A vast conspiracy indeed

From the latest message by the brave Egyptian blogger Sandmonkey:

A veiled girl with a blurred face went on Mehwer TV claiming to have received funding by Americans to go to the US and took courses on how to bring down the Egyptian government through protests which were taught by Jews. She claimed that AlJazeera is lying, and that the only people in Tahrir square now were Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. State TV started issuing statements on how the people arrested Israelis all over Cairo engaged in creating mayhem and causing chaos. For those of you who are counting this is an American-Israeli-Qatari-Muslim Brotherhood-Iranian-Hamas conspiracy.

Here is a pro-Mubarak TV host accusing the US and Iran (he doesn’t say jointly, but hey, why not?) of orchestrating the uprising– a reminder that America’s supposedly closest Arab ally is not above anti-US conspiracy mongering in a pinch.

And the Islamic Republic’s Press TV has a video of the arrest of what it claims are “members of Israel’s ‘Sayaret Matkal’ or ‘General Staff Reconaissance Unit’ ” in Egypt. Why Mubarak’s security forces would be arresting “Zionists” whom Iran says are in close collaboration with the his regime is not explained.

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