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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Egyptian military exercise to cross the Suez Canal

Daily Alert reported yesterday in the name of the Hebrew Yediot Aharonoth that Egypt is practicing crossing the Suez Canal for the first time since 2002.

Hat Tip: Nathan in Teaneck, New Jersey

The Egyptian Army, under the supervision of Defense Minister Hussein Tantawi, has just concluded a five-day military exercise in Sinai which resembled its crossing of the Suez Canal in the Yom Kippur War.

The last time the Egyptian Army engaged in such an exercise was in 2002.

According to Israeli sources, these exercises involve moving large armored forces across the canal, despite the fact that the peace agreement with Egypt forbids the movement of tanks from Egypt to Sinai.

The exercises indicate that Egypt is preserving its capabilities in the event of possible future changes in the region.
But keep signing those pieces of paper and giving away land, Ehud. That will make us real secure.


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