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Submitted by Jules Posten (United States), Feb 3, 2011 at 17:49

at the time of the Camp David "Peace Accords", when I saw the trio of Sadat, Begin and Jimmy Carter standing together, their arms clasped and grins on their respective faces, i seemed to notice that while Carter and Sadat looked very happy, Premier Begin, though smiling did not seem as happy as the as the other two.

After many years, Israel supposedly found a "Partner in Peace" in Egypt.. after hearing just how much Israel had given up and the huge risk they were takeing, i could understand just why Begin didn't seem as happy as Carter and Sadat. through the years, there have been whispers that Carter has twisted Begin's arm and applied undue pressure to force the agreement. seeing Jimmy Carter attitude these days, these whispers sound valid. i was always of the opinion that Begin had made huge concessions in giving up the Sinai which basically served as a huge buffer zone between Egypt and Israel in case of armed conflict. Sadat seemed to be sincere in wishing to end the constant warfare between the two nations. his reward came as half a Nobel Prize (along with Begin). quite soon after the accords and the Nobel award, his own country gave him a twenty one gun salute. the only problem was that the guns were aimed at him, and that was that. a new leader arose in Egypt, President for Life Mubarak.

Premier Begin soon left the scene seeming very disheartened. despite the changes in leaders, the peace between the two countries has held. the Egyptians never seemed to enjoy the fact of peace, and there wasn't a lot of warmth shown by the average man in the street. after about thirty or so years we have come to the age of Obama. an American President who roams the world apologizing for everything America has ever done. from playing a major role against the Axis Powers, standing along side South Korea, trying to keep South Vietnam free and standing guard in Europe keeping the Russians at bay until their system collapsed and more recently, after a terrible provocation fighting the forces of the perhaps worse enemies we have faced s far. according to our fearless leader, America has never done an unselfish thing and we should be penitent for our sorry record. now with this current turmoil in Egypt, just what will happen with the "peace accords" will the new leadership of Egypt stand by their commitments or will they unilaterally scrap them and double cross Israel who trusted in written agreements with all the proper signatures in place. if this happens will President Obama stand by Israel, or is this just the developement he's been waiting for to drop his mask and show his true colors. if this ocurrs, will the congress and American people realize their mistakes and repudiate him? or do we await Divine Intervention?

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