April 29, 2011
NYT: Egypt Warms to Iran and Hamas, Israel's FoesTopics: Egypt, Iran, Israel, Middle East News and Perspectives
In what is nothing less than an event that Israel and most conservatives in the U.S. expected and have predicted, Hyscience included, the New York Times reported yesterday that Egypt is charting a new course in its foreign policy that has already begun shaking up the established order in the Middle East, and is planning to open the blockaded border with Gaza and normalizing relations with two of Israel and the West's Islamist foes, Hamas and Iran. This is one of the reasons why Israel has been absolutely terrified (see video) about the possibility of an Islamist Egypt, and why Hyscience and other center-right blogs warned against the Obama administration cozying up to having secret meetings with the Muslim Brotherhood.
From the NYT:
Egyptian officials, emboldened by the revolution and with an eye on coming elections, say that they are moving toward policies that more accurately reflect public opinion. In the process they are seeking to reclaim the influence over the region that waned as their country became a predictable ally of Washington and the Israelis in the years since the 1979 peace treaty with Israel.One could say that we've got big problems now with us being at war in Afghanistan and Libya, and still have troops in Iraq which continues to have Islamist-inspired violence. When Egypt teams up with Iran, Hamas, and Fatah, and with Hezbollah already essentially an arm of Iran ... get ready for the entire Middle East to blow up.
The first major display of this new tack was the deal Egypt brokered Wednesday to reconcile the secular Palestinian party Fatah with its rival Hamas. "We are opening a new page," said Ambassador Menha Bakhoum, spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry. "Egypt is resuming its role that was once abdicated."
Egypt's shifts are likely to alter the balance of power in the region, allowing Iran new access to a previously implacable foe and creating distance between itself and Israel, which has been watching the changes with some alarm. "We are troubled by some of the recent actions coming out of Egypt," said one senior Israeli official, citing a "rapprochement between Iran and Egypt" as well as "an upgrading of the relationship between Egypt and Hamas."
And while you're at it, you might as well add Africa to the mix ... Obama's Libyan war just expanded into Tunisia.
Clearly, Barack Hussein Obama has done much more than make giant strides toward transforming the U.S. into a European-style nanny state ... he's well on his way toward transforming the entire Middle East and Africa into a war zone of Islamists against everything and everyone that's not Muslim.
That's the "change" Americans got when they elected Barack Obama and put the liberal Democrats in charge of Congress. The elections of 2010 marked the beginning of turning our country around ... but unfortunately, the way things are now going ... 2012 is likely to come too late.
Posted by Hyscience at April 29, 2011 11:52 AM
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