Skip to comments.Brotherhood May Have Stoked Gaza
Posted on 11/23/2012 10:04:33 PM PST by Olog-hai
Now that a cease-fire has been declared between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, there are several concerns that still must be addressed: Who was behind this escalation in the first place and why did it occur at this particular moment in time?
Egyptians have been turning against the Muslim Brotherhood in recent weeks, which could help explain the situation in neighboring Gaza. This is mainly because of the deteriorating economic situation in Egypt since the Brotherhood came to power.
It was not difficult for the MB to requestand probably help their sister Hamas organizationin flooding Israel with rocket attacks on civilians to spark an Israeli military retaliation. The latter has diverted the focus of Egyptians away from the countrys internal issues to focus instead on the Palestinian problem, thus deflecting mounting public pressure and criticism on the MB. It is important in this context to note that both groups share a common ideological tenet for the destruction of Israel. Leading members of Hamas have already pledged their allegiance (in public) to the supreme ruler of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Palestinians who enter Sinai will help the Muslim Brotherhood hold power in Egypt. Trained military personnel from Hamas will be ready to assist the MB in the event that there is a public uprising in Egypt.
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And why in light of Benghazi would that happen?