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Israeli warships cross Suez Canal again

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posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 10:42 AM
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Israeli warships cross Suez Canal again


www.haaretz.com

Two Israel Navy warships made a rare crossing of Egypt's Suez Canal on Tuesday, heading from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea in a voyage that could be seen as a warning signal to Iran.

Israeli defense officials said that two missile boats did cross the canal

"Egypt does not allow Israeli warships to enter our territory," Army Radio quoted the official as saying

During the maneuver in June, the Hanit accompanied an Israeli Dolphin-class submarine for a drill off Eilat - the first such
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posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 10:42 AM
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Responding to a question about the ships at a press conference Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit said traffic through the canal was governed by the Convention of Constantinople, signed by European powers and the Ottoman Empire in 1888 to guarantee passage through the Suez Canal.

According to the convention, Abul Gheit said, 'both civilian and military ships are allowed to cross the canal, as long as their passage follows what is known as the innocent right of crossing, which means that any military ship has the right to cross as long as it has no aggressive tendencies towards the owner of the Canal, which is Egypt.'
www.monstersandcritics.com...


It's interesting to see Egypt's participation in this entire issue.
They used to play a more impartial role but things seems to be changing.


www.haaretz.com
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posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 10:46 AM
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Originally posted by ModernAcademia



Responding to a question about the ships at a press conference Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit said traffic through the canal was governed by the Convention of Constantinople, signed by European powers and the Ottoman Empire in 1888 to guarantee passage through the Suez Canal.

According to the convention, Abul Gheit said, 'both civilian and military ships are allowed to cross the canal, as long as their passage follows what is known as the innocent right of crossing, which means that any military ship has the right to cross as long as it has no aggressive tendencies towards the owner of the Canal, which is Egypt.'
www.monstersandcritics.com...

It's interesting to see Egypt's participation in this entire issue.
They used to play a more impartial role but things seems to be changing.


Emphasis mine. How can you say this immediately after quoting the Eqyptian Foreign Minister explaining that all ships --- civilian or military --- have right of passage of the canal based upon the Convention of Constantinople? How much more impartial could they be? You have seriously contradicted yourself in the same post.



posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 11:10 AM
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Yes you are correct
I had thought that I remembered reading it being different for warships.
But the issue was just lenght of time.

Go here
books.google.ca... rHjqpBc9Y8&hl=en&ei=rKlcSsXVFpKIMayMvK4C&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5

And scroll down to passage of warships.



posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 11:39 AM
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Thanks to the generosity of former President James Earl Carter and the Camp David Peace Accords, Israel receives 3 Billion in aide each year from the United States and Egypt recieves 2 Billion in aide each year in aide.

It seems the Israelis who crave peace so bad have to be paid to be peacable and the Egyptians have to be paid to be peacable with them as well.

To bad they don't pay Democrats and Republicans not to fight with one another here in the United States!

Of course where would we find the money since we give so much of it away?



posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 12:05 PM
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3 Billion in aid for a country with national medicare.
Unbelievable!

Imagine what 3Billion dollars could do?

The People are clearly not a first, second or even 100th priority.

It's such a shame, just imagine what 3Billion could do!

Also, financing countries with nuclear arms is illegal.



posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 12:34 PM
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Sadly with the prices at the grocery stores and gas pumps these days I can imagine what 3 Billion dollars would do and that's not much, and in large part from giving so much of our wealth away through borrowing it and creating it out of thin air first punishes us here in America in more ways than meets the eye.

These inflationary excesses really must end and far too much of what we give away goes to Israel or things related to Israel.

One can only hope it won't be too late when America finally wakes up to the self defeating madness of it all.




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