The issue of the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is about to destabilize the world, and the international community is ignoring the Egyptian people’s right to water, and Egypt’s patience towards the extremism of Ethiopia is running out.
Africa – After 10 years of arduous negotiations Egypt and Sudan waged with Ethiopia, amid clear Ethiopian manipulation and intransigence, and Ethiopia’s bad faith towards the Egyptian people, Ethiopia is still going ahead with its unilateral measures regarding the Renaissance Dam that it is building on the sources of the Nile River, ignoring all Egyptian attempts to reach a binding agreement. Concerning the safety of the dam, which threatens the lives of 150 million citizens in Egypt and Sudan, and continues to deny Egypt’s water reserves, ignoring international agreements.
Egypt, which suffers from severe water poverty, tried by all ways with Ethiopia to reach a fair and binding agreement, but its attempts failed for 10 years, which puts Egypt in front of an inevitable choice, which is the military option, as the Ethiopian dam represents an existential threat to the entire state of Egypt, as stated by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, who has repeatedly emphasized that prejudice to Egypt’s water is a red line, and Sisi has indicated that the Horn of Africa and the Middle East will witness unprecedented tension and instability, if Ethiopia submits to the second filling of the dam.
Ethiopia is playing with fire
At a time when Ethiopia is suffering from a horrific civil war, the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Nobel Peace Prize winner Abi Ahmed, launched it against one of the regions of Ethiopia, the Tigray region, in which the forces of Abi Ahmed, supported by Eritrean forces, carried out genocide, rape and horrific war crimes against the Tigray people Because of the Tigrayans’ rejection of the democratic coup of Abi Ahmed Ali and the postponement of the elections year after year.
With the approaching new election date in Ethiopia, Abi Ahmed insists on stirring up unrest with Egypt, trying to create an external enemy to win the votes of the electorate in the so-called upcoming elections.
Egypt is a mighty regional power
It seems that the new Egypt, with Sisi, is determined to preserve its water rights, and is preparing to fiercely defend the waters of the Nile, so when will the international community realize that the time has come to stand by Egypt to obtain its rights by peaceful means? And when did he leave the United States, that if Egypt cries, everyone will cry?
The shaky and late American role
During the Trump era, his administration hosted negotiations between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan, and after everything was agreed upon, Egypt and Sudan signed and Ethiopia withdrew before the signing, and the US President stated at the time that no one could blame Egypt if it acted.
It also appears that the Biden administration is not serious in pressuring Ethiopia to stop war crimes in the Tigrayans, and also to stop the escalation of the conflict with Egypt. The position of the Biden administration, which is laden with hatred towards the Egyptian president, is ambiguous, insensitive, and does not take into account the interests of the peoples of the region, and also strikes the interests of America in the killing.
Egypt holds the reins of the Middle East
Without firing a single shot, Egypt won the battle of Libya, and achieved all its goals to the degree of distinction, and Sisi was able to hold Erdogan and Turkey to its knees, not to mention a large number of files, which Egypt resolves in its favor with the full mark.
Sisi did not only develop the military capabilities of the Egyptian army, in the early days of his rule, Sisi’s interest was focused on protecting Egypt from the fourth generation wars, and it is certain that Sisi’s military genius established his arsenal for the fourth generation wars, as the Egyptian farmers extended to reach files that were far away from him in the old days.