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2012-05-21 Europe
Report: Israel To Deploy 20,000 Commandos In Greek Cyprus
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Posted by trailing wife 2012-05-21 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [326 views ]  Top

#1 Many of the 10,000 Israeli Civilian Managers will prob be active or inactive reserve members of the IDF - basically, 30,000 Israelis to par agz 30,000 Turkish troops already on Cyprus.

SHADE OF CHRISTINA-VS-DAVE VEE THE FALKLANDS - two of the US' most mil proficient allies to face off across the Cyprus DMZ, or perhaps to check Iran's stated future mil power in the Med [ + Atlantic]???

We hoped the Russian could it, but it turns out their Fleet Tugs needs Tugs needs Tugs of their own just to make it home.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-05-21 00:38||   2012-05-21 00:38|| Front Page Top

#2 Even the US couldn't scrape up 20k commandos without drafting the more belligerent video gamers.
Got to be ordinary Israelis--those not adverse to a little adventure--who, as has been pointed out, have some familiarity with bangsticks. Problem is, getting 20k weapons and sufficient ammo into the country along with them. I guess that's what container shipping is for.
Think about 20k M4, for example. How many truckloads is that?
Or you could send them with no provision for self defense. The US would do that. Would Israel?
Posted by Richard Aubrey  2012-05-21 07:59||   2012-05-21 07:59|| Front Page Top

#3 Think about 20k M4, for example. How many truckloads is that? Posted by Richard Aubrey

I have no idea. I recommend we ask the "Fast & Furious" experts at the US State and Justice Departments.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-05-21 08:30||   2012-05-21 08:30|| Front Page Top

#4 That number seems excessive to me. It sounds like they're expecting something imminently.

Maybe they have information that Turkey will attack Israeli interests after they bomb the Iranian nuke plants?!
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-05-21 08:43||   2012-05-21 08:43|| Front Page Top

#5 Israel plans to deploy 20,000 commandos in Greek Cyprus in order to protect its energy projects in the area, Anatolia news agency reported Sunday.

Anatolia = Turkey. Turkish media trying to get its audience riled up about the arrogant (not to mention greedy) Jews. The Turkish media is a mild version of its vitriolic Arab brethren.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2012-05-21 08:59||   2012-05-21 08:59|| Front Page Top

#6 That is to say, Turkish journos are big time fantasists.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2012-05-21 08:59||   2012-05-21 08:59|| Front Page Top

#7 I posted the article from Ynet, an Israeli news outlet. The Jerusalem Post article also quotes he same Anatolia news agency story; Ha'aretz does not seem to be carrying the story.

Zhang Fe may have nailed it -- let's look for other sources to confirm or deny.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-05-21 09:26||   2012-05-21 09:26|| Front Page Top

#8  Hurriyet reports that Israel denies it. That was fast.

Israel denies claims of troop deployment to Greek Cyprus

Israel's Foreign Ministry has denied a report that claimed the country hoped to deploy as many as 20,000 commandos to Greek Cyprus to protect nationals working on energy projects.
Anatolia news agency reported yesterday that Israel had proposed to Greek Cyprus that it deploy soldiers on the island to protect future energy projects and Israeli citizens who would work on the projects. 
Israel denied the report in a written statement, saying the claims were "baseless and disconnected from reality."
"Israel has never sent troops to any other country in its history," the statement said, adding that it should be questioned why such a report was prepared by Anatolia in the first place.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-05-21 09:33||   2012-05-21 09:33|| Front Page Top

#9 Someone at Ynet looking for a job working MSM talking points news releases on Obama's character assassination and ego stroking reelection team?
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-05-21 13:17||   2012-05-21 13:17|| Front Page Top

#10 "Israel has never sent troops to any other country in its history,"

Minus Uganda, Lebanon and Egypt, though technically, not on invite.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-05-21 13:20||   2012-05-21 13:20|| Front Page Top

#11 Don't forget Operation Opera in Iraq Procopius2k.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-05-21 14:12||   2012-05-21 14:12|| Front Page Top

#12 Actually, Israel didn't send any troops to Syria a couple of years ago where they didn't blow up a reactor the Syrians didn't have, which wasn't being maintained by a bunch of techs from Nork.
Posted by Richard Aubrey  2012-05-21 15:17||   2012-05-21 15:17|| Front Page Top

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