‏إظهار الرسائل ذات التسميات National Security. إظهار كافة الرسائل
‏إظهار الرسائل ذات التسميات National Security. إظهار كافة الرسائل

9/12/2013

Jund al-Islam Militant group claims bombing of #Egypt’s intelligence facility in #Sinai

The Sinai-based Islamist militant group Jund al-Islam has declared responsibility for an explosion that killed six Egyptian soldiers and wounded 17 others on Wednesday.


The explosion took place when a car bomb exploded at an intelligence facility in the restive peninsula.
“A large explosion” targeted the military intelligence headquarters in Rafah on the border with the Gaza Strip, a military official said.
Witnesses said the powerful blast shattered the windows of other buildings in the Imam Ali area in Rafah where the military building is located.
The Sinai, which borders Israel and the Gaza Strip, has seen a sharp rise in militant attacks since the army ousted Islamist president Mohammad Mursi in July, AFP reported.
While continuing assaults on militants in Sinai, Egyptian authorities on Monday announced a tightened grip on security in the restive peninsula.
The heightened security concerns came amid threats from an Islamist group, based in Sinai, which said it tried to kill the interior minister in Cairo last week, the state news agency reported on Monday.
On Saturday, the Egyptian military launched a major assault on militants in North Sinai, killing or wounding at least 30 people in clashes close to the Palestinian Gaza Strip.
(With Reuters and AFP)

9/11/2013

11 killed as bombs hit Egyptian security HQ in Rafah

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — A pair of suicide bombers rammed their explosives-laden cars into military targets in Egypt’s volatile Sinai on Wednesday, killing at least six soldiers and wounding 17 people, security officials and a military spokesman said.




 
One of the two bombings in the town of Rafah brought down a two-story building housing the local branch of military intelligence, while the other struck an army checkpoint.
The near-simultaneous attacks nudged the violence in the strategic Sinai Peninsula closer to a full-blown insurgency, compounding Egypt’s woes at a time when the country is struggling to regain political stability and economic viability more than two years since longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak was toppled in a popular uprising.
The attacks also came less than a week after a suicide car bombing targeted the convoy of Egypt’s interior minister, who is in charge of the police, shortly after he left his home in an eastern Cairo district. Mohammed Ibrahim, the minister, escaped unharmed, but the blast caused extensive damage in the area. An al-Qaida-inspired group based in Sinai claimed responsibility for that bombing.
Wednesday’s attack on the intelligence building in Rafah collapsed the entire structure and buried an unspecified number of troops under the rubble, two security officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.
The second attack targeted an armored personnel carrier deployed as part of an army checkpoint not far from the intelligence headquarters, the officials added. The officials said the remains of the two suicide bombers have been recovered.
Chief military spokesman, Col. Ahmed Mohammed Ali, said the attacks killed six soldiers and wounded 17 people — 10 soldiers and seven civilians, including three women. The security officials said the blast at the intelligence building also badly damaged five houses nearby.
Egypt’s official MENA news agency later reported that following the attacks, authorities ordered the closure of the Rafah border crossing, which links Egypt to the Gaza Strip.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Wednesday’s attack.
Militants in Sinai, some with links to al-Qaida, have been targeting for months Egyptian forces in the strategic peninsula bordering Gaza and Israel. Their attacks have become much more frequent and deadlier since the ouster this summer of Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s Islamist president. After Mubarak’s ouster, Morsi became the country’s first democratically elected president in 2012 but he was deposed in July by the military after days of massive street protests against him.
Earlier this week, the Egyptian military launched a major offensive against the militants in the northern region of Sinai.
Officials have described the offensive, which started on Saturday, as the biggest sweep of the area in recent years, aiming to weed out al-Qaida-inspired groups that have taken control of villages in northern Sinai.
Five days of military operations so far have left 29 Islamic militants dead and the military has boasted of capturing weapons caches, missile launchers, and dozens of vehicles and fuel storage sites. Some 30 militants were arrested during raids — mostly low-level operatives.
One officer and two soldiers have also been killed in the operation since Saturday.
On Monday, Egypt’s state news agency MENA cited unnamed senior security officials as saying at least six militant groups with an estimated 5,000 members operate in Sinai. The militants use mountains in north and central Sinai as hideouts, where the rugged terrain is difficult to search.
But the repeated security operations have increased tension with local residents, who accuse authorities of randomly targeting homes and arresting innocent people.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

8/26/2013

#Egypt: tourism industry in deep decline

Egyptian tourism is in deep decline because of the current political unrest. 

Many hotels have closed. Some remain open for a handful of tourists. Mostly from Cairo, looking to get away from the security situation, sometimes from further afield.  spoke with a group of German tourists. “It looks pretty nice. Everything is very good. The hotel is very good, the beach is good. The Red Sea is beautiful. I love it here.”
Many tour operators have cancelled flights to Egypt. Some countries have advised against travel. The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism assures that travel to the Red Sea and South Sinai is completely safe. The severe damage to other resorts make them no-go areas for tourists.
Egyptian tourism minister Hesham Zaazoi told  “To go around in this area, in Hurghada and Red Sea and southern Sinai. We are so many humdreds of kilmoeters from Cairo where all the ‘hot spots’ are. They can see for themselves that the situation is good, safe, secure, and the government is very much adamant to ensure the safety and welfare of clients who come here to Egypt.”
The Egyptian tourism industry is an important one. It generates the equivalent to over eight billion euros a year, which is 11 percent of Egypt’s GDP.
The Ministry of Tourism is working with foreign ambassadors to resolve the travel advisories and ensure them that some areas are completely safe.
Mohammed Shaikhibrahim says: “Tourist areas of Egypt are seeing a noticeable decline in the number of foreign tourists because of the political and security situation. Egyptians are trying to make up for this through domestic tourism. They hope that when calmness returns to the streets of Egypt, these resorts will be, once again, attractive to visit.”

8/23/2013

#Muslim_Brotherhood - Underground History #Egypt #MB

The Muslim Brotherhood began organizing in America in the 1956s.  They formed a variety of Islamic institutions and organizations as front groups for their activities.  These included Muslim charities, businesses and cultural centers.  The geographic center of their activity is Fairfax County



Virginia, near Washington, DC.  Various groups have interlocking boards of directors.  Many of the groups “were laundering terrorist-bound funds through a maze of shell companies and fronts” (p. 228).  This was an entire network of criminal conspiracy. 
 

Secret documents of the Brotherhood
 
The investigation of Ismail Elbarasse uncovered secret documents that revealed the depth of this conspiracy.  Elbarasse was a founding member of the Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia.  One of the imams of this mosque declared that Muslims could blow up bridges as long as civilian casualties were minimized.  Elbarasse was arrested while videotaping the supports of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.  These seized documents were the archives of the U.S. branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. 
 
In America the Muslim Brotherhood has set up front groups to funnel money to Hamas suicide bombers while their front groups project an image of peace.  The Muslim Brotherhood aims to Islamize America.  It does this by building an Islamic ‘infrastructure’ that will eventually rule America.  It has become deeply entrenched in America as it seeks to undermine the country from within. 
Documents seized in Elbarasses’ home showed the goals of the Muslim Brotherhood.  It seeks to replace the United States Constitution with Islamic, Shariah law.  Leader Mohammed Akram Adlouni wrote,
 


                 


“The Ikhwan (Brotherhood) must understand that their work in
      America is
     a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western 
     civilization from within, and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by the
     hands of the believers, so that it is eliminated and Allah’s religion
     is made victorious over all other religions” (p. 230). 
 
The documents listed thirty major Muslim organizations connected with the Muslim Brotherhood and operated as front groups.  These groups included the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and others, all of which use deceit to hide their real intentions.  
These documents were entered as evidence in the Holy Land Foundation terror trial.  The supporting names in the documents were listed as unindicted conspirators.  FBI agent John Guandolo says “every major Muslim group in the United States is controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood…It is a genuine conspiracy to overthrow the government, and they have organizations to do it, and they have written doctrines outlining their plan” (p. 231). 
 
Indictments and criminal activity
 
In 2009, Brotherhood leaders were sentenced to prison on charges of conspiracy in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism case.  Shukir Abu Baker, Mohammad El-Mezain, and CAIR founding director Ghassan Elashi were convicted of funneling millions of dollars to the terrorist group Hamas (p. 233).  The authors comment, “With each new indictment, the Muslim establishment in America looks more and more like a religious crime syndicate” (p. 234). 
 
“Ihawan Mafia” is a term investigators use to describe the Muslim Brotherhood because they operate in an “underworld of illegal activities conducted under the cover of fronts with legitimate-sounding names” (p. 236).  The heads of Muslim Brotherhood are divided into various wings; Hamas, Saudi Arabia, Pakistani, and the founding ‘nucleus’, the Islamic Society of North America.  The authors identify the five fundamental goals of the Muslim Brotherhood:
 
                “1.  Supporting Palestinian terrorists and seeking Israel’s destruction.
                 2.  Gutting U.S. anti-terrorism laws.
                 3.  Loosening Muslim immigration.
                 4.  Converting Americans to Islam, with a special focus on Hispanic
          immigrants and black inmates and soldiers (attractive white
          Christian women are another prize conversion).
                 5.  Infiltrating the government and institutionalizing Shariah law in America” 
                                                                                   (p. 238)
       
Mosques
 
The Muslim Brotherhood conducts its secret business behind the façade of religion.  Mosques serve as recruiting centers for the Grand Jihad.  Brotherhood documents reveal that the mosques will “prepare us and supply our battalions in addition to being the ‘niche’ of our prayers” (p. 244).  The United States Constitution gives religious liberty to all its citizens and this provides cover for the Brotherhood.  Brotherhood internal documents reveal they consider the United States “our Dar al-Arqam’ – our safehouse (p. 245). 
 
This hiding behind a major religion is calculated.  The authors observe, “Fearing accusations of religious bigotry, Washington is still reluctant to aggressively prosecute it” (p. 245).  Notice how criticism of Islam is treated by the liberal-leftist media.  Anyone who raises questions about the peaceful image of Islam or criticizes Islam is labeled a bigot, hate-monger or Islamophobe.  This too is part of Sharia law where no criticism of Mohammad or Islam is allowed.  Non-Muslims must learn not to challenge Islam.  They must lower their eyes and bow to Islam. 



Jihadwatch.com

This is a helpful website to keep up on what Islamists are doing to undermine our democratic government.


7/20/2013

Al Qaeda Leader in #Yemen Might Really Be Dead This Time

Said al-Shihri, the second-in-command of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), has reportedly been killed. But unlike previous (and premature) reports of his death -- and there have been many -- this time the news came straight from the source, in an announcement by AQAP. Maybe this time Shihri will actually stay dead.
Shihri, who also went by the kunya Abu Sufyan al-Azdi, was a veteran jihadist who had operated in Afghanistan and Chechnya by the time he was captured by U.S. forces in December 2001. He was held for several years at Guantánamo Bay, but was released after attending a rehabilitation program in Saudi Arabia. Four months after his release, Shihri appeared in a video announcing the formation of AQAP, with him as deputy emir to former Osama bin Laden aide Nasir al-Wuhayshi. He is believed to have helped plan AQAP's 2009 assassination attempt against Saudi Prince Muhammad bin Nayef, and has been an aggressive fundraiser for the organization, sometimes to the chagrin of bin Laden and al Qaeda's core leadership. Documents recovered from bin Laden's Abbottabad safehouse included a letter criticizing Shihri's efforts and requesting that AQAP start clearing its press releases with other al Qaeda leaders.


Shihri died in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen's northern Saada province, according to AQAP's video announcement. AQAP has a known presence in the area and has clashed with the Houthi movement, which controls much of the province. When Shihri was last reported dead, in January, the Yemeni government also attributed the cause of death to an airstrike in Saada.
AQAP's message was delivered by Ibrahim al-Rubaysh, AQAP's chief theologian -- and a Saudi and Gitmo veteran like Shihri -- who was rumored to be in line to succeed Shihri as AQAP's number two when Shihri was last reported killed in January. But Rubaysh's announcement on Wednesday did not include any mention of who might succeed the group's deputy.

6/17/2013

تقرير مخابراتى الى #قطر عن عملائهم فى #مصر من #الاخوان

احبائى : ارجوكم ان تقرأوا رسالتى المنشورة بكل دقة واهتمام , والعمل على نشرها فى جميع الصفحات واشكركم جميعا ( وبحبكم ياغاليين )
واود ان اتوجه برسالة الى رعاع واوباش قطر : نحن وراءكم بالمرصاد ولن تفلتوا من عقابنا , واتحدى ان يخرج بغل منكم ويكذب ما حصلنا عليه من وثائق اول امس ومن عقر دياركم الأمنية .....
عاشت مصر حرة بأولادها الأحراء والشرفاء .... عاشت كل يد تعمل من اجل خير وعزة الغالية مصر ... ثورة ثورة حتى النصر ........................ عقيد / صبرى ياسين


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5/12/2013

Shalateen Part of #Egypt

Shalateen Part of #Egypt

Shalateen (Egyptian Arabic: شلاتين Šalatīn  pronounced [ʃælæˈtiːn]; also spelled: Alshalateen or Shalatin) 520 kilometres (320 mi) south of Hurghada, is the biggest city just north of the Halayeb Triangle, an area of disputed sovereignty between Egypt and Sudan. It serves as the administrative center (markaze) of all Egyptian territory up to the border between Egypt and Sudan, including the villages of:

  • Abu Ramad, 125 kilometres (78 mi) to the southeast;
  • Halayeb, 165 kilometres (103 mi) to the southeast;
  • Ras Hadarba 200 kilometres (120 mi) to the southeast. Ras Hadarba or Cape Hadarba lies on the shores of the Red Sea to the southeast of the city of Halayeb and to the east of mount Hadarba from which it takes its name. The village of Ras Hadarba lies just north of the borders between Egypt and Sudan which run along the 22 degree north parallel of latitude;
  • Marsa Hameera, 40 kilometres (25 mi) to the north; and
  • Abrak, 90 kilometres (56 mi) to the west.
The first three of the above towns (Abu Ramad, Halayeb and Ras Hadarba) are located within the disputed Halayeb Triangle.

History

Egyptian ministries and authorities are in the process of establishing their presence in the area and operate in conjunction with the City Council to provide services to the local communities according to the policies and programs of their respective organizations. The military is responsible for security and law enforcement in the Halayeb Triangle. Red Sea Governorate's Popular Council, including many members from the Bisharia and Ababda, are responsible for determining what the local people need and supporting local participation in management and development of this area.
The Egyptian government also provides additional social services to the local communities, such as food, water, monetary assistance, subsidies, health care, veterinary care, housing and education. A new international Airport in Marsa Alam was built, about 270 kilometres (170 mi) from Shalateen city, which Egyptian policy makers intend to be the center of more development for the southern region included the Shalateen area.

Ethnography

Local tribes in Halayeb and Shalateen area have had little exposure to modernization under Sudanese administration and under Egyptian administration up to 1992. But after 1992, the Egyptian government started to implement a development plan when it started to build some settlements, including 500 new houses built in Shalateen and 250 in Aboramad and Halayeb, depending on Shalateen local council sources. Roads were also established, including a 250-kilometer road between Shalateen and Marsa Alam city in north, and three new electricity generators have begun operation since 1993. In 1993–94, the Egyptian government launched a plan for the social economic development of the area. Services and economic support were delivered in the main towns and villages and necessary infrastructures was built. Financial and in-kind donations were sponsored for a total amount of 1.5 billion L.E. currently; the Government is supporting local families with 70 L.E. per month, and 3 L.E. per day to each child going to school. Nowadays many high educated people, and many local people, work as employees of the government, NGOs and private sector companies, which will help in more development.
Depending on that and on the government development policy, many people from the mountains moved to towns in order to benefit from these services. They were given houses with a permanent water source, food supplies, electricity and education. So far, approximately 8,000 people have settled along the coast. As a result of the plan, communities in the urban areas have improved their livelihood.
Local community in Halayeb area has been involved in the management of Gabel Elba Protected Area as guides and also as environmental researchers in the management and conservation of the natural resources of this area; local people are also involved in the decision making process. The World Food Program project in this area "Support Bedouin Life Project" represents a good model for the Egyptian government's policy of local participation and community-based management of projects.



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4/13/2013

سقوط الدولة المصرية: غياب قواعد اللعبة السياسية

من ساعة 25 يناير 2011 لم أرى أي فصيل سياسي في مصر يتحدث عن وضع قواد أساسية و واضحة و بسيطة تكون أساس إعادة بناء النظام السياسي في مصر.
 
القواعد دي غير تقديمها، كان لازم يبقى عليها إجماع... تكون مجموعة مبادئ لا يتنازع عليها أي فصيل سياسي: ليبرالي، إسلامي/ديني، يساري، إلخ
من الأمثلة في التاريخ هو إعلان الإستقلال الأمريكي. كان إعلان إستقلال لكنه كان إعلان مبادئ. الإعلان كان لا يزيد على صفحة وحدة.
الوقت بين إعلان الإستقلال لحد وضع الدستور الأمريكي كان 11 سنة!في هذه الأثناء كان إعلان الإستقلال ومبادئه هم قواعد اللعبة السياسية في امريكا.
الليبرالية لايمكنها تقديم أي حلول لولم يكن هناك قواعد واضحة حتى وإن كانت أقل من المستوى لئن اللمنهج الليبرالي يعتمد على البناء و التصحيح.
 
 
 
 
لكن مصر في السنتين إلي فاتوا و بالذات الفترة الأخيرة تفتقد لأي معالم واضحة و مطبقة تعطي ضمانات و تطمينات لكل الأطراف السياسية.
 
 
و الأسباب معروفة... فالإخوان تغطرسوا و ابعدوا الأخر و شكلوا قواعد اللعبة و غيروها على أهوائهم كما تطورت الأحداث.
 
هم كدة فاكرين انهم على طريق النجاح... لكن اللي مش فهمينه إنه لا يمكنهم تحقيق حتى اهدافهم الضيقة من غير قواعد واضحة مطبقة بحياد على الجميع.
 
و عشان كدة اسلوبهم و منهجهم لن يخلق إلا نظام مهلهل ساقط كالوضع في باكستان.
 
ما يحدث في مصر هو انها ما بقتش دولة قانون... لكنها دولة ساقطة... Failed State... أو على طريقها لذلك.
 

3/28/2013

who want cut the internet in #egypt

who want cut the internet in #egypt

 

Internet

Today is another slow day for internet in Egypt. Telecom Egypt announced that once again the Alexandria internet sea cable "SEA-ME-WE-Wa" in the Mediternean was damaged and it will be fixed with no hours. This is the second time it happens in less than one week. The first time was last Friday if you remember.
Now we got Col. Ahmed Ali announcing on his official FB page that the Egyptian Navy forces arrested 3 divers while they were cutting the internet sea cable near El Shataby beach !!!
Col. Ali did not say who those divers suspected "The correct term" of damaging the cable were and why they were doing this.
It is worth to mention that this announcement comes after some telecommunication officials announced that they believed there was something criminal behind the damage in the internet cable. I think they got a hint
Of course you see this post after long time in browsing and attempting to collect links and so on..
Hopefully we will know soon who those three are and know their true story.

Update :

East Alexandria prosecution with those standing behind the damage of internet cables in Alexandria and it turned out to be 3 fishermen who dive to search for old ships Junk