LA Times: “A joint military force should be created to defend Arab nations, Egypt’s president said Saturday.
President Abdel Fattah Sisi made his comments at a summit of Arab leaders in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, where the escalating conflict in Yemen was top of the agenda.
“The challenges are grave,” he told the Arab leaders. “It is a huge responsibility, heavy and burdensome.”
Opinion: Our post on October 31, 2014 regarding the absence of US leadership and the rise of Vladimir Putin: “We have said it so many times – nature abhors a vacuum. A job opening appeared in the global consciousness. The world was looking for new leadership, since the US president abdicated that position.”
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