Egypt has forgotten the Israeli army crossing the Suez in 1973. On Sunday Egyptian military forces simulated an invasion of southern Israel.
Dubbed «Badr-2010» the exercise featured an armed crossing of the Suez Canal followed by a deep thrust into «enemy territory» reported the The only «enemy» territory west of the Suez Canal is Israel.
Israel has repeated protested Egyptian military maneuvers in which the unidentified enemy is obviously Israel. Egypt and Israel signed a peace deal in 1979, and as a reward Egypt was granted ongoing US military aid and equipment that would make up the bulk of the arms used in any future attack on Israel.
The Egyptian exercise was almost ignored by the media, which instead focused on a Israeli defensive maneuvers in northern Israel that simulated a Hizballah missile attack on the Jewish state. Unlike the Egyptian exercise, the Israeli maneuver was held in response to very real threats of attack by Hizballah, and were purely defensive in nature.
Nor is Israel at peace with Hizballah or its Lebanese hosts. Egypt is at peace with Israel, but continues to treat it as an enemy nevertheless.
Middle East News Agency (MENA).
They never learn, dont they?
Egypt has lost all of the Pan Arabic wars hey launched in a bid to destroy Israel. In 1967, Pan Arabic aggression lead to Israel`s liberation of Jerusalem and freedom for the people living in the districts of Judea and Samaria, Gaza and the Golan hights.
In 1973, the all out pan Arabic war on the holiest day of Judaism almost lead to the Israeli capture of both Damascus and Cairo. Just take a look at this map.
If there had not been US pressure on the IDF, the Israeli army could have captured and put for war trial the Syrian and Egyptian leaders that trieds to Holocaust the Jewish people on Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement of sins.
Egypt signed a peace agreement with Israel in 1979. Why do they train for war with their peace partner?
Egypt seems to have learned nothing. The Arab nations can not be trusted.