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Obamaís pledge of US troops to Sinai next week won Israelís nod for ceasefire
Debka ^ | November 23, 2012 | Debka

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 Morsi’s 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. DEBKAfile’s 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.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: egypt; gaza; gazaceasefire; israel; mohammedmorsi; muslimbrotherhood; sinai; ustroopstosinai; waronterror
Here goes the US troops into another hornet's nest!!
1 posted on 11/23/2012 1:50:21 PM PST by tired&retired
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To: tired&retired

Why has this not hit any mainstream news??


2 posted on 11/23/2012 1:51:38 PM PST by tired&retired
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Nachum; tired&retired

Israel has never before asked for US troops.

I am skeptical.


3 posted on 11/23/2012 1:53:54 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

I am always skeptical of Debka.


4 posted on 11/23/2012 1:56:41 PM PST by tired&retired
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To: tired&retired

Yaay..! another super expensive foreign adventure into an UNENDING fight that we have NOTHING to do with..!

THA PERFECT GOLF FOXTROT...!


5 posted on 11/23/2012 1:56:55 PM PST by gaijin
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To: tired&retired

Send the whole Second Army there.


6 posted on 11/23/2012 1:58:08 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (There goes the dominoes...)
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To: tired&retired

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).


7 posted on 11/23/2012 1:59:37 PM PST by Tallguy (Hunkered down in Pennsylvania.)
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To: tired&retired
and what does Egypt have to say about all this???
8 posted on 11/23/2012 1:59:37 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Time for the rebuilding of the temple.


9 posted on 11/23/2012 2:01:06 PM PST by tired&retired
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To: tired&retired

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?


10 posted on 11/23/2012 2:05:03 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Tallguy

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.


11 posted on 11/23/2012 2:05:12 PM PST by tired&retired
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To: tired&retired

If it’s true, color me furious.

If it’s not true, color Debka even more of an idiot-stick publication.


12 posted on 11/23/2012 2:05:12 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: tired&retired

are there any UN troops in the Sinai ?


13 posted on 11/23/2012 2:06:24 PM PST by molson209
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To: tired&retired

Let’s see if the WH will deny it.


14 posted on 11/23/2012 2:09:42 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: tired&retired

hussein sending our troops into the Sanai? Which way will their positions be oriented?


15 posted on 11/23/2012 2:14:06 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: faithhopecharity
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?
Always under UN do nothing guidelines.
16 posted on 11/23/2012 2:15:52 PM PST by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: ThunderSleeps

So how come my “smart” phone auto corrects to the wrong spelling of Sinai? ... Sigh...


17 posted on 11/23/2012 2:16:46 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: faithhopecharity

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.


18 posted on 11/23/2012 2:19:19 PM PST by AbnSarge
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To: tired&retired

Obamamugabe is just lying. He won’t do it.


19 posted on 11/23/2012 2:19:23 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: tired&retired

don’t think so............


20 posted on 11/23/2012 2:22:10 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: tired&retired

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.


21 posted on 11/23/2012 2:29:13 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Fate plays chess and you don't find out until too late that he's been using two queens all along)
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To: tired&retired

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.

http://www.army.mil/article/90993/


22 posted on 11/23/2012 2:32:57 PM PST by rangerwife (Proud wife of a Purple Heart Recipient)
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To: tired&retired

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?**


23 posted on 11/23/2012 2:34:21 PM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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To: rangerwife

Part of routine deployment that’s been going on for years as mentioned above.


24 posted on 11/23/2012 2:34:28 PM PST by rangerwife (Proud wife of a Purple Heart Recipient)
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To: tired&retired
But remember;

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.

25 posted on 11/23/2012 2:35:07 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: AbnSarge

Columbian and Fijian troops, eh? Thanks. Might be better than it sounds.


26 posted on 11/23/2012 2:37:37 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Lera

Oh. I see. Thanks for the info. Trust UN for zero.


27 posted on 11/23/2012 2:40:13 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: tired&retired

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.


28 posted on 11/23/2012 2:44:17 PM PST by Babsig
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To: faithhopecharity

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.


29 posted on 11/23/2012 2:46:40 PM PST by AbnSarge
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To: molson209

are there any UN troops in the Sinai ?

probably ran away.


30 posted on 11/23/2012 3:06:44 PM PST by 1st Division guy
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To: onyx

“Israel has never before asked for US troops.

I am skeptical.”

Not skeptical, just utterly clueless.


31 posted on 11/23/2012 3:33:38 PM PST by wolficatZ (Sat on their butts election day? Traitors, every one of 'em.)
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To: tired&retired

We can’t cok up our opwn freakin border and we are going to cork up Gaza?


32 posted on 11/23/2012 3:38:00 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Tired; Retired; Fred Nerks; LucyT

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.
A traitor.


33 posted on 11/23/2012 3:54:34 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: tired&retired

embed the media just in front of the front line....


34 posted on 11/23/2012 4:01:46 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: onyx

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.


35 posted on 11/23/2012 4:15:09 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: tired&retired

What the hell is “Egyptian Sinai”?


36 posted on 11/23/2012 4:33:57 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Bathhouse Barry wants YOU to bend over for another four years)
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To: Candor7
...The US deployment will not be in support of Israel, the deployment may be against Israel for “humanitarian reasons” ...

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?

37 posted on 11/23/2012 4:50:54 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: onyx

I believe that there has been a small number of Army or Marine personnel (less than 200) in the Sinai for many years.


38 posted on 11/23/2012 4:56:05 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Why is the government more concerned about protecting a microbe on Mars than an unborn baby here?)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

DEBKAfile, but thanks tired&retired. from the FRchives: more from the FRchives: and more from the FRchives: still more from the FRchives:
39 posted on 11/23/2012 5:00:32 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: onyx
onyx & Tallguy . . .your skepticism is contagious. One cannot help but link this alleged agreement as an all too convenient mechanism suited to Samantha Power's call for a military invasion of Israel.

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.

40 posted on 11/23/2012 6:01:37 PM PST by wtd
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To: Fred Nerks

Will NATO threaten to obliterate Israel as it did Libya? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Yes it might, if Bibi invades GAZA. I hope he does. This showdown must happen and it must happen before Obama consolidates his fascists in NATO and elsewhere.

Bibi needs to push every Palestinian into Egypt, and secure Gaza and settle it with Israelis. And he needs to rattle his nuclear option. And he needs to send Obama packing. The lives of our US troops should not be at risk for the sake of Obama’s anti Israel grift, which is perhaps the greatest travesty.And we should not be helping the Russians to increase their influence in the region as is happening now.

Treason is still ongoing and it will continue for 4 more yeras unless Joe Biden becomes president.


41 posted on 11/24/2012 12:01:39 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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42 posted on 11/24/2012 12:06:03 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: ThunderSleeps
Which way will their positions be oriented?

Facing Israel, so they can be shot in the back.

43 posted on 11/24/2012 12:24:27 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: onyx

Israel didn’t ask. Obama/Clinton shoved them down their throat. Israel was ready, willing and able to finish the job themselves with ground troops, but our government had to protect the precious Palestinian Koranimals.


44 posted on 11/25/2012 7:53:05 AM PST by dervish (either the vote was corrupt or the electorate is)
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