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Until Turkey attacks Israel, Egypt will probably continue to be helpless -- no help in Gaza

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Submitted by Michael S. (United States), Sep 4, 2014 at 14:13

I think al-Sisi has his hands full, trying to control Egypt -- something he can barely manage without a continual transfusion of money from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE. Even with that cash, and with massive intelligence and diplomatic help from Israel, the Egyptian government can barely keep its head above water.

Arrayed against Egypt is the Islamist front -- which, as I have said elsewhere, consists of the Muslim Brotherhood and affiliates (such as HAMAS and the Turkish govt.), Al Qaeda and splinter groups (such as ISIL, al Shabaab and AQIM), and Iran & satellites Syria, Iraq, HIzbullah and Jihad Islami. In Egypt's case especially, and particularly in the Sinai, the above mesh together almost seamlessly. I've left out Fatah, which I think has a very limited shelf life left.

Besides the insurrection in Gaza, in which Egypt and Israel are curiously at war simultaneaously against exactly the same enemies in the same place and time, the most likely avenues of attack on Egypt are the traditional ones, from Sudan and Libya. Ironically, those two countries (called Cush and Phut, respectively) are exactly the ones described in the Ezekiel 38-39 prophecy as allies (along with Iran), concerning the end-times attack on Israel -- an attack to come when Israel has been re-costituted, according to this very prophecy, from the nations of the world and has become prosperous.

Between now and the coming attack from Turkey, the Egypt of prophecy and the Egypt of today's news are both relatively helpless and prostrate -- and in no condition to administer Gaza.

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