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Egypt navy ship 'hit by Sinai militants' missile

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posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 12:39 PM
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Wow, this is escalating fast, once you start blowing up navy vessels things are going to get real nasty. I can see a full scale invasion or war before long.
I think that the Egyptians are downplaying this attack and want things to seem under control, but seriously, having your navy as sitting ducks to anti ship missiles, thats a situation that they cant really tolerate for too long.




posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 12:58 PM
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Yeah incidents like this do tend to up the ante . I wonder how long until the militants post the video ?


Any video that begins with "Allah Akbar" is generally worth watching .



posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 01:01 PM
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The Egyptian vessel appeared to be heavily damaged in the bow section. I never heard of an antitank missile being used on a watergoing vessel before.
Funker530 claims that ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack. They are calling the vessel a frigate. It looks small for a frigate, but other countries have different classifications than we do.
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posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 01:06 PM
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The article states that their an I S affiliate.I think the militants will have a tough time with the Egyptian armed forces.



posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 01:33 PM
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In a different thread I just asked what defensive weapons are and I see that an anti tank defensive weapon was used as an offensive weapon on a ship. I guess this is in the grey area in offensive and defensive weapons.



posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 01:48 PM
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originally posted by: JHumm
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In a different thread I just asked what defensive weapons are and I see that an anti tank defensive weapon was used as an offensive weapon on a ship. I guess this is in the grey area in offensive and defensive weapons.


Did they even have the CIWS on ? Sheesh.



posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 01:49 PM
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Very interesting story. I find it highly unlikely that the whole crew was killed and unlikely that there were not casualties.

In the past the uss stark was hit by 2 exocet missiles and was not sunk.

I am sure there will be multiple investigations into this incident. The details will come out and we will have to wait for more details.



posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 01:51 PM
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originally posted by: alphastrike101
In the past the uss stark was hit by 2 exocet missiles and was not sunk.


They were a little lucky on that accord as one of the missiles did not detonate.



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posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 02:02 PM
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That is Egyptian Coast Guard and looks to be a Swiftships 35PB they have about 25 people on board and are about 35 meters long and lightly armed, couple of machine guns and a anti air gun. The ship was towed back.



posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 02:28 PM
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So once again we have evidence of alleged IS sympathizers well within reach of attacking Israel yet they don't, definitely should make one wonder who they're really working for (that's if you don't already know).

I'm starting to think that Israel wants some of the Sinai back


Any recent oil/gas/mineral finds in the area lately?

That's right, I think MOSSAD did it

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posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 03:32 PM
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originally posted by: real_one
So once again we have evidence of alleged IS sympathizers well within reach of attacking Israel yet they don't, definitely should make one wonder who they're really working for (that's if you don't already know).

I'm starting to think that Israel wants some of the Sinai back


Any recent oil/gas/mineral finds in the area lately?

That's right, I think MOSSAD did it


These guys are in the Egyptian parts of the Sinai and while the have taken the name ISIS are the same radicals that have trying overthrow the government for years. They get very upset because Israel assists Egypt in finding them. However, the only target they can hit of Israel's is the border force which has been reinforced. That has not gone well for them when they tried in the past. So while they may call themselves ISIS now they still have the same goal as always, over throwing the Egyptian government. Although ISIS is pushing towards the Golan Heights and IDF forces have building up there as well. That could get interesting.



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