A.M. Links: Cairo Clashes Continue, Nigerian ex-President Blames Local Insurgency on Qaddafi Ouster, U.S. General in Afghanistan Denies Shilling for President Obama

News from Colorado to Cairo


  • The Egyptian president, Mohammed Morsi, urged Egyptians to protect the U.S. embassy in Cairo, calling it an Islamic duty to protect guests. Nevertheless clashes outside the embassy continue and U.S. embassies around the world are on high alert.

  • Russia says "I told you so" about the West's 2011 intervention in Libya, pointing out that you can't be surprised by lawlessness when you assist insurgents in extra judicially killing the authoritarian leaders of their country, while a former Nigerian president says the ouster of Col. Qaddafi fueled the Boko Haram insurgency there because his death caused a flood of extremists and weapons across North and West Africa.
  • On the campaign trail President Obama vows to get the killers of the U.S. ambassador to Libya. Meanwhile Libya says it arrested four men on charges of inciting the violence they say led to the assassination.
  • Lt. General William Caldwell denied to Congress he was a shill for President Obama amid allegations he delayed an investigation into "Auschwitz-like" conditions at Dawood National Hospital.
  • Minnesota's former governor, the wrestler Jesse Ventura, endorsed Gary Johnson for president. No word if he told the Libertarian presidential candidate to "win if you can, lose if you must, but always cheat."
  • The French magazine Closer published topless photo's of Kate Middleton, Prince William's wife.

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