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Monday, March 12, 2012

Egypt Parliament to Consider Cutting off US aid

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's parliament moved Sunday toward a vote to order an end to more than $1 billion in U.S. aid, a reflection of tensions with Washington over the case of Americans charged with illegal activity by their pro-democracy groups.

The U.S. was angry enough over the charges against the American workers that it threatened to cut off aid to Egypt. The measure in the Islamist-dominated Egyptian parliament, probably just symbolic, showed that there is considerable anger in Cairo over charges that U.S. pressure led to interference in the judicial process.

The 508-seat chamber also voted to start the process of a no-confidence vote in the military-backed government, a move that, if successful, could spark a political crisis with just under four months left before the military is scheduled to hand over power to a civilian administration.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

They don't want our money and I don't wanna give it to them.what's the problem?

Anonymous said...

Cut the rag heads off now. That won't happen with Obama in the White House, cause he's one of them.

Anonymous said...

this is a problem? I know we would prefer to "break up" first, but in the long run we're probably better off without this relationship.

smitty240 said...

My only question is, how can we piss off more of these free-loaders?