Does the Israeli media want war with Egypt?

I thought this was an anamoly, but it seems that it is part of a much wider campaign. Which begs the question: Does Israel really want to start a war with Egypt, or are they just using us as a diversion and a place for Israelis to focus their anger on? Cause I would hate to think that the Israeli military machine is so adamant to fix its broken ego from going to a war that they couldn't win last year against a militia with no military targets, that they are just looking for a country that does have viable targets to bomb. Like Syria. But the Syrians are Giant pussies and refused to act when attacked. So, is it Egypt's turn now?  Would it be wise to inflame a country with over 80 million people and 10 million in the armed forces alone?

I would like to know.

Also, the egyptian press hasn't caught wind of this yet. I wonder how their reaction will be once they hear about it. 

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  1. Ruth
    November 25, 2007 at 8:22 am

    Sam,

    This is not up to your normal level. The article in Ha’aretz was just bullshit. The article in the Jerusalem Post is not part of a campaign but stating the obvious. Egypt is not really acting against terrorism in Gaza. For my part I am not surprised since I never expected otherwise.

    What is your point? Would you like to generate a hysterical frenzy in Egypt against your perceived campaign?

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  2. littleTinSoldier
    November 25, 2007 at 8:30 am

    I dont understand how the second article call for a war with Egypt?

    the Egyptians authorities ARE alowing Hamas to smuggle weapons and ammunition to Gaza and alowing AL-Kaeda to infiltrate Gaza from Egyptiian side.

    then they say its israely fault…
    go figure,
    since when some schoolkids in israel go trecking in the desert the Egyptian border patrol know how to catch them and detain them…

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  3. The Sandmonkey
    November 25, 2007 at 8:32 am

    Ruth, Israeli bloggers have been informing me of such a campaign since the early fall on Israeli TV’s and medias. And while I thought it was a publicity stunt, I keep finding such articles. I am not generating hysterical frenzy, I am just letting you know that we are headed towards one if this keeps going.

    As for the Hamas thing, well, the government arrested half of Sinai’s population and they couldn’t stop the smuggling. You think we can do better? How?

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  4. The Raccoon
    November 25, 2007 at 12:08 pm

    Dude… there is no campaign. As you know, the Israeli media is slightly less united and government controlled than the street cats of Sharm-el-Sheikh. They have one thing in common, though – all of the Israeli media likes sensations.

    And hey, Egypt is not doing enough to stop the smuggling. Troops could be deployed along Egypt/Rafah border; cooperation with IDF could be tightened; better intelligence-gathering could be enacted. Hey, if Israel could do it, Egypt – with its many times more numerous armed forces – certainly can.

    The stupid part is that this is at least as bad for Egypt as it is for Israel (the smuggling, that is) – Hamas and Ikhwan are two faces of the same monster. And Egypt is seriously threatened by Ikhwan; when these morons rise to power they WILL go to war against Israel, and Gods know what Israel will have to do to save herself.

    Anyhow, a war with Egypt is hardly in Israel’s interest.

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  5. Ruth
    November 26, 2007 at 8:49 am

    Sam,

    Then you were fed bullshit by Israeli bloggers and I am concluding that they rather homogenuously left-wing. There was no campaign I could discern.

    There is a Member of the Knesseth, Yuval Steinitz, who has taken on himself the task to monitor Egypt. However, he is an old hand and if that should be “the campaign” then the war against Egypt is already several years overdue.

    There is also concern about the situation in Gaza. I do not know whether Egypt could do better than it does. I am also not sure that Egypt would like to do better. There was this odd business when Egypt allowed Rafah to open officially in a deal which seemed to include information on an Al Qaida operative in Sinai.

    You have linked to exactly two articles, the second of which not connected to any war planning. If this is what you call “keep finding such arcticles” I am not convinced.

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  6. Ruth
    November 26, 2007 at 8:52 am

    Hi Sam,

    Could you give me more specifics about the info you received from Israeli bloggers? Maybe I am missing something in the big picture. Currently I am reading “Six days of war” by Michael Oren and the way disinformation was spread then gets me thinking that there might be a campaign after all, but not by the Israeli government…

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  7. anonymous
    November 29, 2007 at 8:30 pm

    I’m surprised both the monkey and Ruth haven’t tuned into the fact that due to the Camp David accords, Egypt can’t put more troops on the border…so Ruth how do u expect them 2 control the smuggling without resources…import more Jews from around the world to come and patrol the Sinai border then until the Israeli govt allows the Egyptians to actually protect this border..and let’s face it the Israelis r probably way 2 afraid due to the sheer vastness of the Egyptian army…so this problem will contine…

    And let’s face it…a poor, overpopulated miserable Egyptian population is easiest to control both for the Egyptian government and the Israeli one…

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  8. James Brke
    May 23, 2008 at 12:26 am

    It is in Israel’s interest to retake the Sinai.

    Egypt has never devoted much energy to re-build anything worthy apart from some hotels. Unfortunately the land looks like Israel before Jews returned to ubuild something great that you cannot find in any other middle eastern country despite their oceans of oil.

    Israel must retake al-sini al-janub while al-misr is awash in food riots and not organized. The region should provide between 200 – 300 thousand barrels of oil EVERY DAY.

    I believe that this would be a great benefit to Israel and I do not think that the world would care much nor would it disrupt other oil supplies from mexico or col. ( maybe norway – govt. is a bunch of dhimmis).

    Israel MUST threaten Egypt by bombing the vulnerable al Aswan dam leaving millions of egyptians with no power for a long long time.

    This will change the ME for the benefit of Israel

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  9. James Brke
    May 25, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    EGYPT IS IRAN – ISRAEL NEEDS THE SINAI AS A BUFFER ZONE

    Women will be deprived of their rights and their freedom. Egypt, once the most progressive and liberal country for women’s rights, has been sliding steadily backward in this area over the last 30 years with the rise of Islamism and radicalism. If the Egyptian government’s current policies go unchecked, women in Egypt will have few rights and no safety. That this is already happening can be seen in the kidnappings of young Christian girls and the open harassment of women that has been plaguing the streets of Cairo in recent times.
    In the last 30 years, Al-Azhar University in Cairo, the equivalent of the Vatican to Roman Catholicism in terms of its influence on Muslim thought, has become increasingly radical and conservative. Because Al-Azhar sets the tone for Muslim thinking around the world, this escalating push toward extremism is being exported to Muslim countries all over the globe, thereby providing even more fertile soil for the breeding of terrorism. Failure on the part of the American government to recognize this trend and to press the Egyptian government to curb it will result in increased danger globally.

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