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Egypte: sabotage d'un gazoduc dans le Sinaï Nord

Des assaillants inconnus ont fait exploser un gazoduc dans une ville égyptienne dans le gouvernorat du Sinaï Nord tôt mardi, a déclaré à Xinhua une source sécuritaire.

"Le gazoduc achemine du gaz naturel en Jordanie et à certaines usines à gaz dans le Sinaï", a ajouté la source, qui a ajouté que les assaillants sont soupçonnés d'être des partisans extrémistes du président islamiste déchu Mohamed Morsi.

Depuis l'évincement de M. Morsi par l'armée en juillet dernier, les gazoducs dans la région du Sinaï ont été sabotés à plusieurs reprises.

Des partisans islamistes du président déchu condamnent son évincement, qu'ils décrivent comme "un coup d'Etat".

M. Morsi est actuellement en détention en attendant d'être jugé pour plusieurs chefs d'inculpation, parmi lesquels figurent l'incitation au meurtre de manifestants, une insulte au tribunal, une évasion de prison et une accusation d'espionnage.

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What Were Egypt’s Divers Up To With Underwater Cables?

What Were Egypt’s Divers Up To With Underwater Cables? | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Maybe the three scuba divers were just idiots. Or spies. Or saboteurs. It’s hard to tell from the Egyptian military’s statements about the men it arrested this week for allegedly cutting an undersea fiberoptic cable carrying vast amounts of Internet traffic between Europe, the Middle East and Asia. But whatever the motive, the incident underscores once again just how vulnerable global communications really are.

According to the official Egyptian news agency, the three divers said they were doing underwater salvage work less than a kilometer off the coast from the city of Alexandria. There have been violent protests there in recent days, raising the question of a possible link. Religious zealots often rage against the openness of the Internet. (Saudi Arabia is threatening to shut down Skype and other encrypted services.) And there are always many Egyptians who see the hand of Israel in supposedly nefarious plots. But according to the Egyptian news report on this incident, these three were basically just diving for junk. And when they saw a cable about the diameter of a garden hose on the floor of the Mediterranean they decided to take a chunk of that, too.


Christopher Dickey / The Daily Beast

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“Pirates of the Caribbean” in Egypt

“Pirates of the Caribbean” in Egypt | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

According to a current reading of events, a storm is approaching some of the Arab world; other countries are in the eye of that storm. A few countries have been completely immune to recent events.

Attempting to interpret the state of tension and pressure on the Arab scene, some people have claimed that the media is responsible for this torrent by inciting and lying to the people and promoting a false view of what is really going on. We all recall the criticism of the media from the Muslim Brotherhood’s supreme guide, Mohammed Badie, comparing Egypt’s journalists to the “Pharaoh’s magicians.”

In particular, online activists and bloggers are being accused of spreading rumors, turning people against each other, and promoting fear. This view is being increasingly repeated these days in Egypt—not just by the Muslim Brotherhood and its allies, but by all those who are fed up with this state of chaos. The people do not care who supports or opposes the Brotherhood as much as they care about national stability and earning a living.

What is strange is that those who previously benefitted from an atmosphere of openness in promoting political propaganda against the Mubarak regime, particularly via social media like Facebook and Twitter, are today attempting to wield the same restrictions that were first used by the former regime.

In any case, it seems that the dejection and despondency at the atmosphere of chaos in Egypt has reached the masses. This prompted a group to “cut the artery and drain the blood,” to use a popular Egyptian figure of speech that suggests taking a decisive position on an issue. Recently, three men took the decision to cut the ‘artery’ that is pumping this chaos and instability into Egypt: the undersea cable that provides Egypt with Internet access, which runs under the Mediterranean Sea.

 

Mshari Al-Zaydi / Ashard al-Awsat

More : http://www.aawsat.net/2013/03/article55297344

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