last.

      I personally wouldn't take this sort of chance. Of course, having it say that I was born in Israel on my passport would make me a special sort of target.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 02:38:22 PM PST

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