Obama encouraged the revolution in Egypt and now the entire region is less stable. I’m no supporter of al-Assad but when/if he falls the Mid East will be even more unstable and dangerous.
To borrow from the Passover Haggadah, why is this rocket barrage different from all other rocket barrages? Or at least most of them?
It is different because this time Egypt is no longer the same-old Egypt. It lacks a stable regime; its Supreme Council of the Armed Forces is shaky; and it still lacks a president who is accepted by all sectors of society.
This time around, no one can blame Israel for violating the fragile truce; the Egyptian military’s grip over the Sinai has loosened despite Israel green-lighting Egypt’s deployment of more troops in the demilitarized peninsula (under the bilateral peace treaty Egypt is allowed only a symbolic military presence in the Sinai). Even worse, Egypt has yet to send all the troops it was allowed.
The rocket-launching terrorists may have acted under the…
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