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Originally posted by stumason
Here is some articles showing exactly what is going on..
No War, so you'll have to find something else to get all excited about.
Despite the 9-11 terrorist attacks, the Chinese government remains unconvinced of U.S. sincerity about defeating terrorism and instead sees the war on terrorism as a mechanism for further encirclement of China.
Chinese policy in the Middle East has grown more active over the past decade. With its overriding goal of securing oil and gas to fuel China's economic growth, the Chinese government has actively cultivated its relations with the oil-rich Middle East, especially Iran and Saudi Arabia. In their dogged pursuit of this goal, Chinese policymakers have been more than willing not only to undercut U.S. nonproliferation efforts but also to work closely with governments that export Islamism—despite Beijing's concerns about China's own increasingly assertive Uighur Muslim population. Rather than distance itself from these promoters of jihad, the Chinese government has gambled that embracing Iran and Saudi Arabia in lucrative oil and weapons deals will buy it some protection from their export of political Islam.
China's new Middle East policy is not exclusivist. Whereas Beijing views Iran and the Arab world through the prism of its oil needs, the Chinese government continues to cultivate relations with Israel in order to acquire Western technology necessary for China's military modernization program. After Russia, Israel is China's second largest supplier of weaponry.
Israel Wants Egyptian Forces out of Sinai
Israel has asked Egypt to remove its tanks from the Sinai Peninsula because their continued presence violates the peace agreement between the two countries, Israel's Maariv daily reported on Tuesday.
The message was sent via the White House because Israeli ties with Egypt have become strained in recent months, the paper said. The warning came as Egypt continues to increase its military presence, without coordination with Israel.
The Egyptian army massed troops in the Sinai Peninsula after at least 16 Egyptian police officers were killed and others wounded in a surprise August 5 armed attack on a police station in north Sinai on the border between Egypt and Israel.
Cairo has said it would soon deploy tanks, aircraft and rocket launchers in its bid to root terrorist elements out of the peninsula, Reuters reported on Monday, citing an Egyptian security source
"More than enough soldiers (12 battalions), military equipment and Egyptian police are now concentrated in the Sinai to deal with terrorism," Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said in an interview with Israel’s First Radio. “It [now] requires the political will of the leadership of the country and specific actions from the military command. One of the sections of the Camp David agreements says that any changes - including in the military protocol - can only be made by mutual consent. Israel is not prepared to give such consent.”
Originally posted by stumason
reply to post by PragmaticBeliever
And think about this, if the BBC was some of Zionist/Globalist mouthpiece, which seems to be what your implying with the 9/11 ref, why would they not be running the story that Egypt has broken the Treaty, but rather reporting Israels co-operation with Egypt instead?
Originally posted by thov420
Originally posted by CALGARIAN
The radio station's Arab affairs analyst, Eran Zinger, reported Saturday that Egypt has deployed both anti-aircraft and anti-tank missiles near Israel’s border in the Egyptian Sinai, without Israel’s permission.
Originally posted by cerebralassassins
Israeli officials, who say they are in regular contact with Cairo, have encouraged Egypt to take tough action against the gunmen responsible for the assault and have previously allowed the use of helicopters in the operation.
Haven't finished reading the thread yet but wanted to ask this. Why does Israel have to give permission to Egypt to do anything within it's own borders? I mean we don't have to ask Canada or Mexico to fly helicopters near their airspace, but I'm sure we probably do anyways as a courtesy.
If Egypt wanted to put it's whole military on it's border with Israel, don't they have that right as a sovereign country? I do understand that it might violate the treaty they signed together but with a new government you have to expect some shake ups.