This blog post was published on September 30 2008. §
The Egyptian version of the hostages crisis
This is what really happened:
Shots? We didn’t hear any. We put our trust in God and drove in the desert for five or six hours, with no spare tyre and very little water. If we made a mistake, we would die.
And this is the official Egyptian fake version of the story to boost the morality of the public:
It was a most professional operation, and obviously we thank our German friends who worked with us, as well as Egypt and Sudan.