Egypt in Endtimes Bible Prophecy

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At the following website we find:
http://www.worldtribune.com/worldtribune/breaking_8.html

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Thursday, June 6, 2002
WASHINGTON — The United States has received intelligence reports that North Korea delivered 24 No-Dong intermediate-range missiles to Egypt in the last half of 2001.

U.S. intelligence sources said the CIA report was sent to both the Bush administration and Congress.

The No-Dong missiles did not contain engines but Egypt is believed to have received a separate shipment of up to 50 North Korean engines via Libya, Middle East Newsline reported.

"It's a slap in the face to all those who have been working to stop the Egyptian-North Korean missile cooperation program," an intelligence source said. "Egypt pledged that it wasn't seeking the No-Dong or its engine and then acquired both."

The sources said the No-Dong missile would provide Egypt the ability to attack targets in such countries as Israel, Jordan and Lebanon. They said the main aim of the No-Dong appears to be ensure Egyptian deterrence capability against Israel.
"Egypt appears to be in a panic to obtain capability of operational medium-range missiles that can guarantee strikes anywhere south of Beirut," another intelligence source said.

The disclosure of the No-Dong missile shipment to Egypt was first made last month by a leading analyst at a session of a subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee. On May 23, Frank Gaffney, head of the Center for Security Policy, told the House panel on terrorism that Egypt recently received 24 No-Dong missiles from North Korea. He did not elaborate.

In May 2001, the Bush administration won an Egyptian pledge not to purchase the No-Dong or its engine. At the time, Egypt was about to obtain 50 North Korean engines.

Within months, the intelligence sources said, Cairo arranged for the engines to be delivered to Libya, where they were transported by land to Egypt. In contrast, the No-Dong missiles were delivered directly to Egypt. The sources said Washington has failed to persuade North Korea to stop its missile sales. Instead, they said, North Korea has accelerated its missile deliveries to the Middle East since the end of last year.

"North Korea is certainly a serious problem in that respect," U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, who did not confirm the Egyptian purchase, said. "They have dangerous technology in almost every category you can imagine. They seem to show willingness to sell anything to anybody who will pay them enough. So, it is a source of great concern."

The No-Dong issue was raised by the Bush administration and Egypt has denied obtaining the missile. A U.S. official said the No-Dong is not expected to be discussed during the meeting by President George Bush and visiting Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. The two men will meet at the presidential retreat at Camp David on Friday and Saturday.





From the Bible we  read that the antichrist
Daniel 11:42   He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape .


02-08-2004
From the Debka Intelligence website we find information that shows the coming decline of the influence of Egypt-

Nonetheless, the American president hopes his trips [expected to Libya] will set the seal on seismic military and political movement in the Middle East – but also in key regions of northern and eastern Africa. Borders will be shifting – notably for Israel and Iraqi Kurdistan – while Egypt and Saudi Arabia fade as the regional bosses – as will be shown further down in this article. The Bush administration is deep in the work of quietly redrawing the post-colonial maps of Africa, the Gulf, the Middle East and Central Asia, to create the most drastic geopolitical transformations since the Cold War ended, a fact scarcely touched on in the presidential State of the Union address on Tuesday, January, 20. The triumphs are being set aside for later.

Washington has another sharp bone to pick with the Egyptian nuclear watchdog over Iran’s nuclear program - and its uranium enrichment projects in particular. After paying a number of trips to Iran, ElBaradei came away declaring Washington had “as usual” exaggerated the dangers posed by the Iranian nuclear program, a problem whose resolution was possible by calm negotiation.
A furious White House refrained from public response. However, intelligence services with reason to watch Iran closely belie the judgments of ElBaradei and the Europeans. Far from halting uranium enrichment, the Iranians have reneged on their pledge to the Vienna agency and actually stepped up manufacture six weeks ago.

Libya Slams Their [Egypt] Borders Shut

Egypt's president Hosni Mubarak is smarting from a sharp snub.

Like fellow Egyptian Dr. Mohammed ElBaradei, director of the UN’s nuclear watchdog, Mubarak first heard of Muammar Qaddafi’s decision to give up his nuclear option over the television news. No one bothered to give him a heads-up – not the Libyan ruler, whom Egypt’s government and intelligence services have supported for three decades; not British premier Tony Blair who brought this family to the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh for a holiday and not President George W. Bush.

So two days after Qaddafi dropped his nuclear bombshell, Mubarak got on the phone and called him. "Why on earth did you dare do this without telling me?" he asked. "You have embarrassed me and even more, every Arab leader – especially Crown Prince Abdullah in Saudi Arabia and Syrian president Bashar Assad. I am very, very angry."

Qaddafi mumbled something indistinct and the two rulers agreed to talk again in a couple of days.

However, DEBKA-Net-Weekly's sources have learned that Mubarak's office was given the brush-off whenever a call was put through to the Libyan ruler. Qaddafi was always meeting foreign visitors and promised to get back to Mubarak as soon as he could – but never did. In all his 22 years as ruler of Egypt, Mubarak has never been so mortified.

However, there was another knock to come, which sent a top-level Egyptian delegation running to Tripoli on Wednesday, January 21, with a personal message from Mubarak to Qaddafi. It was carried by no less than prime minister Safwat al-Sherif, foreign minister Ahmed Maher and personal presidential adviser Osama el-Baz.

Their business was as important as the delegation’s rank was high. About a week after the foreshortened Mubarak-Qaddafi conversation, Libyan border posts began turning away Egyptian arrivals. It started out as minor harassment and longer passport checks which led to long lines forming at the border crossings. Egypt complained through regular diplomatic channels and asked for an explanation. Instead, the Libyans got tougher and began turning Egyptians away. According to DEBKA-Net-Weekly's sources, the Libyan-Egyptian frontier is now virtually sealed, aside from a few exceptions. Moreover, Tripoli suddenly stopped money transfers from Libyan to Egyptian banks, creating a whole set of new headaches for Mubarak and his government.

About a million Egyptians have jobs in Libya. Now, they have no way of sending money home each month or paying visits their families every couple of weeks lest their return to work is blocked. Without the remittances, their families could starve.
Still worse, several million disgruntled Egyptians sense the Mubarak government’s powerlessness to cope with national problems and have noticed that Qaddafi is thumbing his nose at their president. Our sources in North Africa quote senior Libyan officials as reporting Qaddafi’s explanation of his conduct to his inner circle. Mubarak, he says, will have to get used to the new balance of power in Africa and understand that the Arabs no longer have the clout they had for more than a century.

"The Egyptians may be upset by my dealings with America, but I know exactly how they talked about me and that made me pretty angry too," Qaddafi said this week to his close circle.

According to DEBKA-Net-Weekly’s sources in Cairo, Qaddafi’s attitude is not the only thing bothering Mubarak. Aged 75 and in poor health, the Egyptian ruler sees his last term as president occasioning the collapse of his country as a regional power.

Since the 1950s,
Egypt’s prestige has rested on four pillars :

Influence in West Africa through Qaddafi.

Control over the Sudanese regime in Khartoum which provided Egypt with a clear run to the western coast of Red Sea, the main shipping artery to and from the Suez Canal and the Saudi coast.

Complete domination over the White and Blue Nile rivers.  

Possession of the Sinai Peninsula, the key to power over the Palestinians. Yasser Arafat, like Qaddafi in Libya, served Egypt as an obedient tool.

All of these old truisms have been swept away. The pillars upholding Egypt’s regional standing have crumbled in the face of the Bush initiatives with regard to Libya and Sudan and Yasser Arafat’s 40-month violent confrontation against Israel.

Reading from the Bible we read of the ruination of Egypt in the last days.  Some of the things mentioned about Egypt are listed below.  Note that one of the 4 pillars of Egypt's power has been control over the Nile.  The economic effects of the closed border are also hitting home.

And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall be wasted and dried up.     -- Isaiah 19:5

And they shall turn the rivers far away ; and the brooks of defence shall be emptied and dried up : the reeds and flags shall wither.    -- Isaiah 19:6

The paper reeds by the brooks , by the mouth of the brooks, and every thing sown by the brooks, shall wither, be driven away, and be no more. -- Isaiah 19:7

The fishers also shall mourn, and all they that cast angle into the brooks shall lament, and they that spread nets upon the waters shall languish. -- Isaiah 19:8

Moreover they that work in fine flax, and they that weave networks, shall be confounded.    -- Isaiah 19:9

And they shall be broken in the purposes thereof, all that make sluices and ponds for fish.    -- Isaiah 19:10

Neither shall there be any work for Egypt , which the head or tail, branch or rush, may do.    -- Isaiah 19:15

End 02-08-2004


02-16-2004
The handwriting is on the wall for Egypt and its traditional role as head of the Arab League.  If this were not the case why would Egypt be doing the following?  To be promoting "nationalism" means that the current boundaries in the middle east are going to lose their meaning.  A "super" mideast power is in the cards and Egypt knows this.

From the website:
http://arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/040216/2004021626.html
We read (by the way, English translations from this site are a little awkward):

Amawy: Protecting Arab system, nationalism priority
Egypt-Regional, Politics, 2/16/2004

Egypt asserted its keenness on keeping and enhancing the right and legitimacy for maintaining its heritage [translate to first place] throughout history as well as protecting the Arab system and nationalism particularly [translate terrified of United States/Jordanian plans] that President Hosni Mubarak is keen on keeping the solid facts [translate reality] for boosting the banner of right [translate Mubarak is right] at both international [translate United Nations and EU] and Arab levels.

Speaking before the Arab Labour Conference on Sunday in Syria under the auspices of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. Minister of Manpower and Immigration Ahmed El-Amawy asserted that the Arab nation has passed one of the hardest tests in its modern history due to the uphill challenges that showed the inefficiency of the international collective security system [translate Egypt does not want to be left out of the "security" arrangement] in dealing with specific issues in an evenhanded way.

End 02-16-2004



03-07-2004

Reiterating the prophesied loss of water in Egypt:
And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall be wasted and dried up.     -- Isaiah 19:5

And they shall turn the rivers far away ; and the brooks of defence shall be emptied and dried up : the reeds and flags shall wither.    -- Isaiah 19:6

The paper reeds by the brooks , by the mouth of the brooks, and every thing sown by the brooks, shall wither, be driven away, and be no more. -- Isaiah 19:7

Today, we find on the web the following :
http://jordantimes.com/Sun/news/news8.htm

Egypt insists on keeping its share of Nile water  
   
CAIRO (AFP) — Egypt will reject any proposal to lower its quota of the Nile water, Egyptian Irrigation Minister Mahmud Abdel Halim Abu Zeid said Saturday, ahead of delicate talks with other countries sharing the African river basin.
“The talks will have to comply with one permanent feature: not to touch Egypt's historical rights,” the minister told a news conference.

Abu Zeid will represent Egypt in a new round of discussions to open Sunday in Uganda with the nine other countries party to the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI).

He said the talks should focus on “the means to benefit from the Nile water which are lost,” and not on a review of Egypt's share.

Of the Nile's estimated annual allotment of 83 billion cubic metres, Egypt has been receiving 55 billion cubic metres under a 1929 treaty it signed with Britain, which was representing its east African colonies.

The treaty also grants Cairo the right to veto any large-scale exploitation of the water by the other states that could affect the water level of the river.

Kenya and Tanzania have openly declared they would not recognise the treaty, since they were not party to it, with the latter announcing a major project that will draw water from Lake Victoria in violation of the treaty.

Ethiopia has expressed reservations about the treaty, without rejecting it.

The NBI was launched in 1999 to provide a framework to fight poverty and promote socio-economic development in the entire region. Its members are Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

Sunday, March 7, 2004

 
Obviously, if there was no risk of losing Nile water, Egypt would not be making statements reasserting its claims over Nile water.
End 03-07-2004


05-01-2005

From the website-
http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2005/740/fr1.htm
we read of the reemergence of Russia in the Middle East.  And who are the Russians courting?  None other than the king of the south, Egypt.  This could eventually pit the king of the north (under sponsorship of the United States) against the king of the south (under sponsorship of Russia).  Some sites are reporting nuclear support of Egypt from Russia.  However, there are NO major outlets (except certain religious ones) reporting nuclear support.  Makes me wonder about the motive of some of these sites that are reporting nuclear.  There are a number of religious sites that are not what they purport to be.  However, saying that some country potentially has a "gun" pointed at another can create justification in the minds of some (the Iraq war, for example.)

The Russians are coming??

Putin's tour of the Middle East has raised Russia's regional profile. But will it last?

Russian President Valdimir Putin's proposal, made yesterday in Cairo, to host a conference on the Middle East reawakened old memories of Moscow's involvement in regional affairs.

"We propose that an international conference be convened in Moscow next autumn with the participation of all concerned parties and the Quartet," Putin announced during a joint press conference with President Hosni Mubarak.

The proposal was not immediately dismissed by Israel. Israeli Foreign Ministry Spokesman Mark Regev was quoted by news agencies as saying that Israel did not object to an international conference held under the terms of the roadmap but said much needed to be done first.

The proposal comes amid other indications -- including high level talks and economic agreements -- that Moscow is seeking to regain its one-time high profile presence in the region.

Putin's three-day visit to the Middle East began in Cairo on Tuesday and includes stops in Israel and the Palestinian territories. It is the first visit of a Russian/ Soviet head of state to Egypt since Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev attended the funeral of Gamal Abdel-Nasser in 1970. It is also the first ever visit by a Kremlin chief to Israel and the Palestinian territories.

"The Soviets were always keen on the Middle East. The region was practically their backyard. Today the Russians, under Putin, are trying to regain their presence, if not influence, in the Middle East," says Reda Shehata, a former Egyptian ambassador to Russia.

"I believe that we have to get in direct contact with Arab countries, starting with Egypt," Putin told Al- Ahram 's Editor-in-Chief Ibrahim Nafie in an interview

"We are neighbours with the Arab world. We have to work on strengthening our relations," Putin said during a speech delivered yesterday at the Arab League.

Addressing representatives of the 22 Arab states, Putin joined his host, Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa, in stressing that it is up to Moscow and Arab capitals to show that their once strong ties are not a thing of the past.

But can Russia build the kind of ties the Soviet Union once had with the Arab world? Unlikely, is the answer offered by many diplomats.

"Russia is an important country," said one diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity. "It is a growing player on the international scene and is a nuclear power -- even if not a strong one. But Russia is economically weak and politically ineffective. Only a few days ago [US Secretary of State Condoleezza] Rice was in Moscow lecturing the Russians on democracy."

Many Arab diplomats agree. So entrenched is US hegemony, they argue, that most Arab capitals, including those close to Moscow, are politically and economically dependent on Washington's goodwill.

Nor do the Arab world's most senior officials have much taste for things Russian. "They prefer the US. Going to Washington is the high point of their diplomatic agendas. They buy houses on the West Coast of the US and they have medical treatment in American hospitals," said the diplomat.

There are a few exceptions. Syria recently struck a deal to buy advanced missiles from Russia despite Israeli objections.

"Under Putin Moscow has made its presence felt in this part of the world," argues a Cairo-based Syrian diplomat. Russia, he believes, is still capable of redressing some of the imbalances caused by Washington's flagrant US bias for Israel.

Few other Arab diplomats share the Syrian view. "Moscow, along with other Western capitals, tried to spare the regime of Saddam Hussein from the war. But nobody could stand in the face of the US will. Now Russia is talking about turning a new page with the US over Iraq because it knows it cannot oppose America," says one Cairo-based Iraqi diplomat

Arab and Russian diplomats do, however, agree that Putin has been successful in raising his country's profile in the Middle East, in relation to both the Arab- Israeli file and Iraq.

Along with the proposed conference on the Middle East the Russian president also called for increased international efforts to restore stability in Iraq. For Iraq to move beyond the current chaos, he said, it will need to work towards national reconciliation and an end to the presence of foreign troops. Putin also called on the international community to adopt a more conciliatory position towards Syria which, he argued, is making candid efforts to honour its international commitments.

"The Russian stand on Middle Eastern developments could have a very positive impact" when regional affairs are discussed internationally, believes Arab League Secretary-General Moussa.

Russia may not be able to compete with the US in terms of economic aid and Information Technology but it still, say commentators, has much to offer. The Russian market, points out Shehata, remains a largely unexplored outlet for Arab exports that continue to face restricted access to American and European markets. And Russia can still provide technical military support. Moscow's new and growing relations with NATO, adds Shehata, must be taken into consideration by Arab countries as they review their ties with the Russia.

Putin's visit to Cairo, which ended yesterday, was widely hailed in the Egyptian press as signaling the beginning of a new phase in Egyptian-Russian and Arab-Russian relations. President Mubarak's decision to name an Aswan street after Nicolai Malishev, the Russian architect of the High Dam, was widely interpreted as a symbolic acknowledgment of these renewed ties.

Putin's request that the Arab League consider Russia's ambassador to Cairo as an envoy to the pan- Arab organisation suggests Moscow is determined to pursue closer ties with Arabs. Whether both Russia and Arab countries will be able to maintain the momentum generated by Putin's Middle East tour, though, remains unclear.

End 05-01-2005




During the millennium, Egypt (along with Assyria) will be blessed (with Israel in the middle); but, prior to then, Egypt will be humbled.  See Isa 19:20-25.

The Lord is going to bless all Israel and all the Semitic nations.  This includes Ishmael's descendants.
All you Arab bashers are going to have to get over it.

And the LORD shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the LORD in that day, and shall do sacrifice and oblation; yea, they shall vow a vow unto  the LORD, and perform it.-- Isaiah 19:21

And the LORD shall smite Egypt: he shall smite and heal it: and they shall return even to the LORD, and he shall be entreated of them, and shall heal them. -- Isaiah 19:22

In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians.-- Isaiah 19:23

In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land:-- Isaiah 19:24

Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance.-- Isaiah 19:25


02-20-2011

For a recent update on Egypt, see this- US Strategy Toward Egypt





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