The White House is negotiating a $1 billion loan-forgiveness deal for the Islamic government of Egypt. And surprise, it turns out that it is exactly what Egypt needs to purchase two Type 209 submarines from Germany. What a coincidence!
The Type 209 are among the most advanced non-nuclear subs available. They can stay under water for lengthy periods, are quiet enough to elude detection and can launch an attack without being identified. They carry 14 torpedoes, mines or missiles that can easily sink ships or destroy oil rigs.
Egypt is such a good friend to Israel – no need to worry about their intentions just because they say Israel has no right to exist. I’d say they are almost as good of a friend to Israel as Obama and Germany!
Only last year the Muslim Brotherhood held a pro-Israel love fest to “one day kill all Jews.” Israel was referred to as “treacherous Jews” and “Zionist occupiers”. The Muslim Brotherhood spokesman called for Jihad and the liberation of Palestine. “Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, judgment day will come.”
Israel, which has 6 of the Type 209 subs that it uses to patrol waters off their coast and to protect their network of offshore drilling rigs, is rightly concerned about the Muslim Brotherhood obtaining submarines. They could easily become a threat to Israel’s shipping harbors, which they are dependent upon.
Shimon Stein, former Israeli Ambassador to Germany said that “we’ve been observing for a considerable time that the Egyptian army is arming itself – but against what enemy? Libya and Sudan are no threat.”
Don’t expect help from America, not as long as Democrats are at the helm. They deliberately omitted strong language contained in the 2008 platform against Hamas and Palestinian “right of return” from their 2012 platform. As a matter of fact, Hamas wasn’t even mentioned anywhere in the platform.
According to Israeli officials, Obama has also refused to meet with Benjamin Netanyahu when he visits Washington later this month and has refused to set a dead line for dealing with Iran’s nuclear program. Netanyahu seems to have had it with Obama’s snubs. “The world tells Israel wait, there’s still time. And I say wait for what? Wait until when? Those in the international community who refuse to set dead lines before Iran don’t have a moral right to place a red light before Israel.”
With friends like liberal Democrats in general, and Obama in particular, Israel is left to swing in the wind.
“And when ye shall see Jerusalem surrounded with armies then know that the desolation [anti-Christ] thereof is nigh. Then let them which are in Judae’a flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter there into. For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.” Luke 21:20-22