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Egypt: between Russia and America

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Kathleen McFarland, national security analyst at Fox News, believes that Egypt is slipping from the United States. Moreover, floating away from Washington, he goes into the hands in Moscow. Putin has no time to lose: he is already building bridges with the new government in Cairo. As a result of Egypt’s withdrawal from the US orbit, the United States will lose its influence in the Middle East. This is what worries the expert.




In the article “We must not allow the return of Egypt to the orbit of Russia”, published on foxnews.com (translation source - Mixednews.ru) Kathleen McFarland recalls that forty years ago, Arabs and Israelis fought against each other, and the 1973 war of the year led to an Arab oil embargo against the US, raising the price of oil and provoking a collapse on the stock market.

But every cloud has a silver lining. The war gave the United States the opportunity to establish peace between the Israeli and Arab states. Diplomacy has led to the establishment of new relations between the United States and Egypt. Egypt and Israel laid down weapon. Then these states received generous military and economic assistance from America. Egypt was eliminated from the war, and the rest of the Arab countries could not fight against Israel. The result for the United States became political dividends: Washington replaced Moscow as the main patron of Egypt, the journalist writes.

But today there is a threat that Egypt will change its orbit from the American to the Russian. The analyst writes:

“During my meeting with al-Sisi last week in Egypt, the general told me that America’s military assistance is not so important for them as its political support. According to al-Sisi, "it will not bring a penny, but will be decisive for establishing stability in Egypt."


If America refuses to support Egypt, the place of America will be taken by Russia, the journalist is sure. She notes that President Putin sent delegations to Egypt offering military assistance, cyber technologies and advanced weapons, not to mention friendship.

As soon as Egypt escapes from America, peace in the region will be broken, an Islamist uprising may happen, Washington will lose its position in the Middle East, Egypt’s fragile peace with Israel will be broken, etc., etc. Fox News analyst on national security issues indicates a devastating effect.

Where does the alarm come from? And the fact is that Washington itself pushes Cairo from its orbit. One hand pushes, the other picks up - something like this can be described as Obama’s current policy.

"BBC" reports that the US Department of State has begun revising the policy of assistance to Egypt in August this year. The Obama administration is unhappy that the president of the ARE was removed from power in an undemocratic manner. Bottom line: on Wednesday last week, the White House suspended the supply of Apache combat helicopters, spare parts for tanks and harpoon anti-ship cruise missiles.

That's not all: Washington intends to suspend the provision of the next package of financial assistance in the amount of 260 million dollars and loan guarantees in the amount of 300 million dollars. The statement of the State Department states that the suspension is temporary.

It is also reported that the US will continue to help Egypt in the field of health and education, as well as financial support for security measures in the Sinai Peninsula.

What does Washington require from Cairo?

To return the favor of the White House, Egypt will have to prove its commitment to respect for democratic principles and human rights. Such a statement was made by the press service of the US Department of State, reports "Euronews".

White House spokesman Jay Carney said: “We cannot continue trade relations as before. And as you know, we have already announced the suspension of deliveries of certain military systems. ”

Washington called on the transitional authorities of Egypt to achieve "progress towards a democratically elected government through fair and free elections."

Meanwhile, analysts believe, the temporary cessation of US military assistance from the United States will have a slight effect on Egypt. Washington’s decision should be viewed only as a symbolic condemnation. He writes about it RBC with reference to the Associated Press.

Egypt has enough tanks and aircraft, they are enough to conduct a full-scale war. The decision of the Obama administration is a warning that the US will no longer do business with Egypt in the usual way.

Another question is how Obama’s decision will affect the United States itself.

"Voice of America" notes that Deputy State Department Press Secretary Marie Harf called the White House’s measure “detention” of aid. The main thing here is this: the money allocated in the state budget for Egypt is unlikely to return to the treasury. Some of them, according to M. Harf, can be used within the framework of other Egyptian programs, and some will have to be paid to American manufacturers of military equipment who cannot complete the deal for supplying Apache to Egypt, as well as F-16 fighters, M1 tanks , rockets.

“In some cases, the delay of some programs costs money,” said Harf. - For example, if you have to store somewhere equipment - the actual cost depends on the conditions of specific manufacturers under the contract. Of course, we will fully cover our obligations towards US contractors, where these programs conflict with our political objectives. We will evaluate each contract individually. ”

Specific figures were not named.

Harf also noted the strategic interest of the United States in maintaining ties with Egypt: “This money can go to other programs of assistance to the Egyptian people. Maintaining strong ties with the Egyptian government is a strategic interest - and it would be wrong to say that due to the fact that we are postponing the supply of large-scale military equipment, that relations between the armies of the two countries will seriously suffer from this. ”

If they return to the anxieties of Mrs. McFarland, then the proverb is just right: "A holy place is never empty." No matter what they say in America about the "temporary" suspension, "arrest" of aid and the "symbolic" act of the White House in relation to Cairo, the Egyptians are already interested in the Kremlin proposals.

According to the Egyptian liberal writer and political thinker, Professor Tariq Heggy, Egypt needs the help of Russia and the restoration of military cooperation with it. The opinion of the professor told the public. RIA News" Denis Voroshilov.

“Egypt needs to restore and strengthen military ties with Russia. We need to get rid of dependence on the American military industry. Our country needs to establish partnerships with the Russian Federation and China in order to be closer to them and to countries such as India and Japan, "said Heggy in an interview with RIA"News».

The professor added: “And Russia and China are at the head of this list. We have much to do in strengthening the relationship. "

Tariq Heggy further stated that one of Anwar Sadat’s greatest mistakes in the 1970-1981 years was that he relied entirely on America.

The expert also noted that fifteen percent of the Egyptian population are Christians:

“... The Egyptians hope that they finally got rid of this Islamist nightmare. The Muslim Brotherhood is the real enemy of the Egyptian people. And do not forget that almost 15% of Egyptian citizens are Christians, including Orthodox. The recent times of Islamist rule were comparable to the Holocaust for them. ”


Moreover, the professor is sure: the situation in Egypt was modeled by the United States. It was Washington that played a role in the formation of the so-called "political Islam":

“The Americans were one of the creators of political Islam, they flirted with him in many parts of the world until they finally believed in him. They wanted the Muslim Brotherhood to rule Egypt, but 33 million Egyptians took to the streets and said they did not want to be ruled by a religious government. ”


As for Islamist Mursi, he is. according to the expert, came to power with the help of the United States. America planned to bring the Islamists to power in other countries. The failure of the "Brothers" in Egypt professor considers "a great defeat" of America.

Thus, the “Egyptian” situation turned out to be one of those that pour oil on the fire of the American crisis. Obama seems to fall from his hands. Coup in Egypt - or not a coup? Obama with the "classification" is in no hurry: after all, it is impossible to send military aid to the coup. However, democracy has become bad there: the president was overthrown and kept under arrest. Recently, the arrest was extended for thirty days. So you need to do something. Did - announced interim measures to stop assistance. To whom is this primarily bad? Washington itself: the budget is already crisis-free, it is about to be defaulted, and here military companies must be paid — in fact, for delays and losses. Meanwhile, analysts in the US are afraid that Egypt will go into the sphere of influence of Russia. Washington cannot stop helping Cairo at all: after all, its own defense contractors will suffer, and even losing the AER from the orbit of influence is a geopolitically losing strategy. Vicious circle.

As always, Obama does not know what to do. Neither fish nor fowl. His half-hearted decision is well understood in Cairo. It does not scare anyone there.

It is also useful to recall that Egypt provides the United States with transit services through the Suez Canal, which, if need be, can allow the Americans to carry out a quick redeployment of military forces. And Egypt also provides America with its airspace for the same strategic goals.

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  1. FC SKIF
    FC SKIF 15 October 2013 06: 40
    10
    Yeah, now we need to feed the Egyptians. The country is big, it’s not Abkhazia and South Ossetia. I personally am against, but who cares.
    1. family tree
      family tree 15 October 2013 07: 49
      17
      Quote: FC Skiff
      Yeah, now we need to feed the Egyptians. The country is big, it’s not Abkhazia and South Ossetia. I personally am against, but who cares.

      Nafig! They will go over again. In general, "money in the morning, chairs in the evening", in any case, money (material values, territories, real estate, cash, etc.) forward. Well, it is possible as a pledge, with the right of subsequent redemption, if they have time, or even you can resell wassat
      1. FC SKIF
        FC SKIF 15 October 2013 09: 53
        +9
        Quote: perepilka
        Nafig! They will go over again. In general, "money in the morning, chairs in the evening", in any case, money (material values, territories, real estate, cash, etc.) forward. Well, it is possible as a pledge, with the right of subsequent redemption, if they have time, or even you can resell

        Our, unfortunately, often thanks and smiles all sorts of nishtyaki do not understand who give.
      2. timurpl
        timurpl 15 October 2013 10: 40
        +8
        Years go by, nothing changes.
        -Egypt is from the galaxy of those countries like Poland, the Balts, and to my great regret, fraternal Ukraine leaving us, which, by any means, should lie under someone ... It looks like this in my eyes-The far-sighted Arabs finally saw that "their" states are breathing adjusted to quickly change "daddy".
        - It’s good not to rush us with a new friendship now, let them fully feel themselves in the skin of Judas ...
        we fly with our family in the UAE (until Onishchenko found something for them) lol
        1. xetai9977
          xetai9977 15 October 2013 11: 03
          +2
          Egypt lost back in the early 70s
          1. avt
            avt 15 October 2013 12: 00
            +6
            Quote: xetai9977
            Egypt lost back in the early 70s

            Egypt, as well as Israel, created with the help of Stalin, we did not find. It’s quite a gamble of Khrushchev. Stalin stuck in there, but caught himself in time and simply forgot this region, despite the persuasions of the Israelis. So it’s not fucking to do there, here is the current policy towards Syria and the Levant in general is quite balanced and reasonable, without hysterics and anguish about, , brotherly "various praises and attempts.
            1. Skiff-2
              Skiff-2 15 October 2013 22: 31
              +7
              The military in Egypt is now crushing the Muslim brothers, and this is a Salafi movement centered in Qatar and Saudi Arabia, and if Egypt continues, it could be a good counterweight and help for Syria. If the Egyptian generals figure out who financed the Wahhabis in their country and compiled shooting lists, where their names were listed, then how can such guys not be helped in their unconditionally noble cause? But the Saud will be sad if the curve turns so ...
        2. Andrey57
          Andrey57 15 October 2013 11: 56
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          Lawrence of Arabia (British intelligence officer, hero of the war with the Turks in the Middle East) said at the beginning of the 20th century: - "You shouldn't be friends with an Arab because of his corruption, you can't even buy an Arab - you can only rent it, and even then not for a long time " fellow
        3. fennekRUS
          fennekRUS 15 October 2013 16: 39
          +1
          be careful with the Arabs) there is now an orientation test, the details of which are not disclosed ... do you, as a normal man, need such a surprise at customs? smile
      3. catapractic
        catapractic 15 October 2013 13: 13
        +5
        Egypt as it is now 5-7 years old, as soon as the Ethiopians build their dam, then 90 million people of the country of the pyramids will not have enough drinking water. There will be a war for water and the collapse of a country like the new Somalia or Libya. And if the warriors listen to the Americans, then there will not be 5-7 years - introduce democracy in Egypt and the end of the state.
        1. Pilat2009
          Pilat2009 15 October 2013 21: 05
          +2
          Quote: cataphractium
          There will be a war for water

          In my opinion, the forces are not comparable. Egypt will have Ethiopians
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    3. Very old
      Very old 15 October 2013 08: 46
      +8
      Maxim, we lost Egypt during the so-called perestroika. Then they began to forget old friends and look for new "friends". But the spanked on the bald head was warned
      1. a52333
        a52333 15 October 2013 08: 58
        10
        Come on!!! Much earlier: in 1970 when Sadat came to power.
    4. RUSS
      RUSS 15 October 2013 09: 43
      0
      It's not about "feeding" in Egypt there is money.
      1. atalef
        atalef 15 October 2013 11: 56
        10
        Quote: RUSS
        It's not about "feeding" in Egypt there is money.

        Half of the country in Egypt visited what the fuck shit, who pound the tanks, 100 million hungry, accept, fatten, warm and as always ...... Well, in short laugh
        1. a52333
          a52333 15 October 2013 14: 37
          0
          Yes, you can help. Assistance price 1 000 000 $ = 3 kilometers of coast
          1. atalef
            atalef 15 October 2013 17: 20
            +2
            Quote: a52333
            Yes, you can help. Assistance price 1 000 000 $ = 3 kilometers of coast

            Well, what will you do with the coast?
    5. yurii p
      yurii p 15 October 2013 12: 30
      +1
      "Yeah, now we need to feed the Egyptians. The country is big, this is not Abkhazia and South Ossetia. I am personally against it, but who is interested." ... with such views on world politics, then wait for NATO at the border Russia, and perhaps you will feed someone else's army, you want this, you need to be more far-sighted, I hope the article confirms that the Kremlin leads a smarter policy than the White House, if it succeeds, then the radical Islamists will weaken the pressure on Russia, since America, through the Islamists, is trying to undermine the situation in country.
      1. Starfish
        Starfish 15 October 2013 13: 21
        +3
        I think let Egypt live on its own, is it an ally or enemy like Romania. someone said (I don’t remember who) that if you fight with Romania, you need 10 divisions, and in order to defend it, you need 20 divisions.
        and one more thing - who is ready to allocate $ 1,5 billion per year of military assistance to Egypt annually, as the United States does?
        and that the United States helped a lot, problems went and now Egypt is already looking for a new donor of money. and all this help to Egypt at one time gave real benefits not to the USA, but to Israel.
  2. major071
    major071 15 October 2013 07: 20
    +8
    President Putin sent delegations to Egypt offering military assistance, cyber technology and advanced weapons, not to mention friendship.

    President Putin sent tourists to Egypt who had long dispersed all Americans and gay men. lol
    1. Ustas
      Ustas 15 October 2013 09: 55
      +2
      Quote: major071
      President Putin sent tourists to Egypt

      Nobody sent me there, I go there myself to warm my sides after cold Siberia wink
  3. Lexx
    Lexx 15 October 2013 07: 40
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    Of course, do not step 2 times on the same rake. The USSR provided huge financial assistance to the Egyptian Empire, built a dream for the Egyptian people - the giant Aswan Dam, provided weapons for dozens of full-fledged divisions almost free of charge, granted loans at a meager percentage, bought Egyptian export products at inflated prices, built infrastructure, industry, and social facilities virtually for nothing, I trained thousands of Egyptians in the UNION for free, and for all this I got a knife in the back, treacherous Camp David accords, expulsion of Soviet specialists, unflattering reviews and the actual discrediting of Soviet weapons that Arabs simply threw into Arab-Israeli ones and the fact that Egypt turned into the camp of our probable adversary is the USA. So with Egypt you just need to build normal economic relations - money in the morning, chairs in the evening, without any freebies and friendship.
    1. Ka-52
      Ka-52 16 October 2013 10: 12
      +1
      The United States is now in the same position.
      The White House has suspended the supply of Apache combat helicopters, spare parts for tanks and Harpoon anti-ship cruise missiles.
      This is not all: Washington intends to suspend the provision of another package of financial assistance in the amount of $ 260 million and a loan guarantee in the amount of $ 300 million ...
      It is also reported that the US will continue to help Egypt in the field of health and education, as well as financial support for security measures in the Sinai Peninsula.

      And what do you want, you want to be a world hegemon, pay money so that countries support your point of view.
      This point is correct
      with Egypt you just need to build normal economic relations - money in the morning, chairs in the evening, without any freebies and friendship.
      but it’s impossible to influence Egypt’s domestic policy. It’s just business hi
  4. Lexx
    Lexx 15 October 2013 07: 40
    +4
    Of course, do not step 2 times on the same rake. The USSR provided tremendous financial assistance to Egypt, built a centuries-old dream for the Egyptian people - the giant Aswan Dam, provided weapons for dozens of full-fledged divisions, provided loans at a meager percentage, bought Egyptian export products at inflated prices, built infrastructure, industry, and social facilities virtually for nothing , I trained thousands of Egyptians in the UNION for free, and for all this I got a knife in the back, treacherous Camp David accords, expulsion of Soviet specialists, unflattering reviews and the actual discredit of Soviet weapons that the Arabs simply threw into the Arab-Israeli ones, and the fact that Egypt has flown over to the camp of our probable adversary - the USA. So with Egypt you just need to build normal economic relations - money in the morning, chairs in the evening, without any friendship, and even more so freebies in exchange for friendship.
    1. v.lyamkin
      v.lyamkin 15 October 2013 12: 30
      +3
      Common thoughts
  5. Lech from our city
    Lech from our city 15 October 2013 07: 51
    10
    in order to regain the favor of the White House, Egypt will have to prove its commitment to respecting democratic principles and human rights. This statement was made by the press service of the US Department of State, reports "Euronews".

    Hehe in other words, develop homosexuality, pedophilia, sexual fun with children in your country -
    very cute and in the spirit of the US Department of State.
    1. Revolver
      Revolver 15 October 2013 08: 25
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      Quote: Lech from our city
      Hehe in other words, develop homosexuality, pedophilia, sexual fun with children in your country

      They have been developing pedophilia in Arab and Islamic countries since the time of Muhammad, whom they call a prophet. The aforementioned "prophet" married Aisha, who was 6 years old, and "exercised his marital rights," but simply raped the child when she was 9 years old, and he was 53.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aisha
      Following the example of Muhammad, they marry youngsters almost from the age of 8, and many of them really die from the excessive zeal of their husbands in the exercise of marital rights.
      http://www.mignews.com/news/society/world/120410_230722_20077.html
      http://www.mignews.com/news/society/world/091013_203945_35360.html
      1. both s69
        both s69 15 October 2013 13: 22
        +4
        No words - it's not human! negative Monsters in the human body. And this is the very essence of their "prophet". Kapets, in short ... angry
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    Ulysses
    Ulysses 15 October 2013 08: 26
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    [QuoteAs always, Obama does not know what to do. Neither fish nor fowl. His half-hearted decision is well understood in Cairo. It doesn’t scare anyone there.


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  • Ddhal
    Ddhal 15 October 2013 08: 43
    +1
    The proverb "A tender calf sucks two queens" - as a reflection of the foreign policy of some states, we have long known ...
  • alone
    alone 15 October 2013 09: 07
    0
    Egypt is lost long ago. Do not forget that the military took power with the help of the Americans, who openly supported them. Do you think the Egyptian military will dare to get out of US control? I don’t think so
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  • Yura
    Yura 15 October 2013 09: 32
    +2
    "Further, Tariq Haggi said that one of the greatest mistakes of Anwar Sadat in 1970-1981 was that he completely relied on America." .......... A good thing is diplomacy, however, betrayal can be called a mistake. While no one bothered the top of Egypt, they did not even stutter about this mistake, they probably did not even suspect that there was a mistake, but these Arab politicians are insidious and cunning. The plus article, it is very well shown how the United States "and wants to and pricks", but the tomatoes were frozen and they turned brown, our "friends" are rushing about, but nothing, they will soon say that this was the plan and everything is going according to plan.
  • velikoros-xnumx
    velikoros-xnumx 15 October 2013 09: 33
    0
    It was Washington that played a role in the formation of the so-called "political Islam"

    And also in the formation of "political Nazism" in 1933 and other things that bring political and economic dividends. All these events resemble a kind of philosopher's stone that turns blood, death and suffering into the purest gold, and gold, as you know, does not smell.
  • Polovec
    Polovec 15 October 2013 09: 49
    0
    Putin’s doing business abroad is better than domestic. So then it should probably be. He is the president. But then where is the prime minister needed by the country? For a long time, Dimon will move the arrows, but the names of the bodies to change? Maybe we’ll have enough experiments with us?
  • ZU-23
    ZU-23 15 October 2013 09: 50
    0
    Our Egypt, if Putin soaked his snout there, then this is inevitable laughing
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  • alekseyal
    alekseyal 15 October 2013 11: 36
    0
    Analysis of the situation in Egypt.

    Egypt - Chaos Pendulum
    http://nstarikov.ru/blog/28589

    Egypt - lessons for the future
    http://nstarikov.ru/blog/29869
  • air wolf
    air wolf 15 October 2013 11: 41
    0
    Quote: FC Skiff
    Yeah, now we need to feed the Egyptians. The country is big, it’s not Abkhazia and South Ossetia. I personally am against, but who cares.

    You’re wrong, my friend, we need to think strategically, we are being wedged from the Middle East, and this is bad ...
  • Goldmitro
    Goldmitro 15 October 2013 11: 43
    +1
    <<< “… The Egyptians hope that they have finally got rid of this Islamist nightmare. The Muslim Brotherhood is the real enemy of the Egyptian people. And don't forget that almost 15% of Egyptian citizens are Christians, including Orthodox. >>>
    Undoubtedly, Russia should support Egypt in its fight against the Islamist scumbags from the Muslim Brotherhood sponsored by the Suadites and other Arab monarchies with the support of the States! This can radically change the alignment of forces in the fight against radical Islam and will allow starting a "counteroffensive" against all this gangster scum hiding behind Islam, which has broken through to power in a number of countries in the Middle East and is now rushing to power in Syria, and the hornet's nest of Islamic extremism Saudi Arabia and its allies. protected by the States.
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  • faraon
    faraon 15 October 2013 11: 58
    +2
    Quote: ZU-23
    Our Egypt, if Putin soaked his snout there, then this is inevitable laughing

    Of course, now Al-Sisi needs to give the hero of Russia, give loans at a meager percentage, re-equip the Army with modern weapons, Build a new Egyptian dream and, in the end, restructure debt. And everything will be fine.
    And, that the Russians, but nothing will prevail, the main thing is to help the fraternal people of Egypt. They will rise from their knees and get out of ruin to ask the US government in all its glory.
    East, it’s a delicate GDP, look do not lose.
    1. atalef
      atalef 15 October 2013 12: 18
      0
      Quote: faraon
      Quote: ZU-23
      Our Egypt, if Putin soaked his snout there, then this is inevitable laughing

      Of course, now Al-Sisi needs to give the hero of Russia, give loans at a meager percentage, re-equip the Army with modern weapons, Build a new Egyptian dream and, in the end, restructure debt. And everything will be fine.
      And, that the Russians, but nothing will prevail, the main thing is to help the fraternal people of Egypt. They will rise from their knees and get out of ruin to ask the US government in all its glory.
      East, it’s a delicate GDP, look do not lose.

      Yes, it’s wonderful, we have a rich and calm Egypt, just to the advantage, the well-fed do not climb, and at the expense of whom they feed 100 million Egyptians - what difference does Putin want - let them feed, if only the Egyptians have something to eat (t to work for this they all will not)
  • RUSS
    RUSS 15 October 2013 12: 16
    0
    Quote: atalef
    Quote: RUSS
    It's not about "feeding" in Egypt there is money.

    Half of the country in Egypt visited what the fuck shit, who pound the tanks, 100 million hungry, accept, fatten, warm and as always ...... Well, in short laugh

    100 (exactly 80ml.) Million starving? They have fewer needs and demands, and the people are starving in Palestine, and through the underground tunnels the Egyptians are transporting food to the Palestinians and, of course, weapons. Egypt, incidentally, is one of the fastest growing countries in Africa, and if it weren’t for the Americans, the region would have been more economically stable, look what’s going on in Libya!
    1. atalef
      atalef 15 October 2013 17: 16
      +2
      Quote: RUSS
      ev? They have fewer needs and demands, and the famines in Palestine, and through the underground tunnels the Egyptians are transporting food to the Palestinians and, of course, weapons

      I don’t want to upset you, but per capita income in Gaza is 3-4 times higher than in Egypt

      Quote: RUSS
      Egypt, incidentally, is one of the fastest growing countries in Africa.

      Joker You are my friend. Name the industry of Egypt and what it buys the most. The number of poor and per capita income.


      Quote: RUSS
      if not for the Americans, the region would have been more economically stable

      If America did not give Egypt 3.5 billion bucks annually, it would have long been bent.


      Quote: RUSS
      look what's going on in Libya!

      And what does Libya have to do with it?
      By the way, look what’s going on in Zimbabwe, and so what?
  • shark
    shark 15 October 2013 12: 31
    +1
    You have to be more careful. Do not rush headlong into the maelstrom of "new friendship." All curtsies should be exclusively mutual. We must not forget history. We must learn from her!
  • faraon
    faraon 15 October 2013 12: 43
    +2
    Quote: RUSS
    Palestine, and through the underground tunnels, the Egyptians are transporting food to the Palestinians and, of course, weapons. Egypt, by the way, is one of the fastest growing countries

    Already nothing is directed to anyone, the Egyptian army has declared war on the Sinai, is fighting with the "Muslim brothers, and since Hamas sided with the Muslim brothers in the Arabian-Egyptian spring, the rations for it were cut down to a micro-minimum. The tunnels discovered are blown up and what is left is filled with concrete.
    1. Revolver
      Revolver 16 October 2013 02: 35
      +1
      Quote: faraon
      The Egyptian army has declared war on the Sinai, is fighting the "Muslim brothers, and since Hamas sided with the Muslim brothers in the Arab-Egyptian spring, its rations were cut to a minimum. The tunnels discovered are blown up, and what remains is filled with concrete.
      And somewhere I read that it’s not even concrete but fecal masses from the sewer. And rightly so, but to Mr. Well.
  • Yuri Y.
    Yuri Y. 15 October 2013 13: 33
    -1
    As soon as Egypt slips away from America, peace in the region will be disrupted, an Islamist uprising can happen,

    This is just a warning to anyone who drives Islamists around the world. And why with the United States this rebellion does not happen. I agree with
    Quote: lonely
    Egypt is lost long ago. Do not forget that the military took power with the help of the Americans, who openly supported them. Do you think the Egyptian military will dare to get out of US control? I don’t think so
  • Agent 008
    Agent 008 15 October 2013 14: 07
    +1
    In the east, it is customary to first bargain (they have no equal in this), then they make a decision that is beneficial first of all to themselves (there is nothing bad in this) ... But, as Comrade Sukhov said: "The East is a delicate matter!" And in the end, the one who is smarter and wiser will win ...
  • Ivanovich47
    Ivanovich47 15 October 2013 16: 35
    0
    We already had the sad experience of "friendship" with Egypt. Remember when Nikita Sergeyevich handed the star of the Hero of the Soviet Union to the President of Egypt? The Soviet people called this president Gamal Abder. for all Nasser. So that story can repeat itself. And we built a hydroelectric power station for half a liter of gin. It's a shame ...
  • ia-ai00
    ia-ai00 15 October 2013 16: 56
    0
    Lech from our city RU
    "... in order to regain the good graces of the White House, Egypt will have to prove its commitment to respect for democratic principles and human rights ..."

    Hehe in other words, develop homosexuality, pedophilia, sexual fun with children in your country -
    very cute and in the spirit of the US Department of State
    .

    How do you want? - "observance of democratic principles" - implies inevitable "Risks" ... Here in the news, they explained in court to the servicemen who were subjected to violence in the American army that serving in the army (the most democratic country in the world) implies RISKS ... and therefore there is nothing to be judged for!
  • Breeze59
    Breeze59 15 October 2013 18: 11
    +1
    But has Putin already allocated a lot of money to Egypt? At what stage is the Treaty of Friendship and Mutual Assistance? And what about China, how much will it give out help? The American was worried only, but then it started! I see no reason to be worried about the neutralization of American if not allies, then paid well-wishers.
  • fedorovith
    fedorovith 15 October 2013 19: 32
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    Katya Mac blurted out and fussed about. What is the conversation about? Yes, about nothing, Egypt needs to understand "where they have taken" for more than one year, but now there is talk, but nothing.
  • Kyrgyz
    Kyrgyz 15 October 2013 19: 41
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    Quote: air wolf
    You’re wrong, my friend, we need to think strategically, we are being wedged from the Middle East, and this is bad ...

    We have not been there since the 90th year, so we can’t be thrown out of there anymore, we’ll boil any good for us in the worst scenario
  • Ols76
    Ols76 15 October 2013 19: 54
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    Nafig need to feed the Egyptians. They will surely later cross over to the American or to Qatar with the Emirates.
  • Ols76
    Ols76 15 October 2013 20: 01
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    We already had the sad experience of helping Egypt, so we don’t have to step 2 times on the same rake. The benefits should be exclusively mutual!
  • Alexandrych
    Alexandrych 15 October 2013 23: 09
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    “Egypt needs to restore and strengthen military ties with Russia. We need to get rid of dependence on American military industry. Our country needs to establish partnerships with the Russian Federation and China in order to be closer to them and countries such as India and Japan, ”said Haggy in an interview with RIA Novosti.

    A good idea, but how will it be in practice? I think that in the first place in Egypt today it should be determined in relation to Syria and from here to Iran.
    As always, Obama does not know what to do. Neither fish nor fowl. His half-hearted decision is well understood in Cairo. It does not scare anyone there.

    Not sure. Obama's foreign policy today is a reflection of the intra-American struggle. Hence the apparent twitching. After reading The Insolence of Hope, Obama became more clear to me.
    1. chushoj
      chushoj 16 October 2013 01: 31
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      Egypt needs to restore ties with Russia in much the same way as Ukraine. And I looked on the map, between Russia and America there is a north pole. Egypt is not there.