I wrote that the Egyptian military government reportedly told Israel that a major Israeli offensive into the Gaza Strip might create an out-of-control situation in Egypt. The Egyptian generals weren’t being threatening or hostile, they were saying that they could either not control a wave of violence that would result or perhaps be unable to resist demands for strong action. For this and other reasons, Israel has not retaliated.
One reason for the generals’ lack of desire to confront Israel now–aside from knowing they would be defeated and lose U.S. aid–is that they may be aware of three things. First, the Egyptian government has acknowledged that three Egyptian citizens participated in the terror attack on Israel. The story is covered here.
–Why is Israel not attacking harder into the Gaza Strip?
–How is Hamas trying to provoke an Egypt-Israel war?
–Where are terrorists getting their guns?
–How is Turkey turning into an Islamist-ruled police state and in what way is the Obama Administration acting crazy toward Turkey?
–What is the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt demanding now?
–What’s the quote of the day from the Middle East?
–And what does the head of a key human rights group think is the main thing denied Arabs regarding freedom of speech (you’ll love this one)?