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Natural gas supply to Israel cut off after blast at Egyptian terminal
Washington Post ^ | 2.5.11 | Janine Zacharia

Posted on 02/05/2011 2:44:35 AM PST by trumandogz

ERUSALEM -- Egypt temporarily suspended its natural gas supply to Israel as a security precaution after an explosion at a terminal in the northern Sinai Peninsula, Israel radio said Saturday.

The Egyptian regional governor told Nile News TV that he suspected "sabotage" at the el-Arish gas terminal but did not elaborate, the Associated Press reported. The blast set off a fire that could be seen for dozens of miles.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: egypt; israel; jordan; waronterror

1 posted on 02/05/2011 2:44:43 AM PST by trumandogz
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To: trumandogz

The good news is that Israel will continue to need Egypt’s natural gas and Egypt will continue to need the cash it receives from the Israeli people.


2 posted on 02/05/2011 2:48:59 AM PST by trumandogz
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To: trumandogz

This couldn’t have been doen by the Brotherhood; MSNBC has told us they are a reformed peaceful political group.


3 posted on 02/05/2011 3:10:16 AM PST by Rennes Templar ( Reagan: " When I was young we were poor, but the gov't didn't have to tell us we were poor")
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To: trumandogz

Supposedly, the pipeline also supplies Jordan downstream.

According to a Bloomberg article Jordan is, or was, looking to increase imported gas:

“Jordan aims to increase imports of Egyptian gas for use in its power plants to 330 million cubic meters in 2011, from 240 million cubic meters last year, then Energy Minister Khalid Irani said in an interview on July 14.”


4 posted on 02/05/2011 3:27:04 AM PST by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: trumandogz

And so it begins!


5 posted on 02/05/2011 3:32:11 AM PST by timetostand (Ya say ya wanna revolution -- OK!)
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6 posted on 02/05/2011 4:00:10 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: timetostand
" And so it begins! "

I believe your right.

But those who want to harm Israel, and the body of Christ, the church, Christians will not go un-noticed by the God of Israel.
The GOD of Israel is just warming up to unleash his wrath upon those who want to harm Israel, and Christians.
The Christmas Tsunami was just a drop of water in the bucket, the God of Israel is going to shake this Earth like we have never seen before.
There is going to be earthquakes and tsunamis seen all around the world.
7 posted on 02/05/2011 4:04:20 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: American Constitutionalist

How can this Be? nobama fomented a peaceful revolution in Egypt to be democracy and peace and happiness. nobama wouldn’t lie to us...would he? All praise the most intelligent leader, nobama.


8 posted on 02/05/2011 4:46:39 AM PST by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Rennes Templar
>i>This couldn’t have been doen by the Brotherhood; MSNBC has told us they are a reformed peaceful political group.

They are probably right the Bedouin tribesmen have tried it before.

"Al Jazeera's corrspondent reported from Egypt that, "We do not know yet who was behind the explosion as no group has claimed responsibility."

According to Al Jazeera's sources, eye witnesses are being interviewed by authorities and the investigation is focusing on some bedouin tribes of Northern Sinai.

Bedouins 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.

"They do not enjoy the wealth that the state generates from the Sinai peninsula, the money has not benefitted the communities there," our correspondent added."

9 posted on 02/05/2011 5:04:22 AM PST by Cardhu
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To: trumandogz
Anyone seen Bill Ayers lately?


Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

10 posted on 02/05/2011 5:11:06 AM PST by The Comedian (There are no unbiased media outlets. Journalists ARE combatants.)
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To: trumandogz
The good news is that Israel will continue to need Egypt’s natural gas and Egypt will continue to need the cash it receives from the Israeli people.

Nope. The really good new is that Israel just found a HUGE NatGas deposit off its coast and will someday never need Egyptian gas again.

11 posted on 02/05/2011 5:17:27 AM PST by montag813
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To: trumandogz

Israel will soon become a memory thanks to the likes of Obama, the RATS, and the libs in Israel.It’s time for Netanyahoo to save the day.


12 posted on 02/05/2011 5:46:02 AM PST by kenmcg
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To: trumandogz

Israel is sitting a huge amount of off-shore gas that they expect to have on-line in two years. It will be an interesting comparison to see if their government or courts slow it down, in the interests of “saving the world”.


13 posted on 02/05/2011 6:56:35 AM PST by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: trumandogz

As I heard an evangelist say once: Matthew 24 is knocking on the door...


14 posted on 02/05/2011 9:42:27 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: montag813

The Israeli gas find in good news, but it will take years to get that field into production and in meantime, Israel will need natural gas.

Therefore, Israel will continue to send cash to Egypt for gas no matter who is in charge of Egypt.


15 posted on 02/05/2011 9:53:57 AM PST by trumandogz
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To: SunkenCiv

for the “glory of allah” no doubt


16 posted on 02/05/2011 2:48:39 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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17 posted on 02/06/2011 8:03:11 AM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: F15Eagle

/bingo

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2669292/posts?page=24#24


18 posted on 02/06/2011 9:04:00 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: kenmcg

I am confident Israel will survive, it is the Arabs who will lose, according to the BOOK.


19 posted on 02/07/2011 3:13:02 AM PST by Biggirl ("The Best Of Times, The Worse Of Times", Charles Dickens)
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