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Egyptian militants warn tourists
to leave or face attack

Reuters, by Shadia Nasralla and Michael Georgy

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Posted By:crimea river, 2/18/2014 4:42:23 PM

CAIRO - A militant Islamist group has warned tourists to leave Egypt and threatened to attack any who stay after February 20, raising the prospect of a new front in a fast-growing insurgency in the biggest Arab nation. The Sinai-based Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis group, which claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed two South Korean tourists and an Egyptian on Sunday, made the statement on an affiliated Twitter account. "We recommend tourists to get out safely before the expiry of the deadline," read the tweet, written in English

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So much for climbing the pyramids. Oh well, off to the Galapagos.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ribicon, 2/18/2014 4:48:18 PM     (No. 9737495)

Who needs tourism dollars when American workers are glad to have their tax dollars taken from them, and funneled hither and yon as foreign aid?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pearson365, 2/18/2014 5:04:03 PM     (No. 9737508)

A cruel but efficient means for crippling a country highly dependent upon tourism. Without tourists and their hard currencies, Egyptians will be hard pressed to pay for imported grains, food stuffs and other essentials. Next step by Islamists will surely be an attempt to sink cargo ships transiting the Suez Canal to cut off the other major source of hard currency, canal fees. Without hard currency reserves, Egyptians will suffer. Italy and France are surely facing enormous waves of refugees from all around the Middle East.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MattMusson, 2/18/2014 5:06:28 PM     (No. 9737509)

Egypt imports 1/2 of their food supply. They buy it with tourist dollars.

Starvation is coming. Starvation on a biblical scale.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: kendet1946, 2/19/2014 2:02:23 PM     (No. 9738649)

To survive, Egypt needs to conduct total warfare against the islamists. wipe them out completely.

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