The US is broke financially. It is time for this past superpower to start sharing responsibility for world peace with its allies. Now that the EU has grown to encompass most of Europe, American involvement in the EU backyard is actually impeding their own growth, like an adult child who remains infantilized when Mom keeps taking all responsibility. The US should leave the Mediterranean protection business to Europe and get the Sixth Fleet dismantled. It will be enough for it to take care of the Persian Gulf with its necessary oil supply. It will also be good for all the little sucklings of the Med basin to grow up and support themselves. Israel is not as mired in debt as the US and does not need US welfare payments. Egypt should also learn to handle itself.
Several injured after Jerusalem protest march against Al-Aqsa restrictions dispersed (Haaretz)
from the article: Egypt warns U.S. not to link military aid to democratic transition