Analysis Egyptian Army Caught Between Rock of Terrorism and Hard Place of Religion

Al-Sisi will have to fend off terrorists while preserving the army’s legitimacy and allaying the suspicions of Bedouin leaders. Israel could see some shrapnel as well.

The Egyptian army looks like the little Dutch boy in Mary Mapes Dodge’s story “The Silver Skates” who plugs a dike with his finger to prevent a flood. Except in this case, the tiny hole in the dike is replaced by two fronts threatening to come crashing with a mighty boom.