The Watchman On The Wall

The Watchman On The Wall
Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Verse 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Middle East Report Egypt, Israel and Greek Close To A Gas Deal

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Egyptian President Abdel Fatteh El-Sisi has arrived in Athens for three days of talks with Greek Prime Minister Alex Tsipras on a plan for establishing the first ever Mediterranean consortium for the joint exploitation of Israeli, Egyptian and Cypriot off-shore gas wells. 
Tuesday, Dec. 8, when Prime Minister Netanyahu defended his government's handling of Israel’s offshore gas bonanza in a briefing to the Knesset Economy Committee, he faced a barrage of opposition criticism, much of which focused on unfounded claims that Egypt had dropped out of a deal for the purchase of Israeli gas.
The consortium, in advanced negotiation between the Egyptian president, Greek Prime Minister Tsipras and Netanyahu, is designed for two goals. which are to satisfy the gas requirements of Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Egypt and the Palestinian Authority, and to export the remainder to Europe.
The three parties are studying three alternative plans:
1. Transfer the Mediterranean gas to Greece and then pipeline it to Europe: Greek Prime Minister Tsipras raised this option with Netanyahu during his unexpected visit to Jerusalem on Nov. 26.  He proposed linking the Israeli gas fields, especially the largest Leviathan well, with the Cypriot offshore Aphrodite gas field and Egypt’s Zohr Mediterranean field, and so make it possible to transfer the gas to Greece and from there to Europe.
Tsipras maintained that the European Union, of which Greece is a member, would consider taking part in the construction of the new pipeline networks together with the gas terminals necessary for exporting it.

2. Transfer the gas of all three countries via Turkey.
3. Build a pipeline from the Israeli oil port city of Ashkelon to Egypt. Western Egypt has two giant gas-processing facilities on its Mediterranean coast, one owned by British Gas and the other by Spain’s Union Fenosa Gas. They could transform the gas to LNG for shipping by tanker to Europe.
In his briefing to the Knesset committee, Netanyahu maintained, “The bottom line is that I see the supply of gas as the basis for protecting (Israel’s) national security, and we need to be strong in order to gain alliances and make peace.”
In Athens, the Egyptian President echoed those sentiments when he said: "More cooperation is needed in these difficult times and in this sensitive area. Such cooperation could be in the exploitation of mineral resources, it could be an economic cooperation and even a military cooperation,” he said.
In other words, joint exploitation of the Mediterranean gas fields will enable the countries of the region to confront the security challenges that they face, as well as facilitate economic cooperation and joint military efforts to protect the gas fields and pipelines.
El-Sisi, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and the Israeli and Greek prime ministers are planning a summit meeting in the coming days to bring forward and seal a deal for the  economic consolidation of the Egyptian, Israeli and Cypriot gas fields and the means for exporting the gas.
Despite the arguments put forward against the government’s handling of the gas issue by Knesset members, including opposition leader Yitzhak Herzog and loudest opponent of the gas deal, his fellow party member Shelly Yachimovich, the key facts are indisputable.

Their party, the Zionist Union, constantly advocates a quest for peace based on regional alliances. Yet when an important regional alliance becomes feasible, on the basis of cooperation in the exploitation of Mediterranean gas, its leaders try and shout it down. They are even proposing to endlessly delay the entire project by petitions to Israel’s Supreme Court. This step would make one of Israel’s leading political parties guilty of frustrating one of the most important and productive political and security-related developments Israel has attained in recent years.

Putin had some interesting things to say about Russia’s use of tactical nuclear weapons. Here is what he said, “Regarding the submarine strikes we must, of course, analyze everything that happens on the battlefield, how the weapons acts. Both the "Kalibrs" and the X-101 rockets as a whole proved to be very good. This new, modern, highly efficient, and highly precise weapon can be equipped with both a conventional warhead as well as a special, nuclear warhead.  Naturally, in the fight against terrorism that is unnecessary, and I hope there will be no need [to use nukes against the Islamic State.”
“But, if it is.... which of course was the unsaid message: Russia not only can deploy tactical nuclear warheads to Syria overnight, but it may, "not now", but eventually be forced to use them against "the Islamic State."
And just like that Putin hinted that the Syrian proxy war, as it escalates ever wider and drags in increasingly more countries in true "world war" fashion, may just have one or more mushroom clouds in its near future; clouds which will will target none other than the CIA's pet project  the Islamic State. 

Syria SitRep for 9 Dec. 2015, watch the video below.

Syria and Iraq SitRep for 8 Dec. 2015, watch the video below.

The Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem confirmed Wednesday that Republican presidential contender Donald Trump was due for a visit on Dec. 28, noting that it was arranged two weeks before the contender called for the shutting out of Muslim migrants to America “until our representatives know what’s going on.”  This remark has raised a storm of controversy far beyond the United States. The prime minister is willing to meet any candidate from any party, the statement said, adding: “Netanyahu does not have to agree with every statement made by every candidate. 

The Russian Rostov-on-Don submarine, pictured above, equipped with Kalibr cruise missiles no sooner reached the eastern Mediterranean opposite Syria Tuesday when it began shooting those missiles at the ISIS base in Raqqa. This was the first time in military history that Russian cruise missiles have singled out a target in an Arab country. Russia gave the US and Israel advance notice before launching the Kalibr cruise missiles.

The Defense Department is looking into reports that Iran tested a medium-range ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, in violation of UN Security Council resolutions, US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power told reporters on Tuesday. The Ghadr-110, a liquid-fueled missile, pictured above, a spin off of the Shahab-3 missile, with a range of 1,900 km, was launched during military maneuvers from a test site near Iran's border with Pakistan in mid-November, the reports said.

The Pentagon announced on Tuesday a $70 million arms deal with Turkey including the upgrade of standard munitions to smart bombs. "It is vital to the U.S. national interest to assist our NATO ally in developing and maintaining a strong and ready self-defense capability," the Pentagon said. The Turkish air force will receive 1,000 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) kits, pictured above, which transform regular bombs into smart bombs with GPS guidance systems that are capable of hitting ground targets with great precision in any weather.

The number of foreign fighters among the ranks of Islamic State in Syria (ISIS) has doubled over the last 16 months and now stands at approximately 27,000, who are mostly from various Arab countries, the US-based Soufan research institute said Tuesday. The largest group is Tunisians, accounting for about 6,000, with Saudis (2,500) second and Russia (2,400) third, followed by 2,100 fighters from Turkey and 2,000 from Jordan. The study also claimed that about 5,000 ISIS fighters come from various countries in Europe, with 20 to 30 percent returning to their countries of origin. Among the Europeans are 1,800 French, 760 Britons, 760 Germans and 470 Belgians, the study said.  

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