Skip to comments.Op-Ed: Obama Fallout: Saudis Broker Port Said to Putin's Navy (Egypt)
Posted on 11/11/2013 12:03:43 PM PST by Nachum
Since the beginning of the 19th century, Egypt's Port Said, because of its location near the Suez Canal, has acted as a global city located on the very hub of world commerce.
In fact, Rudyard Kipling once said of Port Said "If you truly wish to find someone you have known and who travels, there are two points on the globe you have but to sit and wait, sooner or later your man will come there: the docks of London and Port Said."
Using the Suez Canal, it is 7200 miles (11,600 km) from London to Mumbai. Without using the Suez Canal, the trip going around South Africa is 12,300 miles (19800 km). In ordinary life, time is money. In war, time is victory or death.
Just a short while ago, Port Said welcomed American warships, and allowed them priority passage through the Suez Canal. At the end of October 2013, the Chief of Russian Military Intelligence General Vacheslay Kondrasco met with Egypt's General Sisi for 3 days, probably to discuss major new weapons' deals.
And in the future, the USS Eisenhower, - and its aircraft carrier strike group of 4 surface and 1 or 2 nuclear submarines - may have to wait a very long time to get to and from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea. The United States may very well have lost Egypt's Port Said to the Russians.
On November 2, 2013, in a stunning rebuke to Obama's cut-off of arms and $260 million in cash aid, Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy, in a rare interview, warned Egypt would look to new military sources beyond the United States to meet its security needs, and that the United States "would have to deal now with the Arab peoples, not only with Arab governments".
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Well Egypt needs a strong ally to fight against the muslim brotherhood terrorists and their US terrorist supporter, Obama!
In less than 5 years Barry Obozo has given Russia the international creds and stature that eluded Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Khrushchev, Brezhnev, and others for 70 years.
Another strategic loss for the USA
but a BIG WIN for the Moslem Tyrant by Fraud.
The good old days. Whatever happens, we have got the Maxim gun, and they have not.
Oh, this is beautiful. Thanks, 0bama.
Hmmmm.. King Barry's parents met in a Russian language class. Connecting the dots!
He has also made Iran the big dog in the ME.
Way to go, Barry!
He also gave Russia Edward Snowden, with tons of our national security information. These are not coincidences.
Very good article. Should be required reading for anyone interested in foreign relations and how 0bama has destroyed America.
Wait! You know who Barry’s parents are? Please tell me, I
haven’t been able to find out in years of searching!
Putin should thank Obama for giving him Egypt on a silver platter. I think the Christian Copts will be better off with Russians than Obama and his Brotherhood buddies. How many more allies will fly to the Russians in the future? France? India? England? Russians are going to need to expand their navy—maybe they can buy some of our old carriers for a few dollars?
I have been saying Obama gave the Middle East to Russia when he pouted because no one wanted him to go to war in Syria and Putin put him in the corner. People may argue that he gave the Middle East to Russia but it sure seems that is indeed what happened.
That one's gonna bite us...
It sure is.
Without using the Suez Canal, the trip going around South Africa is 12,300 miles (19800 km). In ordinary life, time is money. In war, time is victory or death... And in the future, the USS Eisenhower, - and its aircraft carrier strike group of 4 surface and 1 or 2 nuclear submarines - may have to wait a very long time to get to and from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea. The United States may very well have lost Egypt's Port Said to the Russians.
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