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    Something fishy about Eilat terror attack
    Monday, September 05, 2011 | Ryan Jones

    When terrorists infiltrated southern Israel and killed eight people in a three-pronged assault near the resort town of Eilat, it was presumed that Palestinian militants from Gaza were responsible. And likely they were, at least in part.

    But the political proceedings following the attack have raised serious questions about Egyptian military involvement in the brutal murder of Israeli civilians.

    Immediately following the attack, Israeli lawmaker and retired army general Aryeh Eldad questioned why Defense Minister Ehud Barak was ignoring the testimony of civilian eyewitnesses. Many of those eyewitnesses told Israeli media that part of the Eilat attack was perpetrated by uniformed soldiers firing from within or next to Egyptian army installations along the border.

    "I would like to know why the IDF has refrained from questioning the civilians, and whether it is possible that the investigation is being whitewashed and the public is being denied the truth, because of concern over exposing the truth about Egyptian involvement," Eldad wrote in an official parliamentary query.

    While the eyewitnesses could not know if the gunmen they saw were Egyptian soldiers or terrorists wearing army fatigues, the fact they were able to operate so near to Egyptian bases suggests that Egyptian soldiers at best turned a blind eye.

    The plot thickened on Sunday when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak ordered IDF officials to not divulge intelligence regarding the Eilat attack during a routine appearance before the Knesset Subcommittee for Intelligence and Secret Services.

    MK Shaul Mofaz, head of the powerful Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, accused Netanyahu and Barak of a cover-up.

    "It is clear that the decision is not professional and involves foreign interests," Mofaz said in an angry statement released to the press.

    What is clear is that whatever the government is trying to keep hidden is not an operational mishap on Israel's part. There was such a mishap - the failure to close the roads leading to Eilat after the initial attack - and it was immediately made public and loudly criticized by Barak himself. The only thing most Israelis can imagine the government wanting to cover up is Egyptian involvement in the attack.

    Netanyahu and Barak have both stated that they are satisfied the temporary military regime in Egypt had no knowledge of or part in the attack. And that is almost certainly true.

    But it is also likely that the largest political force in Egypt contesting the upcoming election - the Muslim Brotherhood - did have knowledge of the planned attack, as it is closely affiliated with Hamas and its allied terror groups in Gaza.

    There have been increasing reports, both in Israel and Egypt, that Islamic terror groups from Hamas to Hizballah to Al Qaeda are active in the Sinai Peninsula, and are successfully recruiting from the local population. It would not be unreasonable to think that one of those groups managed to get a few Egyptian soldiers doing border patrol duty to take part in an attack on Israel.
    "...earnestly contend for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints." Jude 1:3b

    Jesus + something = nothing

    Jesus + nothing = Everything

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    Israel bolsters Red Sea naval fleet
    Wednesday, August 31, 2011 | Ryan Jones

    Israel confirmed on Tuesday that it has deployed an additional two warships to the Red Sea to boost patrols along Israel's maritime border with Egypt.

    The decision was made following the publication of intelligence reports that suggested an ongoing terrorist threat emanating from the Egyptian Sinai.

    Israel has since bolstered all of its forces in and around the Red Sea resort town of Eilat anticipating a sequel to the deadly three-pronged terrorist assault on southern Israel earlier this month.

    In that attack, Palestinian terrorists from Gaza used the Sinai to infiltrate deep into southern Israel, attacking private cars and public buses just miles north of Eilat.

    The Israeli naval redeployment may also be a response to Iran's decision to dispatch its 15th Fleet to the Red Sea.

    The Iranian government said it was sending the warships to the area to "convey a message of peace and friendship to all countries."
    "...earnestly contend for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints." Jude 1:3b

    Jesus + something = nothing

    Jesus + nothing = Everything


    • #3
      So would this be an example of see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil?