Saturday, April 09, 2005

Bomb kills 3 and wounds 17 at a Cairo tourist site

This is an very interesting article. A bomb explodes in a crowed market that is populated with tourists.

"The wounded - listed as four French. Three Americans, including the one who later died, an Italian, a Turk and nine Egyptians - were treated at Hussein Hospital, which was surrounded by police in full riot gear."

I expected acts of violence in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, which are more like war zones than countries in some areas. I thought that next phase of violence would spread to other more stable countries, like Egypt, where Americans might possibly be. Turkey has had a few of these attacks, also. The only other attack like this in Egypt was centered in an Israelite tourist area. I must admit that the violence in these countries is much less than i expected, which is a good thing.

I do not know whether this is a trend or just a random attack, but I find the shift in tactics interesting. I am assuming this is an attack by the radical Islamics, though i could be wrong. It is interesting how, since they cannot get to the mainland, they have just started eating their selves.



Dave Justus said...

I think this represents a loss of command and control by the leaders of these groups.

The hate they have fueled is no longer under their control and erupting more or less randomly.

The good news is that such an organization will lose followers and have a very tough time putting together a major attack. The bad news is that these individual random attacks are very tough to stop.

Cubicle said...

I do not think there has been loss of command and control at the regional level so much, but I agree that at the higher levels that must be what is happening.

If you can see the big picture, you would never attack Egypt or
Turkey, it would not further you goals.