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Gunmen blow up Egyptian gas pipeline to Israel (And Jordan)
MSNBC ^ | 7-11-11 | ASHRAF SWEILAM

Posted on 07/11/2011 9:53:48 PM PDT by tcrlaf

EL-ARISH, Egypt — Masked gunmen on Tuesday blew up a terminal of the Egyptian natural gas pipeline to Israel and Jordan in a predawn attack, security officials said.

They said the attack was carried out by at least four assailants. The terminal is located at the city of El-Arish in the northern part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula some 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of the Israeli border.

The attackers ordered the guards on duty to leave and then blew up the terminal, starting a huge fire that sent flames shooting up and lighting the night sky, according to the officials. There were no casualties, they said.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: egypt; israel; jordan; pipeline
And so, it begins.....
1 posted on 07/11/2011 9:53:53 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

It blew up reeeeal good.


2 posted on 07/11/2011 9:55:38 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: tcrlaf

And so, it begins.....


And so it continues.....


3 posted on 07/11/2011 9:59:33 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: tcrlaf

Until the last muslim is buried the, planet shall suffer.


4 posted on 07/11/2011 10:02:52 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Obama is investigating taxation without representation.)
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To: tcrlaf

All the more reason for Israel to accelerate production of it’s oil and gas reserves.


5 posted on 07/11/2011 10:06:48 PM PDT by fso301
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To: tcrlaf

Seems to be a weekly event.


6 posted on 07/11/2011 10:13:25 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Huskrrrr
Close.

Billie Sol Hurok says..."Blowed up, Blowed up real good!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dfoVqhQVyQ
7 posted on 07/11/2011 10:15:58 PM PDT by CaptSkip
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To: tcrlaf

This isn’t the first time they’ve done that.


8 posted on 07/11/2011 10:50:10 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: NoLibZone
Amen. The only problem us radical muslims are like cock roaches. Once they get in, there is physically no way to get of them. But I'm willing to try but whatever means necessary.
9 posted on 07/11/2011 11:18:53 PM PDT by Nitehawk0325 (I have the right to remain silent, but I lack the ability...........)
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To: tcrlaf

Israel really has no choice but to take back the Sinai. I expect they will move in with full force to little or no resistance. The global pointy-heads will howl and stamp their feet and then fade away. It will be 100 years before Israel ever gives it up again.


10 posted on 07/11/2011 11:26:34 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: tcrlaf

Why are they “masked gunmen” when in reality, they are “masked bombers”? Doesn’t one sort of trump the other?


11 posted on 07/12/2011 12:07:33 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: tcrlaf
Gunmen blow up Egyptian gas pipeline to Israel (And Jordan)

OMG...They've not only stopped the flow of gas going in one direction, BUT the flow money in the other direction...

12 posted on 07/12/2011 2:44:13 AM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (It's 3 AM. Let me sleep on it. I'll get back to you in 16 hours.)
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To: FDNYRHEROES

But they, personally, were not getting paid for the gas or getting paid off, so they blew it up. So, was this simple-minded terrorism or the result of a protection racket gone bad?


13 posted on 07/12/2011 3:57:44 AM PDT by Pecos (Constitutionalist. Liberty and Honor will not die on my watch.)
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To: tcrlaf

IIRC, this is the third time this pipeline has been bombed.


14 posted on 07/12/2011 4:20:38 AM PDT by edpc (I disagree. Circle gets the square.)
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To: Pecos; tcrlaf; FDNYRHEROES

The protection racket angle is a good one.

Back when we were entering Iraq I proposed paying Iraqi families/tribes/communities to guard a portion of the pipelines and critical infrastructure and paying them a portion of the proceeds moved through said point, thus incentivizing a large swath of the Iraqi population to keep the oil or whatever flowing. This could be applied to many critical infrastructures.

It wasn’t ever tried. This could also work in the remote areas of Afghanistan and is sometimes used, but inconsistently.

The Dept. of State doesn’t believe in capitalism or individual liberty. It would have saved us a lot of money and blood. They made it impossible for entrepreneurs to even operate to restore services. It all had to come from government.


15 posted on 07/12/2011 4:52:38 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: tcrlaf
Gunmen Bombers blow up Egyptian gas pipeline to Israel (And Jordan)
16 posted on 07/12/2011 5:16:39 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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17 posted on 07/12/2011 5:26:29 AM PDT by SJackson (Normal people don't sit cross-legged on the floor and bang on drums, WI State Sen Glenn Grothman (R))
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To: ElkGroveDan
Israel really has no choice but to take back the Sinai.

How is a bankrupt socialist country supposed to get the wherewithal to invade and occupy land that is larger than what is presently under their control?

How does this work out in your head? What do you do with all of the Egyptian nationals that have their homes and businesses in the Sinai? Just walk in and say in Hebrew "You are an Israeli now." or just kill all half million of them if they don't make themselves international refugees?

The peninsula's only real value is that it borders the canal and attracts tourists. How exactly is the economy of the Sinai going to be helped with an overwhelming military invasion? What will this do to the hearts and minds of the somewhat complacent in Egypt who were looking for any reason at all to avoid war? With an invasion, you have tens of millions of Egyptians fighting mad, and you have a billion Muslims who now have a cause of action.

If Israel is having a difficult time just managing to keep liberal retards on private yachts forming a "flotilla" and causing a scene, how does violating international treaties and engaging in expensive armed invasion supposed to work?

The global pointy-heads will howl and stamp their feet...

Really? Invade and conquer 23,000 square miles of difficult terrain and cities filled with tourists and SCUBA divers? It wouldn't be just the global pointy-heads, it will be rag heads, skin heads and every head of State weighing in.

18 posted on 07/12/2011 6:03:12 AM PDT by The Theophilus (Obama's Key to win 2012: Ban Haloperidol)
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To: tcrlaf

They blew up Jordan? I’m actually more worried about the gas pipeline...


19 posted on 07/12/2011 7:23:17 AM PDT by oldleft
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To: CaptSkip

Thanks for the link!


20 posted on 07/12/2011 7:30:59 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: The Theophilus

“How is a bankrupt socialist country supposed to get the wherewithal to invade and occupy land that is larger than what is presently under their control?”

Wrong.

Israel has weathered the global economic downturn better than the US and Europe with an enviable GDP.

In the past 20 years Israel has moved away from socialism toward a free market economy by privatizing banking and other industries.

See the Heritage report that came out recently:

http://www.heritage.org/index/country/israel


21 posted on 07/12/2011 7:42:01 AM PDT by dervish (women candidates, the last frontier)
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To: The Theophilus
How is a bankrupt socialist country supposed to get the wherewithal to invade and occupy land that is larger than what is presently under their control?

You are absolutely right it is INCONCEIVABLE that Israel could capture and occupy the Sinai. Never in the history of the world could it happen. The U.S. State Department does not even consider this a remote possibility and the Israelis haven't had this on their list of possible military actions ever since it was turned back over to the Egyptians 30 years ago. I really should check with you from now on and tap into your ability to glance at a map and come to conclusions.

22 posted on 07/12/2011 7:55:41 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: tcrlaf

23 posted on 07/12/2011 7:57:10 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: 1010RD

I suppose it’s good (?) to know that our State Department remains consistent with the rest of the government.


24 posted on 07/12/2011 8:04:12 AM PDT by Pecos (Constitutionalist. Liberty and Honor will not die on my watch.)
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To: NoLibZone

‘Until the last muslim is buried the, planet shall suffer.’

Read Behold an Ashen Horse and America Reborn, from Clash-of-Civilizations trilogy by Vista and Lee Boyland.

Novels of what happens after Islamic terrorists nuke 5 American cities (during the reign of a lib president) and the 8th in line for President (because 1-7 were in a nuked city) happens to be a severely patiotic retired General, man named Alexander.

Gist of the thing is that the problem is and has always been Islam. Solution, ban Islam from the face of the planet. Written in 2003, pretty scary scenarios.

Trouble is, we have no Alexander, at the moment.


25 posted on 07/12/2011 8:15:57 AM PDT by SusaninOhio
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To: tcrlaf
...Gunmen blow up Egyptian gas pipeline...

Shouldn't it say "Bombmen"?

26 posted on 07/12/2011 9:15:04 AM PDT by FReepaholic (Land of the free my @ss)
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