Prior to the building(man-made) of the Suez Canal in 1869, there was no such thing as the Middle East. That entire region was considered as part of Africa’s landmass…especially Israel. There were no geographic, geological, cultural, racial or otherwise barriers that separated the two lands. African empires, trade routes, civilization and environmental terrain were not foreign or unfamiliar by any means to the inhabitants of the so-called Middle East, because they were one and the same. There have been many invasions by lighter-skinned foreigners into the land, who have set up civilizations and formulated a doctrine concerning their place in that land, however, it still remains at the very root an African land. Now that i think about it, many Black Hebrew-Israelites claim to not be of African descent. They all claim to be “Middle Eastern”/Semitic. Given the above information, it’s genetically impossible to separate yourself from Africans because you ARE African. Once again the so-called Middle East is Africa. Period.
So the deception concerning Northeast Africa is simply that the boundaries that have been defined by the Europeans only seek to benefit the Europeans as they rob us of our culture and history. A significant number of Africans and African-Americans today associate or identify themselves with Egypt(Kemet),, largely due to the great amounts of positive connotations it brings with it towards Africa as a whole. But when they are presented with information concerning Jerusalem or Israel or Palestine, etc, they are dismissive and careless because its just some old ‘middle eastern’ land. Our African ancestor’s history in that land is an OUTSTANDING history, unmatched by any other people in history, and we cant even connect the dots between ourselves and our them. Seeing as to how it has been the Europeans objective to place himself at the center of nearly all great accomplishments throughout history, it became a necessity that he found a way to literally cut Israel off from Africa. They cut Mecca off from Africa they cut the Sinai Peninsula off from Africa. Mesopatamia is considered the ‘cradle of civilization’, but because of this newly designed construct called ‘the Middle East’
The sensation of being traveling by water what once was desert is amazing, it seems incredible that in 1859 without any machinery, they started the work. They were 193 km where on one side I had Africa - Egypt, and on the other Asia - Israel. I could appreciate many local fishermen and the famous friendship bridge joining both continents. It is one of the most important trade routes in the world, several giant cargo ships passed by our side and I was able to dimension the importance of the immense channel through which containers pass, a lot of oil, and although not as often, ships with passengers. It was an incredible experience going through the Suez Canal, another story for my memory.
La sensación de estar atravesando por agua lo que alguna vez fue desierto es asombrosa, parece increíble que, en 1859 sin maquinaria alguna, hayan iniciado la obra. Fueron 193 km donde a un lado tenía África – Egipto, y al otro Asia – Israel. Pude apreciar bastantes pescadores locales y el famoso puente de la amistad uniendo ambos continentes. Es una de las rutas comerciales más importantes del mundo, varios barcos gigantes de carga pasaban a nuestro lado y pude dimensionar la importancia del inmenso canal por el cual pasan contenedores, mucho petróleo, y aunque no con tanta frecuencia, barcos con pasajeros. Fue una experiencia increíble pasar por el Canal del Suez, una historia más para mi memoria.
The Suez Canal at Port Said. Busy place, too.
The year is not known … not by me, at least. A guess could be 1880ties.
Ottoman soldiers muster on the Plain of Esdraelon, preparatory to the attack on the [Suez] Canal. 1915
Armored cruiser Montcalm passing the Suez Canal, 1916.jpg
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transits the Suez Canal, Dec. 13, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaysee Lohmann/Released)
Ferdinand de Lesseps – Scientist of the Day
Ferdinand Marie de
Lesseps, a French diplomat, was born Nov. 19, 1805.
How far away the Afrika Korps was from the Suez Canal in 1942.
Unknown ships in the Suez Canal, that opened in 1869.
At Suez Canal
USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) transits the Suez Canal. by Official U.S. Navy Page
SUEZ CANAL (June 23, 2019) The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) transits the Suez Canal. Kearsarge is the flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael DiMestico/Released)190623-N-UP035-1031
The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) transits the Suez Canal.
USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) begins its transit of the Suez Canal.
“Germans In French Legion Make Escape In Suez Canal,” Toronto Star. April 8, 1929. Page 01.
Special to The Star
Berlin, April 8. - A new instance of the desperation to which soldiers of the French Foreign Legion are driven was revealed to-day with the return of the German steamship Lutzow, whose passengers were witnesses to the escape of a group of German soldiers in the legion as their troop transport passed through the Suez canal.
Twenty German members of the legion jumped overboard. Two were killed by the ship’s propellers and eighteen got away and are now en route back to Germany.
The Lutzow, carrying a party of German tourists on a Mediterranean cruise, put in the harbor of Algiers and laid up alongside a French troop transport carrying a regiment of the Foreign Legion on its way to French Indo-China. The proximity of the German ship apparently inspired the group of German legionnaires to plan their escape. Twenty of them crowded the rail next to the Lutzow and began singing ‘Deutschland uber Alles.’ They were arrested and sent below decks. They planned to quit the ship when it reached the international neutral canal zone.
The Lutzow and the French transport proceeded together into the Suez canal. As the transport cleared the town of Ismailan, on the railroad line from Port Said to Cairo, the twenty German legionnaires broke out and leaped overboard. The French officers, unable shoot within the neutral zone, were compelled to watch the deserters climb on shore and wave a mocking good-by. Reaching Port Said, the deserters appealed to the German consul, who provided transportation home. Three were taken aboard the Lutzow, four were taken aboard the German steamship Oder, while the other eleven were distributed on other German ships.
The incident is calculated to have international complications.
Trowel used by the Empress Eugénie (Eugénie de Montijo) at the Inauguration of the Suez Canal in 1869, silver and ivory. Private Collection.
When Republican Gen Xers say annexing canals vital to world trade was justified when done by Theodore Roosevelt but not when done by Saddam Hussein.