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Egypt-Israel Gas Issue Becoming Explosive

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The two weeks since Egypt's abrupt cancellation of a Mubarak-era gas-export deal with Israel have seen an exchange of indirect threats and warnings between the two countries, culminating in an apparent Israeli military build-up on the border of Egypt's S

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Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 4:12 am

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Wednesday May 9, 2012, 5:11 am
Thanks for the update.

Nicole W (646)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 12:38 pm
noted, thanks Cal

Ira Herson (13)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 5:24 pm
Well it looks like the war rhetoric will start to ramp up now. Jews did not pay their bills so we are going to cut off the supply. But the Jews are saying that they did not get the gas because it was not delivered through broken pipes.

The Egyptian army is re-occupying the Sinai despite it being a violation of the Peace treaty and the threatens to "break the legs" of anyone who threatened them. The Israelis are worried that there will be an Egyptian invasion so they are massing on their border. Meantime there are riots in Jordan demanding an end to the Peace treaty.

It looks like peace treaties do not mean much to some people. It happens when people forget what war costs and thinks that the afterlife will be better then this life.

No the gas supply is only a ruse for other nastier things to come.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 6:54 pm
Thanks, noted.

Stephen Brian (23)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 9:37 pm
It looks like Egypt may just be shooting itself in the foot, or at least harming itself a whole lot more than Israel. The Tamar natural gas production is expected to start running in several months. It was intended to be exported, but if Israel is driven to build infrastructure to pipe it into the Israeli economy, then it may become more economical for Israel to just use it. Israel's total use of natural gas is about 10 billion cubic meters/year, and I understand that in 2017, when its other major fields start production, together they are expected to produce 50%-100% more than that. At that point, Egypt would just lose a buyer.

Then again, if Egypt can replace the electricity-production from the Aswan High Dam with its natural gas and destroy the thing, the results may not be all bad for Egyptians.

Alexander Werner (53)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 2:08 pm
Egyptian Islamists blew up the pipeline while Egyptian police was busy persecuting Coptic Christians, yet Egyptian masses want Israel to pay for the gas that was never delivered.

I am not sure what is more messed up, this expectation of payments for goods never delivered, or fatwa allowing "sex with the dead - farewell intercourse" thingy, the fatwa that left quite an impression on some infidels.
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