Some Egyptians, mostly well educated, liberals and active on Twitter, are desperately trying to blame America and Israel for today's attacks in Sinai that left 15 Egyptian soldiers dead and scores wounded. The deteriorating security situation in Sinai is well known and documented from attacks on the gas line to kidnaping tourists (LK blogged about the Sinai mess here, here and here). I blame the "I'm too smart for my own good" syndrome with a healthy dose of bigotry for the ignorant tweets. Example:
Of course, there is a very logical explanation for the group email referred to above as Israel's Counter-Terrorism Bureau issued a public statement three days ago warning against traveling to Sinai. Others, grasped on Egypt's precautionary decision to close the Rafah crossing with Gaza after the attacks to "doubt the whole thing" whatever that means:
The Islamists have their set of conspiracy theories, including believing that the army and Mubarak supporters are behind these attacks to make President Morsi look weak. Let me tell them that power outages and not implementing any of his "100 Day" promises are more than enough to make Egyptians regret electing him.