Today is the Coptic new year.
Not sure if the reports that this guy is Coptic even made it to Egypt - and it will do so ONLY if the Muslim Brotherhood/Egyptian government thinks it will serve their purposes.
Right now I think they are content to let it be known that he is an American and purportedly Israeli.
Maybe when the fervor against America dies down they can recycle it and re-purpose it to direct the mob against Coptic Christians.
Used to row Crew on the Occoquan. Beautiful location. Too bad they don't allow swimming. But I remember taking a beautiful woman out in a Crew double and ‘accidentally’ tipping it over so we could swim around a little and cool off. ;)
I think most people think the junk is dumped there to get rid of it, but that's not at all what it's for.
Plus in WWII much of the area was used to train troops and test experimental things of unknown types. You could get bit!
This year Coptic New Year was Tuesday 9/11. They do the leap year thing a little different and are running 8 years behind the current Western calendar. That gives them nearly another decade before the doomsday predictions of the maya catch up to them.