Skip to comments.State Department training Islamic political parties in Egypt (It's NOT party support. Nope.)
Posted on 11/04/2011 12:36:47 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
U.S. assistance to Egypt is helping political parties of all ideologies prepare for the upcoming elections -- even Islamic parties that may have anti-Western agendas.
"We don't do party support. What we do is party training.... And we do it to whoever comes," William Taylor, the State Department's director of its new office for Middle East Transitions, said in a briefing with reporters today. "Sometimes, Islamist parties show up, sometimes they don't. But it has been provided on a nonpartisan basis, not to individual parties."
The programs, contracted through the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) and the International Republican Institute (IRI), include helping political parties in Egypt conduct polling, provide constituent services, and prepare for election season. NDI's chairwoman is former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. IRI's chairman is Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)
Taylor said that none of the U.S. funding that has gone to election preparation is coordinated or vetted through the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), which assumed power after the overthrow of former President Hosni Mubarak.
"It absolutely does not go to the SCAF," he said, noting that the Egyptian military still receives billions in military aid from the United States.
(Excerpt) Read more at thecable.foreignpolicy.com ...
Who needs foreign enemies? We got plenty here already.
Something smells in Foggy Bottom and the Senate.. or is it just me?
Why is McCain involved? Tony Podesta was a lobbyist for Egypt in the past to get US aid. John Podesta is now advising Hillary and the state department. Soros influence.
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Hillary passin’ wind.
>>”noting that the Egyptian military still receives billions in military aid from the United States.”<<
Click on “play video” in the link below to watch a recently broadcast program in Australia on Egypt now. It is called “revolution hijacked”.