STRATFOR: Egypt Is Prepared To Bomb All Ethiopia's Nile Dams And Water Facilities

There are 26 comments on the Silicon Alley Insider story from Oct 13, 2012, titled STRATFOR: Egypt Is Prepared To Bomb All Ethiopia's Nile Dams And Water Facilities. In it, Silicon Alley Insider reports that:

In 2010 Egypt discussed taking military action in cooperation with Sudan against Ethiopia to protect their stake in Nile River, according to internal emails from the U.S. private-security firm Stratfor.

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AntididonAi

Courbevoie, France

#21 Oct 19, 2012
Andre3000 wrote:
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on NONE (Except american aid)....lmfao
.. no, there is a difference
- depends on : means on something vital which its absence would influence performance (which is exactly NOT the case with the Egyptian Army)
- extra source : a money paid by the US to Egypt save Israel from being in a status-of-war with Egypt. This money for Egypt is extra source and its absence might influence the anual budget of the government, but it has no influence on the Military, so yes,,, the Egyptian Armed Forces depends on NONE except its own, again

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#22 Oct 20, 2012
AntididonAi wrote:
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.. no, there is a difference
- depends on : means on something vital which its absence would influence performance (which is exactly NOT the case with the Egyptian Army)
- extra source : a money paid by the US to Egypt save Israel from being in a status-of-war with Egypt. This money for Egypt is extra source and its absence might influence the anual budget of the government, but it has no influence on the Military, so yes,,, the Egyptian Armed Forces depends on NONE except its own, again
The egyptian army is more corrupt than the average egyptian.....that's quite impressive. Furthermore, if you had a REAL army it wouldn't control the entire egyptian economy. It would just be...well, an army for defense...
AntididonAi

Courbevoie, France

#23 Oct 20, 2012
Andre3000 wrote:
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The egyptian army is more corrupt than the average egyptian.....that's quite impressive. Furthermore, if you had a REAL army it wouldn't control the entire egyptian economy. It would just be...well, an army for defense...
.. Andre,, after 1973, the leadership (Sadat and others including Mubarak) decided to secure for the military institution a constant source of finance, independent of ANY possible or impossible circumstances,, the idea was born due to frequent negative experiences with particularly the former USSR,,,
.. the start took place immediately after the Camp David accord was signed, next day the state-of-war with Israel was officially ended,,, the saved margin of budget was directed firstly into the Military industry, as first investment,
.. marshal Abu-Ghazala, former defense minister is considered to be the god father who put the idea into a detailed plan (well, for history, and honesty,, that Mubarak too 80s and 90s,, before his sons became more priority for him than Egypt),, the man power in-service of all the army sections was above the 1.5 million (decreased now to one third of that number),,, the reduction did not mean release all the reserve from service, huge manpower dedicated for the unlimited projects which the military institution have been investing in, in ALL fields,,
.. in all countries (including Egypt prior to 1980) a military budget is deducted from the country budget,,, but not in Egypt,, it takes nothing of the budget,, rather it is a strategic credit in all fields,, it is an independent economy,
.. in early 2008, for example, upon a shortage of wheat in Egypt, the Egyptian Armed Forces and for at least a week, did cover that crisis by providing bread for free to unlimited cities in Egypt, I have seen the Army huge trailer distributing bags of bread to families in poor districts in west Alexandria (see who is helping whom ?),
.. this institution is a school of morals and sacrify for Egypt, its curve is not able to decline, since it depends on none,
CBA

Lancaster, PA

#24 Nov 6, 2012
Muslimamomma wrote:
<quoted text> Nevertheless, Egypt has a powerful and skilled armed forces. If there is any force in the middle east that's got what it takes, it's Egypt's. Isreal's is pretty strong too, but that's only because they're totally funded with fun toys by the U.S.....
At least Egypt built their army on their own.
Bull Shit Egypt receives an annual 1.5 Billion dollars aid from the US for it's military. With out America Egypt would have had a Soviet era tanks and planes
Spathis

Vernon, Canada

#25 Nov 6, 2012
CBA wrote:
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Bull Shit Egypt receives an annual 1.5 Billion dollars aid from the US for it's military. With out America Egypt would have had a Soviet era tanks and planes
those tanks etc would be also updated
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#26 Nov 6, 2012
Egypt and Ethiopia in a war? Is this going to be on pay-per-view in America? The comedy value would be priceless. Two armies of monkeys going at it in the desert with junk equipment. Be like a couple of dirty roosters fighting over a worm.

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