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dkf

(37,305 posts)
Thu Sep 5, 2013, 03:29 PM Sep 2013

Video: Terrorists Launch Rocket Attack at Commercial Ship in Suez Canal

@EliLake: Really important @samlagrone reporting here. Terrorists fire rockets at Chinese ship in the Suez http://t.co/pu4jlPri1P

A video posted on YouTube Wednesday — alleged to have been issued by the group Al-Furqan along with a letter of responsibility — show two men with rocket propelled grenades fire at least one RPG round into the side of a cargo ship bearing the markings of the Chinese merchant shipper Cosco.

The Wednesday letter — according to a rough translation provided to USNI News by industry sources — said the group supported the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, called for an end to democracy and promised future more severe action against ships in the Suez canal.

The group claimed it was, “targeting the international shipping waterway which has become a safe route for crusader aircraft carriers travelling to attack Muslims, and a trade artery for infidel and tyrannical states,” in a separate translation in a Thursday report from news service Ahram Online.

The video and the accompanying letter from Al-Furqan claiming credit for the attack gives further credence to claims the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) made on Saturday of a terrorist attack that were quickly walked back by the Egyptian military.

http://news.usni.org/2013/09/05/video-terrorists-rocket-commercial-ship-suez-canal

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Video: Terrorists Launch Rocket Attack at Commercial Ship in Suez Canal (Original Post) dkf Sep 2013 OP
like throwing rocks at a freight train. n/t boomer55 Sep 2013 #1
If true, this says a lot about the mindset of the Muslim Brotherhood and how dumb their supporters stevenleser Sep 2013 #2
Even the name of the group says Aerows Sep 2013 #5
They'll be "Al-Furqan" alright Aerows Sep 2013 #3
China will be "Al Furqan" them up in short order. nt stevenleser Sep 2013 #7
Did they actually think an RPG would take out a ship of that size? Gravitycollapse Sep 2013 #4
Next attack... sarisataka Sep 2013 #6
A futile gesture made for show. MineralMan Sep 2013 #8
 

stevenleser

(32,886 posts)
2. If true, this says a lot about the mindset of the Muslim Brotherhood and how dumb their supporters
Thu Sep 5, 2013, 03:36 PM
Sep 2013

are.

They are already on the US's s--t list and now they are on the Chinese's s--t list too. That is a bad combo.

MineralMan

(146,272 posts)
8. A futile gesture made for show.
Thu Sep 5, 2013, 03:56 PM
Sep 2013

RPGs aren't going to damage a ship that size enough to disturb it much. A show video to allow whoever that was to holler "Allahu Akbar!" and show their buddies.

Next, they'll deploy a bunch of guys with slings and hurl pebbles at a ship.

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