A military-grade explosive was detonated in downtown Cairo; Initial Egyptian intelligence suggests an Israeli explosive. In retaliation, Egypt has shut down the Suez Canal and begun to mobilize its armed forces towards the Sinai Peninsula.
Arab nations, sensing the spike in geopolitical tensions, have increased their military readiness and have begun large scale military mobilization, undoubtedly hoping to defend their borders and repel any fallout from an armed conflict in the region.
The United States has condemned hostile actions against Egypt but requests a serious investigation into the culprit for the bombing before any affirmative action is taken. While this shows a wary approach from Western nations onto this crisis, countries like the UK, France, China and even Russia will look to exploit the regional conflict for geopolitical gains.
Cairo has become victim to a lethal act of terrorism. Countries across the globe have expressed their utter shock and sympathy towards Egypt and many express condemnation of hostile acts against Egypt.
While Western nations begin assessing the threat levels, Egypt begins damage control and calls upon Arab league nations to aid in the investigation.
What can only be described as a Sinai insurgency has hit the capital city of Egypt today. The United States and many other Western nations are blaming the instability of the region as the cause of this horrible terror attack.
It’s clear that the resources of the region are in jeopardy and that the global markets would risk collapse if this threat was not met with a proactive response. Western intervention is certainly the best way to address this dire situation.
A covert terror cell has detonated a bomb in downtown Cairo. The bomb was rudimentary in nature and it is doubtful that a developed nation could be responsible. It is likely the denial of human rights and civil law in the region has instigated such an attack. The US 6th fleet has been reassigned towards the Mediterranean to contain an Egyptian blockade of the Suez Canal.
China and Russia have backed the Egyptian government in their blockade and have spoken out against the US in their deployment of naval warships in the region. Without a rapid response, the world could face a Suez Crisis II.