Meanwhile, in Egypt

The Islamic State slowly expands:

ISIS has a new residency in Egypt, according to a YouTube message posted Sunday.

In the audio message, the Sinai-based militant group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, or ABM, allegedly announces its allegiance to ISIS, which calls itself the Islamic State.

The good news here is that the Egyptian government seems capable of handling the threat. At least in the sense that they won't fall to the militants who control zero territory. The bad news is that it's not clear to me just how long the present junta can keep the lid on all of Egypt's other problems. Should this government fall, in the ensuing chaos I'm not so sure the threat doesn't become more existential.

Posted by: Rusty at 07:52 PM



Posted by: reliapundit at November 12, 2014 10:50 PM

2 Egypt is not Iraq where the soldiers deserted their posts when ISIS came knocking at their door. And a majority of Egyptians has already dissociated themselves from the Muslim Brotherhood, that is why this org. was not able to recover from the 2nd Egyptian revolution.

Posted by: lemuel vargas at November 13, 2014 02:40 AM

3 Sinai-based ay?

Time for the Egyptian Air Force to do a few thousand bombing and strafing runs over the Sinai......

Posted by: shadowman at November 13, 2014 03:54 AM

4 Hell, ISIS has an American faction too. It occupies the Oval Office.

Posted by: Indiana Mike at November 13, 2014 10:50 PM

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