Sunday, May 29, 2011

Egypt Opens Rafah Crossing into Gaza

by Rick Moran

We welcome the newly "democratic" and peace loving Egypt. Globe and Mail:

Egypt has opened wide its border crossing with the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, easing the blockade that had been imposed on the territory by Israel and Egypt for the past four years.

While people and trucks have been allow to pass through the Rafah crossing for several hours most weeks ever since the overthrow of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in February, Saturday's move will have the crossing open every day but Friday and with fewer restriction of who can pass through.

Israeli officials have expressed concern that unrestricted access could mean the entry into Gaza of weapons and military personnel intended to strengthen the Hamas authorities.

The Egyptians say they will still ban weapons from crossing the border but that's just window dressing. Besides, as Israeli security experts point out, sending military trainers into Gaza is as good as sending arms. Teaching terrorists how to blow people up is just as good as a sneaking in a couple of hundred assault rifles.

Aren't you glad our promotion of democracy in Egypt is working out so well?


Rick Moran

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