Wednesday, September 12, 2012

And a Curious Photo from the Egyptian Riot Front

Egyptian protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks pose for a photo during a protest in Cairo, Egypt.

Rioters climbed the walls of the U.S. embassy in Cairo and tore up the American Flag, replacing it with a black al Qaeda flag.

But, Travis Holte writes:
Not sure what to make of this, but one commenter points out that two of those in the photo are wearing press passes.


  1. This is a slightly larger snap:

    They might be press passes, but the one on the right has a photo of a bearded man on it who seems older than the fella around whose neck it's hanging.

    No idea who the photo is of. I thought it might be Morsi (the president) but online photos all show him with a cropped beard

  2. It's an obvious attempt to conflate the "Guy Fawkes" mask, like those typically worn by anti-government protestors in the west, with Islamic extremism and possibly terrorism. Everyone knows "Anonymous" uses that mask as a symbol. Everyone knows the government wants us to believe "Anonymous" is evil.

    It wouldn't surprise me if all four guys in that photo are on the CIA payroll.

  3. It could be they're wearing those pictures as a way to ID themselves for the specific attack on the embassy. Iranian students used the same method when they stormed the embassy in '79.