Thursday, November 07, 2013

Putin to Visit Egypt as Foreign Confidential Predicted

Vladimir Putin is going to Cairo.

The Washington Free Beacon's Bill Gertz reports: "Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Egypt later this month as part of a push by Moscow to replace the United States as the Egyptian military’s main patron."

On July 26, Foreign Confidential predicted: "Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, will soon visit Egypt, and he will be met by welcoming crowds."

The Obama administration's outrageous support for Sunni Islamism in general and the Muslim Brotherhood in particular is backfiring--big-time. Egypt is drawing closer to Russia; Syria, which should and could have been turned into a politically neutral country, is more dependent than ever before on Russian backing; and NATO-member Turkey's Islamist regime remains hostile to Israel.

The Syrian debacle boggles the mind. Under the banners of promoting democracy and protecting human rights, the administration instigated and inflamed a Turkish/Saudi-supported Islamist uprising--dominated by Al Qaeda-linked groups--which, if not for Russia and Iran, ironically, might have already completely conquered Syria.

In related news, the Washington Times reports:

One of terrorism’s most feared weapons, the shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missile, has begun to flow into war-ravaged Syria in numbers that alarm the West because they may fall into the hands of al Qaeda, according to national security analysts. 
One source puts the count at dozens and growing, saying the missile systems are in the arsenals of Islamist rebels as well as the U.S.-backed Free Syrian Army.

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