Skip to comments.Will Egypt seize Libya for its oil?
Posted on 10/05/2012 10:02:16 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Will Egypt seize Libya for its oil? Given Egypts political ideology, its history with its neighbors, and its material needs, this must be a live issue.
The Muslim Brotherhood government desperately needs a $4.8-billion IMF bailout to stop the bleeding but it refuses to curtail its subsidies, as the IMF demands, for fear of triggering a popular revolt. It is instead hoping for aid from oil states and the U.S. government, but even if this materializes, it will be at best a stopgap. With tourists, the countrys chief source of foreign exchange, steering clear of Egypt because of its anti-Western riots, and with foreign investors equally fearful of venturing into the country, Egypts options are daily becoming more limited. The temptation to look next door to Libya could be irresistible, particularly since Egypt views union with Libya as inevitable.
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Sounds like what Egypt needs now are some 'Miss Me Yet' billboards.
Perhaps, if they actually missed him. The sick thing is that the majority want things to be the way they are now.
It is instead hoping for aid from oil states and the U.S. government,
Why are we giving money to muslims when they are actively at war with America???
Why not? Declare a caliphate. Why stop with Libya?
Will Iran invade Iraq for the same reason?
They’ve conquered Iran culturally anyhow, what with posters of Ayatollah Khamenei all over the place. And Maliki agreed to military cooperation with Iran about a half-decade ago. A great number of the insurgents that US troops were fighting in Iran were from Iran, too.
They’ve conquered Iraq culturally anyhow, what with posters of Ayatollah Khamenei all over the place. And Maliki agreed to military cooperation with Iran about a half-decade ago. A great number of the insurgents that US troops were fighting in Iran were from Iran, too.
On second thoughts...maybe a joint Egyptian - Obambi lead USA two pronged attack on Libya
Very Possible—BUT France, Italy and the UK will not let this happen. They want the oil and will not sit by and let the Egyptians take it. If this is true—watch Egypt to get cozy with Putin’s Russia for support before they make a move.
As long as the MB rules Egypt, let them rot. What could be good is the Egyptian Army to pull a coup.
There’s no chance of that. The MB already pulled their own coup on the army by replacing the top generals.