Complication: US Ally Egypt Gets Involved, Says Will No Longer Tolerate Israel's Gaza Attacks

Tyler Durden's picture

it was only a matter of time before today's Israeli offensive ran into a snag. The complication: Egypt, which has long been treading the fence being both a pro-US regional power (someone has to provide those joint guarantees on Egyptian bonds, and to supply the local tear gas canisters in exchange for a friendly Suez Canal administrator), as well as a pro-Muslim presence. Today, the government was taken to task by the ruling Islamist Muslim Brotherhood which felt the need to be true to its name and express disgust at the Israeli action in Gaza. From AFP: "Egypt’s Islamist Freedom and Justice Party, formerly headed by President Mohammed Mursi, said on Wednesday Egypt would no longer stand by as Israel attacked Palestinians after air strikes killed a Hamas leader. The FJP, the political arm of the powerful Muslim Brotherhood movement, said Israeli air strikes that killed top militant Ahmed al-Jaabari in Gaza earlier on Wednesday required “swift Arab and international action to stop the massacres.” The party, which fielded Mursi in a June election to replace toppled president Hosni Mubarak, said Israel “must take into account the changes in the Arab region and especially Egypt.” Egypt “will not allow the Palestinians to be subjected to Israeli aggression, as in the past,” the party statement said."

The problem is what happens when outgoing regional presence Hillary Clinton makes a phone call to Mursi and reminds him just who runs the country. Should Egypt even then continue pretending it is willing to risk its US alliance and push for solidarity with Palestine then all bets are off, including bets that Suez Canal access to key Israel ally - the US - will remain uninhibited.


Mubarak, overthrown in early 2011, was criticized by his opponents for his response to an Israeli invasion of Gaza in 2008-2009 following rocket fire by Palestinian militants.


Mursi, a vociferous supporter of the Palestinians before his election, had been expected to open up to the blockaded Gaza Strip bordering Egypt, but his government has backed off from his pledges.

And then this:

Not surprisingly, Enduring America's "snap analysis" agrees:

This campaign against Gaza puts the Middle East in an awkward spot. Clearly, "Arab Spring" was, if nothing else, a referendum on human rights. If leaders like Egypt's Morsi, or others in the region, see that their populous views today's events similarly to events in, say, Syria or Libya, then this could force regional leaders to put significant pressure on Israel.


It's too early to speculate, but to say that the region is highly susceptible to instability at the current moment is an understatement.

The ball is now in Israel's court. Because while the small country may be willing to engage three regional powers at the same time, one wonders if going full retard and adding Egypt to the countries provoked will be something even Israel is willing to do.

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Xibalba's picture


xtop23's picture

Annnnnnnd...........SCENE !

HobbyFarmer's picture

The timing is amazing!  What a coincidence that escalations would occur AFTER elections in the US.

Spastica Rex's picture

I thought the Jews wanted Romney.

john39's picture

war by deception.  besides, any really difference in the blind and unconditional support slathered upon Israel by both sides of the Party in the U.S.?  all for show.

Bay of Pigs's picture

Yes, via AIPAC who has enormous influence over at the State Dept and Pentagon.

john39's picture

when the banks you control print money, publically and secretly, its not hard to buy up everything, including politicians...   isn't freedom swell?'s picture

Not a big fan of Ape Act. Sure, it's cute when they put on dresses and ride on little bicycles but if you get too close they'll bite your face off.

Spirit Of Truth's picture

This is extraordinarily dangerous.  The stock market was tracing out an almost perfect parallel pattern to the 1929 and 1987 stock market crashes going into the total solar eclipse today and now we just went over the cliff if the analogy holds:

The only difference is this time it's not so much financial and economic affairs that are the concern as geopolitical affairs.  My sense is the Mideast is about to explode.  God have mercy on our souls.

DosZap's picture

God have mercy on our souls.

You think HE is trying to get a lot of folks attention?,we are a lot closer than anyone dreams.

Look at the Fig tree bro.

Joseph Jones's picture

Per Custus, the fig tree represents "religious" Israel of the OT and up to the destructinon of the temple 70 AD, which ended the Mosaic/Leviticul era forever.  It's not the "end of time" but the "time of the end" which is the end of God's dealing with physical Israel.

Jesus' telling the Pharisees, "The axe is at the root of the tree" means the Mosaic/Leviticul law was coming to an end within "that generation" which means within 40 years from the time Jesus said it.  He said it between 30-33 AD, so it had to happen (the end of the Mosaic era) by 70 AD, which is when God visited His wrath upon the unrepentent Hebrews for one last time.  "The blood of all the prophets you killed is upon this generation." 

This concept only makes sense in the context of "progressive grace" and does not work in the context of "flat grace" which is what Jews, "Judeo-Christians" (no such thing, two mutually exclusive terms) and their sycophants are stuck in.  Progressive grace is the only way one can come to grips with Paul of Tarsus qualifying his being "Hebrew" as "dung".  Paul counts all things including being Hebrew as "loss for Christ" and to "gain Christ".  

This is the only way one can understand why God/Jesus told the woman at the well that "a time comes and now is when you shall no longer worship (proskuneo) on this mountain nor in Jerusalem."  (BTW, the concept of something being here/not quite here only exists in Greek and has no direct translation in English.  In Enblish, something is either here or not here.)   

In flat grace, the thought of not worshipping in the temple in Jerusalem is impossible.  Flat grace is why modern churchianists are stuck in church with a modern Moses, AKA their god-forsaken scum of the earth "pastor". 

Because 99.99% of modern "pastors" sold out in favor of the mammon of Judaism and its philosophy, the concept of progressive grace is anathema in modern churchianity.  Flat grace is why people say and promote oxymoronic terms like "Judeo-Christianity" what I and others call Judeo-churchianity, "Christians" killing for the King (military, police, etc)...

BKbroiler's picture

Israel is scared of pissing off Egypt?  Please.... anyone ever heard of the 6 day war?  Yeah, and that was before they had nukes.  The only thing restraining Israel is public opinion, nothing else.

BKbroiler's picture

It takes a psycopath to defend the asylum sometimes.  I am not a fan of Israel but at least they are a secular, westernized nation who isn't burying women up their neck in sand and stoning them.  The middle east is done... once the west is weened off their oil there will be nothing worth taking and they will disappear back into the sand.  They know this also which is why they tried to diversify in Dubai to no avail.  Sorry Allah, next time buddy.

john39's picture

you are kidding yourself man...  Israel is controlled by rabid fundamentalists...  it is a fascist state posing as a democracy...   as far as women's rights go, ask a woman wearing a skirt to walk around anywhere near an orthodox neighborhood...    Israel as the modern liberal democracy is a pure fabrication.

BKbroiler's picture

umm.... ever been there?  I think it's you who is kidding yourself.  They have orthodox neighborhoods just like we have dry counties, it doesn't define their country by a stretch.   Despite your gibberish, Israel is a westernized secular democracy.   I don't like their influence on the US, I don't like their religion, and I don't like their garb, but that doesn't change who they are and who they are not. 

BKbroiler's picture

oh yeah I forgot.  Every since Rush Limbaugh mentioned this site a few years back, I gotta deal with the army of redneck groupthinkers who are quick to junk and slow to retort.  Ok let me make sure I follow the new ZH rules:

Israel bad.  Islam bad.  Europe bad (except Germany). America good (except cities).  Gold good.  Silver good.  Obama bad.  Guns good.  Regulation bad.  Smart women and dark people bad.  Evolution bad. Creationism good.  Youth stupid and lazy.  Old white folks A-ok.   Hedgless Horseman for President.

so... are we cool again?

redpill's picture

you forgot to say bitchez.

BKbroiler's picture

My bad, bitchez...   You know what I'm saying man, you've been here long enough. 

Thulsa Doom's picture

Yeah, lots of junking going on lately by nihilists posing as defenders of principle. Many are just contrarians, and contrarian nihilists cannot stand someone who speaks pragmatically.

But the democrats and republicans are the same just like the zionists and Islamists and everything is all controlled by Zionist bankers, right? We get the government we deserve, and that has real world consequences. The world is about to change, big time, and thanks for just saying it like it is.

Totentänzerlied's picture

Pragmatism is the enemy of ethical people and moral societies. It encourages people not to think.

Taint Boil's picture



....groupthinkers who are quick to junk and slow to retort.


Junks don’t bother me but I do look at the up / down arrows to get a sense of what others think – Wal-Mart shoppers comes to mind. Maybe Zero Hedge needs to bring back the CAPTCHA

john39's picture

yeah, and voting in the United States matters....    and, correct me if I'm wrong... but wasn't the isreali prime minister Rabin assassinated by a religious fundamentalist not that long ago?  sounds really tolerant.

BKbroiler's picture

yeah, and voting in the United States matters


it just did.   Ok, genius, so a good way to characterize a country is by the profile of the people who assasinate the leaders?  Is reason not your strong suit?  Should we examine the profile of Ruby and Hinkley to see who makes up America?  Yield the floor to someone else dude, you're making a fool of yourself.

Thulsa Doom's picture

See? Nihilism. Because one nutcase acts like a nutcase it makes the whole country just as bad as the neighboring country actually run by nutcases. Contrarian nihilism.

Totentänzerlied's picture

"so a good way to characterize a country is by the profile of the people who assasinate the leaders?"

When both are part of groups which have been actively at war for generations, gee, there just might be a connection.

"Should we examine the profile of Ruby and Hinkley to see who makes up America?"

Yes because somehow that's analogical to assassinations which are part of a war which is going on its 7th decade.

Last but not least:

""yeah, and voting in the United States matters"

it just did."

You are a credulous fool for suggesting that any US voting in the last 150 years has mattered in any way.

rich_wicks's picture

I'll tell you what defines their country.

An immigration policy that favors "Jews", exclusively.  A janitor, a criminal, a welfare recipient gets automatic citizenship to Israel over a Palestinian, a Christian or a Hindu PhD.

I live and work in Silicon Valley.  I know what a craphole that country is, because some of my collegues, who are not white, have had to go there.  They have trouble getting served at restaurants if they go alone.

Quit blowing this smoke up everybody's butt about how it's supposedly a secular western democracy.  Secular western democracies don't discriminate against any ethnic or religious group.  Ethiopians had their blood thrown away after donations there.  1/2 of the Jewish population think that marrying a non Jew is "treason".  They are a nation of lunatic racists.

onebir's picture

If you think racism's an exclusively Israeli problem, you need to get out more. Try being black in parts of Asia for example...

Zero Govt's picture

try being white in the West

one false word and you're toasted by the racial equailities goon squad whose sole target is 'whiteman'

95% of blacks vote for Bumma, not a problem, sweep it under the rug of investigation

i've friends of all colours, will continue to do so, but this hypocracy politicing needs a shot in the throat 

rich_wicks's picture

"If you think racism's an exlucisvely Israeli problem"

Hey, stupid, what would make you think I believe that, since I didn't state it?  I hate it when people create a strawman argument.

Israel is INSTITUTIONALLY racist, like Apartheid South Africa was - you remember that government that Israel was allied with when the rest of the world had finally turned their back?  You know, the country Israel was trying to sell nuclear weapons to.  Don't you remember?

Gee, a nation created for Jews, run by Jews, for the benefit of Jews.  If that maybe a bit discriminatory you think?  That's what Zionism is, isn't it?  Would you care to define it in another way?

When white anglo saxon bigots were doing in the United States what Jews are currently doing in Israel, they called it the Klu Klux Klan.  Israel is NOT a western Democracy and it never was.  It's a group of mostly European bigot colonialists that have displaced the indigenous people and have been at war with them since 1948 in order to steal their land.

If you want me to talk about the Ottoman Land Act of 1858, I can.  Every stupid moron who supports Israel thinks the only reason other people don't is because they're ignorant.  The reality is that there are only 2 reasons to support Israel.  Currently the most common one is ignorance, but the one many people have is because they're plain old bigots and many of those bigots are trying spread bigotry as fast as they can, because with the Internet, it's more difficult to keep the masses ignorant.  Hence, Mooslims evil!!!  Well, the Muslims never had a genocide against the Jewish people, never started a crusade, they aren't invading Europe and the United States, or using drones there.

You people are the crazy ones.  You're the genocidal maniacs and that's the way Israel loves it, because they can get away with another decade of murder as long as this continues.

BKbroiler's picture

An immigration policy that favors "Jews"

in Isreal nonetheless, that's just crazy

I know what a craphole that country is because my collegues, who are not white, have had to go there

oh yeah, that is definetely a good basis for your opinion.   Did your "not white" friends tell you how they would treat them in the middle east?  or Europe?  or in the southern states of America, for that matter?  Not being white sucks everywhere, but again, it takes traveling to learn things like that.

Ethiopians had their blood thrown away after donations there.

Right, because I'm sure you'd be dying for some Ethiopian blood when you need a transfusion, the country with one of the highest AIDS populations in the world.

You failed.  At least you tried.  next.

Thulsa Doom's picture

All you are doing is putting forward some pragmatic thoughts about the middle east. Contrarian nihilists hate that, posing as defenders of principle and condemning an entire nation because of a few little anecdotes. Equating being viewed skeptically and with discrimination, with people who look similar blowing themselves up in restaurants and thus causing that pragmatic discrimination. Equating favoring ones own tribe for immigration to the other tribe across the border indiscriminately firing rockets across the border. That's why it's nihilistic, because essentially the whole planet is corrupt, except for the world inside their minds.

rich_wicks's picture

WTF is  contrarian Nihilist?

I don't know, but I must ascribe to some basicic stupid philosophy some moron made up though.  Everybody can be classified in a nice little package, right?


Either Republican or Democrat

Either Israel lover or or anti-Semite.

Love Israel or support terrorism.


The world is a little more complicated but many people never grow up.  They never realize it's more complicated than a bunch of false dichotomies presented to stupid people as a choice.

Global Hunter's picture

WTF is  contrarian Nihilist?

They were the baddies in the Big Lebowski

Totentänzerlied's picture

You don't speak English do you? You're like the singer from Poison, you just sing the words on the lyric sheet and hope it sounds like real English, right?

I have not heard a more asinine and wrong portrayal of nihilism and pragmatism than yours. And how is it relevant to the terrorist state Israel, which through terroristic actions such as the very method by which it was established (theft, depopulation, forced relocation, war) has sown the wind and reaped the whirlwind in the form of retaliatory terrorism?

I don't care for a response, for like AnAnonymous you seem to have a single dialectical relation with which to define the entire world without ever actually saying anything about it - the interest is in how it is said and what is left unsaid. Calling everyone with whom you disagree a "nihilist" no matter how it is defined - even as bizarrely as you have attempted to do - has no rational force, it is fallacious argumentative rhetoric.

Dugald's picture


"nihilist" he found the word in a Chinese Cookie.....

rich_wicks's picture

You don't speak English do you?

Actually I do, but you keep going onto tangenets and bs.

I pointed out that the goal of Zionists for Israel is the same as the goal the KKK had for the United States.  Suddenly I become a label of some sort.

People like you don't respond to statements like that, because they are true.  Zionism is OBVIOUSLY racism.  When this is pointed out to a bigot, often they just go over into tangents and accuse me of mental illness or made up philosophies because you can't refute it.  They have identical goals.  Ethnic nationalism.  That's basically all it is.

Israel isn't a western democracy.  It's a hold over from colonialism, the last colony.

DosZap's picture

Israel isn't a western democracy. It's a hold over from colonialism, the last colony.

It HAS to be, otherwise it becomes like the US.................hows that immigration thing worked for us?.

And how has it worked for the Frogs, and the UK?.

Do a Wiki look up on Zionism, your take, and theirs is not the same.

Not one thing wrong with Nationalism, unless your a Commie/Socialist,Liberal Dem.

Used to be, the USA was very the good old days.NOW look at us, we have devolved SO far.....................

rich_wicks's picture

It HAS to be, otherwise it becomes like the US.................hows that immigration thing worked for us?.

Alaxander Bell was Scottish immigrant.

Tesla was a Croatian immigrant.

Einstein was a German immigrant

John Muir was a Scottish immigrant

Irving Berlin was a Russian immigrant

So, all in all, pretty awful I guess!!

rich_wicks's picture

I know what a craphole that country is because my collegues, who are not white, have had to go there

oh yeah, that is definetely a good basis for your opinion.



You really think I want to go to a nation that is as primitive as the United States South was in 1950?  REALLY?

How do you know if *I* am white?  You think I want to go to some fucking backward hick nation if I'm not or even if I am?  You think I ought to be "oh, gee whiz, it's just fine and dandy that a nation of people might fucking hate my guts, because I don't have the right skin color or stupid ass religion - they ARE a western Democracy right?  Golly, I ought to check out this dangerous ghetto of Jewish people just to be certain."

Hey, no thank you.  You can have your little stupid craphole in the desert, just leave me out of your insanity and quit getting my government to tax me for the privilege of keeping it alive.  I don't care what they do, just don't involve me or my nation in it.  It's going to go the way of Apartheid South Africa anyhow, it's just a question of how much damage they do along the way.

They're a group of freaking lunatic hypocritical nutcases.  They whine and moan about Iran's supposed nuclear weapons program, but do you ever hear mention of Mordechai Vanunu and Dimona?  When is that going to be inspected by the IAEA?  They cry and whine about terrorism and say "once a terrorist always a terrorist", what what about Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Rabin, the King David Hotel, the Sargeant's Affair, the murder of Count Bernadotte, the Irgun.

Gee, I must just be anti-Semitic not to be entirely uninformed, right, idiot?  That was what you'd be saying right about now if this was 1995.  Gee, being informed then meant you always were anti-Semitic when you talked about this subject honestly, or that was the accusation people like you would make just to shut you up.  Times sure have changed haven't they?  Shhhh!

I have a fairly good reason to judge that nation the way I do.  Quit assuming in your bigotted tiny freaking mind, that nobody knows what Israel has done, or what a group of stinking disgusting hypocrites they have become.  You don't have to be aware of the existence of GIYUS or Megaphone to see that the propaganda is breaking down finally.  You guys be as backward and bigotted as you like, but quit trying to make everybody as sad and as bigotted as you are.

Diplodicus Rex's picture

"at least they are a secular"

That's not kosher

Think for yourself's picture

Good call. Israel is NaZi in exactly the same way as 1939 Germany, except this time, instead of being National Socialism for the Aryan "Master Race", it is National Zionism for the Jewish "Chosen People". Even if we assumed that Israel was legitimate at the time of its foundation (hint: it wasn't), functionally both of these ideologies decay through the same stages and ultimately reach the same unadulterated fascism.

This is not even an opinion. This is a honest-to-god fact, straight out of Israel's founding document: "[WE] HEREBY DECLARE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A JEWISH STATE IN ERETZ-ISRAEL, TO BE KNOWN AS THE STATE OF ISRAEL."'s picture



It takes a psycopath to defend the asylum sometimes.  I am not a fan of Israel but at least they are a secular, westernized nation


Here's you're psychopath:


We killed Jesus, we're proud of it


Here's a few more:

Totentänzerlied's picture

"We killed Jesus, we're proud of it"

How do you kill an idea?'s picture

If nothing else, that guy knows how to kill a bottle of whatever rot gut they serve in Settlerstan.

dugorama's picture

"They don't make Jews like Jesus anymore", Kinky Friedman, currently doing his Bipolar Tour.  I recommend it.

NotApplicable's picture

The only thing restraining Israel is the banksters.

Eventually, both the Arab states and the Israeli state will collapse, just in time to usher in the globalist solution.

It's quite a simple trick really, divide, then conquer.