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Clinton quotes false, says US State Department

Internet-fuelled rumours have US pledging to send forces to protect Copts in Egypt

Ahram Online, Monday 10 Oct 2011
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Reports that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that the US plans to intervene to protect Egypt’s Copts are false, a US State Department source has revealed.

Yesterday, several internet sites circulated quotes attributed to Clinton that the US plans to send Special Forces to protect Egyptian churches after the attacks directed at Copts yesterday in front of the State TV building in Maspero.

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11-10-2011 01:51am
Bring on the Marines!
The statement may be false, probably more lies propagated by the Egyptian media. However, while it might be false, it is probably the only solution. The Egyptian Army is completely ineffective in protecting minorities. The Marines should come!
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