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Failed ´terrorist´ attack
on Suez Canal ship

Agence France-Presse, by Staff

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 9/1/2013 1:21:29 AM

Admiral Mohab Mamish confirmed that "a terrorist" had launched the attack against a Panamanian-flagged ship, adding in a statement that "the attempt failed completely and there was no damage to the ship or the containers it carried". The statement gave no details of the nature of the attempt at 1230 GMT Saturday, but sources said they heard loud explosions from the container ship which had been passing through the canal. The Egyptian army gave the order for heightened security measures at the strategic sea route. The Suez Canal dealt with a normal volume of 45 boats on Saturday with another 55 expected to


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Reply 1 - Posted by: chance_232, 9/1/2013 8:16:00 AM     (No. 9500762)

Forty plus ships a day transit thru the canal. Sinking one of those would create a huge obstacle to commerce. Egypt would lose millions in revenue for every day that the canal is blocked. Europe would pay the price for longer transit times and increased costs.

AND........the US Navy would be hamstrung in moving the fleet back and forth...adding weeks to travel times.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 9/1/2013 1:07:17 PM     (No. 9501197)

Translation: The terrorist sleeps with the fishes.

This is how all terrorist actions should be handled.

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