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US Warships Pass Thru Suez Canal – Political Muscle Flexing?

Posted by politicalmonkey2010 on June 20, 2010

US Warships Thru the Suez Canal

Rumors…traffic in the Suez Canal was halted for several hours in order to allow US Navy vessels, which included an aircraft carrier – some say the USS Harry Truman, which carries infantry troops, armored vehicles and ammunition, to pass from the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea.

It was further reported that eyewitnesses detected an Israeli warship among the vessels. No confirmation has been received from Egyptian authorities.

This report has been circulating for the past 24 hours, the origin is attributed to an online newspaper Al Quds al-Arabi, published in Arabic in the UK.  The facts around all of this are rather murky at this point.

While this in itself may not be an unusual event, given the current political and regional tensions brought to the world by Israel and their blockade on the Palestinian people, it may just add more heat to a fire that has been steadily simmering.

Other reports earlier in the week indicated that Egypt allowed an Iranian flotilla full of humanitarian aid thru the Suez Canal – even tho Israel had asked Egypt not to let the Iranian ship thru.  Further rumors say at least one if not two aid ships from Lebanon were headed to Gaza.  Egypt said it could not legally prevent the flotilla from using the canal due to international treaty laws.

Other reports have indicated that on the flotilla from Iran there are Republican Guards – keep in mind those reports are coming from Israel, which would give a perfect excuse for using any force “necessary” to stop the flotilla.

If in fact, the above rumors are true, then this is lighting the fuse on a powder keg just waiting to explode.  Israel may have succeeded in finally uniting the Arab countries – at the expense of the USA.  It begs the question, will the US “engage” the Iranian flotilla?   What role does the US Navy have in this event?  Are we prepared to light the fuse for the sake of our “special friendship”?  Are we just flexing political muscle?


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