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August 5 Sinai Attack Bears All the Hallmarks of an Israeli False Flag

6 August 2012 7,806 views 25 Comments

by Martin Iqbal.

On Sunday 5 August a number of unidentified militants carried out an attack in the Egyptian Sinai in which several Egyptian soldiers were killed, and Israel’s border was penetrated. After Iftar as the Egyptian Muslims were breaking their fast, unknown militants killed 16 Egyptian soldiers and stole an Egyptian armoured vehicle. Using a pick-up truck packed with explosives, the militants breached the Egypt-Israel border at the ‘Kerem Shalom’ crossing and subsequently drove approximately one mile into Israel using the armoured vehicle they had commandeered.

This event brings severe geopolitical repercussions for Egypt, and is characterised by extremely suspicious circumstances. Resultingly we must carefully consider this attack within its proper context.

Israel had foreknowledge of the attack

The Israeli military knew in advance that the Sinai attack would occur, which even allowed them to have aircraft defending the area in advance – hence why the armoured vehicle was blown up shortly after crossing the border and the attack was thwarted within 15 minutes of its advent.(1) IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz wasted no time in pointing out that “a large disaster was averted.

This begs the question, why did the Israelis not inform the Egyptian military to allow them to prevent the attack in the first instance? The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports,(2)

Israeli intelligence had information on the planned attack, which allowed the military to have helicopters in the area to strike the vehicle, an Israel Defense Forces spokesman said Monday.

Israel and Egypt remained in close contact during the attack, Barak said, according to reports.

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak curiously blamed the attack on an unidentified ‘global’ Jihadi terror group. Although Barak is unable to identify the group, we are supposed to believe his alarmist assertion that it is global in nature.

Compulsive liar and Israeli Ambassador to the US, Michael Oren, tried to pin the attack on Iran within hours, stating on his Twitter account,

“Iranian backed terrorists again struck at our Southern border today killing 15 Egyptian guards and attempting to massacre Israeli civilians,”

Obviously it was too soon for him to be in possession of evidence linking the attack to Iran, and Oren subsequently deleted his Twitter post. Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu did precisely the same thing with regard to the Burgas terror attack in Bulgaria, subsequently retracting his claim that Iran was behind the carnage, instead blaming Hezbollah. At the time of writing, the identity of the perpetrator of the Burgas attack is unknown to Bulgarian and US authorities.

Late last year MK Aryeh Eldad, foaming at the mouth, stressed that World public opinion should be prepared(3) for Israel waging war on Egypt, should Egypt deploy more troops in the Sinai than what has been agreed in the Egypt-Israel ‘Peace’ treaty. Today however, Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak is demanding that Egypt step up its military control of the Sinai:(1)

“Perhaps this will be necessary wake-up call for the Egyptians to take matters in their hands in a more serious way,”

Israel’s designs on the Sinai

There are alarming indications that Sunday’s events were a false flag attack designed to give Israel the pretext it requires to carry forward its regional agenda. The Sinai raid must be considered within the context of Israel’s longstanding designs on the Sinai Peninsula.

In February 1982 an important Hebrew paper appeared in a Jewish journal named KIVUNIM (Directions). Penned by Oded Yinon and titled ‘A Strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties‘, the essay delineates strategies for Israel to become a regional hegemon in the Middle East. The short and long term strategies discussed involve the dissolution of the surrounding Arab states, and the expansion of Israel beyond its current undeclared borders.

Israel covets the Sinai for not only ideological reasons (the realisation of ‘Eretz Yisrael’ – Greater Israel), but also economic ones. Yinon makes no secret of Israel’s designs on the Sinai:

The loss of the Suez Canal oil fields, of the immense potential of the oil, gas and other natural resources in the Sinai peninsula which is geomorphologically identical to the rich oil-producing countries in the region, will result in an energy drain in the near future and will destroy our domestic economy: one quarter of our present GNP as well as one third of the budget is used for the purchase of oil. The search for raw materials in the Negev and on the coast will not, in the near future, serve to alter that state of affairs.

(Regaining) the Sinai peninsula with its present and potential resources is therefore a political priority which is obstructed by the Camp David and the peace agreements. The fault for that lies of course with the present Israeli government and the governments which paved the road to the policy of territorial compromise, the Alignment governments since 1967. The Egyptians will not need to keep the peace treaty after the return of the Sinai, and they will do all they can to return to the fold of the Arab world and to the USSR in order to gain support and military assistance. American aid is guaranteed only for a short while, for the terms of the peace and the weakening of the U.S. both at home and abroad will bring about a reduction in aid. Without oil and the income from it, with the present enormous expenditure, we will not be able to get through 1982 under the present conditions and we will have to act in order to return the situation to the status quo which existed in Sinai prior to Sadat’s visit and the mistaken peace agreement signed with him in March 1979.

Israel’s ultra-secure border was penetrated during the August 5 attack in which 16 Egyptian soldiers were killed; the operation was sophisticated and ambitious. Considering this in hand with the fact that Israel had foreknowledge of the event, it is highly likely that this attack was carried out by (or with the support of) Israel’s notorious ‘thou shalt wage war by deception‘ intelligence agency, the Mossad.

The raid serves as a perfect pretext for Israel to realise its desire to reoccupy the Sinai. As Israeli propagandists crawl out of the woodwork and baselessly blame unknown ‘global’ terror groups in addition to Iran, we would be terminally foolish not to treat this event with the utmost suspicion.

Notes

(1) ‘Barak hopes Sinai attack will be a ‘wake-up call’ for Egypt’ – Jerusalem Post, 6 August 2012
(2) ‘Barak calls Sinai attack, border inflitration a ‘wake-up call’ for Egypt’ – Jewish Telegraphic Agency, 6 August 2012
(3) ‘MK: Prepare for War If Egypt Deploys in Sinai’ – Arutz Sheva, 27 November 2011

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  • Maria Nunes said:

    You are delusional. The Israelis were already on alert and jets were already in the air because of two Palestinians who had crossed their border.

    http://news.yahoo.com/islamists-kill-15-egyptians-israel-strikes-attackers-003156951.html

    quote:
    On Sunday morning, an Israeli air strike killed a Palestinian gunman from a radical Islamist group and wounded another as they rode a motorbike in southern Gaza near the Egyptian border.
    Hours later, the group of unidentified gunmen ambushed the Egyptian border police – who had gathered to break the Ramadan fast after sunset – and opened fire, killing 16 security forces personnel and wounding at least seven.
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  • nit2am said:

    Maria Nunes,

    The gunmen had not crossed the Israeli border; they were riding a motorcycle in SOUTHERN GAZA. I advise you to re-read your own comment, and read the article that you referenced in full, before you jump to conclusions.

    Israel has no right to murder Gazans in Gazan territory, armed or otherwise. And needless to say, the official word of the Israeli government can never be trusted; they are habitual liars and manipulative propagandists.

    The gunmen are still unidentified, so drawing links between the event in Gaza and the event in the Sinai is premature to say the least.

    And if the events WERE linked, this only adds further weight to the theory that Israel had foreknowledge of the planned attack, and yet they still chose not to tell the Egyptians.

    It’s mildly amusing that your snotty comment actually bolsters my position. Perhaps you should waste your time elsewhere.

  • brian said:

    ‘You are delusional. The Israelis were already on alert and jets were already in the air because of two Palestinians who had crossed their border.’

    ‘their border’? what border…israel jews are illegally squatting on palestniian land

  • brian said:

    FYI…yes it is the zionists (who elsewhere are using islamic jihadis to attack syria!)

    Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng
    #BreakingNews: Egypt’s Brotherhood says Mossad behind Sinai attack

    Retweeted by nit2am

  • michael mazur said:

    Look at the armoured vehicle wreck with Ehud Barack there.

    Behind him is unmistakeable evidence in the sheet armour of a partial exit penetration by a armour piercing tank round which had struck this APC from the unseen left side. Notice the outward bulge of the jagged hole; the perfectly round hole above it is a port hole out of which the occupants would look out.

    The entrance hole – which we do not see, on the left side would be perfectly round as a result of the AP projectile having struck that left side perpendicular to its line of flight.

    The jagged hole we see is that way because the tank AP projectile had lost much of its kinetic energy going in, and also had begun to yaw.

    Looking at the condition of the plate steel around that jagged exit hole we see that it is deeply rusted – paint all weathered away after decades out in the harsh desert conditions.

    From that we can say that this is a wreck from either the 1967 or the 1973 war with Egypt.

    In Ynet, the same pic is shown (EB is not featured) from a little further away, and the harsh dry bare ground is unmarked, indicating an absence of recent activity around it.

  • Blake said:

    @ Maria Nunes: Well look who made a fool of yourself for hasbara. Kind of goes with the territory of defending the indefensible.

  • Ingrid B said:

    As Israeli propagandists crawl out of the woodwork and baselessly blame unknown ‘global’ terror groups in addition to Iran, we would be terminally foolish not to treat this event with the utmost suspicion.” : the same could be said of 9/11..

  • Anders said:

    I live in sinai and talking to all my collegues today, many of them voted for the brothers, i am happy to hear that they know the propaganda issued on the brotherhood website today was just a diversion from the fact that many of the attackers came from gaza. Egyptians today attacked brotherhood politicians in cairo due to its close ties with hamas. Egypt close the boarder with gaza, israel open their again. This nonsense accussation that mossad did this is laughed off and joked about in sinai, because we all know its not true. Its simillar to the accussations that mossad was responsible for the sharkattacks in sharm el sheik last year. Its just nonsense and not worthy the brotherhood now in charge of the country. Its time for enlightement in this great country. In’shallah.

  • Anders said:

    President Morsi and the egyptian military all accussed bedouin elements and jihadists from gaza for this horrific crime. But perhaps you mean that morsi is a member of mossad as well :-).

  • nit2am said:

    I wouldn’t believe a word that comes out of Mursi’s mouth – the MB have their own agenda in terms of playing their political base against Israel and therefore behind the MB.

    However, I think the likelihood of this being an Israeli job is very high for the reasons outlined above, although the MB have their own reasons for coming to this conclusion.

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  • 321 said:

    i thought ur theory made sense but its not really viable anymore

    read this:

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4265885,00.html

  • Anders said:

    So you still believe that israel is behind the attack despite the fact that even palestiniens i talked to today, and not only in the west bank also in gaza, dont believe so? Do you still believe that the attackers came from israel even if the egyptian army and presidenr morsi dont believe so? What is your reply to the fact that egyptian intelligence admit to turkish media yesterday that that they had prevoius information that the attack would occur… and that information came from Israel. I believe in a two state solution and freedom for all, but i have a feeling that you stand next to the line of the men who does not want a solution to this conflict unless the solution is to eradicate all jews from this planet. My dear muslim brother, you are muslim right, spreading propaganda is not in our interest and not something that benefit anyone. If you dont spread propaganda then go out and write a blog about the latest development. Its 12.25 in sinai and we wish for a peaceful night. Good night, shokran and In’shalla.

  • Matt S said:

    And when Israel does not move to take Sinai will you admit you are wrong?

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  • Chien said:

    I live near Northern Gaza and often must run for cover because “peaceful Muslims” fire rockets on civilian towns. Further South, there are constant attempts to penetrate the Egyptian/Israel border. Consequently, there’s a state of alert 24/7/365. Israel has one of the best intelligence services in the world and does get wind of planned operations. This often comes only hours or minutes before the attack, but IDF and IAF are on duty at all times and can respond quickly. Those of you who hate Israel ought to think about what’s going to happen when Muslims get power in the area where you live. You’ll find out that they’re not tolerant of your way of life. Some of you deserve what they’ll dish out to you, but most of you don’t. Forget about Biblical reasons for Israel’s existence. The issue is LAW. If we don’t have a right to this land, then nobody anywhere in the Western World has any right to the land they occupy (often truly stolen from the original inhabitants, which is not the case in Israel – see mythsandfacts.org for the legal basis of Israel’s rights).

  • Umm Ali said:

    @Anders

    I also live in Sinai and everyone in Sinai and the mainland knows that this event last Sunday was an Israeli false flag, so please stop propagating lies on behalf of the Israeli government.

    Secondly, there is no two state solution for Palestine. There is only one state and that is Palestine. Israel is illegally occupying all of Palestine and they need to get the f*** out now.

    Sinai is Egyptian land and Israelis are not welcome here. And yes, if you have to know, the Israeli government will and do murder their own people if it means getting what they want, which is destablizing the entire region for the sake of the ‘Greater Israel’.

  • Umm Ali said:

    @Anders

    And further more, there is no attempt to mass exterminate Jews on this planet. That is a blatant propaganda lie. What there is, without any doubt whatsover is the mass extermination of Muslims under the false pretext of the war on terrorism. The terrorists are the Israeli government and their Mossad agents.

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  • wad said:

    Awesome article.

    My sources in Sinia told me it wasn’t just Bedouins working for Mossad that did this…. but ACTUAL IDF SOLIDERS

    Israel isn;t even trying hard anymore. real sloppy now.. they just hire more web trolls to compensate…losers!!!

    Go Martin! UR site ROCKS!

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