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Cannot Ignore the Stench of Things Left to Die - Like Freedom of Choice

Reader comment on item: Don't Ignore Electoral Fraud in Egypt

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jan 24, 2012 at 15:46

It should be no surprise that Egypt's elections fared as they did, the only element left to question being how much the 'elements' of the Brotherhood stood to gain by being very closely ingrained in the military. It is less of a political process as the West understands it and more of a verification of the regional political shift away from the faux agreements Egypt, and Jordan, had with Israel. Turkey, to a lesser extent, was allied with Israel in an uncomfortable arrangement dealt out by previously less hostile ideologists; obviously, this has significantly changed.

The 'insurrection' of the people of Egypt was, by certain appearances, a front to keep the military influences secure, ostensibly for the reasons put forth by Dr. Pipes; but the underlying reality is that the anti-Israeli sentiment of the Brotherhood fuming for a long time in the background found a way to break further into the machinations of Egyptian politics in order to change the order of things. That human rights were considered the least of the issues, do not bother asking the Copts how that worked out for them-they've been muzzled from answering.

As for Egypt's potential participation on the events swirling around Israel and Cyprus, this has yet to take on its final simulation, something evidently not being handled very well by the United States. Backing out of the exercises with Israel signaled to Israel's detractors that all is not well with Israeli/United States cooperation, something that by this observation is not Israel's fault. It leaves certain exposure to whatever the tactical planning of the Israel's antagonists are conjuring; but the United States will be swept up in the aftermath if the correct preparations are not made and practiced.

Egypt should have been factored differently than depending on now expired agreements that Egyptian forces will not adopt the seventies' tactics of a second front; yet that remains to be seen as one might wonder of the strike one, strike two , strike three scenario of the Egyptian military as it once again underestimates Israel's ability to keep its sovereignty secure.

And that is what one perspective of Egypt's place in the upcoming situation that places Israel in the sights of her enemies yet one more time.

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