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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Friday, July 22, 2005

More Bombs in Egypt

So i am out tonight drinking up a storm with my friends when i hear about bombs in Sharm El sheikh in Egypt. AGAIN. WTF? So yeah. 7 explosions, 4 cars, 25 dead, 100 injured. El ghazala Garden, the Hardrock Cafe and KFC reportedly destoryed. We are fucked. All I know is this: If they don't fire the minister of interior now, then this man will never get fired. They should though; His security failures are too enermous. He should at least resign. Oh well, More updates to come soon, I am sure!


At 7/22/2005 06:23:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God damn it. Kefaya. Irhamuna yawlad el wishkha w’halu 3ana ba2a.


At 7/22/2005 06:23:00 PM, Anonymous Karim Elsahy said...

My latest plan

We form a clandestine vigilantly group and take out these sons of bitches ourselves.

At 7/22/2005 06:30:00 PM, Blogger Highlander said...

condolences to all the dead...this is getting too much out of hand ..how come they don't bomb when all there is a summit on ? that should be great get rid of all the useless people in one stone or bomb. ....Karim who would you take out in the vigilante group , can you differentiate between the people ?

At 7/22/2005 06:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 7/22/2005 06:52:00 PM, Anonymous Karim Elsahy said...

The problem isn’t the interior minister (though I’m not Adli’s biggest fan), what do you expect him to do, put roadblocks up every 100 yards and sandbags in front of every government building reminiscent of Nasser’s era? If London, with their little spy cams on every street corner and the US with its trillion dollar budget cant stop them what the hell are we supposed to do. No man, more security isn’t the answer, soft target are just that; soft. I don’t know I’m still too much in a rage to try to make sense.

Highlander I usually say stupid random things when I get this angry. It’s so bad this time I can almost see the vein on my forehead.

At 7/22/2005 07:12:00 PM, Blogger Christopher Trottier said...

What a crazy world this is. Sometimes, I think the solution is to go hurt the terrorists even more than they could possibly hurt you.

At 7/22/2005 07:22:00 PM, Anonymous PE said...

God, this is disgusting. I fucking hate these terrorists. I'm with Bush on this one, they need to be crushed and destroyed by any means necessary. Did you see that, the number is now 50 dead. 50! Most of whom are Egyptians! Who are these people to kill their fellow countryment? Who are these people who destroy the economy of their own country? Who are these people who take away the livelihood (tourism) of millions of their countrymen? Do they have an identity? No, they are soulless nationless creatures, who feel at home nowhere except the depths of Hell. Terrorists can do infinitely more damage to Egypt than Bush or Sharon ever will. Sam, I am so sad today. I just hope this gets as much attention in the Western media as the London bombings. Though it won't. BBC and MSNBC have it on their front page, apparently CNN considers a guy getting shot in a subway in London a higher priority than 50 dead people in Egypt. Fucked-up media...

At 7/22/2005 07:40:00 PM, Blogger Mister Ghost said...

It's up to 49 dead and climbing.

Is there going to be anyone from the West who will want to visit Egypt, if these bombings continue?

Obviously, with tourism being a large factor in Egypt's economy, events like this have a destabilizing effect and they need to be combatted briskly, ala what the British cops did to
that bombing suspect.

At 7/22/2005 07:58:00 PM, Anonymous Karim Elsahy said...

Set up a protest against terrorism tomorrow in the streets of Cairo. Do it. Call everyone you know, join together, link up this Egyptian blogosphere and to the streets.

Karim Elsahy

At 7/22/2005 08:03:00 PM, Blogger Mister Ghost said...

Oh, and i forgot to add:

This would have never happened if Egypt had withdrawn her troops from Iraq and weren't supporting the Jews in their conflict against the Palestinians.

And we must acknowledge that poverty is the root cause of Terrorism, brought on by the American goverment supporting dictatorial regimes.

/Lefty Moonbats & Red Ken, Mayor of London

At 7/22/2005 08:34:00 PM, Blogger Twosret said...


At 7/22/2005 08:39:00 PM, Blogger Jeffrey said...


Today we get terrorist actions in London, Beirut, and Sharm Al-Sheikh, and then I read at Fayrouz's blog that some "insurgents" in Basra do a drive-by killing of A newlywed couple! Today even your hot-wired psycho sicko American friend is mute.

I'm just sitting here.

I'm trying to get my mind to understand this latest DVD offer of ISLAM GONE WILD.


At 7/22/2005 08:41:00 PM, Blogger Jeffrey said...

Mister Ghost,

This would have never happened if Egypt had withdrawn her troops from Iraq and weren't supporting the Jews in their conflict against the Palestinians.

And we must acknowledge that poverty is the root cause of Terrorism, brought on by the American goverment supporting dictatorial regimes

I tip my hat to you.

Deadly. On target.


At 7/22/2005 08:48:00 PM, Blogger Jeffrey said...

Listen, my Uncle Frank was a Marine on Okinawa. If you want to kill fanatics you better be prepared to use EVERY lethal means at your disposal. And I mean everything. Most Japanese soldiers did NOT surrender. On some island campaigns, the only Japanese soldiers who surrended were ones who had been wounded in such a way that they couldn't either kill themselves or grab a grenade and make themselves into a human mine. I shit you not. In some campaign they only captured a dozen or so soldiers in total.

If the world community got its act together, it could mop up the terrorists in a reasonable time-frame.

Is the world community ready?


At 7/22/2005 09:03:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeffrey, part of the reason some campaings only brought ten or twelve prisoners is because some marines did not bother taking prisoners. I doubt I would have in the pacific based on what I have heard and read about the conflict.

At 7/22/2005 09:18:00 PM, Blogger LouLou said...


The Japanese had an identity, a nation, a uniform. You knew who they were. You could count them.

Who are these terrorists?You don't find out someone has become a terrorist until they've blown up something & then it's too late. They're already dead.

How do we know how many of them are out there?How do we know when they're all gone?How do we know when this is really over?

At 7/22/2005 09:32:00 PM, Blogger Jeffrey said...


What you're suggesting just isn't true. American soldiers in both the European and Pacific theaters had a good record of taking care of prisoners. In the Japanese martial tradition, however, it was considered the utmost dishonor to surrender.

Americans, on the other hand, would surrender. But around 30% to 40% of those Americans who surrendered to the Japanese were killed or died from neglect.

To be honest, we were extremely lucky that Hirohito surrendered. The bloodbath that awaited both American and Japanese troops if Kyushu had been attacked in the fall of 1945 would have been very hard on everyone. The American commanders predicted casualties for our troops of around 500,000. If you're curious about the end of the Pacific War, check out Richard Frank's recent book on it called "Downfall."


At 7/22/2005 09:42:00 PM, Blogger Twosret said...


Why are we discussing war ENOUGH WAR!!!! bloody past and present.

All those casualities and humans are not learning to be humans!!! what are we proud of exactly????

Bunch of barbarians we became. Shame on this world!

Violence bring violence

At 7/22/2005 09:51:00 PM, Blogger Jeffrey said...


I can't agree with you there. There will always be war. We can't avoid that.

Infinite desires.

Finite resources.

Also, conflict is part of our HUMAN make-up, Twosret. Why? It's not that difficult to understand. Homo Sapiens Sapiens has been successful because over millenia those of our ancestors who were more capable of bonding together as a group passed on their genes to us.

So, as humans, it is very easy for us to create in-group/out-group dynamics. It's part of our success, but it's also our Achilles' heel.

Look at Sunnis and Shia. People divided by events that happened around a thousand years ago. Sunni and Shia, when pushed, will glory in WHAT SEPARATES THEM. In-group/out-group.

Sorry, Twosret. I don't know how old you are, but I am old enough and understand the human condition enough to know that war of some kind will always be with us. But, on the other hand, we can choose our wars and try to secure ourselves as much tranquility as we can.


At 7/22/2005 09:57:00 PM, Blogger Jeffrey said...


We should not lose hope. Look at Germany and Japan. These two nations stood out for their martial beliefs. It took two world wars to finally force the Germans to give up militarism. And Japan is now a pacified nation that is a major player in the world through commerce and business.

Islamic terrorism will be defeated. Of this I am sure. This pales in comparison to WWII. Nothing comes close to the fight-to-the-death of WWII.

We're dealing with fairly small numbers of Islamic terrorists, not entire nation-states of fanatical Muslims (so far).


At 7/23/2005 04:35:00 AM, Anonymous Don Cox said...

"Most Japanese soldiers did NOT surrender."____I think this extreme refusal to surrender is peculiar to the Japanese military tradition. The Islamists do not have a Samurai code of honor.

At 7/23/2005 06:28:00 AM, Anonymous Drifter said...

I seriously cant believe what happened, sharm is one of the most beautiful places in egypt, and i cant believe the number of innocents dead and the amount of damage... It makes me soo angry!

Mister Ghost,
"This would have never happened if Egypt had withdrawn her troops from Iraq and weren't supporting the Jews in their conflict against the Palestinians."

I dont agree with u, this would have happened anyways... The terrorists are aiming to do the most damage possible and they know what they doing, we have to understand this in order to be able to fight them...

At 7/23/2005 11:58:00 PM, Anonymous Ruth said...


my heartfelt sympathy to all the citims and their families.


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