Sunday, June 09, 2013

Egypt’s Instability Triggers a New Proxy War Against Ethiopia and its Allies

(June 09, 2013, (Oil Price))--Egypt’s Morsi Government has initiated a return to covert war against Ethiopia, which controls the source of the Blue Nile, Egypt’s and Sudan’s principal source of water.

The result will almost certainly lead to an increased level of insecurity in the strategic Red Sea/Suez sea lane and in the upper Nile riparian states, such as South Sudan, with some impact on global energy markets. Certainly it promises to see greater instability in the Horn of Africa at a time when Western media portrayals hint at a return to stability in, for example, Somalia.

Significant, mounting public unrest in Egypt during May and June 2013 (with more promised), expressing discontent with the economic and social policies of the Ikhwani Government of Pres. Mohammed Morsi caused the President to search for a major foreign distraction — a perceived threat to Egypt — to turn public attention away from the worsening domestic social and economic climate.

The campaign includes a major media offensive at the alleged threat, and also included the commitment of major political, intelligence, and military resources to  a trenchant reversal of Egypt’s brief period of rapprochement with Upper Nile riparian states, particularly Ethiopia. Read more from » 

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ElBaradei calls on Morsy to apologize to Ethiopia
Egypt Warns Against Loss of Nile Water to Ethiopian Dam: (voa)
Ministry of Water and Energy: Report finds Nile dam won't significantly affect Egypt, Sudan 

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