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Egypt Bomb Kills at Least 21

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Posted on Jan 1, 2011
AP / Ben Curtis

A man injured in the church bombing arrives by ambulance at a hospital in Alexandria, Egypt.

In a bloody beginning to the new year in Egypt, a suicide bombing outside a Coptic church in Alexandria killed at least 21 people and injured dozens more. “This massacre has al-Qaida written all over ... ,” a church official said. —JCL

The Guardian:

At least 21 people have been killed and more than 70 injured in Egypt in a suspected suicide bombing outside a church in Alexandria as worshippers left a new year service.

It was initially thought a car bomb had caused the explosion just after midnight at the Coptic orthodox al-Qidiseen church. But the interior ministry suggested a foreign-backed suicide bomber may have been responsible.

The blast did not originate in any of the cars that were destroyed, a ministry statement said. “It is likely that the device which exploded was carried by a suicide bomber who died among others.”

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By fearnotruth, January 4, 2011 at 1:41 pm Link to this comment

...any press good or bad…

hear, hear

“I don’t care what they say about me as long as they spell my name right.” -
Phineas T. Barnum

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By PatrickHenry, January 4, 2011 at 7:18 am Link to this comment

Mossad gets blamed for everything and is given credit for anything bad, afterall any press good or bad, real or not only serves to build the myth.

One of my favorites:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3995302,00.html

Same goes for Al Qaeda.

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By fearnotruth, January 4, 2011 at 3:21 am Link to this comment

RE: ...YOU presume…

do I?

I wrote, “...there is an alternative viewpoint, with historic president” and cited the
president - if you wish to take exception, be specific - name calling is childish
and embarrassing - recommendation: develop a more refined polemical rhetoric

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By Inherit The Wind, January 3, 2011 at 11:54 pm Link to this comment

I dunno.  Just how anti-Semitic are you?  On the basis of NO evidence, an attack on a Christian church in a Moslem nation which has been battling horrendous, murderous attacks by extremist Moslems for over 50 years, YOU presume it’s a “false-flag” operation by a nation that Egypt has relatively good relations with—Israel, in contradiction to ALL the actual evidence.

So…just how anti-Semitic are you, du kleine fuhrer?

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By fearnotruth, January 3, 2011 at 4:53 pm Link to this comment

RE: These anti-Semitic bastards who blame Jews for every evil in the
world

...and none more so than Palestinians; how anti-Semitic can one possibly get!?!?

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By Inherit The Wind, January 3, 2011 at 1:14 pm Link to this comment

I KNEW somebody was gonna blame those damn Jews yet again!  My cat tore up the couch—Must be a Mossad plot! We all know Jews uses destructive kittens to torment their enemies.  And my dog chewed up a pair of my wife’s shoes…CLEAR evidence of a Jewish plot to keep American women unshod.

These anti-Semitic bastards who blame Jews for every evil in the world would be funny if they weren’t so damn scary.  People laughed at little short Hitler with his funny salute, funny uniforms and funny little mustache….After he had slaughtered 10-12 million people (6 million of which were Jews) and set off a war that killed over 60 million people, nobody (other than a few psychos) were laughing.

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By fearnotruth, January 2, 2011 at 6:34 pm Link to this comment

from the Guardian article:

[...]

The circumstances of the attack “clearly indicates that foreign elements
undertook planning and execution”, the statement said.

The governor of Alexandria, Adel Labib, accused al-Qaida of planning the
bombing. “The al-Qaida organisation threatened to attack churches inside
Egypt. This has nothing to do with sectarianism,” he told state television.

His assessment was shared by Kameel Sadeeq of the city’s Coptic Christian
council. “People went in to church to pray to God but ended up as scattered
limbs,” he told Reuters. “This massacre has al-Qaida written all over, the same
pattern al-Qaida has adopted in other countries.”

[...]

typical how so quickly and on so little or no evidence the media fills with
conclusions about such events - indeed: all al quda all the time

BUT, there is an alternative viewpoint, with historic president

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavon_Affair

The Lavon Affair refers to a failed Israeli covert operation, code
named Operation Susannah, conducted in Egypt in the Summer of 1954. As
part of the false flag operation, a group of Egyptian Jews were recruited by
Israeli military intelligence for plans to plant bombs inside Egyptian, American
and British-owned targets. The attacks were to be blamed on the Muslim
Brotherhood, Egyptian Communists, “unspecified malcontents” or “local
nationalists” with the aim of creating a climate of sufficient violence and
instability to induce the British government to retain its occupying troops in
Egypt’s Suez Canal zone.[1] The operation caused no casualties, except for the
members of the cell who committed suicide after being captured.

[...]

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By eyes wide shut, January 2, 2011 at 1:49 pm Link to this comment
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Another mossad fingerprint laden false flag event.

notice how these bombings only occur in “conquered territory”. Iraq, Egypt, AfPak, etc…

... the better to make you believe and buy into a clash of civilization (muslim vs. christians) and thus make you accept the coming holocaust of muslims for the “cleansing” of greater israel my child. (as well as other imperial designs such as the vast Iranian oil resources).

You see, the ol’ Arab bogeyman just won’t do… that won’t quite fit for Iran (eventhough most average ‘meriKan idiots won’t differentiate between “ragheads”).

just like the occupiers pushing real hard for conflict right now in Palestine to soon justify another “lead operation” (read massacre and crime against humanity).

Happy new year?

just fasten your seat belts honey!

“those who can make you believe absurdities can then make you commit atrocities”—Votlaire

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By PatrickHenry, January 2, 2011 at 11:46 am Link to this comment

When I can’t find my car keys I always blame Al Qaeda.

We also blame the anonymous passing of gas on them too.

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By samosamo, January 1, 2011 at 9:52 pm Link to this comment

****************


Sure is reassuring that al quada will not
conveniently go away so the perpetual wars will
remain this planets number one activity. Might as
well, start with a season with a set number of
battles and then some playoffs and the
championship war. Sell tickets, have prayers
before during and after thanking god for his
goodness in leading the winners to victory. Have
cheerleaders and cheerleader spreads in
magazines.

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By berniem, January 1, 2011 at 7:51 pm Link to this comment

Another incident extolling the virtues of religion! When will people start to follow their inate wisdom and sense of goodness rather than relying on the assorted parasites that play on fear, superstition, and hate to maintain their worthless occupations? There are no dieties or messiahs only us all over the world who either control our own destinies or continue on this path of madness believing that we are the chosen people of some mythological dictator who demands that we mutually punish ourselves in the here and now or be punished eternally by the esteemed creator. What a bunch of mindless crap!

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