The Syrian conflict has been designed to create more instability in the middle east. Turkey has been poking its head out every so often and getting involved in the Syrian debacle as it escalates. Jordan too has been getting involved, as well as Lebanon.
I can understand why these players are involved, up to a point. They are after all Syria’s neighbors. I didn’t understand why Egypt was getting involved and didn’t think too much about it considering their own struggles at the moment. It seems that the recent issue regarding the Sinai and Israel was perhaps a precursor to their political maneuvering regarding the Syria/Iran disputes in which they are becoming more involved.
Recently Egypt has upset Israel by moving troops to the Sinai border in violation of the Camp David accord was not an isolated incident. Now we see Egypt taking a much more hardened approach to the Iraeli/Palestinian conflict as well. Yesterday it was reported that Egypt, aligning itself with China has “reaffirmed their support for an independent State of Palestine” while also opening diplomatic channels with Iran’s government by attending the NAM summit in Tehran. This marks the first visit by Egyptian government to Iran in decades.
Their involvement lately signals to the West that they are willing to talk with other world powers in order to broker trade agreements and strategic alliances. Egypt knows what is about to happen and is choosing sides (just like Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey).
The conflicts in the middle east at the moment are designed to cause instability and confusion not only in Syria, but throughout the middle east in order to keep these countries from becoming unified and resistant to Western Imperialism. We can only hope that this drive to invade Iran/Syria can be avoided by a unified effort across the globe.