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Egypt to try 43 NGO workers, including 19 Americans, over funds
Washington Times ^ | Feb 5, 2012 | Hamza Hendawi and Maggie Michael, AP

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: americansarrested; arabspring; egypt; egyptaid; egyptngo; egypttrials; islamist; muslimbrotherhood; ngo; obama
Obama can be proud, he supported and "regime change" in Egypt, and called for Mubarak's resignation, our long-time ally and friend.

Read also: Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and its record of double talk

1 posted on 02/05/2012 8:56:16 AM PST by Innovative
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To: Innovative

Obama set to speed aid to Egypt, official says

http://www.egyptindependent.com/node/620591

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.


2 posted on 02/05/2012 9:00:06 AM PST by Innovative (Weakness is provocative.)
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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.


3 posted on 02/05/2012 9:05:17 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Innovative.


4 posted on 02/05/2012 9:15:44 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

All the years of community organizing has provided the strategic expertise for such moments. Elections reap what they sow.


5 posted on 02/05/2012 9:25:12 AM PST by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: Innovative
US efforts to "democratize" other countries is old. The Congressionally-funded organizations that do this "community organizing" were kicked out of Russia, on a law that forbids foreign money from taking up political activism. See "National Endowment for Democracy."

November 6, 2005 post in the wake of Russia kicking Americans out; follow links for lots of information.

6 posted on 02/05/2012 9:40:52 AM PST by Cboldt
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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.


7 posted on 02/05/2012 9:40:52 AM PST by BobL (I don't care about his past - Newt will BRING THE FIGHT to Obama)
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To: Innovative
Mubarak... our long-time ally and friend.

'Client', maybe. I doubt he harbors all that many warm fuzzies for the US.

8 posted on 02/05/2012 10:46:28 AM PST by Grut
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To: Innovative

Day 10 of the Egyptian Obama hostage crisis.


9 posted on 02/05/2012 10:55:36 AM PST by eCSMaster (Excommunicate evildoers)
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To: Innovative; All

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?


10 posted on 02/05/2012 11:31:37 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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11 posted on 02/05/2012 11:43:48 AM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Innovative

Yet another job that “Americans’ won’t do” (prosecuting NGOs of the new, bipartisan political class).


12 posted on 02/05/2012 1:58:20 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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