Is Egypt sending a clear message to Israel?
It’s somehow very possible that Iran’s presence in the Mediterranean could be a signal that Egypt and Iran have established some sort of dependence or at least some sort of an accord.
Egypt, not turning on the gas for Israel is not good sign. It’s not a good sign for Egypt or for Israel. But is it as a result of IRAN?
It certainly looks suspicious. I wouldn’t rule it out.
Amazing how once stuff gets turned off, for whatever reason, it doesn’t get turned back on. Egypt turned off the gas during February’s riots and has not turned it back on. Iran’s boats are in the region. I think thats pretty clear.
This is also the reason why “port of Latakia in Syria.” was chosen
We all know that Syria is a Iran proxy.
“AFP reported that the ships, frigate Alvand and supply carrier Kharg, made a “10-12 hour transit” through the canal, and that the vessels carried a message of “peace and friendship to friendly countries,” according to Sayari.
“The Zionist regime and other enemies could not take any actions against us whatsoever,” Sayari added.”
March 5, 2011 | 6:41 am
The two Iranian warships that entered the Mediterranean last month — a move that sparked angry protests from Israel — have wrapped up their mission and returned to the Red Sea, Iranian state media reported on Saturday.
“The flotilla … has completed its mission successfully in the Mediterranean Sea and has returned to the Red Sea transiting through the Suez Canal,” the official Islamic Republic News Agency quoted naval commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayari as saying.
The naval commander said a number of objectives were accomplished during the mission, including the training of naval students, enhancing ties with countries in the region, and providing security across shipping lines in the pirate haven of the Gulf of Aden, reported Iranian English-language news network Press TV.
According to Sayari, the ships will continue their mission around the Red Sea.
The passing of the two warships, named Khark and Alvand, through Egypt’s Suez Canal on Feb. 22 marked the first time warships carrying fluttering Iranian flags entered the Mediterranean since the country’s 1979 Islamic Revolution.
The ships reportedly docked two days later at the port of Latakia in Syria.
Israel immediately criticized Iranian warships floating in the Mediterranean as a “political provocation” and put its navy on high alert during the Iranian flotilla mission.
Iran, however, emphasized that Khark and Alvand only “carried the message of peace and friendship to world countries,” said Press TV.
The 1,500-ton frigate Alvand is reportedly equipped with torpedoes and anti-ship missiles while the 33,000-ton supply vessel Khark has a crew of 250 and has the capacity to carry three helicopters.
<ONE doesn’t go with PEACE while carrying weapons. Thats is not a message of Peace. It’s a message of superiority. It’s a message of victory. It’s a message to go forward with the next phase. And, a military one at that. See the below article. I can’t imagine that Israel’s gas supply is not malfunctioning on it’s OWN. >
—Alexandra Sandels in Beirut
Photo: Iranian warship Alvand docked at the port of Latakia on Feb 24. Credit: Islamic Republic News Agency
Israel’s natural gas supply cut off
Malfunction in Yam Tatis reservoir leaves Israel without natural gas supply. Electric Corp. to continue supplying electricity using diesel, fuel oil until further notice
Israel’s natural gas supply was suspended for several hours on Saturday due to a malfunction in the Yam Tatis reservoir, currently the sole gas supplier for Israeli power plants.
Noble Energy, the Delek Group and Isramco performed maintenance work at the reservoir Saturday as part of a plan to increase supply to Israel’s Electric Corp. and other power plants after Egypt’s EMG company postponed the resumption of gas supply.
Following the malfunction, the National Infrastructure Ministry ordered the Electric Corp. to increase production at the coal fired power stations and instructed power plants to use diesel and fuel oil instead of gas. This will result in greater pollution until the problem is fixed.
Egypt suspended its gas supply to Israel during February’s political riots, after an explosion occurred at the gas pipe to Jordan.
The resumption of gas supply has thus far been postponed five times. The reason for this is unclear.
Yam Tatis has been serving as Israel’s only gas source since, and may become depleted by 2012 should Egypt fail to resume its supply of gas.
And OBAMA has the nerve to say: