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There’s a New Pharaoh in Town

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Part of having regional partnerships is caring what happens to your partners, and besides Israel, the US had longstanding ties with Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Bahrain, Tunisia, and Morocco, and newer but very productive relationships with Iraq, Qatar, UAE, and Oman.  Until Morsi was elected this summer, there was no inevitability about a despotic Islamist tendency from the Arab Spring.  If we date it to June 2009, however, with the Green Revolution in Iran, the Obama administration’s record of untimely passivity regarding both human rights and geopolitical outcomes goes back three and a half years.  Morsi now has no reason to suppose that American objections to his power grab will matter.

Saudi Arabia has a lot to think about.  The Middle East already sees that the Palestinian statehood bid is an outdated gambit.  The players are out of position: Fatah, with its US and European money and long ties to Saudi Arabia, is not the right scion of Islamism to have in charge of the West Bank.  Its whole enterprise is a relic of a different time.  Fatah, like Hamas, will have to adapt to the new reality.  But can the Saudis adapt?  And Jordan?

I don’t think Mahmoud Abbas wants to be Morsi’s boy.  But although Abbas’s patrons haven’t dropped him, their patronage suddenly matters a lot less.  This was inevitable when Obama was reelected; that it has happened so soon is the point of interest.  Benjamin Netanyahu may have been under pressure from the US when he accepted the ceasefire, and may have seen the need for a time-out to regroup.  But what they’re regrouping for on the other side of the fence is a game-changer.  Next time, it won’t be “Cast Lead Part II.”  There’s a new Pharaoh in town, and he’s on the move.

 

Originally published at the Optimistic Conservative.

About the Author: J.E. Dyer is a retired US Naval intelligence officer who served around the world, afloat and ashore, from 1983 to 2004.


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3 Responses to “There’s a New Pharaoh in Town”

  1. Liad Bar-el says:

    As Debka has stated, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu agreed to a ceasefire for halting the eight-day Gaza operation Wednesday night, Nov. 21, after President Barack Obama personally pledged to start deploying US troops in Egyptian Sinai within 48 hours. President Obama had decided to accelerate the construction of an elaborate US system of electronic security fences along the Suez Canal and northern Sinai. It would also cork up the Philadelphia route through which arms are smuggled into the Gaza Strip. The US special forces operation against the Sinai segment of the Iranian smuggling route would count as the first overt American military strike against an Iranian military interest.

    This is why the USA is sending an amphibious readiness group (ARG) with a Marine expeditionary unit (MEU) embarked to sit off the Levantine coast as you addressed in your previous blog.

    For the remaining Jews left in Egypt, Bibi should tell Morsi to let my people go.

  2. Lex Strang says:

    only fools fall for such black hole doctrine let it be till the time comes for a new egypt like non other, his days are numbered..

  3. There is a huge mistake the international community either fooled to make it or they delibrately making it to justify their alliance with MBs (muslem brootherhoods) earlier.
    Hamas is the official MBs branch in Palestine/Israel. They do not act so out of control, so when Hamas do something then the HQ in Moqatam was to stamp it with green light before action taken.
    are the MBs Iran allies or not? they are allies for themselves and they will play all cards to make their plans comes closer to life.

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