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Sinai Peninsula conflict Zone-Israel Egypt Treaty at Stake


Posted on August 11, 2012 by Akashma Online News

Masked Gunmen killed Egyptian soldiers

Sometimes our activism and our Passion for Palestine takes to take Palestine’s side. I m looking a different picture here.
At the beginning when the news got published, I immediately thought of Israel, we know that in conflicts of this nature Israel is the one that get benefit most of the time, well that’s what we want to think.
There are other elements into the Palestine resistance side of the conflict..(the armed wings or militias) that on one instance we praise for their courage to stand up against Israel  trying sometimes almost suicide missions, on other we see them as an obstacle for peace.
There are many groups not aligned with Hamas nor with Fatah, they act independently, diplomacy does not work for them, they see it as a waste of time.
One of these groups in 2007 carried the attack in the Israel base that captured the soldier Shilat. Hamas was not in control of the situation but after many underground talks with the leaders of the group Hamas consolidated the famous exchange of prisoners for Shilat few months ago.
Also do not forget that the Israel-Egypt treaty was due to security, Israel nor Egypt could control the Bedouins and the constant attacks to Israel..so Israel exchange peace and security and gave back the Sinai Peninsula..same tribes that now control and profit from the tunnels in the Egyptian Side.
So it is premature to say that Israel did it, or  say that Palestinians factions did it crossing to Israel knowing that they will be killed, kind of suicide mission.

Every one have motives to create conflict between Israel-Palestine,  Palestine-Egypt and Egypt-Israel, there are many in Egypt that oppose the peace treaty with Israel, so they could be the ones,  to make believe that Israel did it, to take advantage of the animosity of the Egyptians against Israel, because after all Egyptian and Palestinians are like  brothers united by ancestral ties and religion.
Could be possible that Egyptian tribes could have done it,  making sure to looks like Israel prints to keep the tunnels open, do not forget they control and profit from them. They do not want Rafah crossing to be officially and permanently to be open to commerce and transit, is not good for business.

Or could be any of the groups, the armed militia that act independently from the central government …all of them have motives to create conflict…But something for sure..if it was a Palestinian group, they usually take responsibility for their acts, or maybe they are learning deceit and treason as Israel do, and do it under the veil of the doubt …..

Before you make your mind, be sure to look the map of the Sinai Peninsula, situated very strategically so Israel can not lose control of it, even thought officially gave it back to Egypt in the famous treaty of 1979,  where there are conditions that Egypt has to comply with; like not to have military presence in the area, only Israel  could patrol the Sinai peninsula. Also the commerce between Egypt and Israel has to stay active.

Another important aspect if the Red Sea, the Suez Canal ,  the Gulf of Aden.

It’s quite simple: Israel needs an outlet to the Red Sea for its shipping. The only Israeli presence on the islands is military to ensure that the shipping lanes are kept clear for its imports and exports, including military hardware to fight against Arab states. By international agreement, a multinational UN force is also stationed on the islands which “monitors the compliance of all parties” with this agreement. In reality, this means that American and Egyptian troops help to protect Israel’s shipping lanes through the Straits of Tiran, Saudi Arabia’s occupied sovereign territory. What would the people of Saudi Arabia say if they knew?

You be the judge..

What ever the truth will emerge eventually.

Who Control the Gulf of Aden, Not Somali Pirates

August 6, 2011 1 comment

Posted on August 06, 2011 by Marivel Guzman

Who Control Yemen? The Red Sea? The Gulf of Aden? Where this strait leads?
Why there is famine in Somalia? Oil Rich Land, Strategist Point on the Map
Do you ever took a minute to explore your world,  The Gulf of Aden is an extension of the Indian Ocean. Located between Africa and Asia, it forms the natural separation between the countries of Somalia and Yemen.

Gulf of Aden waters flow into the Red Sea through the Bab el Mandeb (strait), and because it provides an outlet to the west for Persian Gulf Oil, it’s now one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes.
So I ask again Who Controls Yemen?

All this little regional control that lead to strategist position being for oil distribution, military deployment or

simply control of traffic of arms, goods, or illegal products, such drugs or illegal arms.

Follow the Maps, From Somalia Coast with Gulf of Aden, The Red Sea, Gulf of Aqaba, Gulf of Suez and other important seas areas.

Open your Google Maps and Type Gulf of Aden, Red Sea, Somalia, Yemen and you will see why

the media invent Somali Pirates.

Israel is still occupying Saudi Arabian islands

Tuesday, 18 May 2010 14:05
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It is a fairly well kept secret that Israel has been occupying parts of Saudi Arabia since 1967. Tiran and Sanafir are two islands with a combined area of 113 square kilometres, so they are small, and are in a very strategic location at the mouth of the Gulf of Aqaba, through which sea traffic to Israel’s southern port of Eilat must pass en route to and from the Red Sea. Israel maintains an early warning post on the islands.

Although the Saudi Arabian government might claim that the islands are small, unimportant coral reef islands, their position is such that whoever controls them controls the Gulf of Aqaba. They are as important as the Hanish archipelago at the other end of the Red Sea over which a conflict raged in 1995. International arbitration determined that Hanish belongs to Yemen. The Israeli occupation of Tiran and Sanafir determines that, if nothing else, the Israelis control the islands and don’t really care who they belong to. Saudi Arabia has fought for similar islands but seems to be reluctant to challenge the Israeli occupation. Is it because the islands have no material value?

The islands were occupied by Israel after the late King Faisal had given control of them to Egypt to prevent Israeli ships being able to get to Eilat during the Six-Day War. After the ceasefire, Saudi Arabia and Egypt each claimed that the islands belonged to the other, leaving them free for the Israeli occupation to begin. When Egypt made peace with Israel in 1978, President Anwar Sadat refused to include them in the peace agreement, arguing that they belong to Saudi Arabia. A computer search reveals that even Google labels them as “Saudi Arabia” and maps of the country in governmental offices show clearly that they are Saudi territory, so why the reluctance to challenge Israel, and why is there a media blackout?

It’s quite simple: Israel needs an outlet to the Red Sea for its shipping. The only Israeli presence on the islands is military to ensure that the shipping lanes are kept clear for its imports and exports, including military hardware to fight against Arab states. By international agreement, a multinational UN force is also stationed on the islands which “monitors the compliance of all parties” with this agreement. In reality, this means that American and Egyptian troops help to protect Israel’s shipping lanes through the Straits of Tiran, Saudi Arabia’s occupied sovereign territory. What would the people of Saudi Arabia say if they knew?

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