Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Egypt apologizes for killings of tourists, compares Mx Drug war to Egyptian terrorism

Lucio R. Borderland Beat Republished from Ahram Online

Egypt accidentally bombs Mexican tourists,  8 killed, and 6 wounded,   bodies returned to Mexico via presidential aircraft:  “An Open Letter from Egypt to the People of Mexico”

Tamaulipas couple are among those shot, the husband died, wife injured
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry addressed the people of Mexico in an open letter that is set to be published in major Mexican newspapers on Wednesday regarding the accidental killing of Mexican tourists on a safari trip in Egypt last Sunday.

The letter, first published on Tuesday on the foreign ministry’s official page on Facebook, is titled “An Open Letter from Egypt to the People of Mexico”.

Shoukry expressed his condolences and sympathy to the Mexican people, describing the victims as “innocent lives”.

Shoukry said that the loss of a family member is “unimaginable”, adding that Egypt can understand the grief the Mexicans are feeling as Egyptians have seen “numerous innocent civilian lives lost due to terrorist violence”.

The foreign minister assured in his letter that Egyptian security forces are the "most cautious and careful when it comes to preserving the lives of others".

He added that Egypt is still in the process of investigating what happened, asserting that the authorities are "unequivocally committed" to uncovering the precise details of what he described as a “tragedy”.



“The chain of events is still confusing and unclear," the letter reads. "There have been reports, many of them conflicting, regarding whether the tourist convoy had the necessary permits, whether it had taken a detour to a restricted area, and whether the use of SUVs instead of a tourist bus had increased the risk of mistaken identification.”

According to Shoukry, a security operation was taking place against militants in the area at the time the tourist group was passing by. He said that it was not clear whether there was an error involved or whether the group was "simply in the wrong place at the wrong time".

Shoukry said he was troubled by the people whom he claims were using this "tragic event" to allege that Egyptian security forces have no strict rules of engagement; pointing out that the claim made that more lives were lost at the hands of security forces than terrorists "couldn’t be farther from the truth".
In his letter, the foreign minister linked Egypt’s prosperity to the tourism sector, which he said once employed 12 percent of the country's workforce and made up more than 10 percent of its GDP.

“We have nothing to gain from the tragic incident of 13 September, and everything to lose,” he added.

Shoukry said that both Egypt and Mexico are facing similar challenges, comparing the "large scale violence" that Egypt is facing to that of Mexico’s "drug wars" and "organized crime groups" that has left thousands dead.

The President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, reiterated yesterday the need for conducting  a full, prompt and thorough investigation, to know exactly what had happened in the incident. This was said in a telephone conversation with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. who in turn expressed his sincere condolences for what happened and said he personally watching the investigations to clarify the death of eight Mexican tourists.

Peña Nieto sent a delegation of investigators so Mexico can conduct their own investigation.  

50 comments:

  1. “México, al igual que Egipto, ha sufrido de violencia a gran escala, aunque por diferentes motivos. La guerra contra las drogas en México ha causado la muerte de decenas de miles de personas inocentes, una gran parte de ellos agentes del orden. Grupos del crimen organizado han asesinado sin piedad a figuras políticas y funcionarios estatales. En todo caso, esto demuestra que Egipto y México enfrentan retos similares; estamos todos juntos en el mismo barco, navegando en un océano tormentoso. Esperamos que esto nos encamine a mantener el reconocimiento mutuo, la solidaridad, el afecto y la amistad que siempre ha existido entre nuestras dos naciones, los gobiernos y las personas, lo cual en ningún momento ha sido tan importante como ahora."

    http://www.sinembargo.mx/16-09-2015/1488036

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    1. Fack that sheyet, you do not bomb and shoot up anybody by mistake for 3 hours unless you are israeli air force trying to sink US Navy on purpose "by mistake..."
      --Egypt has kicked out their former president for life, Horny Mubarak and has put him in prison andis on trial, and the last president Mahatma Norsi is in prison too, awaiting trial to be hanged...while in mexico we still wait for a late arab spring to bring down el pri and it's narco-sicariato...

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  2. Apologie accepted... Now Time For War

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  3. https://www.facebook.com/MFAEgyptEnglish/posts/1482546088739642

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  4. All of a sudden Mexico cares about there citizens Mexico is ruled by a bunch of no good hypocrites

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  5. Mexico asking Egypt for "full, thorough, open investigation in compliance with international law." ROFLMA!

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  6. lol. YEah like Pena actually gives two fucks. Fucking sociopath.

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  7. OT, but more CT killing AD's in Michoacán:

    https://www.quadratin.com.mx/principal/Siete-muertos-y-2-heridos-saldo-preliminar-de-enfrentamientos-en-LC/

    http://www.lavozdemichoacan.com.mx/emboscada-en-la-costa-michoacana-deja-aparentemente-7-muertos/

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  8. These damn jackass egyptians clearly dont know how to distinguish tourists from terrorists damn it! Blame it on the freackin terrorists you sick bastards you!!! Freackin ridiculous, last time i ever go to freackin egypt damn it!!

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  9. This is what happens when you travel to a Muslim country.

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    1. I couldn't agree with you more. I hope el chapo doesn't retaliate, because then Egypt will be in big trouble. . Atte: el morroñis de la palma navolato, sinaloa ajuuaa

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    2. Lol that is stupid chapo has killed so many people that have to nothing with the drug trade

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    3. If you travel to a muslim country you may or may not get killed but if you travel to Mexico you will surely get robbed or kidnapped or killed.

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    4. Egypt is also heavily Marionist Christian, Jewish and Koptic Christian, besides being among the most corrupt societies on the planet. Egyptians will say this about themselves, too.

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    5. @6:57 a.m travel to syria or iraq and your odds of losing 10 lbs above the neck are almost certain!

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    6. 6:57 I don't even know how to answer such a dumb ass comment. Wheel yourself away from the screen , pick up your twinkie wrappers and tell momma you have to go potty.

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  10. Where is the outrage for Mexican citizens killed in Mexico??!!

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    1. A lot of it, just like the sickening comments about us we do care about anyone else it's doesn't matter who it is that goes thru a bad moment in this time of crisis a world crisis, it is human compassion, sympathy that united us when tragic things happen world wide ever since the beginning of time &
      1st 2nd world war with we have been paying attention to other situations around the world and this is coming from a natural born Mexican citizen who is a u.s citizen as well

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    2. 5:21pm
      You just wake up??

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    3. There's plenty of it! Isn't this what Borderlandbeat is about? There's not outrage jn America because Americans don't care, but in Mexico, there's plenty of outrage.

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    4. Exactly, Unknown!

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  11. How nice he sent a delegation of investigators. Dont let be the same investigators that investigated the missing 43 students.

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  12. Mexico aint going to NOTHING. They dont anything for themselves i really dont think theyll do anything for Mexican tourists.

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  13. Mexico cant even conduct a proper investigation over the 43 students missing.

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    1. Same with the u.s they can't conduct a simple operation to clean out California streets of mini gangs

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    2. 9.05
      How old are you 11 ?
      What the fuck has the US to do with this you fart ?

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    3. IF the US had not deposed Hosni Mubarak and then his replacement, this would not be happening, thanks USAID, from the bottom of the graves of the Palestinians in the west bank, gaza, libya, ukrainia, yemen, LatinAmerica, iraq, syria, kurdistan, even cuba had its share of USAID phones for free to feed their very own cuban spring, and iran, but they put the crooks in prison...

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  14. This could be a start of something bad , kinda fishy

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  15. how about not going to a war zone on vaction

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    1. I guess that means Acapulco is off limits?

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    2. Why they live it a war zone called Mexico?

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    3. I would recommend a STAYCATION, but there is the wife there, or the husband...or worse...

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  16. Who goes in vacation to the middle east??is like going in vacation to michoacan, lol maybe they wanted to see terrorist up close and personal,

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  17. It's really a new group of tourists sent to Egypt. Probably friends of EPN and not investigators.

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  18. Hell, Mexico's government don't give a damn about their citizens only their bank accounts and pockets.

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  19. Peña Nieto dnt give two fucks, he'll probably just look to get paid off this

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  20. This is a mess. EPN is practically illegitimate now that all this stuff had happened and Sisi is a military dictator! And btw yes you can go to muslim countries for holidays they're really not that different unless you go somewhere like Syria.

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  21. Tamaulipas must be crazy if you consider a Muslim country a vacation spot.

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  22. Blame the US. That is always the best plan of action for Mexico.

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    1. Well the missiles, the airplanes and the pilots were all US issue, that for sure...
      --since the 6 day war proved russian planes were not up to the job at hand and gammal abdel nasser had to recover his egyptian land in hand to hand combat with the Israeli Nazi-Zionista Supremacista armies house by house...
      --Since then the US supplies both sides of the conflicts...over there and anywhere...

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    2. Lol that's because the us has their hands in EVERYTHING. don't think your precious country is innocent mijo

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  23. I think people from Mexico should learn not to flaunt their flag in other countries constantly. Especially in a middle eastern country. That would be perceived as an insult there. Middle easterners value their culture as Mexicans do. That is why they should have been more considerate while touring.

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    1. nobody cares about a mexican flag. if it was an american one with white american tourists no that will be very different.

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  24. Dont worry Egypt this was bound to happen in Mexico
    Its like a pesron who lives on a bad side of town and goes to another bad side of town

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  25. I read in El Embate that a group of German and Canadian tourists were assaulted and robbed of everything including their vehicles. There were 80 people in total on the trip. They were met by trucks of criminals with heavy weapons. It is not being reported in the papers here as Duarte does not want it let out. He is afraid it will hurt the tourism trade going into the land of the Tarahumara Indians in La Sierra of Chihuahua. I read it last night and could not find it this morning.

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    1. Holy shit-80 people at same time?You are not even safe in large groups.Must have been a caravan.I have seen many in Baja in winter months eg. RVs.

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  26. file:///C:/Users/RICHARD/Desktop/EL%20DEBATE%20_%20Asaltan%20a%20alemanes%20y%20canadienses%20en%20la%20sierra%20de%20Chihuahua%20_%20Los%20Mochis.htm

    This is the link for the 80 tourists assaulted and robbed in Chihuahua. Got it wrong as it was printed in El Debate.

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