posted on Dec, 20 2010 @ 05:15 PM
Originally posted by FalselyFlagged
Apparently some Egyptians were arrested for working for Israelis in order infiltrate telecommunications companies and other areas, then to plan to
abduct tourists and hold them for a while, then release them.. ...All as a plan to kill Egyptian tourist economy.
Stay classy, Israel.
I see you use the guilty before proven innocent plan. That's classy in itself.
I find this highly unlikely. Israel has ZERO reason to harm the Egyptian economy and EVERY reason to promote it. Further, their militaries talk to
each other every day to inform each other of the daily activities along the border areas. An extremely large percentage of Egyptian tourists also
travel to Jordan and Israel. These 'into the promised land" tours follow the route of Moses from Egypt, through the Sinai Desert, into Jordan to
places like Petra and Mt. Moab (where Moses looked down over the Promised Land) and then into Israel itself. Neither the Israelis, nor the more
intelligent Palestinians, i.e. all of them except those in Gaza, want ANY disruption of tourism. As one Palestinian in Bethlehem told me personally
last month, "We don't want any kind of disruption because if that happens, we all lose our jobs." Yes, he spoke perfect English. Most anyone in that
And another thing. If you travel in Egypt with a tour, you are accompanied by an armed guard who accompanies you everywhere, even to the restroom.
There are pillboxes with M-16s sticking out of them everywhere along with Hummers with machine guns mounted on top. There is a tremendous amount of
firepower concentrated at every tourist attraction, hotel, or route. If someone were to try to kidnap a few tourists for a few hours, then let them
go, which this article maintains, there is a very good chance they would wind up dead. I was there a few weeks ago and saw this entire scenario with
my own eyes.
So I'd hold fire here until the entire story comes out.
edit on 12/20/2010 by schuyler because: spelling, as usual