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US, Israel Warships in Suez May Be Prelude to Faceoff with Iran
Aryta Sheva ^ | 6/20/2010 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

Posted on 06/20/2010 4:03:44 PM PDT by Dallas59

Egypt allowed at least one Israeli and 11 American warships to pass through the Suez Canal as an Iranian flotilla approaches Gaza. Egypt closed the canal to protect the ships with thousands of soldiers, according to the British-based Arabic language newspaper Al Quds al-Arabi.

One day prior to the report on Saturday, Voice of Israel government radio reported that the Egyptian government denied an Israeli request not to allow the Iranian flotilla to use the Suez Canal to reach Gaza, in violation of the Israeli sea embargo on the Hamas-controlled area.

International agreements require Egypt to keep the Suez open even for warships, but the armada, led by the USS Truman with 5,000 sailors and marines, was the largest in years. Egypt closed the canal to fishing and other boats as the armada moved through the strategic passageway that connects the Red and Mediterranean Seas.

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel
KEYWORDS: canal; egypt; egyptian; faceoff; iran; iranian; israel; israeli; prelude; suez; suezcanal; warships

1 posted on 06/20/2010 4:03:46 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

*I* HIGHLY doubt this is anything of importance. Do you really think O has the intestinal fortitude to take on Iran? This was probably a normal exercise, or the ships were heading into the gulf for a scheduled deployment.


2 posted on 06/20/2010 4:06:16 PM PDT by Stayfrosty
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To: Stayfrosty

You’re probably right, but Iran may perceive it as a provocation. Who knows. I imagine this coming week will be interesting.


3 posted on 06/20/2010 4:07:58 PM PDT by camerongood210
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To: Dallas59

You know, I’m getting the impression that 0bama has been patted on the head and told to run out and play (while the adults work)


“Eleven US warships, one Israeli vessel transit Suez Canal to Persian Gulf”
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 19, 2010, 7:54 PM (GMT+02:00)

0bama might not ‘do’ something. He’s not the one in control in the situation.

I wonder if he’ll ever set foot in israel.

http://debka.com/article/8862/


4 posted on 06/20/2010 4:09:14 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: Dallas59

Some conservative’s WET DREAM..!

Bama orders action, suuuuuuure...!

7 months to decide on a Portugese Water Dog.

This article is just mocking us.


5 posted on 06/20/2010 4:09:15 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Dallas59

For our president, it’s not about Iran...it’s about Israel.


6 posted on 06/20/2010 4:11:24 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Dallas59

Maybe they’re being sent to escort the Iranian ships through the Israeli blockade. /s


7 posted on 06/20/2010 4:12:17 PM PDT by TruthBeforeAll (To liberals, if something is a complete and utter disaster, it's because there's not enough of it.)
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To: Stayfrosty

He is a whimp (& lying muslim commie), but his pole numbers are so low that he might just “Wag the Dog”.


8 posted on 06/20/2010 4:12:23 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: Dallas59

Nah, this sounds like a routine rotation, and an Israeli vessel just tagged along, but will likely not deploy past the Red Sea.


9 posted on 06/20/2010 4:13:03 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Stayfrosty
Do you really think O has the intestinal fortitude to take on Iran?

I heard that was the topic of conversation between "don't mess with" Joe and the Messiah on the trek from the 6th green to the 7th tee off.

10 posted on 06/20/2010 4:14:18 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: gaijin
This article is just mocking us.

I agree.

Damn it, we need to stick to sanctions for they have been effective repeatedly hundreds of times before!

11 posted on 06/20/2010 4:17:29 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: TruthBeforeAll

No /s required.


12 posted on 06/20/2010 4:20:15 PM PDT by pingman (Price is what you pay, value is what you get.)
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To: pingman

My thought as well.


13 posted on 06/20/2010 4:25:43 PM PDT by datura (Stop Obamunism.)
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To: Dallas59
USS Truman Pictures, Images and Photos

The American flotilla is to STOP Israel from bombing Iran, the Israeli ship passing through at the same time is just a diplomatic fig leaf.

14 posted on 06/20/2010 4:37:11 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Stayfrosty
Every US Navy Fleet has an area of operations under the overall command of the fleet's Admiral.
They are permitted to operate independently and proactively if need be to prevent hostilities.

Only if hostilities are a clear and present danger do they “have” to confer with the central command—not that they are not conferring all along as it is.

At any rate,there is no need to interrupt the Obumble golf tournaments over this yet.

As president he is dangerous but as CinC he is deadly.

WHYWHYWHYWHYWHY DID WE SCREW UP SO BAD ELECTING SUCH A NOXIOUS DOLT PRESIDENT???

15 posted on 06/20/2010 4:37:32 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Liberals frolic at ersatz enlightenment because conservatives keep the savages from the door.")
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To: Dallas59
Humm, ships with thousands of soldiers.
16 posted on 06/20/2010 4:39:49 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Sometimes you have to go to dark places to get to the light....)
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To: mad_as_he$$
Well,Navy amphibs have carried GIs in the past,but usually only for big beach assaults like Normandy and Okinawa.

But I'm sure in this case the writer just doesn't know any better.

17 posted on 06/20/2010 4:46:49 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Liberals frolic at ersatz enlightenment because conservatives keep the savages from the door.")
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To: mad_as_he$$
Harry Truman (also known as HST within the Navy) is 1,092 ft (333 m) long, 257 ft (78 m) wide and is as high as a twenty-four-story building, at 244 feet (74 m). The super carrier can accommodate approximately 80 aircraft and has a flight deck 4.5 acres (18,000 m²) in size, using four elevators that are 3,880 ft² (360 m²) each to move planes between the flight deck and the hangar bay. With a combat load, HST displaces almost 97,000 tons and can accommodate 6,250 crew members.
18 posted on 06/20/2010 4:59:58 PM PDT by itsahoot (Each generation takes to excess, what the previous generation accepted in moderation.)
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To: Dallas59

I don’t think obama has the leadership ability


19 posted on 06/20/2010 5:54:01 PM PDT by Veritas01 (Veritas)
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20 posted on 06/20/2010 5:57:28 PM PDT by SJackson (most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it, M Sanger)
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To: Dallas59

Omoslem is sending a carrier group thru the Suez Canal, packed with Korans and halal salami for his Moslem buddies.


21 posted on 06/20/2010 9:29:39 PM PDT by StopObama2012 (CLICK ME to expose Osaudi)
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To: Snickering Hound

“The American flotilla is to STOP Israel from bombing Iran...”

Agree.


22 posted on 06/20/2010 9:34:21 PM PDT by StopObama2012 (CLICK ME to expose Osaudi)
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To: Happy Rain

” WHYWHYWHYWHYWHY DID WE SCREW UP SO BAD ELECTING SUCH A NOXIOUS DOLT PRESIDENT???”

PEOPLE BELIEVED IN THE LYIING NEWS MEDIA, AND THE JOKE NOW IS ON US.


23 posted on 06/20/2010 11:42:14 PM PDT by tessalu
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To: mad_as_he$$
Obama does not one thing to protect the USA. He has thrown us to the wolves.
24 posted on 06/20/2010 11:46:51 PM PDT by tessalu
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To: itsahoot

sailors no soldiers


25 posted on 06/21/2010 5:39:53 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Sometimes you have to go to dark places to get to the light....)
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To: Dallas59

With this president? not likely, if anything are ships are there to deter Israel ...


26 posted on 06/21/2010 5:41:43 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: mad_as_he$$
sailors no soldiers

Correct, and no room either, in any case, I imagine they would be Marines.

27 posted on 06/21/2010 6:29:39 AM PDT by itsahoot (Each generation takes to excess, what the previous generation accepted in moderation.)
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To: itsahoot

Yes.


28 posted on 06/21/2010 6:34:03 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Sometimes you have to go to dark places to get to the light....)
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