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  1. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Well, there’s a couple of Billion $$ a year in foreign aid we should be able to save, and put towards OUR infrastructure!
    The military wants to take over and run Egypt? Let THEM pay for everything!

  2. landshark67

    landshark67 said, 9 months ago

    I was reading an article about how most of the military aid we send them is actually spent on american arms. It said Egypt has a contract to purchase 1200 Abrams tanks. That should ease Israeli worries.

  3. SFLoridan

    SFLoridan said, 9 months ago

    @Omnius

    Omnius, this is nothing but pure selfish agenda. Morsi was democratically elected, and the Army deposed him because they did not like the path he was taking, because he (or at least his party) might have become more powerful than the Army like in Iran. For all the muted noise the US is making against the coup, it’s evident that they too prefer a democracy of a different type where the elected government is more pro-USA. Which essentially means not a true democracy. Now in Egypt and anywhere else in the world, Islamic parties will know that even political and democratic success will not get them anywhere, so why bother?

    Is that what we want?

  4. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    The only problem here is, simply, do the Egyptian people really WANT – or even care about – OUR VERSION of what “ought to be” THEIR “Arab Spring”?


    What about Westerners trying to "cram THEIR . . . agenda(s) down the throats of all . . . (other parts of the world)? That didn’t seem to work out too well, way back when Alexander the Great wound up losing his a$$ in Afghanistan. Nor are the British, Russian, and any, and all, other Western Nations’ attempts at Empire all that much of a successful example, throughout history.


    Or, does that being us to Lord Acton’s other trenchant observation: “The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history”?


    And, just out of curiosity, what about the “Arabs” trying to “cram their” sharia law, and religious agenda down the throats of the rest of the world – by way of terrorism, jihad, etc.? Whose “Spring” is . . . “sprung”,. perhaps?


    There is something of a definition concerning what doing the same thing over, and over, and over and . . . again, and again, and . . . in hopes of different results signifies, and/or amounts to. Does it apply to BOTH EAST AND WEST?

  5. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release said, 9 months ago

    @landshark67

    That’s how arms dealers make their bread. They sell weapons to the enemy and then they sell weapons to us. This way perpetual armed conflict is all but guaranteed.

  6. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 9 months ago

    @Omnius

    What ?

  7. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 9 months ago

    Can we get some of those billions of dollars that we borrowed from the Chinese back?Obama has some Islamic extremists in Syria that he wants to support.

  8. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 9 months ago

    Start with Stratfor.


    The population of Egypt went from 20 million in 1960 to 80 million today, so Egypt can no longer feed itself, but relies on handouts. And the handouts aren’t enough.


    Mubarak took enough for himself and his friends and left the rest of Egypt starving, so we had the ’11 riots that led to the free and fair election of Morsi. Who then took enough for himself and his friends and left the rest of Egypt starving, so we had the ’13 riots that led to the deposition of Morsi.


    The goal of the US SHOULD be to try to stabilise Egypt. Which means continuing the $1.5 billion in foreign aid. And (ideally) increasing the foreign aid, with some conditions such as free and fair elections ASAP.

  9. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    A significant part of the aid given to Egypt is for our ships to get priority to pass through the Suez Canal.

  10. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 9 months ago

    The Egyptian military toppled a dictator (Mubarak) and a religious madman (Morsi). What else can you ask of them? In contrast: in the 80s the U.S. “invaded” countries like Panama and Grenada. Honor, truth, integrity much?

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