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Egypt may join Arab intervention in Syria

Al Akhbar | September 30, 2012

Egypt may take part in an Arab military intervention in Syria, provided this does not open the door to Western intervention, a political adviser to Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi told Turkey’s Anadolu news agency Saturday.

“We are in principle ready for an Arab intervention in Syria after the limits, goals and features of that intervention are made clear,” said Saif Abdel Fattah.

In a speech before the UN General Assembly Tuesday, Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani called on Arab states to intervene militarily in Syria, citing an Arab-league backed intervention during Lebanon’s civil war as an “effective and useful” precedent.

Analysts have since warned that such a move could trigger a counter-intervention from Iran, sparking an even wider regional conflict.

Abdel Fattah went on to say that Egypt may pressure Turkey to put the Qatari proposal into effect. He added that Mursi would be discussing the issue with Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to Turkey Sunday.

Turkey is an ardent supporter of military intervention in Syria, and has pushed the UN Security Council to impose a no-fly zone over the country. The proposals have been repeatedly shot down by China and Russia.

September 30, 2012 - Posted by | Illegal Occupation, Militarism, Wars for Israel | , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Just when we started to believe that the Muslim Brotherhood was conforming to a higher standard than Muburak, we might be in for a shock.

    President Mursi should have make it clear his loyalty and morality is not for sale for a mere $$1bil in loans via Turkey, is not sufficient to buy Egypt’s loyalty for a Syrian intervention not sufficient to get Arabs/Muslims murdering each other. The bribe should be higher considering US taxpayers fund Israel mass murder and land theft in Palestine to the tune of $3bil p.a

    Mursi is playing possum if he refuses to see that Turkey is only playing shotgun for Western Governments/Saudi double agents planted inside al-Qaida and AQAP to bring about the regime change in Syria and that a ‘No fly zone’ will be a Libyan do over with even more Syrian deaths.

    Comment by lydia | October 1, 2012 | Reply

  2. Still haven’t heard either Turkey or Egypt as well as the the Arab League calling for intervention in Palestine or either of them offering to arm the Palestinians who are only protesting against Israel illegitimate occupation, mass murder and land theft.

    Both Turkey and Egypt would command more respect if they first tackled the 60Y Palestinian crisis before biting off a bigger problem with Syria, where the rebels are being funded and trained and armed by the West and their cohorts.

    Comment by lydia | October 1, 2012 | Reply


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