Egypt and the U.S.: The End of a Beautiful Friendship?

(Jerusalem Post) Zvi Mazel - A year ago, Egypt was America's staunchest ally in the Arab world and the bulwark of its policy against the axis of evil led by Tehran. Egyptian army officers studied and trained in the U.S. and every other year the two armies held joint military exercises. But now, both the peace with Israel and the strategic alliance with America are under attack. Egypt is no longer to be relied upon. Joint exercises are on hold. At the same time, relations between Israel and Egypt have gone from cold to glacial, though cooperation on the prevention of terror is still going on after a fashion. According to recent reports, the flow of arms from Sudan and now from Libya is turning into a flood. Terrorist organizations are taking over Sinai and Egyptian authorities appear helpless.

2012-02-07 00:00:00

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