Today’s incident involving the death of at least eight Tunisian policemen highlights what many analysts have already described as a serious conflict between Islamists (jihadist, terrorist, etc.) and Tunisian Security forces.
It’s no secret…the diagram below is a rough overview of the model that these “jihadist cells” are following in North Africa…but there’s more to this…
Smoke & Mirrors
In reality what we’re witnessing in Tunisia is a high stakes chess match between politicians. The layers of deception, disinformation, and incompetence is so thick that nobody (security experts, journalist, Tunisians) knows how this will all play out.
As a result of today’s incident, here’s what we should anticipate:
- More protests
- Stronger security presence throughout Tunis
- More battles between security forces & jihadists
- A lot of political maneuvering
- Rumors about all sorts of scenarios
Also note that we should anticipate an increase in strikes and disruptions.
As expats we should not wait for breaking news to review our security posture. It’s best if we remain informed, connected, and proactive.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the policemen that lost their lives today in the line of duty.
Let’s keep sharing information, networking, and helping each other as we continue our journey in Tunisia. As always hoping for the best but prepared for challenges.