I wonder if those in the West who were celebrating the “liberation of Egypt from tyranny” are toning down their cheers, yet.
I wonder if they’re noticing the direction things there seem to be going.
Just Friday, for instance, the newly “free” Arab nation announced it’s undoing its end of the Gaza blockade – an several-year-old agreement with Israel aimed at reducing the number of terrorists and weapons smuggled into the Hamas-held territory.
The two countries cooperated on the blockade because their leaders saw the terrorist Hamas, which violently took the strip over in 2007, as a common enemy. The fact that Egypt doesn’t see it that way anymore is chilling, and should scare the pants off anyone not anxious to have Iran take over the Middle East.
According to an Associated Press story, “Egypt’s new transitional Cabinet and ruling military council are taking a cooler line toward Israel and the U.S.,” and Egypt has been “warming its ties with Israel’s enemies, chiefly Hamas and its main backer, Iran.”
Terrible news, indeed.
Pointing out the obvious, the A.P. story notes that “Israel views the Gaza blockade as essential to minimizing the flow of weaponry and militants into the territory, where Palestinian squads regularly launch rockets at Israeli towns,…”
Obviously, then, more weapons with which to help Iran “wipe Israel off the map,” will within days, begin flowing into the area Israel handed over to the Palestinians with promises of lessening tensions. What Israel got, instead, was more rocket fire and now the promise of a heavily armed, highly financially backed terrorist territory on its border. And with the change in Egypt’s attitude, it’s also getting an active enemy, as that country joins the “new Persian empire,” Iran is building.
The story says the decision to open the crossing appeared linked to the surprise announcement the previous day that the two rival Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah, had reached an Egypt-brokered agreement.
It would appear, judging by the actions taken since then, that Fatah, which despite being the legacy of Yasser Arafat’s terrorist PLO is considered the “moderate” Palestinian actor, has caved.
The agreement is supposed to result in elections, after which, I’ll bet, the world will see a “legitimately elected,” Iran-sponsored Palestinian “government,” sandwiching Israel between two terrorist camps, and with a third, in the form of Hezbollah (also Iran) on its northern flank.
“That announcement was also greeted with dismay in Israel, which said it ruled out any chance of peace talks with a Palestinian government that includes the Hamas militants,” the story says. But, of course, there is no need for negotiations as far as Hamas and Iran are concerned because it is their intention to obliterate the Jewish state and the Jewish people in it, operating, as they are, under the belief that the Middle East and, eventually the world, was intended by Allah to be Muslim.
Making matters worse, the border crossing announcement “also appeared to reflect responsiveness by Egypt’s new military rulers to street sentiment hostile to Israel and to the U.S.,” A.P. reported. “A recent poll showed more than half of Egyptians favor an annulment of the 1979 peace treaty with Israel.”
It might be recalled that Israel returned the Sinai, captured at great human cost, in exchange for that treaty, which, it’s beginning to appear, bought the Jews only about 30 years of relative calm.
Egypt also got “significant military and economic assistance from the U.S.” in the deal.
I wonder if it plans to repay it if it reneges on the agreement.
Before the blockade, the crossing was supervised by a detachment of European observers known as EUBAM that was meant to block the movement of weapons and other contraband through the terminal, according to the story, which adds the future of that body is in question now.
I think it’s pretty clear it will be invited to leave, as typically happens when an Arab nations plans to attack Israel.
Iran, the story says, is not surprisingly; pleased with this week’s Hamas-Fatah pact, as its foreign minister “expressed hope the deal could accelerate ‘achieving great victories in confrontation with occupiers.’”
Read “war of annihilation against Israel.”
I’m afraid this scenario is going to be repeated in every Arab country in which these demonstrations are occurring. And the one or two that have so-far avoided them will come under terrorist attack, or maybe regular military attack, by the others.
This is because, while they’ll still be called Egypt or Lebanon or Syria or Yemen, they will actually be part of a new Iranian empire bent, as melodramatic as it sounds, on world domination.
I wonder if the U.S. and the West will fight alongside its tiny, embattled ally or let it be overrun by murderous Islamo-Fascists who do not plan to stop with the destruction of Israel and the Jews, but are only starting there.
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