Wherever you look in the chaos of Egypt today, the finger points at one man Sisi, and one institution the Egyptian army. It is he and it, not "foreign hands" which are at the epicenter of the country's instability.
Now onto the film itself. When I tell you that a film based on voice recordings and archival photography, interwoven with touching cinematic portraits of the soldiers today can indeed be a spellbinding masterpiece, believe me.
President Jimmy Carter soothed some of the Egyptian concerns by arranging the Sadat-Begin Treaty, which restored the Sinai to Egyptian control. But then he failed to interfere with the return of the Ayatollah to Iran, an error by which we are still victimized.
Egypt and Russia are far from strangers. For twenty years, the two countries were the closest of allies. But in the early 1970s, President Anwar Sadat ordered 20,000 Soviet military advisers out of Egypt.
In the 37 years since this "victory," the Arabs have been unable to persuade Israel to agree to the Arab Peace Initiative and have become absolutely impotent to prevent it from continuing the construction of settlements.