Monday, August 28, 2006

Where's Egypt in all This?

If you look at a map of the Middle East and Northern Africa, you'll find Egypt in Northern Africa, just across the Gaza Strip from Israel. Israel abuts Jordan, which is just south of Iraq, which abuts Iran to the east.
Egypt may be on another continent, but it's definitely in the neighborhood of the wacky Middle East.
So, why aren't they involved in all this controversy?
Because I think they are too damned smart, that's why.
In years passed, we heard all about Egypt being involved in the peacemaking process, but lately Egypt seems to have disappeared from the landscape.
Wouldn't it be nice if everyone, including the United States, asked Egypt to referee all the fucking messes in Iraq, Iran, Israel, Saudi and Afghanistan?
They seem like a rational group of folks.
We should get the hell out of there and let them handle it.

3 comments:

BigSis said...

Too rational and smart to get involved in the crap going on. But I think they've backed out because who the hell wants to be associated with Bush? That would drag Egypt into the thick of the drama.

Holly in Cincinnati said...

I am grateful that Egypt is NOT involved.

Karen Zipdrive said...

I think Egypt is one of the few places in the Middle East with a government that isn't crazier than hell--and that includes Israel.
Damn near all those people in the region fight like Hell for the God of their choice- and not one of them has a God that condones such senseless violence.
Those folks need to evolve and get off each others' backs.