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Saturday, March 30, 2013

USA Suppliers of Much Weaponry to Egypt

Nadene Goldfoot
Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi  continues to embark on his quest of harming Israel, being he has been the head of the Muslim Brotherhood.  This was said in a public speech:

"Dear brothers, we must not forget to nurse our children and grandchildren on hatred towards those Zionists and Jews, all those who support them.  They must be nursed on hatred.  The hatred must continue."  

The next speech he made was during a TV interview:

"These occupiers (Israelis) of the land of Palestine...these blood-suckers, who attack the Palestinians, these warmongers, the descendants of apes and pigs...{he got this idea from Ahmadinejad} We should employ all forms of resistance against them.  There should be military resistance within the land of Palestine against those criminal Zionists."  

Knowing how they feel now that the Arab Spring has rid itself of their former president Mubarak who kept the peace with Israel, the United States has already started transferring advanced weaponry, including 16  F-16 fighter jets,  America's most sophisticated fighter planes, and 200 sophisticated Abrams tanks to the Muslim-Brotherhood controlled  Egypt, whose charter says they are out to destroy Israel.  These were part of a foreign aid package.  Good grief, and why so very many?  Are they going to take on the whole Middle East of other Muslims perchance?

Why does Egypt need such deadly offensive weapons?  Does the USA think it is to be used only against Syria?  The people they have announced publicly that they want to desist and die is Israel, and there is little doubt that this is who they will use these weapons on.  The fighter Falcon can fly twice the speed of sound above 50,000 feet.  It is equipped with 20mm multi-barrel cannons and up to 6 air-to-air missiles and air-to-surface munitions.  The M1A1 is one of the heaviest tanks in the world and is the principal battle tank of the US marine corps that provides armor-protection firepower in support of ground forces.  Given these, does anyone think that Egypt will follow the advice of the USA and not attack Israel?

The dangers abound by giving such a country these weapons.  A US Senator proposed an amendment to H.R.325 (the debt limit bill) to stop the US government from sending F-16 military aircraft, M1tanks and other weapons to Egypt, but the amendment didn't pass.  Efforts to stop this sale continue.  This will put the 7 million of Israeli  lives in danger.   It's bad enough to have Iran threatening Israel.  Egypt is right next door."For Israeli officials, the toppling of Hosni Mubarak has led to the rise of Islamist forces hostile to Israel and an increasing security vacuum along its southern border, which casts doubt on the long-term durability of the 1979 Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty."

Nonie Darwish has commented that "today the Copts of Egypt are departing in large numbers. It’s reminiscent of the time when close to 900,000 Jews were driven from Arab countries, a terrible loss. I know from personal experience that the culture of Egypt was never the same.  The Copts were the Christians living in Egypt.  The Muslim Brotherhood is driving them out.

It would be a terrible fate for the USA to be supplying such weaponry for a past enemy of Israel just to make money for its empty coffers.  Such a way to fix one's economy is only going to reap havoc on herself.  Is this to cause Israel to purchase even more weapons from the USA?  Is the excuse going to be, "well, if we don't give these to Egypt, they'll just purchase them from Russia?

I remember when I lived in Israel in the 80's that the USA was supplying weapons for Jordan, and I had my junior high students all write to President Reagan on May 22, 1982 to tell them what they thought about about and how it made them feel less safe. Prime Minister Begin also wrote a letter.  As I told my mother in my letter, "We are very close to the enemy borders, and Israel is so unbelievably tine.  We were living in Safed then in the Galilee and I explained that it would only take us about 3 1/2 hours to drive to Jerusalem.  We were 1/2 hour away from Kiriat Shimona which is near the border of Lebanon.  I was very happy to see that Kennedy was also protesting the arms sales.   I suppose it didn't do any good at all.  Well, Jordan was run by a king, and his son is king now.  Egypt is a different story now that it is in the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood with a charter full of hatred for Jews.

Here is the American reasoning for doing this as Anthony H. Cordesman puts it.  "If you were to suddenly end this partnership with Egypt -- if you were to make Egypt feel that somehow it were not trusted or second-best, what would the security implications be? It certainly would justify or encourage all of the extremist elements that are trying to push Egypt away from both the peace process and the security partnership with the U.S.," he told  To me, this is totally insane reasoning. I'm not alone in my thinking as  Egypt is now demonstrating "instability, [and the] anti-American and anti-Israel atmosphere," Rep. Louie Gohmert, (R-Texas), told

Just to let you know about the terrible state that lies next to Egypt, a few months ago, "“A person from the inner circle of the Hamas terrorist leadership, Ismail Haniyeh's brother in law,  did receive treatment at Beilinson Hospital,” an Israeli government source confirmed to “Although there are no diplomatic relations between Israel and Hamas, there are many occasions when requests for help based on purely medical decisions taken in Gaza are granted by Israel for humanitarian reasons.” He received heart surgery.  

Egypt recalled their ambassador to "protest its strikes in the Gaza Strip after coming under mounting domestic criticism for not taking a strong enough stance against Israel.This was written about November 114, 2012.  He hasn't been sent back or replaced yet, so that tells you that the situation is strained.  Egypt's ambassador to Israel Atef Sayid al-Ahl told the semi-official Al-Akhbar newspaper he would arrive to Cairo on Thursday afternoon. Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said Israel had not received word of the recall and would not comment until it did.

Reference:  Zionist Organization of America, ZOA
Letters From Israel by Nadene Goldfoot page 182

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