Egypt Kicks Sand in Obama's Face

(Jerusalem Post) Barry Rubin - The U.S. government asked its good buddy Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy to inspect an Iranian ship suspected of carrying arms to Syria while it passed through the Suez Canal. Despite three decades of massive U.S. aid, the Egyptian government refused. Does this mean Egypt is going to ally with Iran? No, Egypt will fight Iran for influence tooth and nail. The two countries will kill each others' surrogates. But it means Morsy feels no friendlier toward America than he does toward Iran. Egypt, the Arab world's most important country, has been turned from an ally of America against the Iranian threat into, at best, a neutral that will do nothing to help America.

2012-09-03 00:00:00

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