I wrote in a recent blog post that Egypt has been getting more and more involved in the middle east conflicts lately, and it keeps intensifying. Egypt has recently been moving troops along the Sinai border with Israel, which upset Israel, claiming it violated a peace treaty.
On top of that Egyptian government officials have recently traveled to Tehran in order to attend the NAM summit. Although Morsi did voice his disagreements with Iran concerning the Syrian conflict, he also used the summit to declare that Western pressure on the NAM members to refrain from attending was a failure.
Now we see Israel being called out by Egypt for trying to interfere with their purchase of submarines from Germany.
I’m not sure what all of this means. Is Egyptian President Morsi standing up to Israel and the West, becoming more of an independent entity; another existential threat to Israel? Is Egypt being groomed for another USS Liberty?