A US mobile surveillance sensor tower
This is not a good sign. Not that the Americans are doing this but that it is being done at all.
Is ISIS replacing the Muslim Brotherhood in North Africa? If so, Egypt will be mired in civil war and will probably have its borders redrawn. The area formerly known as Libya will be no-man’s land or a tribal area.
Sinai will also become a Bedouin area and they are partial to ISIS.
This all means that the Suez canal will again be put at risk. Will Obama do anything else to protect it? Will he do anything else to project Israel’s southern border? Will he do anything else to protect Israel’s northern border?
We now have troops in the southern Sinai. Will they be allowed to protect themselves should ISIS attack? Will they be pulled out, leaving Israel and Egypt high and dry?
Who is protecting the construction crews? If they are attacked will our troops be allowed to defend them?
This whole situation is not good. No wonder Israel has created a commando brigade. It is anticipation of attacking ISIS where they live and not to defend Israel in the case of cross-border incursions.
If that happens how will the fragile world economy respond? Oil prices will shoot up as well as the price of other commodities. Israel will be under attack from the north and the south. Our boots on the ground will be compromised.
And Obama wants to cut our army by another 40,000 troops? This can only happen if he has no intention of responding.
US counter-terror experts are overseeing a lightning operation for setting up mobile sensor towers and electronic fences in Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan and Israel in a desperate bid to seal their borders off against the fast-moving impetus of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – ISIS, or at least slow it down. This reign of terror is spreading out from Iraq and Syria and creeping into southern Jordan, the Israeli Negev, and Egyptian Sinai, then on to Libya and over to Tunisia and Algeria, covering a distance of 4,000 km.
When President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi saw his army had not repelled the ISIS Sinai affiliate’s offensive in North Sinai as it went into its second week – controlling only the main highway from El Arish to Cairo via Bardawil Lake – he turned to Washington with an urgent request to ship over mobile surveillance sensor towers and American crews to operate them. His plan is to string them across the Sinai Peninsula and along Egypt’s borders with Libya and Sudan in a last-chance bid to block the constant influx of reinforcements and weapons to ISIS fighters reaching Sinai from Libya, through the Egyptian borde,r and from Iraq, through southern Jordan and the Israeli Negev.
The State Department acceded to the Egyptian request and has submitted the application worth $100 million for congressional approval.
The application states: “This procurement is intended for Egyptian Border Guard Forces, which currently lack any remote detection capability along unpatrolled areas of Egypt’s borders.” Libya, Sudan and Sinai are specified. The application goes on to explain: “The system would provide an early warning capability to allow for faster response times to mitigate threats to the border guards and the civilian population.”
debkafile’s counter-terror and intelligence sources disclose that Egypt already has one set of American mobile sensor towers. They were installed on the 193 km long banks of the Suez Canal more than a year ago and have kept ISIS terrorists from reaching those banks and firing missiles at passing ships to block the waterway, like the RPG attack of Sept. 5, 2013.
The sensor towers have proved effective so long as the various terrorist groups, such as ISIS,%