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If ISIS Bombed Russian Airliner, It Would Draw Egypt And U.S. Military Closer Despite Human Rights Abuses

The theory that Metrojet might have been blown up by an ISIS bomb grows stronger among countries.

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Several airports stopped flights to Sinai fearing this theory. The U.S. is concerned to strengthen the Egyptian military because in case ISIS interference is proved, it would mean that ISIS is strong and intricate enough to cause greater danger: if the members of the Islamic State managed to pass through airport security and produce such tremendous blow, the whole world air traffic might be threatened.

Nevertheless, recently conducted investigations have provided some indications which could imply that the plane might have been exploded due to ignition of the fuel tank and yet there has been no evidence of any missile approaching the airship.

Unveiling the history it is easy to notice that the U.S – Egypt relations have begun to thaw: in March 2015 the embargo of U.S. combat aid on Egypt, which took place when the President of Egypt attacked Mohammed Morsi’s regime, was lifted. Despite the fact that North America still has concerns regarding democracy and human rights in Egypt, the two militaries were driven together when the U.S handed four F-16s to the Air Force of Egypt. The persistence of two countries’ relations highly pleased senior defense official.

On the next day it was disclosed that the U.S. plans to proceed with joint production of the M1A1 tank and it symbolized broken ice between Egypt and the USA which formed when America protested against combat coup of Egypt in 2013.

  In July 2015 the whole world could observe the attack of ISIS on an Egyptian navy vessel by what seemed to be an antitank missile. The incident demonstrated ISIS’ capability of serious attacks because the vessel has been reported to be set up on fire and might have exploded because of the missile.

This episode has drawn close attention to the fact that the Egyptian navy forces are located very near to the U.S. Navy and the Pascagoula, MS, supplied 4 weapon frigates to Egypt. Contemporarily six out of nine Egyptian vessels are former American boats. Regardless of the fact that American aid and cooperation weakens its message about democracy and human rights, the U.S. are grateful because Egypt is the most important defender of the Suez Canal that is, considering its location at the border of Sinai, open to ISIS attack. Thanks to this cooperation the States have the priority of passing through the canal.

To summarize, the warm connection of American and Egypt militaries is likely to form important and substantial bond on sea, land and in the air.

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