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Will Egypt Save Itself From Total Collapse by Going to War With Israel?
Tablet ^ | July 3,2013 | Lee Smith

Posted on 07/03/2013 1:58:15 PM PDT by Hojczyk

The Egyptian army has only one card left to play. Western journalists and other true believers in the promise of the Arab Spring may be shocked by the suggestion that Egypt may be headed to war with Israel in the not-too-distant future. But as the country implodes, war has become the easy way out. It doesn’t matter that the Egyptian army doesn’t want another catastrophic contest with Israel—neither did Anwar Sadat 40 years ago when he saved Egypt by going to war with Israel, which in turn helped him acquire the superpower patronage of the United States.

So, here are the facts that Egyptians and Western reporters alike would rather not face: There is simply no way that today’s Egypt can feed its own people, or fuel the tractors that harvest its crops—let alone attract tens of billions of dollars in foreign investment to grow a hi-tech miracle along the banks of the Nile. That’s fantasyland stuff—like the fantasy of an American-style constitutional democracy run by the Muslim Brotherhood and guaranteed by the Egyptian army.

So, what’s left? A short war today—precipitated by a border incident in Sinai, or a missile gone awry in the Gaza Strip, and concluded before the military runs out of the ammunition that Washington will surely not resupply—will reunify the country and earn Egypt money from an international community eager to broker peace. Taking up arms against Israel will also return Egypt to its former place of prominence in an Arab world that is adrift in a sea of blood. But even more important is the fact that there is no other plausible way out: Sacrificing thousands of her sons on the altar of war is the only way to save Mother Egypt from herself.

(Excerpt) Read more at tabletmag.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: egypt; israel; kenyanbornmuzzie; russia; saudiarabia; waronterror
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1 posted on 07/03/2013 1:58:15 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

I am open to placing a bet against this.


2 posted on 07/03/2013 2:00:35 PM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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I think the chances of that would be much greater
with Morsi and the MB still in power.
They would not have a problem using that to keep
themselves in power.


4 posted on 07/03/2013 2:01:36 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: spetznaz

I’m with you.


5 posted on 07/03/2013 2:01:49 PM PDT by babble-on
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To: Hojczyk

With the military in charge, there will be no war with Israel.


6 posted on 07/03/2013 2:02:13 PM PDT by kabar
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To: spetznaz

Reads like ‘The Mouse That Roared’; without Peter Sellers.


7 posted on 07/03/2013 2:03:11 PM PDT by DHerion
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To: Hojczyk

Not gonna happen, the conditions are FAR different today.

No Super-power benefactor (other than Obama).
No Arab League support and financial backing.
Syria not in any shape to be an ally.

Aside from Iran, this may be the safest period in Israel’s history coming.


8 posted on 07/03/2013 2:04:02 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Hojczyk

No. Egypt’s army does not exist for the destruction of Israel. Right now it is at war with the muslim brotherhood, in fact.


9 posted on 07/03/2013 2:05:31 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: spetznaz

Baloney


10 posted on 07/03/2013 2:06:00 PM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/) Obama, do you hear me?)
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To: Hojczyk

Egypt could feed itself if it could get God to heal it’s land.

It seems to me that they are rejecting the values of the Muslim Brotherhood and that’s a small step in the right direction.


11 posted on 07/03/2013 2:06:12 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: spetznaz

I believe that’s why the MB had to get rid of Mubarak. He WOULDN’T start a war with Israel.


12 posted on 07/03/2013 2:06:31 PM PDT by ryderann
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To: tcrlaf

Are you kidding me? There will be a major war against Israel in 2014. Bet on it.


13 posted on 07/03/2013 2:07:01 PM PDT by Sheapdog (Chew the meat, spit out the bones)
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To: Hojczyk

I’m not buying it. Morsi might have made that play but he didn’t. The Army has nothing to gain from it. The coup seems to be going well, they just need to install a government. If the brotherhood starts something serious, it would be easier to crack their heads than to mess with Israel.


14 posted on 07/03/2013 2:08:45 PM PDT by thorvaldr
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” Reads like ‘The Mouse That Roared’; without Peter Sellers.”

Duchy of Fenwick for 200, Alex.


15 posted on 07/03/2013 2:08:45 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The RINO/amnesty argument goes like this: 1) If we pander to Hispanics, we will save the GOP, at le)
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To: Southack
I'm actually quite surprised that the Military had enough officers left over after Morsi’s cleanse to pull this off.

Pleasantly surprised.

Obama must be pissed!

16 posted on 07/03/2013 2:08:53 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Thy Kingdom come!)
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To: Sheapdog

Egypt has much more to work on in their country at this point.
They do not want War with any one.
I would feel they would like to live in peace. And become the free nation they deserve.


17 posted on 07/03/2013 2:11:11 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Sheapdog

Not a chance. Bookmark your post and enjoy being wrong in a year.


18 posted on 07/03/2013 2:11:32 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Hojczyk

Its still a muslim country and I haven’t forgotten that fact.

Looks like I was right about Mohammad ElBaredai running out there to get at the head of the line.


19 posted on 07/03/2013 2:11:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Hojczyk

nyet


20 posted on 07/03/2013 2:12:58 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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