Thursday, March 12, 2015

Meanwhile, Today In ISIS News....

These guys are really getting around.  They're in Syria and Iraq.  They're in Libya and environs.  They're becoming established in Afghanistan.  Now they're engaging Egypt and Israel.  Yes, that's right, Israel.  This ISIS outfit is on the move.

The Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, reports that the Israeli Defence Force is preparing for an ISIS attack out of the Sinai peninsula.  The Sinai branch of ISIS has announced on Twitter (naturally) plans to launch a barrage of 150-rockets into Israel.  This is the same bunch that's been attacking Egyptian forces with some success.

The threat of the Islamic State on Israel's southern border "is of great concern to the army and influences our preparedness for any incident that might occur," Col. Arik Chen, deputy commander of the 80th Territorial Division, said yesterday in a briefing for reporters.

The IDF "knows the intentions and the abilities" of the Islamists in the Sinai and is prepared for any aggression, whether it is aimed at the Egyptian security forces or whether "it becomes a threat to Israel in the future," Chen said.

The number of casualties from attacks on Egyptian forces by the Sinai branch of the Islamic State has increased drastically since last September, he added.

...The group calling itself Ansar Bait al-Maqdis announced its allegiance to the Islamic State last year and is now regarded as the Sinai branch of the organization. The group is attempting to get its hands on sophisticated weaponry, including anti-tank missiles, anti-aircraft missiles and explosives.

Meanwhile Egyptian president al-Sissi took to FOX News to plead for more American help.  FOX News shill, Bret Baier, had little difficulty getting al-Sissi to criticize Obama for cutting off military aid to Egypt in the wake of massacres.

It sounds like the Saudis and Egyptians are forming some sort of military alliance but they still want the US and its allies to do their fighting.  Quelle surprise.


Purple library guy said...

Well, that's what the Israelis get for tacitly aiding ISIS. You'd think they'd have learned their lesson after they helped the rise of Hamas. Well, unless the point is that relatively ineffectual hostility from both groups actually helps the Israeli right politically.

The Mound of Sound said...

I expect Netanyahu would welcome a rocket attack out of the Sinai a day or two before the election.

Anonymous said...

On and on it goes, and where it stop nobody knows. This is really getting to be too much. Anyong