Following are excerpts
from reactions to the bombing in Alexandria, Egypt, which aired on various
TV channels on January 2-3, 2011:
Al-Fareen TV (Egypt)
on January 3, 2011:
Former Egyptian Deputy
Minister Abdallah Al-Ash'al: Today, many young people in Egypt are
unhappy. They flee the country and prefer to die on the shores of the
Mediterranean, because they have no job opportunities here. If you ask
any of them, they will say: If I find anything abroad, I will leave.
The Mossad has exploited this. The people who carried out this attack
are Egyptians, but the Mossad exploited them.
Are these nothing but
theories? No. When Israeli military intelligence chief Amos Yadlin submitted
a report about the past four and a half years, he stated clearly that
Israel was exploiting the peace treaty in order to infiltrate Egypt.
Al-Jazeera TV (Qatar)
on January 2, 2011:
lawyer Muntasar Al-Ziat: Amidst all the tumult and the phobia, people
have forgotten that out of the 21 casualties, 13 were Muslims. Sheik Al-Azhar,
the Mufti of Egypt, and the media have forgotten to send their condolence
to their [families]. Thirteen of the 21 casualties were Muslims.
Therefore, we can say
that foreign hands were at play here, and they bear most of the responsibility,
because the disintegration of the Egyptian people, and the instigation
of civil strife among the Egyptians, are clear goals of the Zionist
entity and of the foreign enemy.
Al-Kawthar TV (Iran)
on January 2, 2011:
writer Kamal Al-Hilbawi: Fragmentation is part of the global strategy
of the US, not just vis-à-vis the Arab world. The Arab and Islamic
world may be the focus at present, because US strategy cannot accept
the presence of a powerful country there – whether Muslim, Arab, or
even non-Arab. Look what they did in Vietnam, in Korea, and in Japan
during World War II. That is the American strategy, the goal of which
is to maintain the backwardness of other countries, and their fragmentation,
in order to prevent the rise of a powerful country.
you believe that this applies to Egypt as well? Egypt is a friendly
country, an ally with strong ties with the US. At the very least, the
US is in need of Egypt, in order to continue the negotiations between
the Zionist entity and the PA. Why does Egypt allow – or at least,
turn a blind eye – to what is happening in Egypt now and may happen
again in the future?
It is the Egyptian regime that has good ties with the Americans and
the Zionists – not the people, not the army, and not the Egyptian