Skip to comments.Obamaís pledge of US troops to Sinai next week won Israelís nod for ceasefire
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 Morsis 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. DEBKAfiles 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.
Why has this not hit any mainstream news??
Israel has never before asked for US troops.
I am skeptical.
I am always skeptical of Debka.
Yaay..! another super expensive foreign adventure into an UNENDING fight that we have NOTHING to do with..!
THA PERFECT GOLF FOXTROT...!
Send the whole Second Army there.
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).
Time for the rebuilding of the temple.
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?
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.
If it’s true, color me furious.
If it’s not true, color Debka even more of an idiot-stick publication.
are there any UN troops in the Sinai ?
Let’s see if the WH will deny it.
hussein sending our troops into the Sanai? Which way will their positions be oriented?
So how come my “smart” phone auto corrects to the wrong spelling of Sinai? ... Sigh...
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.
Obamamugabe is just lying. He won’t do it.
don’t think so............
US troops have been in the Sinai for decades. DH served there for six months back in the 90’s and I still have the t-shirt. MFO (Multi-National Force Observers) is the official name but the US runs the operation. The ROE’s are stupid, you have to be shot at and hit before you can return fire. If Israel and Egypt ever get into it those guys will be the first casualties. They are a flipping speed bump. Albet a very nasty speed bump with major teeth.
The NC National Guard is deploying there...they left last month to train up at Camp Atterbury. One of husband’s former soldiers was going.
How many of these US troops is Obama willing to leave behind.
**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**
Part of routine deployment that’s been going on for years as mentioned above.
They can't fight nor shoot to kill.
Nor breathe incorrectly, pick their nose, speak unkindly about the enemy, forbidden to identify an enemy, ..
We know zero hates America and in part that's because our American military is the toughest and best and in order for him to pull off a coup, the military must be neutered.
THAT cat's out of the bag with the murders of Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty.
Columbian and Fijian troops, eh? Thanks. Might be better than it sounds.
Oh. I see. Thanks for the info. Trust UN for zero.
This is true. My nephew has had orders for the Sinai for a month. He goes there soon. In the NC Reserves. As Peace Keepers. God be with them.
They’re pretty good soldiers for the most part. Having the Fijians up there is really pretty smart - they don’t generate the reflexive hatred US troops there would.
are there any UN troops in the Sinai ?
probably ran away.
“Israel has never before asked for US troops.
I am skeptical.”
Not skeptical, just utterly clueless.
We can’t cok up our opwn freakin border and we are going to cork up Gaza?
Why has this not hit any mainstream news??>>>>>>>>>>>>
Because the US troops deployed in the Sinai will be a peace keeping force evenmtually authorized by a UN resolution. The US deployment will not be in support of Israel, the deployment may be against Israel for “humanitarian reasons” ...protecting innocent civilians in GAZA.( sic)
Such a deployment would not be popular with America. Thus it is not in the news.
The news ees not jour fren, Cabron.
Obama is a fascist, truly.
embed the media just in front of the front line....
I am also skeptical. If this is indeed true, it is a terrible mustake. Our troops will be nothing but sitting ducks.
I can see obama wanting to do this just for that reason, but I can’t see Netanyahu going along with it. This sounds more like something that might have been cooked up with Egypt, not Israel.
What the hell is “Egyptian Sinai”?
Dark days are ahead imo. Will Russia and China veto a NO FLY ZONE as they have done in the case of Syria?
Will NATO threaten to obliterate Israel as it did Libya?
I believe that there has been a small number of Army or Marine personnel (less than 200) in the Sinai for many years.
Born in Ireland, and wife to Cass Sunstein, she currently is a Special Assistant to President Barack Obama and runs the Office of Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights as Senior Director of Multilateral Affairs on the Staff of the National Security Council.
Will NATO threaten to obliterate Israel as it did Libya? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Yes it might, if Bibi invades GAZA. I hope he does. This showdown must happen and it must happen before Obama consolidates his fascists in NATO and elsewhere.
Bibi needs to push every Palestinian into Egypt, and secure Gaza and settle it with Israelis. And he needs to rattle his nuclear option. And he needs to send Obama packing. The lives of our US troops should not be at risk for the sake of Obama’s anti Israel grift, which is perhaps the greatest travesty.And we should not be helping the Russians to increase their influence in the region as is happening now.
Treason is still ongoing and it will continue for 4 more yeras unless Joe Biden becomes president.
Facing Israel, so they can be shot in the back.
Israel didn’t ask. Obama/Clinton shoved them down their throat. Israel was ready, willing and able to finish the job themselves with ground troops, but our government had to protect the precious Palestinian Koranimals.