Egypt, still think that they are in the times of the Pharaons and that they are the liders of the Middle East. Their ego is as big as their abysmal reality. When a Lady Minister tells them to get their act together and do a better job with the supervision of the arms smuggling, they feel "offended". Maybe it's their inferiority complex. I suppose that now that also the $$$$ are in play, they will "suddenly" get much more "active" and "succesfull" in their endeavours to stop the smuggling.
Egypt to hold parliamentary election in 2 phases starting Oct 18-19 (Reuters)
from the article: Egypt FM: Pro-Israeli lobby is harming our relations with U.S.