From DEBKAfile Special Report June 9, 2010, 3:30 PM
VP Joe Biden and Mubarak discuss ending Gaza siege and Netanyahu government
After eight months of back-breaking work, the American military engineers helping Egypt build a steel anti-smuggling wall along the strategic Philadelphi Route dividing Gaza from Sinai were suddenly recalled, debkafile's military sources report - signaling the collapse of Egypt's blockade of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. Washington thus abandoned its half-a-billion dollar investment in the joint Egyptian-Israeli siege project.
[…] During his talks in Cairo, Biden decided to give up on that project as well as another in the planning stage: A huge pump and pipeline for flooding the tunnels with Mediterranean water. The Vice president and Egyptian officials ended up discussing re-opening the Gaza crossings for people and goods and using European and Egyptian monitors to filter out weapons and terrorists from shore stations.
debkafile's military sources report this plan harks back to the failed arrangements brokered by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in 2005 after Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip and which never worked. The European monitors fled their posts after Hamas and other radical Palestinian groups started shooting at them. The situation now is even more dangerous, because foreign monitors would have to contend additionally with the new al Qaeda cells which have since sprung up in the southern Gaza Strip.
What Biden is proposing now is to virtually abandon US and Egyptian attempts to block the arms smuggling tunnels altogether - a proposal, debkafile's military sources predict, will bring to an end the Israel-Egyptian blockade of Gaza and allow Hamas to resume its unfettered arms imports through those tunnels.
In those circumstances, the pressure on Israel to end its sea blockade will be unrelenting. The Netanyahu government may have no option but to compromise by agreeing to let cargo ships, including Iranian vessels, through, with European monitors stationed on Gaza's shore to inspect incoming freights.
As recently as Sunday, Netanyahu vowed not to allow an Iranian port to be established in the Gaza Strip. By Wednesday, he looked as though he would have to eat his words.
Comment: Hail, all you Muslims and its allies on the Left, you fucking bastards. Your project to bring about a second Jewish Holocaust may be near. Lick your chops, the river of blood that you yearn to flow may be coming soon. Soon Gaza will be the new front against Israel, armed to the teeth with missiles and heavy weapons. This is your way to bring peace, the peace of the dead. But this time history will have a big surprise for you bastards, and for all of us. Israel has nuclear weapons which in its final death throes it will not only use against the Muslim states but against Europe and even the backstabbing US. When the dust settles after this coming war the drastically cut oil production out of the middle east will be following by drastically reduced worldwide agricultural production. Result: worldwide famine, the death of billions. The legacy of Islam and the Left: a world of bones, blood, and charred remains.