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Egypt’s Instability Triggers a New Proxy War Against Ethiopia and its Allies
Oil Price ^ | 08 June 2013 | Gregory R. Copley

Posted on 06/12/2013 11:25:43 AM PDT by JerseyanExile

Egypt’s Morsi Government has initiated a return to covert war against Ethiopia, which controls the source of the Blue Nile, Egypt’s and Sudan’s principal source of water.

The result will almost certainly lead to an increased level of insecurity in the strategic Red Sea/Suez sea lane and in the upper Nile riparian states, such as South Sudan, with some impact on global energy markets. Certainly it promises to see greater instability in the Horn of Africa at a time when Western media portrayals hint at a return to stability in, for example, Somalia.

Significant, mounting public unrest in Egypt during May and June 2013 (with more promised), expressing discontent with the economic and social policies of the Ikhwani Government of Pres. Mohammed Morsi caused the President to search for a major foreign distraction — a perceived threat to Egypt — to turn public attention away from the worsening domestic social and economic climate. The campaign includes a major media offensive at the alleged threat, and also included the commitment of major political, intelligence, and military resources to a trenchant reversal of Egypt’s brief period of rapprochement with Upper Nile riparian states, particularly Ethiopia.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: africa; egypt; ethiopia; somaliland

1 posted on 06/12/2013 11:25:43 AM PDT by JerseyanExile
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To: JerseyanExile

Morsi intends to put the F-16’s and M-1 Abrahms to use, it appears.


2 posted on 06/12/2013 11:29:29 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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oops, nevermind.

Haste.


3 posted on 06/12/2013 11:30:13 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: JerseyanExile

Religion in Ethiopia (per Wiki):

Religion Percent
Christianity 62.8%
Islam 33.9%
African traditional religions 2.6%
Others 0.6%

Now you know why...............


4 posted on 06/12/2013 11:35:00 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: JerseyanExile

This is a job for the Iranian Navy


5 posted on 06/12/2013 11:36:02 AM PDT by keving (We get the government we vote for)
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To: Red Badger
Now you know why...............

Yes, and now you know which side "we" (that is to say "obama") will support.

6 posted on 06/12/2013 11:36:53 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Red Badger

Yep


7 posted on 06/12/2013 11:39:00 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: null and void

I have to say, I have not confirmed this.

Now, is it true that Morsi’s wife is related to (former Anthony Weiner’s) Huma, Hillary’s (former?) aide?

Or is that some sort of nut-job consp.......


8 posted on 06/12/2013 11:40:36 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Red Badger

Thanks for looking that up. I was going to post it, knowing that Ethiopia is primarily Christian. Seems the political winds have taken an ugly turn in Obama’s estimation. We know with whom he will stand.


9 posted on 06/12/2013 11:43:37 AM PDT by Chaguito
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To: F15Eagle
Now, is it true that Morsi’s wife is related to (former Anthony Weiner’s) Huma, Hillary’s (former?) aide?

Not strictly speaking true:

One year ago, when Walid [Shoebat] discovered the names of 63 leaders who make up the Muslim Sisterhood – which is essentially nothing more than the female version of the Brotherhood – we learned that Huma’s mother, Saleha, was one of those leaders. Little attention has been paid to the other 62 leaders, however. One of them is Najla Ali Mahmoud, the wife of Mursi. Both are members of the Guidance Bureau, which proves fallacious, the claim that Najla is just an innocent and naïve spouse.

This would make Huma’s mother a close, personal colleague of the wife of a virulently anti-Semitic racist who has officially been declared the first president-elect of post-Mubarak Egypt.

Related? No.

Merely rilly, rilly close...

10 posted on 06/12/2013 11:47:59 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: null and void

I knew it was something about Huma’s mother.

Thanks!!


11 posted on 06/12/2013 11:49:28 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: null and void; F15Eagle; Chaguito

Ethiopia is the Africa’s largest exporter of coffee. I NEED MY JAVA!...........


12 posted on 06/12/2013 11:50:05 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Red Badger

Suggest you put a few bags back, if you can.


13 posted on 06/12/2013 11:52:03 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Red Badger

Ethiopia also has 86 million peaceful people and is friendly to the US. It is larger in size than almost all European countries. We should be their allies; not Egypt’s.


14 posted on 06/12/2013 12:12:45 PM PDT by JeanLM (Obama proves melanin is just enough to win elections)
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