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Egypt Fears Israel Plans to Seize Control of Sinai
Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/10/11 | Chana Yaar

Posted on 10/02/2011 7:54:51 AM PDT by Eleutheria5

Egyptian officials are expressing fears that Israel may seize control over the Sinai Peninsula.

The warning came from Egyptian Ambassador Yasser Othman, Cairo's representative to Ramallah, who told the Bethlehem-based Ma'an news agency that recent remarks by Jerusalem officials indicate “the presence of an Israeli plan aimed at controlling the Sinai.”

Othman added, “We should be ready for the Israeli plan to take Sinai in the coming period.”

The Egyptian envoy's remarks followed interviews by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak on the eve of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana, in which both characterized the situation in Sinai as “troubling.” Both men expressed concern over the security threats that have escalated since the fall of former President Hosni Mubarak in the Tahrir Square Revolution in February.

“There are those seeking to use Sinai not merely as a staging area for attacks from Gaza, but who are seeking to use Gaza as a staging area for attacks from Sinai,” Netanyahu told reporters. “This is obviously a very troubling development.” He added at the time that while both Cairo and Washington D.C. shared Jerusalem's concerns, Israel is “taking action” on its side of the border to stymie any threat.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: egypt; fear; idf; sinai
Now why would we want to do a thing like that? Just because Eilat has been attacked and our citizens killed, our embassy assaulted, and our flag repeatedly burned?

Go ahead. Threaten the Straight of Tiran. Obama will say mean things about us, and we'll run home crying, just like in '56 and '67.

1 posted on 10/02/2011 7:54:53 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

He who dies with the most sand wins!

Any minerals in the Sinai?


2 posted on 10/02/2011 7:56:16 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Eleutheria5

the pali’s have violated the oslo accord.

their leaders are not legitimate.


3 posted on 10/02/2011 8:02:14 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Any minerals in the Sinai?

Unless it has been cleaned up there is just the iron and steel from about 10,000 blown up Egyptian tanks and other vehicles.


4 posted on 10/02/2011 8:03:33 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama/Rangel/Pelosi Code of Ethics: Don’t do as I do. Do as I say.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Everything you said is TRUE, Egypt has done nothing but strike out at Israel since the crazies in the Mislim Brotherhood took over. Let em cry all they want, they deserve everything they get. As for Imam Obama... Egypt will get no help, nothing but WORDS from him!


5 posted on 10/02/2011 8:05:31 AM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil and from those perpetuating it, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Everything you said is TRUE, Egypt has done nothing but strike out at Israel since the crazies in the Mislim Brotherhood took over. Let em cry all they want, they deserve everything they get. As for Imam Obama... Egypt will get no help, nothing but WORDS from him!


6 posted on 10/02/2011 8:06:02 AM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil and from those perpetuating it, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Who is Egypt?
Are “their” fears something to take seriously or act on?


7 posted on 10/02/2011 8:06:41 AM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: Eleutheria5

I haven’t read the Camp David accords but it seems to me that if Egypt has, or is on the verge of breaking the accords that Israel has every right to take back the Sinai.


8 posted on 10/02/2011 8:07:10 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: Eleutheria5
Just because Eilat has been attacked and our citizens killed, our embassy assaulted, and our flag repeatedly burned?

Another day in the life of Israel that is supposed to be accepted as conveyed by dignitaries in Washington D.C.

IAF, kick some Arab a$$ and show who is righteously in charge as necessary!

9 posted on 10/02/2011 8:07:30 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Eleutheria5
Egypt Fears Israel Plans to Seize Control of Sinai

No, I don't think so.

It's much more likely that the Egyptian leadership is trying that age-old trick of dictatorships: manufacture a foreign threat when things aren't going well at home.

The youth of Egypt have no work, no prospects. So better to get them all whipped up about an Israeli "invasion" than to have them start protesting against the new government.

10 posted on 10/02/2011 8:11:20 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Actually, under the terms of the 1976 accords I believe the U.S. would be obligated to intervene — even militarily — if either nation launches military action against the other.


11 posted on 10/02/2011 8:15:17 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Eleutheria5

LOL, yep Israel wants the Sanai so bad that it returned it to Egypt when it had won it in battle.


12 posted on 10/02/2011 8:18:45 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obyema 2012 - he has addition deficit disorder... (not my line, but a great one to repeat))
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Natural gas, oil, copper mines. But above all, control of the Straights of Tiran (access to Eilat and Aqaba ports), which is Israel’s only way into and from the Red Sea, and hence all eastern shipping since Egypt nationalized the Suez Canal in 1956, and barred all Israeli ships.

Jerusalem might be our heart, but Eilat is our cojones, and we can’t afford to let anyone hostile grab hold of either.


13 posted on 10/02/2011 8:37:37 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5
If military attacks continue on Israel, any attacking enemy territory they take, they should never ever relinquish.
14 posted on 10/02/2011 9:55:06 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

When the Israelis held the Sinai before, they developed the tourist industry there to very profitable levels.


15 posted on 10/02/2011 9:58:04 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: DoughtyOne

Israel returned the Sinai after the ‘56 war, the ‘67 war, and the ‘73 war. Israel is getting ready to abandon the Negev so a Palestinian state can be ‘contiguous’. Yup, they really lust after the Sinai!


16 posted on 10/02/2011 10:03:24 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Leaning Right

That’s what I was thinking.


17 posted on 10/02/2011 10:40:34 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: jjotto

There’ll be no abandoning the Negev and no Palestinian state, contiguous or otherwise. The fact that some so-called leaders are even considering that is more a reflection on their pretensions than any reliable prognosis of the end result.


18 posted on 10/02/2011 11:06:40 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

If Egypt can/will not control Sinai, Israel might have to do so.


19 posted on 10/02/2011 11:28:12 AM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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