While western leaders hem, haw, send out strongly worded letters and hold UN sanctioned press conferences to espouse their pontifications about a Hamas/Israeli ceasefire, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi quietly goes about the business of deconstructing an entire terror network.
From Paris to New York leaders are lining up to take credit for a cease fire, but the reality is it’s el-Sisi’s coordinated support for Netanyahu that’s breaking the back of Hamas. Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kuwait and even moderates in Libya all recognize the strategic and methodical approach of the Egyptian leader. You won’t find these reports in the Western Media. Well done Team Egypt !
EGYPT – The Egyptian army announced on Monday that its military had destroyed three tunnels on the border with the Gaza Strip, killing eleven fighters in the process.
“Army troops raided terrorists’ hideouts in Northern Sinai, killing 11 terrorists in the ensuing clashes,” spokesman Mohamed Samir wrote on his official Facebook page.
He said the army destroyed three vehicles and eight motorbikes used by the militants.
“Three tunnels on the border with the Gaza Strip have also been destroyed,” added the army spokesman.
The army has launched a major offensive against militant groups said to be based in the Sinai Peninsula, which shares borders with both Israel and the Gaza Strip.
The region has seen a spate of attacks by unknown gunmen since last summer’s ouster of elected president Mohamed Morsi by the army. (read more)
History tells us that at very specific instances great men rise to the challenge. For Egypt and the entire region that thirsts for peace that man is Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
He is by no means perfect, this is -after all- Egypt, but I’ll be the first to admit this guy has my respect. His balance of carrot and stick diplomacy is brilliant.
And any man hated by the radical Islamists, like el-Sisi is, is darned near as close to a mid-east hero as can possibly exist. He’s simultaneously battling the Muslim Brotherhood terrorists from Eastern Libya, battling terrorists from Northern Sinai and crushing brotherhood terror tunnels in Western Gaza – all before coffee and support for the State of Israel… Really exceptional.
Turn this guy lose on ISIS when North Africa is back to a state of co-existence.