Do not blame your failure here on the Egyptian case
The Egyptian deal is still there
There has been no official statement regarding the cancellation of the purchase, but pressure from the US is intense so I rather think the deal is not cancelled simply because if they did cancel it they would say so because that would get the US off their back even if it would disappoint the Russians I am pretty sure the Russians understand the position Egypt is in.
The US are nasty vindictive bastards so you need to be very careful when you go up against them because they have lots of strings to pull and lots of allies who are your enemies that can do nasty things too.
They have no morals or ethics and will happily block your access to medicine or food or a range of other things and watch your cancer patients die or your children die.
Madeline Allbright was interviewed about the 600K Iraqi children that died because of US sanctions and she just brushed it off as a necessary thing to ensure continued US access to Iraqi oil.
This is the sort of scum Egypt and the world is dealing with.
It is not like any one else in the US jumped up and down and said that was terrible... no major politician gave a crap.
They are all bastards.
But it is important to keep your head down and avoid the attention of such bastards so they may have put delivery on hold for a period and later when something else is upsetting the US they can get delivery of their new aircraft.
Do not talk about things in which you are insulted
It is people who don't say they are annoyed at the horrible double standard from the US... free market.... democracy all that bullshit they talk about being important and completely ignore or openly break the rules of in their own international dealings, that are enabling them to simply continue doing so.
Something new is happening though... countries in Africa and Asia are calling the west out for their bullshit and turning to Russia and China and BRICS for an alternative that can supply the technology they need and the skills they need and the money and support and development their countries need to grow and develop and get to where many western countries have been for such a long time on the theft from the rest of the world.
Africa doesn't want to become a colonial power and a thief... they want a comfortable living and lifestyle by earning it through honest labour and fair prices for their products and raw materials.
I see that you cry a lot. Is this because of your difficult situation? I pity you
That is just rude.
Unlike some who do cry a lot here, when an Orc attack is successful... or just appears to be successful... they demand this person and that person be fired because obviously they should be able to anticipate anything their enemy might be doing against any and every Russian target... those people deserve a bit of a slap because they are hysterical children who don't seem to understand the real world.
Gomig-21 on the other hand was excited by Egypt getting Su-35s and all the delays and talk of US sanctions and CAASTA has led him to think it is not going to happen... well I can't say categorically that he is wrong... can you?
But even if it was cancelled then it is only a matter of time before they do order aircraft because it would be silly thinking America will sell them decent aircraft any time soon or even at a reasonable price. US aircraft and weapons are extortion. A protection racket where the actual protection is a promise... you can bet Kiev thought the US would come roaring in to save them or at least fast track them into HATO to protect them from the Russians, but after spending the better part of a decade goading Kiev to poke the bear, a year and a half ago the bear responded and the US and HATO have not helped at all. In fact their ammo and weapon and money deliveries have only prolonged the attack and made the damage the Bear is causing rather a lot worse that it would have been.
And small correction on the Algerian MiG-29SMT was that when they were due for overhauls of certain systems, they found Israeli electronic parts in them and that's when they took a fit and decided that was not part of the deal, hence the change. They should've known better (the Algerians, that is) and that it shouldn't have been such a devastating surprise.
That is interesting... the story I read was that they claimed they were expecting brand new build fuselages, but the airframes they got had been sitting in a factory for a while... they hadn't been used, but were not brand new production... which I thought was rather petty.
Of course the real reason they rejected them was because Sukhoi offered to sell to them Su-30s for the same purchase price, so any technical reason to reject the MiGs had to be found...
Ironic because the MiG-29SMT was supposed to be cheaper to operate than the larger Flanker family, so you could operate larger numbers of them without it costing too much... over the life of a military aircraft like a fighter you are probably looking at doubling or tripling the purchase price in terms of operational costs and of course upgrades and improvements which can include new radar and engines etc etc etc, so the Su-30 will be rather more expensive to own than the MiG.