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.
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.