Two SITREPS from STRATFOR on Egypt

These are recent emails from STRATFOR without a source I can use such as a newspaper etc.

Egypt: Military, Police Deployed In Suez – STRATFOR Source
January 27, 2011
The Egyptian military has been deployed to Suez and is patrolling the city alongside police, a STRATFOR source said Jan. 27.

I can’t speak specifically to Egypt, but typically, in a democracy or even a nation loosely modelled on one, the military has a clear role distinct from police. When a nation deploys its military on it’s own citizens, it means a great deal about the state of the government. Typically it is critical that the military never sees it’s own people as something against which, it operates.

Egypt: Protesters Fire RPGs At Police Stations
January 27, 2011
Bedouin protesters in Egypt fired two rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) at a police station in the Sinai Peninsula town of Sheikh Zuweid, AFP reported Jan. 28. One of the rockets hit empty space at the station, while the other missed and hit a nearby medical center. No casualties were immediately reported. Protesters also fired an RPG at another police station outside the town, setting it on fire. The attacks came hours after police shot and killed a protester

The above SITREP is detailed at PressTV.IR

‘RPGs fired at police station in Egypt’

Smoke rises from objects being burnt to form a roadblock as people react after a protester was shot in the head while demonstrating in the town of Sheikh Zuweid, 344 km (214 miles) northeast of Cairo, January 27, 2011.
Hours after Egyptian police shot dead an anti-government activist, protesters have retaliated by firing three rockets, but there are no reports on any casualties, security officials said.

The first rocket, which was fired at a police station in the northern Sinai town of Sheikh Zuweid, missed its target and hit a nearby medical center, officials said.

The second rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) landed in an empty space, while the third hit a police station three kilometers (two miles) from the town, setting it on fire. The checkpoint had been evacuated earlier in the day.

No casualty has been reported from the rocket attacks.

With two new deaths on Thursday, the third day of the ongoing violence, the death toll has reached seven, AFP reported.

The anti-government protesters nationwide are demanding democracy, the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak who has ruled the country for some 30 years, and more employment opportunities.

The protesters in the Sinai were Bedouin, some of whom are heavily armed, and complain of government discrimination.

Clashes broke out in Sheikh Zuwaid earlier Thursday after witnesses and relatives said a youth died when he was shot in the head by police.

New protests continued to pop up across the country, with the most recent reported late Thursday on Haram Street, one of Cairo’s main avenues.

It was the first time there had been protests in this area, one of Cairo’s poorer neighborhoods. Security forces tried to rush to the area, but were confounded in their attempts as the protesters moved to block traffic.

FTP/MGH

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One Reply to “Two SITREPS from STRATFOR on Egypt”

  1. Should Egypt become another Iran, and its very well possible, then the west should fear for all of Europe.

    Egypt is the home of the Muslim Brotherhood, which has been spreading its hate for almost 100 years.

    That should worry European leaders greatly.

    Like a chess Grand Master, the OIC has positioned fifth column irregular troops all over Europe. This is the reason behind the mass immigration from Muslim countries to the rest of the world over the past two decades.

    Egypt is next to Libya, a country well-known for hating the western world. Should these two countries attempt to launch an attack on southern Europe, they would get plenty of support from the fifth column troops already stationed all over Europe and the rest of the world.

    With Israel surrounded by hostile forces on all borders, and Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Turkey heating up for attacking that country, its only a matter of time before WWIV suddenly erupts in our faces.

    We should all support pro-democracy forces in Egypt and not turn a blind eye to what is happening there.

    Don’t say we haven’t been warned.

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