Date registered: Aug 2005
Vehicle: 1990 500 SEL, 2003 Range Rover HSE
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
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You live in the US where there is less coverage of ME news in comparison with the ME itself, right? So it's OK if you don't know that Hamas has been asking Egypt to open the Rafah border for the last 1.5 years to no avail. Egypt wants to deal with Abbas (the Fatah leader who heads the PA) not Hamas government. Mubarak Won't open the border because he doesn't want to have problems with Israel which closes all other borders, especially that he knows Israel will complain to the US who turns a blind eye to his bad governance of Egypt as long as he's a good boy, ie good to Israel. Mubarak knows what happens to bad boys like Saddam. Don't we all know?
Abbas also wants to play the good boy role, too. As head of Palestinian Authority, he should put an end to Hamas rule. He tried and failed. The latest Israeli offensive is his last hope, if it succeeds. Else, he'll be replaced by a stronger 'good boy'. Remember my words.