Thursday, May 17, 2007

Tunisia and terrorism

Port de Gabès à marée basse, Tunisia. Collection personnelle Bertrand Bouret

The war on tourism.

"In April of 2002, Tunisian Islamist Nizar Nawar crashed a fuel tanker into the island’s synagogue - one of Africa’s oldest and among the last left intact in the country - killing nearly twenty people, most of them German tourists...
"Back in January (2007), Tunisian security forces fought bloody gun battles with terrorists in suburbs outside the capital of Tunis, foiling a plot to attack the American and British embassies...
"Tunisia is increasingly reliant on tourism, which contributes $2.7 million to the economy annually and makes up more 12.8 percent of the GDP." - FrontPage :: Tunisia’s War On Terror by Jacob Laksin Middle East Online

"1985 October 1: Mossad organizes an attack on PLO headquarters south of Tunis, Tunisia, killing 56 Palestinians." - Mossad

In 1988 a small fleet of Israeli Sa'ar 4 Fast Missile Boats arrived in the waters just off the coast of Tunis. The Palestinian Abu Jihad, Arafat's deputy, living in the exclusive Sidi Bou Said suburb of Tunis, was then murdered byIsraeli special forces. - Tunis Raid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Who controls the Islamists?
The New Zealand Listener reported on the links between the security services and the 'Islamic terrorists' in Algeria. 'In recent years, firm evidence has begun to emerge from Algerian military sources and leading academics that the dreaded GIA has been – perhaps from the outset and certainly under Zitouni's bloody leadership – a dummy, or "screen" organisation managed by French/Algerian counter-intelligence.',

Russia and Algeria, recently signed an agreement to coordinate investment and marketing and the transfer of technology - then Algeria gets its buses and workers bombed ." - Russian Roulette in the Middle East - Putin stirs up the hornet's nest


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