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UPDATE 2-Saboteurs attack Egypt-Israel gas pipeline-TV
Reuters ^ | Sat Feb 5, 2011 7:55am GMT | Reuters

Posted on 02/05/2011 12:19:17 AM PST by No One Special

* State TV says lines to Jordan, Israel affected
* Islamist groups called for pipeline attack - SITE
* Security source say army closes main source of flow

CAIRO, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Saboteurs blew up a pipeline that runs through Egypt's North Sinai and supplies gas to Israel, state television and other sources reported on Saturday.

State TV quoted an official as saying that the "situation is very dangerous and explosions were continuing from one spot to another" along the pipeline.

"It is a big terrorist operation", a state TV reporter said.

A security source said the Egyptian army closed the main source of gas supplying the pipeline.

"The armed forces and the authorities managed to close the main source of flow and are trying to control the fires," the source said.

Israel's National Infrastructure Ministry said it was looking into the incident.

Egypt is a modest gas exporter, using pipelines to export gas to Israel and also to Jordan and other regional states. It also exports via liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities on its north coast, but those are not in the Sinai region.

State television said the pipeline that was attacked supplied both the Israeli and Jordanian gas lines.

(Excerpt) Read more at af.reuters.com ...


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1 posted on 02/05/2011 12:19:22 AM PST by No One Special
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To: No One Special

Does anyone really think this entire Egyptian problem is anything less than an Iranian-Hamas-Jihadist attempt to take over the country, then Jordan, and then attack Israel?


2 posted on 02/05/2011 12:28:53 AM PST by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: No One Special

Not a huge deal but it makes good press and probably looks good at night.

I’d guess the agitators felt they weren’t getting their way so have to throw additional tantrums.

Tear your country down so you can rebuild it! That’s a plan. Make it so no one will want to do business or invest- sure fire deal. Hard to eat sand, I think.


3 posted on 02/05/2011 12:29:17 AM PST by One Name
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To: No One Special

But was it ‘inspirational’ sabotage?


4 posted on 02/05/2011 12:37:13 AM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Gene Eric

Somebody probably used mean words, and made them do it!


5 posted on 02/05/2011 12:55:22 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (0bamanomics: Punish Success, Reward Failure. Destroying America is the point.)
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To: No One Special

Blow up the pipeline to Israel and Jordan (down stream) loses it’s gas supply -Reuters begrudgingly states last. Geography is funny like that.


6 posted on 02/05/2011 1:09:14 AM PST by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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8 posted on 02/05/2011 1:37:35 AM PST by VOA
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9 posted on 02/05/2011 1:37:38 AM PST by VOA
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To: No One Special

Terrorists can do the same thing here except they work within and only need to upset the computer programming, compressor relays or sabotage the field input stations, basically turning the pipeline off.

Makes a person wonder how many Moslems are working in our power and fuel grids.


11 posted on 02/05/2011 1:40:47 AM PST by Eye of Unk (“These people are either at your neck or at your knees”A quote by Winston Churchill)
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To: No One Special

This shot was taken from El-Arish about 40 miles away.

Bedouin tribesmen of the Sinai Peninsula attempted to blow up the pipeline last July as tensions intensified between them and the Egyptian government, which they accuse of discrimination and of ignoring their plight.

12 posted on 02/05/2011 2:13:23 AM PST by Cardhu
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To: No One Special
OBAMA'S FAULT

Hussein throwing Mubarak under the bus was a classic Carter asswipe move.

13 posted on 02/05/2011 3:49:18 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: No One Special

"I think it is clear, the people have spoken, the gas pipeline must go. And by 'go' we mean 'yesterday'. Let the Jews get their energy source from somewhere else. Egypt's young people know best."

14 posted on 02/05/2011 3:57:17 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: MindBender26

“Does anyone really think this entire Egyptian problem is anything less than an Iranian-Hamas-Jihadist attempt to take over the country, then Jordan, and then attack Israel?”

Apparently Obama.


15 posted on 02/05/2011 3:59:55 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; ...

Thanks No One Special. Don't worry, the unrest in Egypt is all about the have-nots vs the haves, about the lack of self-determination, and about living in peace with all the world.

Everyone gets that I'm using irony, right? ;')
16 posted on 02/05/2011 4:06:53 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Eye of Unk
Terrorists can do the same thing here

Apparently it only takes some cold weather to do it. Stay warm New Mexico.

17 posted on 02/05/2011 4:16:07 AM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: ladyvet; Eye of Unk

>>>>Terrorists can do the same thing here

>>Apparently it only takes some cold weather to do it. Stay warm New Mexico.

Actually, that almost certainly came about because of EPA regulations that have led the pipeline companies to replace gas turbines with electric motors. In a widespread power outage (think big ice storm), you lose your gas supply, too.

I’m OK with calling creating conditions that lead to people literally freezing in the dark, “terrorism”.


18 posted on 02/05/2011 4:41:20 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: No One Special

19 posted on 02/05/2011 4:54:26 AM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: No One Special
his is just the beginning. The MB and Iranian connection will continue to spread. Watching the Egyptian people surrender to Sharia Law will actually be fun.

Watching the middle east slide further into radical islamic rule will be priceless.

The next several years will be an interesting time for Europe and the rest of the world as things become radically different.

America is blessed with the protection of two oceans and vast natural resources to begin it development of its own method of survival and providing energy and commodity needs.

Perhaps we can impeach Zero this year and get an early start on recover of our self reliance.

20 posted on 02/05/2011 4:54:54 AM PST by Lessthantolerant (The State is diametrically opposed to our search for a better living.)
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To: No One Special

FNC just reported the blast was caused by a gas leak.


21 posted on 02/05/2011 5:06:45 AM PST by Retired Chemist
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To: No One Special

Can’t wait for the MSM to blame this on “pro-Mubarak” forces, as always.


22 posted on 02/05/2011 5:19:03 AM PST by montag813
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To: Uncle Miltie
"Somebody probably used mean words, and made them do it!"

In this case, that's probably true...


23 posted on 02/05/2011 5:19:41 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: No One Special

So how supportive of regime change “yesterday” is Obama today?


24 posted on 02/05/2011 5:29:28 AM PST by cake_crumb (Why do they call them "pat downs" when they're obviously "feel ups"?)
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To: No One Special

The news is not comforting this from last night and this AM, a good cup (full) of coffee is. Still attempting to get the hot coffee to mouth is difficult. Thanks for info.


25 posted on 02/05/2011 5:56:04 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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should be missing this in sentence.


26 posted on 02/05/2011 5:57:08 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: MindBender26
Does anyone really think this entire Egyptian problem is anything less than an Iranian-Hamas-Jihadist attempt to take over the country, then Jordan, and then attack Israel?

Nothing less and it's being pushed by our Muzlim in Chief...

27 posted on 02/05/2011 5:59:46 AM PST by Iscool (I don't understand all that I know...)
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To: No One Special

This could get uglier real fast.


28 posted on 02/05/2011 6:17:54 AM PST by tutstar
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To: MindBender26

Our big 0 lifted the US ban on the MB leader. It seems obvious to me whose side America has chosen. Now we’ve leRnes he gave over sensitive info about tridents to the Russians . He’s defying court orderson gulf drilling and will surely do so on healthcare. We havea huge problem and we better start speaking up while we still can.


29 posted on 02/05/2011 6:22:56 AM PST by tutstar
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To: No One Special

‘Course, the Palis get THEIR gas from it too, but I guess their ‘brothers’ didn’t think about THAT.


30 posted on 02/05/2011 6:36:18 AM PST by nina0113
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To: Retired Chemist
"FNC just reported the blast was caused by a gas leak."

I heard a similar report except it was an accident at a pumping station. The trouble is I don't trust any of the media reports anymore. The media spin is so heavy on virtually everything that they could be suppressing a terrorist report.

31 posted on 02/05/2011 6:37:29 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Truth29
The media spin is so heavy on virtually everything that they could be suppressing a terrorist report.

This is the same media that squashed the VP assassination attempt story for days and days and still isn't running with it.

32 posted on 02/05/2011 6:42:59 AM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Lessthantolerant

At what moment in time, will you be celebrating the day when they eventually come over here to destroy us?


33 posted on 02/05/2011 6:45:23 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: No One Special

The Iranians don’t waste any time.


34 posted on 02/05/2011 6:46:41 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Retired Chemist
FNC just reported the blast was caused by a gas leak.

Yes, it was a gas leak.........the one that happened after the RPG hit it.

35 posted on 02/05/2011 6:49:15 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Thank You


36 posted on 02/05/2011 6:51:22 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Gene Eric

What if it wasn’t the Egyptians, but Palis, Hizbollah or Hamas operating under the guise of Egypt’s unrest?


37 posted on 02/05/2011 6:53:00 AM PST by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: No One Special

Probably got their “pro-democracy” bombs from Billy and Bernadine during their most recent visit.


38 posted on 02/05/2011 6:53:48 AM PST by PaleoBob
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Israel I pray for thee to show wisdom.

Israel I pray for thee to show restraint.

Israel, I pray you do the right thing!


39 posted on 02/05/2011 6:55:51 AM PST by Eye of Unk ("These people are either at your neck or at your knees" A quote by Winston Churchill)
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To: One Name
Tear your country down so you can rebuild it! That’s a plan. Make it so no one will want to do business or invest- sure fire deal. Hard to eat sand...

What's next for Egypt? Will they stop exploring and drilling for gas and oil next? Will the next step be nationalizing their industry? Massive regulation of their banks and health care?

When they completely stop their energy industry in the Sinai, maybe they can rename it Anwar (sic).

40 posted on 02/05/2011 6:56:29 AM PST by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: Truth29

Fox has updated their article on their website to say the blast was either caused by a gas leak, or an explosive device. Officials in the area claim it was sabotage.

News is so unreliable right now, I give up. But there’s no question the “gas leak” explanation doesn’t cut it.


41 posted on 02/05/2011 7:10:54 AM PST by drierice ("Hope & Change" to "Recovery Summer", "Sputnik Moment")
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Interesting photo.

(1) you’d think the President of the USA could get a watch band that fits, and

(2) most lefties I know (I am one) wear their watch on their right hand.


42 posted on 02/05/2011 7:13:04 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Exactly! or the limpit charge.

NON-leaking gas just doesn’t explode ;-)


43 posted on 02/05/2011 7:15:08 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: No One Special

Reports now (BBC) of an explosion at a church in Rafah


44 posted on 02/05/2011 7:25:42 AM PST by harwood (Ann Coulter: Future SCOTUS nominee!)
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To: One Name

The one thing the Egyptians had better start asking themselves is:

The Radical Islamist are destroying Egypts sources of income, food etc.
Ask the Islamist HOW they intend to re-establish that source of income?

I would be willing to bet they will hold the Suez canal as hostage. Pay a huge fee or go around.


45 posted on 02/05/2011 7:34:03 AM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: No One Special

http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000583803&fid=1725

To be honest if Obama sold US gas to Mexico way under market price, and then we had to buy it back because of a shortage (i.e. New Mexico) at a 12 billion profit to Mexico I wouldn’t be happy about it. Could be some lingering hard feelings.


46 posted on 02/05/2011 7:37:57 AM PST by apoliticalone
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To: harwood
harwood" "Reports now (BBC) of an explosion at a church in Rafah"

Obama spoke up vociferously this week
to "defend" the terrorists Hamas, and the terrorist Moslem Brotherhood,
just as he has protected the Iranian
Imams from the enslaved Persian people.
Obama is nothing but silent as Jews and Christians are murdered
and their houses of worship burned and bombed
most often by none other than Obama's own supporters and agents.

47 posted on 02/05/2011 7:52:54 AM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: No One Special

02/04/2011 Michael Ramirez Cartoon Tags: Barack Obama, Foreign Affairs

48 posted on 02/05/2011 8:11:34 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Gene Eric
‘inspirational’ sabotage

I think it was a hate crime, the worst kind of crime imaginable... < / sarc >

49 posted on 02/05/2011 8:25:03 AM PST by SteamShovel (Beware the RINO-VIRUS...It will kill the TEA Party movement.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

He looks like a 70’s comedy lounge lizard in that photo.

I guess it’s fitting, since he is acting like we are in the 70’s again with Carter-II, energy crisis, inflation, etc.


50 posted on 02/05/2011 8:28:11 AM PST by SteamShovel (Beware the RINO-VIRUS...It will kill the TEA Party movement.)
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