Friday, April 6, 2012

Maybe it’s time to re-evaluate US aid to Egypt

Bikya Masr

"CAIRO: The United States is not highly-regarded in Egypt these days, in fact resentment seems pretty universal—from liberals, conservatives, secular and religious, rich and poor.

What is interesting about this growing animosity is that Egyptians have long known America’s role in propping up Mubarak’s corrupt, repressive regime. But not until the revolution did they seem to begin to publically parse its meaning. This is when American-made canisters of tear gas were smashing into crowds of unarmed protestors and American-manufactured military hardware had turned Cairo’s downtown streets into a war zone......"

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