Egypt To Try 19 Americans For 'Banned Activities'...

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    Obama's new buddies in Egpyt are awesome huh? Man, they deserve more $Billions in American Tax Dollars.


    Egypt to try 43 NGO workers, including 19 Americans, over funds.


    Ignoring a stern U.S. threat, Egypt on Sunday referred 43 NGO workers, including 19 Americans, to trial before a criminal court for allegedly using illegal foreign funds to foment unrest.

    The decision marked a sharp escalation of the dispute between Cairo and Washington over Egypt‘s crackdown on U.S.-funded groups promoting democracy and human rights. The two countries have been close allies for more than three decades, but the campaign against the organizations has angered Washington and jeopardized the $1.5 billion in aid Egypt is set to receive from the U.S. this year.

    On Saturday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton warned Egypt‘s foreign minister that failure to resolve the dispute may lead to the loss of American aid. The Egyptian minister, Mohammed Amr, responded Sunday by saying the government cannot interfere in the work of the judiciary.

    “We are doing our best to contain this but … we cannot actually exercise any influence on the investigating judges right now when it comes to the investigation,” Mr. Amr told reporters at a security conference in Munich.

    Among the Americans sent to trial is Sam LaHood, the head of the Egypt office of the Washington-based International Republican Institute and the son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. Five Serbs, two Germans and three non-Egyptian Arab nationals are also among those referred to trial.

    All 43 have been banned from leaving the country. A date has yet to be set for the start of the trial.


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    Egypt. On the cusp of marching boldly back to the 7th Century.
     
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    Aren't the Americans hiding in the Embassy? If so how does Egypt plan to get them to come out?

    We should cut aid and threaten retaliation.
     
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    Of course!

    Whatever were we thinking!?
     
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    Congrats President Obama!
     
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    Yup, and we're paying for it. :(
     
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    "We" in this case is the current Administration.

    Seriously. Does anybody imagine that the present occupant of the Oval Office is EVER going to order any action against Egypt?
     
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    And there are plenty of good reasons to believe that maybe we shouldn't be.

    But this is one of those areas where (I believe) we happen to be in nearly complete agreement.
     
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    Get rid of our allies,bring on the ottoman empire again!!!
    OBAMA IS OUR SULTAN!!!!
     
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