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Egypt turns to Russia as relations with Washington sour.. Not a surprise !

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posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 02:52 PM
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It would appear things have gone from bad to worse with America's relationship with Egypt. The below link talks about Russian foreign ministers traveling to Egypt to re-establish relations ..hint hint arm sales. The article speaks of the glorious days of Nasser who wanted to unite all the Arabs into one people and one land.

Sorry the article says do not copy so check the link out yourself.

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www.jpost.com...


An example of the vitriol in the country can be seen in a new video clip featuring a song by Egyptian performer Sama Elmasry. Titled “You Obama, Your Father, Mother,” it attacks the US president for allegedly preferring Islamic radicals over the army. It has gone viral, with over 160,000 views since last week.


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According to Egyptian newspaper and television reports, Malik Obama has become a target in an Egyptian government terrorist investigation because of his role as an owner and investment adviser for the Sudan-based Islamic Dawa Organization, or IDO, and the organization’s umbrella group, the Muslim Brotherhood.

WND has reported Egyptian government prosecutors plan to introduce evidence Muslim Brotherhood leaders in Cairo received bribes paid in amounts as large as $850,000 a year each from the Obama administration in Washington via the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.

In October 2012, WND reported a separate foundation, the Mama Sarah Obama Foundation, created on behalf of Obama’s step-grandmother in Kenya, has transferred funds, 90 percent of which are raised from U.S. individuals and corporations, to send Kenyan students to the top three most radical Wahhabist madrassas in Saudi Arabia.


Our foreign policy if judged by its' fruits have not been what I would call finger licken good.




posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 03:37 PM
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The only thing I can add to that is: You think our foreign policy is f***** up? Washington's real and secret foreign policy is 100 times worse....



posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 05:32 PM
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Ex_CT2
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The only thing I can add to that is: You think our foreign policy is f***** up? Washington's real and secret foreign policy is 100 times worse....


It does seem these last few years have been ones of discovery. There was an interesting article on Drudge about Germany (the people) even being pissed at the U.S. Amazing what 10 or 15 years can do to a world standing.



posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 10:35 PM
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www.thedailybeast.com...


The Obama administration began softening sanctions on Iran after the election of Iran’s new president in June, months before the current round of nuclear talks in Geneva or the historic phone call between the two leaders in September.

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WASHINGTON, Oct 23 2013 (IPS) - New and unexpected strains in Washington’s ties with two of its closest Middle Eastern allies — Saudi Arabia and Turkey — have underlined the difficult challenges the administration of President Barack Obama faces in navigating its way in the region’s increasingly treacherous and turbulent waters.



Bandar, according to the Journal’s sources, said he was not only planning to reduce cooperation with Washington in arming and training Syrian rebels, but that Riyadh also intended to distance itself from the U.S., including by exploring military relationships with other powers that would presumably give higher priority to Saudi defence and other interests.


www.aworldincrisis.org...


U.S. allies in the Persian Gulf, particularly Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, are also all warily watching the unfolding agreement in Geneva. The U.S. has forged close alliances with these countries over the past three decades in an effort to create a bulwark against Iran in the Middle East.

Washington has showered billions of dollars of sophisticated weapons on the Gulf nations and stationed key U.S. naval and air assets there.

Bahrain, Qatar, and the U.A.E. have also developed successful financial and trade centers in the Gulf, fueled, in part, by Iran’s isolation from international economy.

A detente between Washington and Iran could significantly shake up Washington’s security calculations in the Mideast and challenge these countries’ long-term interests, according to regional diplomats


It will be interesting what happens when an agreement is reached with Iran as far as what our supposed allies reactions will be. I am not particularly fond of many of the players anyway.

We may hear something next week and then the realignments will begin in earnest if at all. Great opportunity for Russia and especially china who is lusting for oil to feed their countries business and military plans.



posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 10:42 PM
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The only way Egypt will go back to that Russian junk is if the US cuts them off. This is what you call bluffing.



posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 10:55 PM
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MrSpad
The only way Egypt will go back to that Russian junk is if the US cuts them off. This is what you call bluffing.


Probably you are correct in a sane world however you are dealing with Kings and Princes who in my experience have a very misplaced sense of self worth. Bluff yes..... but if they are not careful they will put themselves in a situation where they can not back down without losing face or their populations doing a little Arab spring due to their perceived weakness. Very fluid with many variables.

The Saudi F-15 during the gulf war that got the kill on the Mig should have been all the proof they needed.



posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 10:58 PM
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Egypt is beholden to the US as is Israel. This is why 90%, roughly, of all our foreign aid goes to these two countries. The fact is that we have supplied so much military hardware to Egypt that they have no choice but to remain loyal to us.

They may be entertaining other offers from Russia but nothing that would jeopardize their relation with the US. Unless they want to switch their entire military arsenal over to differently produced weapons.





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