Message to one diktator re another

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

F.A.Q. on U.S. Aid to Egypt: Where Does the Money Go—And Who Decides How It’s Spent? - ProPublica

If Mubarak falls from power in Egypt and the Mozlem Brotherhood are allowed to take power, will America continue to fund Egyptian armaments?
Here’s a 2009 U.S. embassy cable recently released by WikiLeaks: 
"President Mubarak and military leaders view our military assistance program as the cornerstone of our mil-mil relationship and consider the USD 1.3 billion in annual FMF as "untouchable compensation" for making and maintaining peace with Israel. The tangible benefits to our mil-mil relationship are clear: Egypt remains at peace with Israel, and the U.S. military enjoys priority access to the Suez Canal and Egyptian airspace."

1 comment:

  1. How humiliating it is, that Egypt demands 'compensation' for peace. The compensation was supposed to be not being destroyed by Israel.

    That Aswan dam would look mighty fine with a tidal wave coming out of it. It would also be the first bath most Egyptians had in, well... ever.