Egypt Rolls Into The Sinai

Israel approved two battalians of Egyptian soldiers to be placed in the Sinai last night. Ostensibly, the Egyptians are there to stop smuggling into Gaza. However, instead of stopping materials from getting in, the soldiers must be there to stop Islamists from getting out of Gaza and supporting the Muslim Brotherhood. The fact that Hamas and Islamic Jihad prisoners escaped from Egyptian prisons and have already made their way into Gaza speaks volumes about the porousness of the border. And I am not really sure what to make of the fact that Egyptian soldiers are being deployed to the Gazan border as chaos reigns around Egypt.  It almost suggests that Mubarak doesn’t view the demonstrations as being as threatening to his position as media pundits do.

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