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Obamaís pledge of US troops to Sinai next week won Israelís nod for ceasefire
Debka ^ | November 23, 2012 | Debka

Posted on 11/23/2012 1:50:13 PM PST by tired&retired

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu agreed to a ceasefire for halting the eight-day Israeli Gaza operation Wednesday night, Nov. 21, after President Barack Obama personally pledged to start deploying US troops in Egyptian Sinai next week, DEBKAfile reports. The conversation, which finally tipped the scales for a ceasefire, took place on a secure line Wednesday morning, just hours before it was announced in Cairo.

Clinton was sympathetic to this argument. Soon after, President Obama was on the phone to Netanyahu with an assurance that US troops would be in place in Sinai next week, after he had obtained President Morsi’s consent for them to go into immediate action against Iranian smuggling networks. Netanyahu responded by agreeing to a ceasefire being announced in Cairo that night by Clinton and the Egyptian foreign minister, and to holding back the thousands of Israeli reservists on standby on the Gaza border. DEBKAfile’s military sources report that the first air transports carrying US special forces are due to land at Sharm el Sheikh military airfield in southern Sinai in the next 48 hours and go into action against the arms smugglers without delay.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: egypt; gaza; gazaceasefire; israel; mohammedmorsi; muslimbrotherhood; sinai; ustroopstosinai; waronterror
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Here goes the US troops into another hornet's nest!!
1 posted on 11/23/2012 1:50:21 PM PST by tired&retired
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To: tired&retired

Why has this not hit any mainstream news??


2 posted on 11/23/2012 1:51:38 PM PST by tired&retired
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Nachum; tired&retired

Israel has never before asked for US troops.

I am skeptical.


3 posted on 11/23/2012 1:53:54 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

I am always skeptical of Debka.


4 posted on 11/23/2012 1:56:41 PM PST by tired&retired
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To: tired&retired

Yaay..! another super expensive foreign adventure into an UNENDING fight that we have NOTHING to do with..!

THA PERFECT GOLF FOXTROT...!


5 posted on 11/23/2012 1:56:55 PM PST by gaijin
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To: tired&retired

Send the whole Second Army there.


6 posted on 11/23/2012 1:58:08 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (There goes the dominoes...)
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To: tired&retired

Last I checked Sharm el Sheikh is on the other end of Sinai from Gaza. Unless us troops were to deploy to Israeli territory there isn’t much of a mission for the US troops (except to get shot at by Hamas).


7 posted on 11/23/2012 1:59:37 PM PST by Tallguy (Hunkered down in Pennsylvania.)
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To: tired&retired
and what does Egypt have to say about all this???
8 posted on 11/23/2012 1:59:37 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Time for the rebuilding of the temple.


9 posted on 11/23/2012 2:01:06 PM PST by tired&retired
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To: tired&retired

US troops have been in Sinai supposedly to prevent violations of the peace, since the 1970’s. It seems they just weren’t doing the job adequately is all, to allow the reported 10,000+ missiles into terrorist hands on Isr’s borders?


10 posted on 11/23/2012 2:05:03 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Tallguy

When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Jerusalem from Bangkok Tuesday, she tried assuring Netanyahu that President Obama had decided to accelerate the construction of an elaborate US system of electronic security fences along the Suez Canal and northern Sinai. It would also cork up the Philadelphi route through which arms are smuggled into the Gaza Strip.


11 posted on 11/23/2012 2:05:12 PM PST by tired&retired
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To: tired&retired

If it’s true, color me furious.

If it’s not true, color Debka even more of an idiot-stick publication.


12 posted on 11/23/2012 2:05:12 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: tired&retired

are there any UN troops in the Sinai ?


13 posted on 11/23/2012 2:06:24 PM PST by molson209
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To: tired&retired

Let’s see if the WH will deny it.


14 posted on 11/23/2012 2:09:42 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: tired&retired

hussein sending our troops into the Sanai? Which way will their positions be oriented?


15 posted on 11/23/2012 2:14:06 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: faithhopecharity
US troops have been in Sinai supposedly to prevent violations of the peace, since the 1970’s. It seems they just weren’t doing the job adequately is all, to allow the reported 10,000+ missiles into terrorist hands on Isr’s borders?
Always under UN do nothing guidelines.
16 posted on 11/23/2012 2:15:52 PM PST by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: ThunderSleeps

So how come my “smart” phone auto corrects to the wrong spelling of Sinai? ... Sigh...


17 posted on 11/23/2012 2:16:46 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: faithhopecharity

Their job is not to look for, identify, or prevent weapons smuggling. They are there on a string of outposts to watch for violations of the border lines by Egyptian and Israeli armed forces.

Up in that area, US Forces are not on the outposts, Colombian and Fijian units are.

The UN has no presence there.


18 posted on 11/23/2012 2:19:19 PM PST by AbnSarge
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To: tired&retired

Obamamugabe is just lying. He won’t do it.


19 posted on 11/23/2012 2:19:23 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: tired&retired

don’t think so............


20 posted on 11/23/2012 2:22:10 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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