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Six Months Later and Counting

Reader comment on item: Turmoil in Egypt
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Submitted by Jules Posten (United States), Sep 10, 2011 at 19:51

when i posted my original remarks in February, i pointed out several items regarding the "Camp David Peace Accords" between Israel and Egypt signed by Begin and Sadat and brokered by Jimmy Carter. i mentioned the fact that Israel had made some huge concessions, the most important being giving up the huge buffer zone between Israel and Egypt, that was won by right of conquest an d paid for with much Israeli blood during the "Six Day War of 1967". Begin made this concession in a quest for peace. regardless of what a cold peace these accords brought, the peace did hold for quite some time.

both Begin and Sadat left the scene and a new "President for Life" took over in Egypt and the accords still remained in place. this year, 2011, the Egyptians dumped their life time President, and the "peace accords" are now shaky to the extreme. the people who roam the streets, perhaps manipulated by the radical Moslem Brotherhood, maybe egged on by Iran are now disatisfied with peace and loudly scream for the accords to scrapped and holy war take its place. witness the treatment of the Coptic Christians in Egypt and worse examine the just what these mobs are capable of in the field of diplomacy. their idea of showing just how civilized people act is to attack the Israeli Embassy with pick axes and sledge hammers to smash down a security wall and enter a foreign embassy that is supposed to be Israeli territory under international law and then rampage through the rooms destroying and disposing of Israeli documents by throwing them out the windows. just what was being done to protect a foreign embassy by Egypts security forces? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. what does this tell you about signing accords with moslem states. the accords aren't worth the paper they are written on. Israel trusted a piece of paper and this their reward for that trust? what will the near future bring? how long will it be before another, more destructive Mid East war again breaks out. of course whatever happens, the results will be due to Israel refusal to trust another piece of paper..

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