SUBJ EGYPTIAN PREZ HAS NEW CAREER
(MOMBASA)--WA Post has just learned of the generosity of the Egyptian President's most gracious gift to the Saudi royal family. Under the guise of a purported "maritime demarcation accord", President Abdel Fatah Sisi has handed over two islands in the Red Sea, uninhabited, at least for now, Tiran and Sanafir.
It was probably connected in part to the on-again, off-again bridge that has been on the drawing board since the Eighties to connect the Arab nations and the recent visit to Cairo of King Salman of Saudi Arabia.
How does the Egyptian man in the square react to this great island giveaway? By marching in the streets by the thousands, demanding the liquidation of the government, hundreds arrested,
Telegraph.co.uk - 8 hours ago
Sisi's government announced last week the signing of a maritime demarcation accord that put the uninhabited Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir, which lie between Saudi Arabia and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, in Saudi waters, prompting an outcry in ...
Blueprints are already being drawn up in Riyadh for palatial mansions to be placed on the islands to better serve the needs of Saudi royalty and think of all the jobs that will be created to build these opulent oceanfront villas. The bridge? Oh yes, well that too, in due time, but first, the needs of the monarchs need to be addressed.
But wait, there's more, following a brief stop in the Philippines, General el-Sisi is currently in negotiations with Beijing to secure the Spratly and Paracel Islands for the Reds and there's even talk of throwing in Taiwan to seal the deal. Next, the General plans to trade Malta for Capri and Corsica and with a little luck, a deal could be worked out for the Azores.
It's a whole new career for the budding island robbing General, mainly because he may soon be out of his current position as POTE.
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