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Sunday, January 14, 2007




How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

Yaakov Katz from The Jerusalem Post reports that there is a growing concern in Israel about the stability of Mubarak's regime and the possibility of an Islamic takeover.

Egypt has created an enormous army of 450,000 regular troops vs Israel's dozens of thousands. In numbers Egypt achieved superiority over Israel in anything from tanks to F-16's.

"What is going on in Egypt is certainly a point of concern," said a defense official, who asked to remain unnamed due to the sensitivity of the issue. He wondered out loud why Egypt needed such a strong military when, except for Israel, its neighbors - Libya and Sudan - barely had functioning militaries.

As long as Mubarak remains in power, the official said, Israel doesn't need to worry. "But the moment he falls and the Muslim Brotherhood takes over we could find ourselves facing a new front," he warned.

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Probably, unless you are an Israeli military genius, you just won't be able to be wondering why Egypt needed such a strong military when, except for Israel, its neighbors - Libya and Sudan - barely had functioning militaries and at the same time to reach conclusion that as long as Mubarak remains in power Israel doesn't need to worry.

Any sane person (this automatically excludes Israel's political and defensive establishment) can easily figure out that if Egypt needs such a strong military when, except for Israel (with which Egypt has a US sponsored peace treaty), its neighbors - Libya and Sudan - barely had functioning militaries, then Israel has a good reason to start worrying even before the Muslim Brothers take over Egypt.

LOL :D

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