Saturday, March 15, 2014

Gunmen kill 6 Egyptian soldiers at checkpoint

The Muslim Brotherhood doesn't go quietly....


From Times of India.



Gunmen kill 6 Egyptian soldiers at checkpoint


CAIRO: Egypt's state news agency said gunmen attacked a checkpoint manned by the military police in a suburb north of Cairo on early on Saturday, killing six of them, officials said.

Separately, the country's most active militant group said that one of its founding leaders was killed when a bomb he was carrying was set off by a car accident.

Maj General Mahmoud Yousri, chief of security of Qalubiya province, told MENA that the attackers stormed the checkpoint in Shubra al-Kheima. Health ministry official Zakariya Abed Rabbo said six soldiers died.

Yousri said explosive disposal experts managed to defuse two bombs left behind by the attackers, but the experts detonated a third bomb which they were unable to defuse.

A statement issued by armed forces spokesman, Col Ahmed Mohammed Ali, said an armed group which belongs to the Muslim Brotherhood "terrorist group" attacked the soldiers after they finished their dawn prayers.

"These cowardly operations will only increase our determination to continue the war against terrorism," he said.

Egyptian authorities say the Brotherhood has orchestrated a series of bomb attacks on police and other targets that followed the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi, who hails from the Islamist group.

They have produced little evidence open to public scrutiny to bolster these claims, and most have been claimed by a Sinai-based al-Qaida-inspired group, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis or Champions of Jerusalem. The Brotherhood denies the attacks.

In a statement posted early Saturday on militant websites, the Ansar said one of its founding leaders, Tawfiq Mohammed Freij, was killed Tuesday when an accident set off a "heat bomb" he was transporting in his car. It did not say where the accident took place.

It said Freij, also known Abu Abdullah, was one of the founders of the group, who masterminded the group's tactic of blowing up pipelines to stop Egyptian gas supplies to Israel.

It called him the "field commander" of an August 2011 cross-border attack into southern Israel that targeted a bus and other vehicles near the resort city of Eilat, killing eight people.

The statement's wording suggests that Freij moved from either Sinai or Gaza to Cairo or elsewhere in Egypt in early 2013 to supervise the group's operations, including a failed suicide car bomb attack on Interior Minister Mahmoud Ibrahim in Cairo in September 2013.

The statement could not be independently authenticated, but militant groups regularly use the websites to make announcements.

4 comments:

Nikolai Bukharin said...

The irony is that it was President Eisenhower who started the first program to give covert aid to and use Islamist ideology as a counter balance to undermine the Soviet Union.

Apparently corrupted Communism was so scary that many an American President made the bargain with the devil. Not knowing what that bargain would hold for their nation some 40 years later.

As I said in my earlier post, it's an exercise in futility. Communism, real communism, not murderous Stalinism, will eventually supplant Monarchies, Theocracies, and Liberal Democracies, all three divisive systems meant to keep the workers down and divided.

And the end result will be Social Humanism. All men discarding their artificially imposed divisions and embrace peace and unity.

The Duhnmharu said...

All men discarding their artificially imposed divisions and embrace peace and unity.

Holy CRAP Nikolai... I want what you are smoking!!!

Nikolai Bukharin said...

Smoking is bad to begin with, so I don't touch it.

But I see your not so subtle derision.

That is alright. I hold nothing against you for that.

But my point still stands. People will come to realize that their divisions are artificial and imposed on them by an exploitative ruling class.

Eventually, most likely without much violence people will discard these political and economic divisions and embrace one another under the banner of Communism, Humanism and mutual peaceful progress.

What purpose will a priest, minister, rabbi or Imam have when people discard the shackles of divisive organized religion? When they see each other as humans and not as Christians, Muslims or Jews.

What purpose will a self appointed Monarch have once people stop having loyalty for something as artificial as nationalism? When they see each other as humans and not as various nationalities.

What purpose will a banker have when there is full Communism?
When they see each other as humans and not consumers.

It's happening, very slowly though.

The workers are starting to sense the uselessness of such imposed divisions. And eventually but surely leave them behind.

Just like biological evolution takes place, so does socio-economic/political evolution.

It will be the highest form of attained governance.

Nikolai Bukharin said...

Smoking is bad to begin with, so I don't touch it.

But I see your not so subtle derision.

That is alright. I hold nothing against you for that.

But my point still stands. People will come to realize that their divisions are artificial and imposed on them by an exploitative ruling class.

Eventually, most likely without much violence people will discard these political and economic divisions and embrace one another under the banner of Communism, Humanism and mutual peaceful progress.

What purpose will a priest, minister, rabbi or Imam have when people discard the shackles of divisive organized religion? When they see each other as humans and not as Christians, Muslims or Jews.

What purpose will a self appointed Monarch have once people stop having loyalty for something as artificial as nationalism? When they see each other as humans and not as various nationalities.

What purpose will a banker have when there is full Communism?
When they see each other as humans and not consumers.

It's happening, very slowly though.

The workers are starting to sense the uselessness of such imposed divisions. And eventually but surely leave them behind.

Just like biological evolution takes place, so does socio-economic/political evolution.

It will be the highest form of attained governance.