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#1 The Muslim Brotherhood advocates pan-Islamic unity and implementing Sharia law. Founder Hassan al-Banna wrote about the restoration of the Caliphate which will use Sharia as it's cornerstone. The deeply help hope of these people is to one day come together in a United Islamic Federation of many regional states quite similar to the United States. Israel obviously does not fit into such a structure. The Jew and his restored homeland represent a highly visible execration for these xenophobic moon worshipers. Another smackdown is emminent.
Arab-Israeli War (Nov 1947 - July 1949)
Reprisal Operations (1950's to 1960's)
Suez Crisis (Oct 1956)
Six Day War (June 1967)
War of Attrition (1967-1970)
Yom Kippur War (Oct 1973)
South Lebanon Conflict (Mar 1978)
Lebanon War (1982)
South Lebanaon conflict (1982-2000)
First Intifada (1987-1993)
Second Intifada (2000-2005)
Lebanon War (Summer 2006)
Gaza War (Dec 2008-Jan 2009)
Posted by Besoeker 2012-06-25 06:02||
Posted by phil_b 2012-06-25 09:28||
#3 Egypt will slide into chaos as the MB and the military fight it out.
There won't be a fight if the military is thoroughly infiltrated by MB. That's what happened in Pakistan. Look for terrorist sanctuaries to open up in what will suddenly become "the lawless south". Plausible deniability did not exist in antiquity because the traditional riposte was "hand him over or I will kill every last one of you". The Mongols were, of course, the most well-known exponents of that approach. And future academics will find really complicated explanations so as to exonerate McCain and Obama for their ignorance and unwillingness to recognize the reality that these populations hate our guts because we are the planet's head infidels, and they have been fed hatred of the infidel along with mother's milk for over a thousand years. Arab dictatorships have nothing to do with it. And democracy will merely place the resources of the state at the disposal of hundreds of millions of these murderous troglodytes.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2012-06-25 10:39||
#4 The fruits of Jimmy Carter's meddling. Israel should have regarded land acquired when the muzzies attacked Israel in the various wars as conquered territory and said we are keeping it.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-06-25 16:10||
#5 The fruits of Jimmy Carter's meddling.
I don't think this is correct. My understanding is that Sadat and Begin had worked out a deal. All that remained was for someone to sign the checks (billions in annual grants for Egypt, Israel and Jordan). That's where Uncle Sam came in. Carter just happened to be in office at the time. Israel's leaders are excellent tacticians, but somewhat less capable strategists. FWIW, I think some of it comes from a combo of arrogance and over-confidence that brainpower can overcome inferiority in numbers, geographical limitations and any contingencies that arise. I think they forget that there was a time when the Arabs were a numerically sparse, motley collection of tribes confined to what is now Saudi Arabia, and all the countries surrounding Israel were formerly neither ethnically nor linguistically Arabic.
Note that I'm not someone who's ever defended Carter. However, he has enough real flubs (Iran, Nicaragua, et al) in his term of office without having to cop to mistakes he wasn't responsible for.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2012-06-25 17:56||