The importance of Egypt is well spoken. The Middle East is impacted and bound by the three largest countries of Iran, Turkey, and Egypt. The populations among these three have been pawns for thousands of years.
America is once again meddling in a foreign mystic. Egypt is a country of 80 million souls. Until the Arab invasion Coptic Christians were in the great majority. Today, between 15% and 20% of the 80 million population is Christian.