Egypt has just said it will respond to any “assault” on the Palestinians, who have been hurling rockets into Israel for the last few days. The Israelis have defended themselves, and today they got one of the leaders of this with a drone attack.
So that, in the mind of Egypt, was an “assault,” and now Hamas has “declared war” and the implication is that Egypt has joined them.
Who knows if this is just bluster. Morsi is nuts, but I’m not sure he’d use Egypt’s powerful American-supplied weapons on Israel quite yet or not. I guess we’ll know within a few hours.
Post #17 represents the scenario I fear. If egypt get’s involved, Russia will move aid Egypt because it goes against America’s interest. They could count on support from Iran as well. Pakistan always picks the winning side. Turkey? Saudi Arabia? Lybia and Syria are kind of busy at the moment and hopefully impotent.
This could get bad. Obama is going on vacation tonight after his press conference. (just assuming)
How long can the population of Egypt tread water?