posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 12:34 PM
Okay, it's all fun and games until someone mentions the Suez Canal.
Egyptian protesters torched buildings in Cairo and tried unsuccessfully to disrupt international shipping on the Suez Canal, as a court ruling on
a deadly soccer riot stoked rage in a country beset by worsening security.
The ruling enraged residents of Port Said, at the northern entrance of the Suez Canal, by confirming the death sentences imposed on 21 local soccer
fans for their role in the riot last year, when more than 70 people were killed.
Saturday's protests and violence underlined how Islamist President Mohamed Mursi is struggling - two years after Mubarak's overthrow - to
maintain law and order at a time of economic and political crisis.
Islamist groups and parties backing Mursi warned against a looming security breakdown and called on their followers to form popular protection
committees to guard the streets and public property should police fail to do
That's odd. To hear MSM talk, Egypt isn't having much for major problems lately and things are solid on the 'ol Diplomatic front. Solid enough for
U.S. to ship all 20 F-16s to Egypt in
So I have to ask myself in this time of trouble and financial woe here at home as well as around the world. Which is it? Are we sending large sums of
aid and military systems to a stable and capable nation in the region or is this going into an unstable nation still in the midst of a touch-go
transition to what hasn't fully taken shape yet?
Perhaps Kerry needs to devote a little attention to what has been a very long term and solid Ally to the United States for the last few decades at
least. Egypt seems to be having serious troubles and it might even be nice for a change if we helped folks instead of just looking for new ways to
kill them as is happening in Syria.
If decency doesn't work for a reason, perhaps notice ought to be given for the pure sake of Global economic disaster if the Suez were interrupted for
any real length of time? The Straights of Hormuz would be bad. The Suez would be disaster in full color, IMO. .....and the U.S. already has troops in
the neighborhood and sitting on bases in the Sinai desert as part of the International Forces out of the Camp David Accords. (The