But, they have a peace agreement!
When did something as insignificant as a peace agreement ever get in the way of imperialism, land grabbing, resource grabbing and geo-strategic positioning?
Israel wants the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt. This is pretty well known, generally speaking.
If you wanted to be the most powerful nation in the Middle East, you too would want the Sinai Peninsula. It's a pretty strategic place. Using Wikipedia here
It is situated between the Mediterranean Sea to the north, and the Red Sea to the south, and is the only part of Egyptian territory located in Asia as opposed to Africa, effectively serving as a land bridge between two continents.
Yup, quite a strategic piece of property. As they say in real estate "location, location, location"
The Sinai peninsula has it all.
Israel covets the Sinai Peninsula. Strategically speaking it is one hot property.
Israel always forgets the "though shalt not covet thy neighbours goods" kind of stuff.. the one handed down by their God.
Egypt is in chaos.The election in Egypt is a mess. In my opinion, intentionally so.
Remember order out of chaos...
Muslim Brotherhood is going to take that election and Israel is going to be loving it.
(Oh my looks as if the Muslim Brotherhood are claiming victory in the election. No surprise there at all.)- Muslim Brotherhood declares victory in Egypt elections
Could see that one coming a mile away......
The Muslim Brotherhood election "win" more credibly a theft, same as in Greece just the other day and Canada last year, will give Israel the pretext they need to launch an attack.
The Egyptian military is wholly owned by the US, so expect them to be easily defeated.
Many unsuspecting Egyptians will die fighting
Sorry, getting ahead of myself here
Getting back to the news items keep that keep appearing to me as the clues to war.
The news of attacks emanating from the Sinai Peninsula on Israel. Today, another one.
"Militants (Whoever they are? Muslim Brotherhood, Salafists ? Not mentioned) who crossed into Israel from Egypt's Sinai desert fired on Israelis building a barrier on the border on Monday, killing one worker, before soldiers shot dead two of the attackers, Israel's military said"These attacks play right into Israel's hand. They are all the bait needed to reel in the big one.
These attacks will serve as pretexts for Israel to launch an attack?
Remember order out of chaos......
The IDF is moving tanks closer to the Egyptian border
The IDF has deployed Armored forces near the Israel -Egypt border, moving tanks closer to the fence, Ynet has learned. The unusual move followed Monday's attack on defense contractor crews building the new security fence.
Ynet was able to document the presence of Israeli tanks in close proximity to the border – maneuvers which are barred by Jerusalem's peace treaty with Cairo.
That's right! The movement of tanks to the border is barred by the peace treaty with Cairo!
We are supposed to believe the tank movement was a response to the so called attack. Not likely.
Early in May, there was news that caused me to be a little suspicious that something was afoot with Egypt and Syria. Notice that date of this article? Large and in red. Israel prepares for Mideast war- May 04/2012
Today, Israel prepares for Mideast conflict; recently, six army battalions were called up to meet threats from Egyptian and Syrian borders The Times of Israel reported that the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) gave emergency call up orders to six reserve battalions due to ongoing hostilities developing on the Egyptian and Syrian borders.
The Knesset gave the IDF permission to summon 16 additional reserve battalions when required, according to Israeli press on Wednesday, 2 May 2012. These actions demonstrate the severity of the tensions growing among Israel, Syria, and Egypt. Israel needs its army in place when it attacks Iran because Syria, Hezbollah and Hamas will immediately strike Israel; therefore, the IDF must be readyNotice the "when Israel attacks Iran" Israel the aggressor. Obviously
So, the tank movement being reported on today? Is it a response to the "attack" that took place at the border today, really?
Or, as is the more likely scenario, taking into consideration the news of war preparations being undertaken by Israel minimally six weeks ago, that Israel is preparing to take the Sinai territory as part of a larger middle east war.
It looks as if there will be a larger war "theatre" then just an attack on Syria.
As always, here is hoping I am wrong.
Flashback: Posted May 15/2012 Saudi Arabia seeks union of Monarchies....
Saudi and Kuwaiti officials last year even leaked the idea that Egypt might become some kind of member of the group, though Egyptian diplomats quickly dismissed the idea.
I find the Egyptian angle really interesting. A tyrannical monarchy would put the people down once and for all. Keep an eye on this situation.
Flashback February 10/2011Mubarek stays in "power" and the Military supports the move
That the government is controlled externally. And, actually I have said it previously at my blog. I do not think the military is fully controlled by Egypt.
They have long been a part of NATO, though not officially.
So who controls the army?
You may be interested in this?" Keep US aid flowing to Egypt's Military
"As the crisis in Egypt unfolds, the Egyptian military emerges as the most important factor in determining its immediate future. Critical too are U.S. links with the Egyptian military Washington's primary source of influence over what will happen."
"Continuing support for the Egyptian military will be crucial for U.S. influence and for an evolution in Egypt that can meet American interests."
"One reason Egypt's military responded to the demonstrations so positively has been its long-standing ties to the U.S. military, stretching back three decades"