-- Over the last weeks on the World News Desk, we have been documenting how Egypt is steadily moving out of the Camp David accords which have been the strategic foundation of all other Middle Eastern policies and agendas. Egypt has shut off and then demanded new terms for the natural gas in provides to an energy-starved Israel. Anti-Israeli/U.S. sentiment is rising rapidly and Egypt, not clearly aligned with either the Shia or Sunni blocs, moves deeper into what I see as instability manifesting itself and finding direction outside the full control of anybody. Egypt is its own unique country, like Iran, with borders that have existed for thousands of years and its own distinctive personality.
I have to label Egypt as a very powerful wild card that could unhinge everything. -- MCR