Roger L. Simon

Taba Update

According to Haaretz, yet another “previously unknown group,” this one called Jama’a Al-Islamiya Al-Alamiya (World Islamist Group), is claiming responsibility for the blast. Debka says it’s Hizbullah, working, as per usual, for their Iranian bosses (or is it the other way around?). Whatever the case, we don’t know the extent of the carnage, people of many nationalities still buried under the hotel rubble. How many? A scary sentence appears at the bottom of Debka’s update. “No contact has been established with 250.” But you know Debka, always exaggerating (until six months later when we realize they were closer to the truth).