News of the attacks on America’s embassies in Libya and Egypt bring back painful memories—and spotlight a nightmarish and rapidly burgeoning anti-American alliance.
Tuesday afternoon—on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks—an armed mass of around 2,000 angry Egyptian protesters stormed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. They burned the U.S. flag and hoisted in its place a black Islamic banner similar to the one used by al Qaeda. By that evening, thousands of protesters remained, chanting, “Islamic, Islamic. The right of our prophet will not die.”