Skip to comments.Will Egypt Save Itself From Total Collapse by Going to War With Israel?
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 doesnt matter that the Egyptian army doesnt want another catastrophic contest with Israelneither 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 todays Egypt can feed its own people, or fuel the tractors that harvest its cropslet alone attract tens of billions of dollars in foreign investment to grow a hi-tech miracle along the banks of the Nile. Thats fantasyland stufflike the fantasy of an American-style constitutional democracy run by the Muslim Brotherhood and guaranteed by the Egyptian army.
So, whats left? A short war todayprecipitated 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 resupplywill 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.
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I am open to placing a bet against this.
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.
I’m with you.
With the military in charge, there will be no war with Israel.
Reads like ‘The Mouse That Roared’; without Peter Sellers.
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.
No. Egypt’s army does not exist for the destruction of Israel. Right now it is at war with the muslim brotherhood, in fact.
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.
I believe that’s why the MB had to get rid of Mubarak. He WOULDN’T start a war with Israel.
Are you kidding me? There will be a major war against Israel in 2014. Bet on it.
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.
” Reads like The Mouse That Roared; without Peter Sellers.”
Duchy of Fenwick for 200, Alex.
Obama must be pissed!
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.
Not a chance. Bookmark your post and enjoy being wrong in a year.
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.
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