So we should not be surprised that he would embark on a plan to reorganize all three of the above by trying to arrange for the redistribution of wealth and the intimidation of both Congress and the Supreme Court. I agree that our president acts like he never left those Chicago neighborhoods where he tried to organize opposition to The Man.
The termination by the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company of its long term contract to deliver gas to Israel is only a portent of actions to come as the Muslim Brotherhood takes control of that nation. With a long history of anti-Israel and even anti-Semitic rhetoric, that now politically important group advocates ending the treaty with Israel and essentially renewing confrontation with the Jewish state.
The only reason why Egypt has not resorted to treaty cancellation is the funding it receives from the U. S., both for its military and for projects to bolster the Egyptian economy. We asked for a democracy in Egypt but instead now appear to have a government that will not only not honor previous agreements but will be hostile to Israel as well as to its own Coptic Christians.
Hosni Mubarak, despite his anti-Israel rhetoric, was a better option than the present rulers in Egypt. A mistake was made by the Obama administration in greasing the skids for his removal – a mistake that Israel and the U. S. will regret.
Silver Spring, MD
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