Clinton: Egypt Will Keep the Peace With Israel
03/17/11
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WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Egypt's foreign policy will change, but it has an interest in sustaining its peace accords with Israel, Hillary Rodham Clinton said.

"I think there will be different decisions" on foreign policy, the U.S. secretary of state told NPR on Wednesdaty after she toured Egypt on her first visit since a revolution ousted longtime dictator Hosni Mubarak, who had maintained the Camp David accords with Israel.

"But I think that there is such an interest in keeping the peace in the region," she continued. "Egypt has got a lot on its plate. It's going to have to politically reform, economically reform. It's got a big agenda ahead of it. I think the last thing it wants is to see any kind of problem between itself and its neighbors."

Clinton said she expected Egypt to maintain controls keeping terrorists and guns from entering the Gaza Strip.

"I think there's also an argument that Egypt's got security interests in not permitting the import and export of arms and possible ingress and egress of terrorists," she said. "So it's not only what Egypt will or won't do with respect to Israel, it's what

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Clinton is turning out to be a tremendous natural asset for the United States. That is because she is in control of a large reservoir of natural gas which enables her to spew palpably false pronouncements continuously. In the six weeks since Mubarak was overthrown, the Egyptians blew up the pipeline from which Israel received natural gas, they have allowed several Iranian war ships to traverse the Suez canal and dock in Syrian ports, they have been caught red-handed allowing an Iranian ship to try delivering tons of weapons to Gaza, they have had high level meetings with the leaders of Hamas and have upgraded Hamas's status, and they are refusing to monitor the Gaza-Egyptian border for arms smuggling. As a result of the startling change in Egyptian policies, Hamas has gained confidence and unleashed a staggering barrage of 50 missiles into Israel in about a 15 minute period. From my observations, this does not seem like Egypt is on course to keep the peace.

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