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Gunmen slaughter guards in Sinai border attack
Australian Broadcasting Commission ^ | 6 August 2012 | anon

Posted on 08/05/2012 2:41:34 PM PDT by BlackVeil

Gunmen killed at least 13 Egyptian border guards before smashing through the country's border with Israel in stolen armoured vehicles, Egyptian and Israeli officials said.

The Israeli military said the gunmen crossed into Israel near the Kerem Shalom (Karm Abu Salem) crossing after killing the guards on the Egyptian side of the border.

Spokeswoman Lieutenant Colonel Avital Leibovich said one of the vehicles was destroyed by a helicopter while the other exploded by itself.

Egyptian security and medical sources said at least 13 border guards had died on their side of the border when the gunmen, dressed in Bedouin clothing, opened fire.

... Sinai-based Islamist militants are believed to have been responsible for several rocket attacks against Israel, which also blamed them for a cross-border ambush last year that killed nine Israelis.

(Excerpt) Read more at abc.net.au ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: egypt; israel; jihadist; muzziemurderers; sinai; waronterror
A major incident on the Sinai border.
1 posted on 08/05/2012 2:41:46 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: BlackVeil

Was 0moslem one of the gunmen?


2 posted on 08/05/2012 2:44:06 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: BlackVeil

Israel took care of business, and now the terrorists are all cinders and ashes.


3 posted on 08/05/2012 2:52:26 PM PDT by montag813
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To: BlackVeil

Love this: “exploded by itself”. Things that make you go hhmmmmmm....


4 posted on 08/05/2012 3:01:42 PM PDT by jettester (I got paid to break 'em - not fly 'em)
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To: BlackVeil

Note that the terrorists had no qualms about killing the Egyptian (presumably Moslem) military/border guards. Is this a leadup to full scale operations against the Army (the only barrier to a full-blown Islamist Egypt)?


5 posted on 08/05/2012 3:03:43 PM PDT by Chewbarkah
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To: Chewbarkah
Is this a leadup to full scale operations against the Army ...

That is the question of the day.

I would say - yes, it is. And I think these militants are drawing energy and resources from their compatriots in Libya and Syria.

6 posted on 08/05/2012 3:11:13 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: jettester
Not sure if it was connected, but I heard that there was a Dateline NBC News Crew nearby and the vehicle that exploded was a up armored Chevy Pickup.
7 posted on 08/05/2012 3:12:29 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The only good Commie is an Impeached Commie.)
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Thanks BlackVeil.
Gunmen killed at least 13 Egyptian border guards before smashing through the country's border with Israel in stolen armoured vehicles... one of the vehicles was destroyed by [an IAF] helicopter while the other exploded by itself... Sinai-based Islamist militants are believed to have been responsible for several rocket attacks against Israel, which also blamed them for a cross-border ambush last year that killed nine Israelis.

8 posted on 08/05/2012 3:36:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: BlackVeil

Kerem Shalom (Karm Abu Salem)—in Hebrew and arabic, it means Peace Crossing....Interesting.


9 posted on 08/05/2012 3:46:16 PM PDT by richardtavor
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To: richardtavor

Perhaps in Hebrew it means peace crossing and in Arabic it means piece crossing?


10 posted on 08/05/2012 3:50:42 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: BlackVeil
I like the "one exploded by itself."

One second, Achmed had it floored, was screaming Allahu Achbar at the top of his voice. Next second, foomh!

11 posted on 08/05/2012 4:05:40 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: American in Israel

The Sinai, that piece of land guarded by the blue helmets, I believe.

Were these UN egyptian guards getting slaughtered?


12 posted on 08/05/2012 4:10:45 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: jettester

Love this: “exploded by itself”. Things that make you go hhmmmmmm....
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Probably for the same reason that John Kerry managed to “wound” himself three times—total incompetence.


13 posted on 08/05/2012 4:31:09 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: BlackVeil

“MENA said the gunmen were “jihadists” from inside the Islamist Hamas-run Gaza Strip, to the north of the crossing.”

Hmmmmm, sounds like Palestinians to me. The culture of the “suicide bomber”.


14 posted on 08/05/2012 4:41:26 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Parley Baer
Hmmmmm, sounds like Palestinians to me. The culture of the “suicide bomber”.

Two comments: First, what was Romney thinking with that horrible, awkward gaffe of his? (/S) Second, Morsi will have to show if he is more Egyptian or more Muslim Brotherhood in reaction to this and similar incidents.

15 posted on 08/05/2012 5:04:18 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: JudgemAll
Were these UN egyptian guards getting slaughtered?

I rather doubt it. The typical MO of the blue helmets in such situations is to skeedaddle.

16 posted on 08/05/2012 5:44:06 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: BlackVeil

In the news last Thursday:

“Israelis Warned to Leave Sinai Now”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2913945/posts


17 posted on 08/05/2012 5:47:53 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: JudgemAll

Egyptian Regulars.


18 posted on 08/05/2012 6:42:48 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: jettester

Sources in Israel are reporting that the other APC went over a landmine either on the Egyptian or Israeli side of that border. The other was taken out by the IAF. I hope there were many Jihadis all huddled together inside the APC when it was hit...


19 posted on 08/06/2012 12:53:36 AM PDT by Netz (Netz)
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To: Steely Tom
Watch your spelling, Tom.

That is spelled

FOOMF

It is Arabic for "O Shiite!"
20 posted on 08/06/2012 6:39:04 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Do not listen to Conservative Talk Radio ... until they talk to Sheriff Joe.)
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To: Kenny Bunk
Thanks. I didn't think it looked quite right the way I'd spelled it, but I couldn't put my finger on the problem.

I have a friend of many years who's a very good chemist. When he was young, he dabbled in various explosive mixtures.

He told me once about the success of a particular mixture by saying "it was so loud I couldn't hear it." He said his ears rang for a week after his hearing returned.

21 posted on 08/06/2012 8:31:13 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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22 posted on 08/07/2012 12:16:35 PM PDT by SJackson (I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people people die of natural causes)
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