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Gaza to Egypt Great Idea -- But .....

Reader comment on item: Give Gaza to Egypt

Submitted by Sofa Sogood (United States), Jan 29, 2008 at 21:35

It's a great idea, but....

With no joy in being pessimistic....

What benefit would Egypt get from taking responsibility for Gaza? Or Jordan for the West Bank?

Does peace, or even a somewhat more peaceful atmosphere, serve their goals or interests? (From their points of view, that is.)

Aside from the plagues of Hamas, Al Queda, and all the other goodies they would inherit, nothing has shown that (various "peace treaties" with Israel or not) any Arab nations would be in favor of letting go the the Unifying Cause of forever hoping to destroy Israel.

This Unifying influence, with the aid of a successful media campaign, and the self-serving complicity of the European press with their biased and falsified reports, has spread from their own nationals to most of the world.

Keeping the conflict going suits them very well. As it has for 60 years, the continual conflict keeps the minds and emotional energy of their volatile people very busy. It doesn't seem that the threat of withdrawal of U.S. Aid would make much difference. There's so much money in the Middle East now, that the Egyptians could get the money from Iran and/or our pals, Saudi Arabia.

One of the many clear indicators of this is that no Arab nation has ever encouraged the Palestinians to give up the idea of "right of return," which they know very well the Israelis will not and cannot agree to. It's the Arab nations themselves who have created and perpetuated the Palestinian "refugee" problem, and it has served their purposes very well.

Added to the already existing problems: Because of the recent weakness shown by the U.S. along with the Europeans regarding the Iranian nuclear program, Iran's outreach to Arab nations, who have and will always side (and compromise) with the stronger, is taking root. At this point, U.S. pressure on Egypt -- well, who knows what the result would be. Bringing out in the open any loss of U.S. ability to influence, as shown by President Bush's denied request of the Saudi's to give some relief on oil prices, could be detrimental.

It would be worth a try, handled carefully, however remote the possibility of success.

It would be a great relief to the Israelis. I doubt, though, that it would stem the irrationality of the media campaign -- blaming Israel for Arab "suffering" will not stop (i.e., Gaza is continually referred to as "occupied") -- unless something very unexpected occurs on the world scene.

Gazan's Close Curtains in Daylight to show they Live by Candlelight:


Hamas Shuts Power: Blames Israel:


Gaza Buried in Flour:


Human Rights Watch Distorted Report:


For Time Magazine Gazans Have No Kassams, Guns -- Don't Throw Stones:


Pallywood Gaza Beach Tradegy:



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