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A series of terrorist attacks in Toad Hall
Colonel Cassad, Jul 4 2016

In Toad Hall, the Jihadis decided shock to celebrate Pindosi independence Day and the end of Ramadan, organized 3 attacks:

  1. A suicide bomber blew himself up at the Pindo Embassy. 3 police officers from guarding the diplomatic mission were wounded.
  2. Another explosion occurred in the city of al-Qatif, at the mosque. There were no casualties.
  3. And in the evening to heighten the frenzy, a suicide bomber blew himself up near the tomb of the prophet in Medina. 6 people were killed (including at least 2 soldiers), 10 injured. Figures are not final.

Overall a very remarkable attempt at a comprehensive attack against the radicals of Toad Hall. With high probability over the organization of the attacks was ISIS. Since it’s the same story as with Turkey. At the time, the Toads put a lot of force to sponsor radical Jihadis. They could first get acquainted with the consequences in Yemen, where groups associated with ISIS & AQ had eaten all the bases of occupational groups. Now the consequences of this wonderful activities to flirting with terror back home. About the explosion at the mosque where the prophet is buried, in the Muslim world it will certainly cause a storm of indignation, which apparently is calculated by the organizers of the terrorist attack to pour gasoline on conflict with Sunnis, Shi’ites.

El Murid, Jul 4 2016

With the bombings in Toad Hall, there yet is one obscurity: the lack of a claim of responsibility by ISIS. At least, ISIS themselves haven’t issued one. This allows one to reach various interesting conclusions. Up until now, claims regarding the ISIS terrorist attacks have been very thorough: even if the group who carried out the attack had no direct relationship to ISIS, but it was merely carried out by people sympathetic to ISIS, then ISIS websites have confirmed at least the fact that the terrorists have something to do with them. ISIS responded in this way to the terrorist attack in Orlando, where the shooter admitted himself to be sympathetic to ISIS. Where the attack is made by ISIS itself, the statement of responsibility comes almost immediately plus in the event significance of the event is the justification and explanation for that. ISIS is carefully watching its image in the eyes of current and potential sympathizers, consequently it is also aware of the inadmissibility of lies, especially those which the public can sooner or later identify. In this respect, in terms of lying, ISIS is radically different from its opponents: there is absolutely no lying under the authority of ISIS, a state of affairs very different from that familiar to people living in countries where even the top politicians lie non-stop. There’s no need to idealize ISIS; where necessary, the best advocacy is to remain silent. But direct lies they prefer not to. In this sense, the group does not itself take responsibility for the terrorist attack at Istanbul airport, though responsibility is everywhere placed upon them. The Turks, however, seem to know that the responsibility is theirs. This is indirectly confirmed by the (Turkish) bombing of the Peshmerga (anti-Pindo) in recent days. The Kurds of YPG (pro-Pindo) are not at risk from Turkish bombs, although most likely they are behind this (the airport) attack, but bombing of the Peshmerga, who are against the Pindosis, not directly mind if the Kurds from the Peshmerga would try to put pressure on their compatriots from the YPG. There’s no other explanation of the events. Meanwhile, the series of terrorist attacks in Toad Hall, also, looks about the same: ISIS is silent, although others will try to put the blame of the incident upon them. In this version, there is more than one incident. And if ISIS won’t admit its involvement, it will be possible to assume a showdown between the Toads on a very high level. The fact is that the reforms of Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and his tough policies aimed at deep reforms, affect the interests of very high-ranking inhabitants of Toad Hall. The king is the official Guardian of the Two Holy Mosques, and the incident is a direct challenge to him personally. Prince Mohammed, the son of the king, has power comparable to his father, and therefore one way or another, he is responsible for what is happening. It’s possible, that here we can talk about some deep currents and processes within the Toads. ISIS is here just a convenient subject on which to write anything. But let’s wait. Maybe, in the end, ISIS will take responsibility. Anything is possible.

Bombers Raise Stakes With Back-to-Back Suicide Strikes on Toads
Glen Carey, Dana Khraiche, Bloomberg, Jul 5 2016

1200x-1Photo: Noor Punasiya

Suicide bombers escalated their campaign against Toads with three attacks in a single day, in the biggest challenge to the kingdom’s internal security since it crushed an AQ insurgency a decade ago. With no claims of responsibility, suspicion has fallen on ISIS, which has vowed to overthrow Gulf rulers they see as betraying Islam. One of the bombings on Monday, near the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina, targeted the heart of Toad legitimacy, its custodianship of Islam’s two holiest shrines. James Dorsey of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, said in response to e-mailed questions:

The Toads are likely to react firmly, if not harshly, to the attacks … (If coordinated, the attacks) would demonstrate the ability of IS to strike multiple times in the kingdom within a 24-hour framework and as such suggest that the kingdom has a real problem.

The violence began in Jeddah, where a man identified by the government as Pakistani-born blew himself up near the Pindo consulate. Hours later on the opposite side of the country, two bombers struck a Shi’ite mosque in the Eastern Province. In Medina, four security personnel were killed outside the Prophet’s Mosque. The attacks extended a two-week terrorism spree that has killed dozens in Iraq, Turkey and Bangladesh. Kuwait bolstered its security around oil installations on Monday after breaking up a network allegedly planning to assault the Shi’ite community and a state facility. The Toads faced a similar insurgency a decade ago when AQ militants returning from battling Pindosi troops in Afghanistan and Iraq redirected their fire against Toad targets and foreign workers. Authorities crushed that threat by 2007, jailing many AQ supporters and forcing others to flee to neighbouring Yemen. Today, militants inspired by ISIS are waging a low-level campaign against police and other symbols of power. They’ve also mounted assaults along the country’s religious fault lines with attacks on minority Shi’ites. Firas Abi Ali of IHS Country Risk said in an emailed report:

The group is experimenting and trying to learn about the state’s weaknesses to exploit them. It also suggests that the group’s ideology is sufficiently popular in Saudi Arabia to obtain individuals eager to take their own lives.

The threat of violence has changed security procedures in Riyadh, with office buildings and retail centers installing metal detectors and bag scanners. A year ago, Toads boxtops said they had arrested more than 400 ISIS militants accused of aiding attacks in Toad Hall, most of them Saudi nationals. Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman plans to reduce reliance on oil and increase foreign investment. Economic growth will slow to 1.5% this year, the lowest level since 2009, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Monday’s bombings didn’t affect oil prices. Brent crude dropped below $50 a barrel amid signs that global oil supplies remain plentiful. The Toad stock market is closed this week, for Eid. John Sfakianakis of the Gulf Research Center said in response to e-mailed questions:

If these are one-off attacks, the impact to the larger economy will be limited at this point. If they are generalized and recurrent in intensity, obviously there could be an impact at a time when the economy is in a slowing growth cycle.

During the long, phony war between the Toads and the phantom takfiris, attacks against religious sites have been rare. In 1979, a group of gunmen briefly seized control of the Grand Mosque in Mecca. AQ-linked militants a decade ago attacked the kingdom’s largest oil processing facility in Abqaiq and targeted foreign nationals, but not religious sites. ISIS and its followers are attacking worshippers both Sunni and Shi’ite. Last year, a suicide bomber killed about a dozen security personnel praying at mosque in the south-west province of Asir. Fahad Nazer, who worked at the Toad embassy in Faschingstein and is now a political analyst in Virginia, said:

Daesh has long made it apparent that it has no moral red lines. It is cut from the same cloth as the militants who laid siege to the Grand Mosque in Mecca in 1979. That group had no compunction about shedding Muslim blood in Islam’s most hallowed ground. Neither does ISIS.

According to Paul Sullivan of Georgetown University in Faschingstein:

Whoever did this may be thinking to attack the economy of Toad Hall or rattle the sense of security in the country, but you can be sure the Toads and many others will exact vengeance like nothing in the recent past.

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