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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

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Egyptian Police withdraws in Sinai

Ladies and gentlemen, when I read news pieces like this, I wish the ban on the Sharm bombings extended to bloggers as well, because the news on the Sinai front, is, well, sad. Egyptian police have withdrawn from a Sinai mountain range where a land mine killed two senior officers during a search for Islamic militants believed involved in a series of resort bombings, security officials said Friday. Hope they don't blame it on the peace treaty with Israel, again. Officials said the pullback of police forces about 30 miles from Halal Mountain in northeast Sinai was temporary and was to reassess the situation and clear any more land mines. "The sweep and siege (of militants) are still on. There is no retreat," said an Interior Ministry official, referring to the weeklong search being carried out by about 4,000 police backed by armored vehicles in northern Sinai. 4000 policemen backed up with armored vehicles against maybe maximum 20 armed men and you are withdrawing? WTF? "The regrouping is part of tactics that I won't reveal," he said. "To tell you the truth I haven't a clue on what to do in this situation, so i am just wasting time and hoping for a goddamn miracle or something." He continued. Did I mention how happy and safe I am knowing that they are the ones handeling my security? What a bunch of dunces.


At 8/27/2005 02:53:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They withdrew for obvious reasons.
-The guys they are after have placed mines to halt any advancing forces on them so they need more time to reassess the situation and probably get in some equipment to detect mines to reduce their future losses.
-Bad guys escaped & there is no reason any longer to hang around an area that is probably mined & dangerous


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