Egyptian policy towards Libya between availability and constraints
These days, there is a frantic talk about the Egyptian military intervention in the local Libyan affairs, especially the Egyptian air force striking locations in Derna.
Talk about two axes
First, the Egyptian intervention is a violation of Libyan sovereignty, which is not far from the truth.
The second talks about a joint defense agreement that allows Egypt to defend itself against a threat it poses, even if it is outside its borders.
Therefore, Libya’s sovereignty according to the reality of the situation is not a Libyan responsibility because it falls under the seventh item, but Libya is entirely under the sovereignty of the Security Council in accordance with its decision in particular .. Thus there is no meaning to a joint defense agreement and no meaning to the message of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, To coordinate with its legitimacy when determined to do such a work..
This was first .. The second and most important:
Historically, Libya in the eyes of Egypt as its view of the Sudan is nothing more than a back garden with different composition and uses of this park … Public and especially the eastern part of it is considered an important bank for Egyptian labor in the first place it reached the peak of the Libyan-Egyptian relations during the previous regime Number of employment (5) Millions of Egyptians work in Libya without restriction or condition.
Then who can deny that the Snoussi army during the Italian occupation was born in the arms of the Egyptian present in the first quarter of the last century and who can deny that the idea of the Principality itself was the cradle of Egypt as well as the facilities enjoyed by the Libyan resistance against the Italian occupation militarily and politically.
All of us were also aware of the full involvement of the September Revolution of the late 1960s in the embrace of the Egyptian nationalist act led by Abdel Nasser and the impact of the July 23 Revolution on the unitary officers and their intellectual base from the beginning and the generous logistical support that they subsequently provided.
Egypt has a view and objectives is not new .. And still in mind the proposed Israeli swap project on the Egyptian side in the negotiations (Camp David) when the Zionist entity offered to help Egypt to occupy gently in exchange for giving up Sinai after the October war, Population and wealth.
We also recall how this project was honored by President Sadat and tried to feel the pulse of the situation in 1976. He moved a brigade towards the Libyan border and progressed until the area of al-Bardi and parts of the Batnan area reached Tabruk, and only the position of President Hawari Abu Madin and the supported efforts of Yasser Arafat Internationally.
The idea is still reinforced by Libya’s recognition that the people of Western Egypt to the outskirts of Alexandria are of the Libyan origins abandoned during the days of rule (Qara Mali) and has always worked to deepen this feeling and demand, which was intended to strengthen ties of brotherhood and the proximity of the day of the Libyan-Egyptian unity.
However, neither the Egyptian-Israeli swap project could succeed nor the unity project on the basis of the population’s assets. The Egyptian side was underestimated (for reasons we all know), and also because the balance of power in the region and the suspicious ambitions do not allow this.
The conclusion is that Israel will not allow in the current situation of Egypt to expand westward. It knows what the gains and power that Egypt can achieve … and that it guarantees the Egyptian regime’s side today and its loyalty to the Egyptian-Israeli agreements, but Israel does not guarantee that the situation in Egypt will continue. Politically and militarily.
The bombing of sites inside Libyan territory is nothing more than a storm in a cup to cover up the events of Egyptian Upper Egypt and draw attention away from the scene of terrorism that worries the Egyptian state at home.
A new old game.. artery Libya Its beginning in Washington and the last in Israel
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