U.S. sees Suez Canal closure as inconceivable

LONDON (Reuters) – The United States would respond “diplomatically, economically, militarily” to any closure of the Suez Canal although such an event seems inconceivable, the head of U.S. Central Command said on Tuesday.

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One Response to "U.S. sees Suez Canal closure as inconceivable"

  1. Carl Nemo  February 2, 2011 at 2:02 am

    Yeah right…! The canal can’t be closed. It was once closed due to the 1967 war with Israel until 1975 until it could be finally cleared.

    The United States with how it will respond…blah blah, is simply empty rhetoric. We’ve had our day in the sun and if something ugly happens then other than U.S. tax slaves paying for its repair the end result will be a big “tough” for the Western world”. If anything can happen then it will should the fates make it so.

    Here’s fascinating Wiki article concerning the history of the canal from ancient times to present.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suez_Canal

    Carl Nemo **==

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