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............