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Subject: North Korea Makes A Move On Israel
SYSOP    2/20/2013 5:31:09 AM
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bikebrains       2/20/2013 12:09:11 PM
 "Violating international sanctions to fix up the military’s decrepit ballistic missile force would solve several problems at once."   Propublica says: "Egypt gets the most U.S. foreign aid of any country except for Israel."    Considering the financial woes of the United States, stopping all aid to Egypt would be a good idea since Egypt seems to have enough money to buy North Korean tech.
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Flyingarty2    Aid to    2/24/2013 12:28:14 AM
Specifically aid to the Egyptian military would be good to stop. The generals should have some pull with the idiotic Morsi government who caves consistently to Muslim Brotherhood. Threatening to take away the generals money might be an excellent way to get their attention, and deprive them of acquiring unwanted weaponry.
There needs to be a two pronged approach though. It should be stated if funds are going to be withdrawn from Egypt, they will be instead transferred to the Israeli's.  That should gain some attention!
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Reactive       2/24/2013 12:39:01 PM
I think the administration is still trying to figure out the new political landscape - they're unlikely to make any of these overt moves imo.
Morsi's administration might not last long and if the one major area of influence in Egypt is with the military itself I can't see them doing anything to undermine that unless the situation deteriorates - any action pertaining to military aid is likely to play into Morsi's hands and remove any remaining US leverage entirely while also increasing the likelihood that Morsi can bring the military fully under their control. 
In other words, maintaining US influence with the military is more important than scud missile developments, which in any case are probably not a major concern for Israel, at least not yet. 
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WarNerd       2/25/2013 3:11:12 AM
The Egyptian military doesn't like the Muslim Brotherhood or trust a theocratic government.
Fortunately for the military it looks like they are going to be able to just 'demonstrate restraint' by refusing to get involved again in the 2nd revolution, or possibly even as a restraining force on the level of violence.
The reports in the news would seem to indicate that the is a majority in most African Islamic states are very much anti-Salafist/Wahhabism extremism. The problem is that the extremists are more bloody minded and adept at violence than the moderates. So this is going to be a very bloody period for Africa.
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