Obama’s pledge of US troops to Sinai next week won Israel’s nod for ceasefire

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    Obama’s pledge of US troops to Sinai next week won Israel’s nod for ceasefire​




    November 23, 2012


    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.

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    I hate seeing our troops involved....only as a last resort to keep Israel safe.
     
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    our politician's send our troops to guard borders all around the globe...except of course our own !!!
     
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    :clap2::clap2::clap2:

    Wonder how many Americans know we have troops in the Congo?
     
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    Congo ?? I didn't lol
     
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    U.S. Training Congo Troops Accused of Abuses
     
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    Israel was doing just fine, so let em have at it. The cease fire is to protect the aggressors from being pummeled by Israel.

    I don't trust him on this. I'm afraid the Muslim Brotherhood will not protect our troops. They have their own agenda and are not our allies. They want Israel destroyed as much as any of the other radicals, so this is a stupid, stupid move.
     
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    How does one say, "Thank you for your service to our country," in Hebrew?

    And I wonder how surviving relatives of the 34 American sailors who were murdered by the IDF in the attack on the USS Liberty feel about sending U.S. troops to defend Israel.

    The question I have is, Why?
     

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