If (like me) you always wondered when it would happen, or even if… well, you may be able to stop wondering because it appears that war is inevitable unless something drastic happens. And this time, the Egyptian army will be armed with the latest weapon systems from the US, including the M-1 Abrams – a tank that has never been destroyed in battle.
And to think that it was our own Jimmy Carter that set us up for this debacle.
However, I suspect that civil war will happen before war with Israel.
Tuesday, January 03, 2012 | Ryan Jones
Egypt’s new dominant political force, the Muslim Brotherhood, vowed this week to increase Cairo’s hostility toward Israel and possibly even cancel the Camp David Accords.
This was contrary to all the grand statements by Egyptian, Israeli and Western diplomats that the Camp David Accords were in no danger, but comes as absolutely no surprise to observers viewing the situation through the lens of reality.
In an interview with the Arabic newspaper Al-Hayat published on Sunday, Muslim Brotherhood deputy leader Dr. Rashad Bayoumi insisted that his group will never recognize Israel or its right to exist “under any circumstance.”
When reminded that the Camp David Accords obligate Egypt’s government to recognize and have peaceful relations with Israel, Bayoumi said he doesn’t care.
“This is not an option, whatever the circumstances, we do not recognize Israel at all,” said Bayoumi, adding, “The Brotherhood respects international conventions, but we will take legal action against the peace treaty with the Zionist entity.”
Bayoumi’s remarks followed the first two rounds of voting in Egypt’s first parliamentary election since the fall of former dictator Hosni Mubarak. The Muslim Brotherhood is on track to control 40 percent of the parliament by the time the third round of voting is completed this week. Allied Islamist party al-Nour will come in second place by winning around 30 percent of the vote.
Western leaders have tried to downplay the fact that Egypt’s next government will be controlled by Islamist parties with ties to Hamas and other terror groups. But for anyone listening to Egypt’s new leaders themselves, it is clear that Egypt is going in the direction of Iran and that the days of the Camp David Accords are numbered.