Sunday, February 04, 2018

Israel Carries Out Airstrikes in Egypt, With Cairo’s O.K.

Thanks to Mobeius 2249 for link!

via NY Times.
For Cairo, the Israeli intervention has helped the Egyptian military regain its footing in its nearly five-year battle against the militants. For Israel, the strikes have bolstered the security of its borders and the stability of its neighbor.

Their collaboration in the North Sinai is the most dramatic evidence yet of a quiet reconfiguration of the politics of the region. Shared enemies like ISIS, Iran and political Islam have quietly brought the leaders of several Arab states into growing alignment with Israel — even as their officials and news media continue to vilify the Jewish state in public.

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American officials say Israel’s air campaign has played a decisive role in enabling the Egyptian armed forces to gain an upper hand against the militants. But the Israeli role is having some unexpected consequences for the region, including on Middle East peace negotiations, in part by convincing senior Israeli officials that Egypt is now dependent on them even to control its own territory.
Story here.

Well this seals it.

The powers that be tried to totally remake the region and failed badly.

Someone allowed this terrorist group to run rampant and use the chaos to their benefit.

They seriously fucked it up.

The miscalculations are stunning.

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