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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Egyptian general blames Mossad for Sinai attack

Al Ahram has an interview with General Ahmed Rajal Attiya, one of the leaders and founders of Special Operations team in Egypt.

In the interview, he "reveals" that the Mossad has a team of people, called Unit 242, who infiltrate extremist groups in the Sinai and makes them do things they normally wouldn't. The spies form sleeper cells, pretending to be normal Arabs for years. Then, when the time is ripe, they pop up and start telling the innocent extremists to attack targets they wouldn't possibly have thought of themselves, all in order to foment hate and rancor between Arabs.

Israel has similar groups in all Arab countries. Attiyah even names them: "Janin" in Lebanon, "Hazov" in Syria, "Shaked" in Jordan and Saudi Arabia and "Kidon" in the Nile basin.

In this case, Attiya claims that Israel had special reasons for the attack on Egyptian soldiers - they wanted to extend Israel's control over northern Sinai.

Well, of course.

Al Ahram shows no skepticism over Attiyah's claims.

Yes, even Egyptian generals push bizarre conspiracy theories.