Skip to comments.Egypt to try 43 NGO workers, including 19 Americans, over funds
Posted on 02/05/2012 8:56:03 AM PST by Innovative
Egyptian investigating judges on Sunday referred 43 NGO workers, including 19 Americans, to trial before a criminal court for allegedly being involved in banned activities and illegally receiving foreign funds.
The decision is likely to further sour relations between Egypt's military rulers and the United States, the Arab nation's chief western backer for more than 30 years.
The referral is the latest development in a long-running row between Washington and Cairo over an Egyptian crackdown on U.S.-funded groups promoting democracy and human rights.
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Obama set to speed aid to Egypt, official says
Jan 26, 2012
US President Barack Obama plans to accelerate the pace of American aid to Egypt, a top State Department official said ...
Undersecretary of State Robert Hormats, part of a US delegation that held unprecedented talks last week with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, said Washington wanted to provide “more immediate benefits” to Egyptians, who earlier this month conducted their first democratic elections in decades.
If you were wondering how weak and disrespected the current POTUS is just imagine a US president who cannot get the son of a cabinet member out of a foreign country. Especially a country we are giving billions in foreign aid to. It truly boggles the mind.
All the years of community organizing has provided the strategic expertise for such moments. Elections reap what they sow.
November 6, 2005 post in the wake of Russia kicking Americans out; follow links for lots of information.
I’m glad one of them is LaHood’s son. Maybe the old man will spend less time trying to figure out how to shove toll roads down our throats and how to tax us by each mile we drive, and rather start spending some time thinking about his family...probably for the first time in his life.
'Client', maybe. I doubt he harbors all that many warm fuzzies for the US.
Day 10 of the Egyptian Obama hostage crisis.
Is he going to be collateral damage so Egypt can show how evil U.S. is? Or is 0bie’s bunch this weak not able to get the kid out?
Yet another job that “Americans’ won’t do” (prosecuting NGOs of the new, bipartisan political class).