Egypt’s Secret Rocket Deal with Russia: A Betrayal of American Trust?
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Well, well, well, folks. It looks like we’ve got some shady dealings going on between Egypt and Russia. According to leaked intelligence documents obtained by the Washington Post, Egypt has been producing and shipping rockets to Russia. And get this – they’re doing it all in secret, just to avoid problems with the West. Now, what kind of ally does that make Egypt?
I believe in the importance of alliances, but this kind of behavior from Egypt is just downright insulting. We give them foreign aid, support them in times of need, and this is how they repay us? By selling out to our enemies? It’s disgraceful!
Despite the importance of this event our US officials were not aware of the plan to ship rockets?! That’s a failure of our intelligence and foreign policy apparatus. You know… the agencies we spend BILLIONS and BILLIONS of tax dollars on for them to know this very kind of stuff. Turns out they were dumber than a sack of hammers. What good is an intelligence agency if they aren’t intelligent?
It’s time for us to take a serious look at our relationship with Egypt. We can’t just turn a blind eye to this kind of behavior. If they’re willing to sell out to our enemies, what else are they willing to do? We need to hold them accountable for their actions and reevaluate our foreign aid policies.
According to the Congressional Research Service, the United States has provided over $84 billion in foreign aid to Egypt since 1946. In recent years, the US has provided Egypt with approximately $1.3 billion annually in military aid and $250 million annually in economic aid.
Now, I know some of you may be thinking, “But Wyatt, what about Egypt’s official statement? They say they’re “committed to noninvolvement and maintaining equal distance with both sides.” ” Well, let me tell you something – actions speak louder than words. And their actions here are speaking volumes.
The Hard Facts:
- Leaked intelligence documents indicate that Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi called for the production and shipment of 40,000 rockets and artillery rounds to Russia in secret.
- The documents date back to February 17th and suggest that El-Sisi instructed officials to keep the operation under wraps “to avoid problems with the West.”
- It is unclear why Russia wants the rockets, but the country has lost significant amounts of ammunition during the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
Leaked intelligence documents obtained by The Washington Post reveal that Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi called for the production and shipment of 40,000 rockets and artillery rounds to Russia in secret. The documents, dated February 17th, suggest that El-Sisi instructed officials to keep the operation under wraps “to avoid problems with the West.” The move would come more than a year after Russian President Vladimir Putin launched his invasion of neighboring Ukraine. While it is unclear why Russia wants the rockets from the documents, the country has lost significant amounts of ammunition during the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
Egypt is a major beneficiary of US foreign aid and is one of the US’s oldest allies in the Middle East. This potential maneuver by Egypt could cause problems in its relationship with the US. US Senator Chris Murphy has called for a “serious reckoning” if the reports are true. However, Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid has stated that Egypt’s position is based on non-involvement in the conflict in Ukraine and maintaining equal distance from both sides.
The leaked documents are part of many classified files that have been posted online in the last two months. The Justice Department has launched an investigation into the Pentagon leaks and the White House has warned reporters against publishing the sensitive materials.
This revelation is particularly concerning given that the Biden administration has been pushing allies to deny Russia the arms needed for the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. The US has been providing aid to Ukraine, including military aid, to help defend against Russian aggression. If Egypt is covertly building rockets for Russia that could be used in Ukraine, it could be seen as a betrayal of its alliance with the US and undermine efforts to address Russian aggression in the region.
In summary, the leaked intelligence documents reveal that Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi called for the production and shipment of rockets and artillery rounds to Russia in secret. The move has caused concern among US officials and raises questions about Egypt’s relationship with the US and its position on the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. The investigation into the leaks and potential fallout from this revelation remains ongoing.
As always, I’ll be keeping an eye on this story and providing my unique perspective on the matter. Thanks for tuning in, and remember – stay informed, stay patriotic, and stay true to our values as Americans.
Sources: NY Post, Washington Post, Congress.gov