This past week the Obama Administration announced that the United States will deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt and immediately invited Egyptian Intelligence Chief Major General Mohammad El-Tohamy and Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy to Washington to discuss urgent matters.
The U.S. changes its tone
Clearly, America is capitulating to Egyptian security requirements. The fact that the Obama administration is putting the arms transfer ahead of Washington’s democracy requirements for Egypt illustrates that America is waking up to the fact that Egypt is the critical core of the MENA region that cannot afford to be lost to upheaval.Dr. Theodore Karasik