Friday, September 14, 2012

U.S. Command MFO Base in Sinai under attack: Report of dead inside compound

Report of U.S. Command Multinational Force Observer Base (North Sinai) under attack by Muslim terrorists.  Reports of death inside compound.  Breaking...
Times of Israel Reports: The headquarters of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in the Sinai was attacked on Friday night by dozens of Bedouin Salafi gunmen, Israel’s Channel 2 News reported.
Dozens of gunmen, in some 50 vehicles, surrounded the base and then 60-70 of them burst in, storming into the base amid heavy gunfire. Exchanges of fire were continuing into the night, the report said.
First reports of the attack surfaced a little after 8 p.m. local time. Half-an-hour later, Channel 2 reported that Egyptian troops had arrived at the base, to try to help to restore order.
The TV report cited conflicting accounts of casualties. One source indicated that three people had been killed. Another said there were no fatalities, but that three Colombian members of the force had been injured.
The attackers were described as Bedouin jihadists, possibly affiliated with Al-Qaeda. First reports said Al-Qaeda flags were seen flying at the base after the attack.
US forces dominate the MFO’s 1,650-strong personnel. The MFO’s mission is to oversee the arrangements for securing the Sinai as agreed by Israel and Egypt in their 1979 peace accords.
The MFO is part of the Camp David treaty to maintain a non-militarized Sinai between Egypt and Israel.  It is under U.S. Command with a combination of U.S. and other NATO and allied forces participating.  Photos from the MFO Bases in Sinai.

Update:
Protein Wisdom
Debka reports:
DEBKAfile’s military and Egyptian sources report that the gunmen drove up to the camp in 50 Toyota pickups, first blocking the roads to the Al Ghora base southwest of El Arish, then knocking over two guard posts. They faced heavy resistance from the international force before torching the facility, plundering its arms and ordnance stores and hoisting the black al Qaeda flag. A second band of 60-70 gunmen then arrived and the firefight continued although an Egyptian force arrived on the scene with 11 armored personnel carriers.
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President Obama keeping is priorities straight...
Two U.S. Marines killed in attack on base in Afghanistan...

12 comments:

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    1. If we wait for obama to open the season up, there will only be a couple of us left !!

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  2. EBL,

    You're smart, so I trust you'll take this the way I intend:

    You have GOT to break with this election year partisan thinking.

    "Jay Carney, David Axelrod and Barack Obama" are NOT the ONLY ones blaming Romney for his goof - and it WAS a goof:

    The man simply has a habit for unforced errors.

    The Brits, BTW, are now suing over the fact a public figure can't seem to understand what the words "public figure" mean. Ask Prince Harry if he knows - yet.

    Anyway, you need to see things as they are - it's pretty silly for a cow to be following a horse race - and stay cool:

    The Mormons are getting the keys to the kingdom, so there's still a LOT more drama to come,...

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    1. Hey, I understand a partisan race. But that you are not getting how completely one sided the media is for Obama, I think, is clouded by your disgust with Mormon dogma. But regardless of the latter (I am not going to argue it I understand your position), they really are two separate things. If it were Paul Ryan at the top of the ticket or frankly any Republican, it would be the same. Obama will always get more than merely the benefit of doubt, but outright cover for generating lies. We saw that today when Carney said the attack in Benghazi was due to some poorly made youtube clip (ignoring that Ayman al-Zawahari ordered it for 9/11 and to show al Qaeda can strike back). The media bias is not universal(there are some in the media questioning it) but almost.

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    2. In regards to the MFO being attacked in Sinai. How does this have anything to do with Mitt Romney? Is Romney to blame for this?

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  3. President Obama said that police in Cambridge, Massachusetts, "acted stupidly" in arresting a prominent black Harvard professor last week after a confrontation at the man's home.

    "I don't know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts, what role race played," Obama said Wednesday night while taking questions after a White House news conference.
    .....the liar in chief

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    1. Isnt that story from 2009?! ?????? Bot.

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  4. May the American people who are overseas be protected by God, we know the pretender to the presidency will not protect them.

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  5. EBL,

    Hey, I understand a partisan race. But that you are not getting how completely one sided the media is for Obama, I think, is clouded by your disgust with Mormon dogma.

    Now, see, that's crazy talk - I don't understand "how completely one sided the media is for Obama"? Since when? Whose mind is clouded now, that you'd say - or even suggest - such a thing? Remember, it's me - Crack - and I think I'm quite aware of the media's bias and you know it, too. From my blog:

    I am no big fan of Mitt Romney (he was not my first choice). I just think he would be objectively better at president than our current one.

    He - alone - is not the issue. He's part of a package. A ruthless, unelected, and patently weird package that's never had this country at heart - which is why they've done so much to differentiate themselves from the rest of us.

    I'm not saying don't kick Obama out - I'm saying don't welcome this collection of nutjobs in with open arms. This is the melding of cult and state in a manner with which we've never seen before:

    Mitt Romney is a man who has to know he's on notice from Day One,...

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    1. What you said reminded me of that line from Frank Pantangello in Godfather II describing to Michael Corleone about Vito Corleone's dealings with Hyman Roth.

      I also do not trust Mitt Romney. While you fear undue influence from Salt Lake City, I am far more concerned about guys like Karl Rove getting to him. Romney is the establishment favorite (because crony capitalism is not limited to the Democrats). Pandering politics has to end. Establishment Republicans can not be trusted (although even Establishment Republicans are still better than Obama-Pelosi-Reid troika). Romney will be on notice, at least from me, from day one. I do not assume anything. If he is elected, I will be watching him as intently as I am going after Obama now. I still believe 1)out of control entitlements and spending and 2) pandering to terrorism are the threats that could really derail this country.

      I support Romney because the choice is either Romney or Obama. Romney is committed to getting rid of Obamacare (even if he wants to save some aspects of it, he is committed to getting rid of most of it). If that is all he does, that is a success. The corrupting influence of that legislation is that bad.

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  6. this is war. get our Americans home and don't send another penny to these 40 or so nations that are determined to practice their outrageous Sharia by saying they have billions of rocks. When we take away the billions of dollars they can eat their rocks.

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  7. Hmmmm, Al Gorah is practically due east of Al Arish...DebkahFile is incorrect a lot of the time. Calls into question the rest of the report.

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