Christian Science Monitor quotes Rafik Hariri Center Nonresident Fellow Mohamed Eljarh on Egypt’s role in current turmoil in Libya:
“They can move freely in those areas and they can seek help there,” says Mohamed Eljarh, a nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. According to Mr. Eljarh, militant networks are also entangled with those of people smugglers, who provide forged visas and passports to the militants for a fee.
Egypt has strenuously denied both claims, though that hasn’t convinced all observers. “It’s no surprise that the Egyptians and their allies are doing this in a very secretive and ambiguous way,” says Mr Eljarh. “They have signed formal agreements to say that they will not intervene. But Egypt will not sit idle while its own national security is being threatened by what is going on in Libya.”