Skip to comments.Bedouin Abducts Two U.S. Tourists in Sinai
Posted on 07/14/2012 1:24:03 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
Military and police officials in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula said on Friday that two U.S. tourists have been abducted by a Bedouin seeking to pressure officials to release his detained relative.
Officials told The Associated Press the two Americans, a man and a woman, were taken along with their Egyptian tour guide, in a mountainous region in the center of the peninsula called Sabr el-Hitan.
U.S. Embassy spokesman David Lynnfield told AP the embassy was looking into the kidnapping.
Security officials say the Bedouin man abducted the tourists to pressure authorities to release his uncle detained in the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria.
Sinai has seen a series of kidnappings over the past year. Abducted tourists are rarely harmed and usually released within 24 hours. .....
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Are abducted tourists ever armed?
(Your line next ... possible rhymes include "farmed" and "charmed.")
Bedouin will be their ruin!
Nothing 2c. Don’t be alarmed.
Getting abducted could be fun.
Think what a great movie was
The Wind and the Lion.
If you haven’t been abducted,
You simply aren’t tryin’.
Egypt is being run by the insane with absolutely no lawful boundaries. Stay as far away as possible.
LOL! Good job!
My mother and her friends went to Egypt (and Israel) in 1999, iirc. They liked the Nile cruise. And I think one of the Undead Thread regulars went this year with her mother.
When I was belly-dancing in Tulsa, I knew a lot of people who had been to Egypt. One lady said she went right after the shooting incident at the Pyramids, and the US Consulate gave her a private armed detachment the whole time. Maybe she was the only American tourist!
Much as I’d like to see the Cairo Museum, I can just look at the book or see it on DVD - inexpensive and safe!
You’d have to abduct me to get me to visit Egypt. Took ten plagues and a split sea to get my ancestors out.
I understand. My brother and I feel that way about our ancestral homeland, Philadelphia.
Traveled to Egypt when I was on active duty back in the 1970’s, didn’t care for it so much. Actually, had more fun for the short time I was in Philly!
The bad parts of Philly, from which my parents escaped, are like Detroit. The good parts are Rainbow Territory.
As in Egypt, one can enjoy a view of the historic sites, if one carefully ignores everything else!
And that is exactly what I managed to do!
Mega LOLs! All it took for me to leave the City of Brotherly Love after being in business there for 30 years was Fast Eddie's 7% sales tax hike -- on top of the school tax, the sales & use tax, the licensing & inspection tax, the wage tax, the high gasoline tax, and the state income tax. (On top of the various Federal taxes.)
When I was belly-dancing in Tulsa....
Tourists, really? C’mon, what person in his right mind would go to Eqypt now. I imagine they are spies of some kind. It isn’t as if we don’t send spies places.
Didn’t 0bama compare himself to Teddy Roosevelt many times?
Should I hold my breath waiting for a statement like:
“This government wants Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead.”
From the punk?
Some folks might not understand the danger.I,for example,am still kicking myself for not having stayed there longer,thus allowing me to see the pyramids.I certainly wouldn't go *now*,however.
Uh, oh! Look out, kidnappers! They're looking into it!
But Obama is busy golfing and fundraising, so he probably doesn't have time to congratulate his Muslim Brotherhood pals on this clever initiative!
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