Obama has made an enemy of Egypt, a once reliable ally. After he suspended hundred of millions in military and other aid to punish the people of Egypt for throwing off the yoke of Islamic tyranny by the Muslim Brotherhood, they are turning to Russia.
Who can forget Obama's campaign promise of refurbishing America's image across the world, and how determined he was to establish good relationships with foreign governments? Instead, he has made an enemy of almost every good ally the US has. Media coverage on this aspect of his failed presidency remains non-existent.
Our 30-year relationship with our most critical ally in the Middle East (outside of Israel) is DOA. Like the Christians in Syria, Egypt is turning to Russia as the whole world remakes and realigns itself in the post-American era.
"With U.S. security ties suspended, Cairo opens dialogue with Moscow" World Tribune, October 20, 2013
CAIRO — Egypt, in wake of a suspension of U.S. military aid, has turned to Russia for enhanced defense and intelligence cooperation.
Officials said Egypt and Russia have been conducting a high-level military dialogue amid the crisis with the United States.
The officials said Egyptian Defense Minister Abdul Fatah Sisi was mulling Russian offers of defense and military cooperation.
“Russia has always tried to sell Egypt advanced systems, but this might be more realistic given current circumstances,” an official said.
On Oct. 28, Russian military intelligence chief Gen. Vacheslav Kondrasco arrived in Cairo for what officials said marked an effort to renew a strategic dialogue between the Kremlin and Egypt.
Officials said Kondrasco was discussing Egypt’s military requirements and the prospect of Russian arms sales. Russia was the leading military supplier to Egypt in the 1960s and 1970s.
The visit by Kondrasco came in wake of the U.S. suspension of major arms
sales to Egypt. Under the suspension, Egypt saw a halt to the U.S. delivery
of F-16 multi-role fighters, AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters and
M1A1 main battle tanks.
“The visit does not mean that Egypt no longer wants U.S. or Western
cooperation,” the official said.
Officials said Egypt, which received $1.3 billion in annual U.S.
military aid, has expressed interest in cooperation with Moscow. They cited
joint defense production, military exercises and intelligence exchange.
Kondrasco was said to have met Sisi as well as Chief of Staff Gen. Sidqi
Sobhi. Officials said both countries regarded the visit as having strategic
implications for Egypt.