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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

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Another terrorist I.E.D. attack in Sinai

Yesterday in Sinai an explosion destroyed an aromerd vehicle and injured at least 3 police officers during a search for more suspects for the blasts on Red Sea resorts during last year. Color me confused, but I thought they already arrested and /or killed all the people involved in those blasts. How many people were involved in this thing exactly? Whatever... "The explosion was strong and appears to have come from a land mine which blew up under the vehicle," said one security source, who asked not to be named. LOL. A mine? that same old lie again? Don't they ever make up anything new? I hate to say this: But I told you this would most likely happen again. The terrorists in Egypt are learning new tricks from their Iraqi compatriots. Chances are there are Al Qaeda elements there who are helping to incite the Bedouins, who most of them are furious at the government for its heavy handed techniques with them and the amounts of bedouin youths who got arrested all throughout last year ever since the Taba bombings. At first the clashes seemed to be centerd over not handing any more men over to the police until the fate of the others arrested became clear, but now it seems that the Bedouins have given up on playing defense and are on the offensive against the government. If indeed this change in tactics is due to Al Qaeda influences using the current state of extreme discontent between the Bedouins and the government to get the bedouins to help them execute terrorist attacks in Egypt, then the government is in big trouble. The Bedouins are experts at smuggeling, well, almost anything and know their way around the borders of Egypt. They could smuggle weapons, explosives, terrorists, anything they want smuggled through our borders and there is nothing the government can do about it. So far this situation has been contained in Sinai. Let's hope it stays this way, altough I highly doubt it. Something tells me this is just the begining and that things will get a whole lot worse before they get better.


At 8/25/2005 04:01:00 AM, Blogger raf* said...


i find it entirely possible that them ejibjen jundis drove over a landmine...

please don't jump to conclusions - i implore you!!!

maybe it was an i.e.d., maybe it was a mine. we'll know in due time. (a.k.a. "tomorrow")

here's a question though: why attack the gov't in the non-touristy sinai? i mean, bombs in sharm & taba make obvious sense - harm tourism -> harm the gov't. but in the middle of nowhere?

i'm having visions of an "islamic emirate of al-arish liberation front" here ... where ARE the monty pythons when we need them?


At 8/25/2005 04:13:00 AM, Blogger The Sandmonkey said...


while it's entirely possible it may be a mine for real this time (they lied about it last time),I highly doubt it because it wopuld be too much of a conicndence (got hit by a mine while chasing terrorists? No one is that unlucky) and because they lied about it before. Look, as far as we know things in Sinai are nuts and the inept police forces are just arresting people and torturing them hoping for any kind of information or a clue. The bedouins are very proud people, you do not do that and get away with it. It's about payback if anything, not about liberation.

At 8/25/2005 08:51:00 AM, Blogger Pebble said...

we fully expect to get hit aain in the usa... and each time it happens anywhere in the world, bush is blamed again...sheeesh!

At 8/25/2005 03:31:00 PM, Blogger programmer craig said...

It could have been both a landmine, and an IED. Mines have been used that way in Iraq.

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