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US House Blocks Obama Administrationís Plan to Send $450 Million to Egypt
The Blaze ^ | September 29, 2012 | Jason Howerton

Posted on 09/29/2012 3:17:22 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — The Obama administration’s plan to transfer $450 million in cash to Egypt hit a roadblock Friday as a top House committee chairwoman blocked the move, saying it warrants further review.

Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, said the State Department had notified Congress of plans to move the money to the new government of President Mohammed Morsi as Cairo struggles economically. The money is part of the nearly $1 billion in debt relief that President Barack Obama had promised the Muslim Brotherhood-controlled Egypt earlier this year.

“This proposal comes to Congress at a point when the U.S.-Egypt relationship has never been under more scrutiny, and rightly so,” the chairwoman of the Appropriations subcommittee on foreign operations said in a statement. “I am not convinced of the urgent need for this assistance and I cannot support it at this time. … I have placed a hold on these funds.”

The relationship between the United States and Egypt has been rocky since the overthrow of U.S. ally President Hosni Mubarak last year. The Egyptian government angered Washington when it cracked down on numerous democracy advocates and groups, including three U.S.-funded nongovernmental organizations, earlier this year.

It also doesn’t help matters that Morsi has promised to push the U.S. to release convicted radical Islamist terrorist Omar Abdel Rahman, also known as the “Blind Sheikh.” In fact, when he was elected, Morsi called the Blind Sheikh’s release a matter of great importance to him.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: embassymurders; middleeast; mohammedmorsi; obamaappeasement
Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas [Appropriations subcommittee chairwoman on foreign operations] "I have placed a hold on these funds.”


Congresswoman Kay Granger stands at attention with Commanders Randy Blankenship, left, and Warren Cupps
for the opening of the commissioning ceremony for the USS Fort Worth in Galveston, Texas on Saturday September 22, 2012.
(Star-Telegram/Ron T. Ennis)


A large crowd was on hand for the commissioning ceremony of the USS Fort Worth in Galveston, Texas on Saturday, September 22, 2012.
(Star-Telegram/Ron T. Ennis)

1 posted on 09/29/2012 3:17:33 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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July 14, 2012 - "US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi share a laugh at the Presidential Palace in Cairo on Saturday. (photo credit: AP/Maya Alleruzzo)" US will not interfere in Egypt’s internal affairs, US secretary of state tells newly-elected Egyptian president
2 posted on 09/29/2012 3:19:04 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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Egypt leader demands US aid, censorship, plus end to Israel ‘occupation’ "Egypt’s new Islamist President Mohammed Morsi on Wednesday used his first speech at the United Nations to demand curbs on Western free speech rights and “an end to all forms of occupation of Arab lands.”
3 posted on 09/29/2012 3:23:56 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Since when does “debt relief” mean more hand-outs? It usually means that a country that is trying to repay its debts to us have forgiveness of part of that debt.

If Obama and Hilary want to help fund the Muslim Brotherhood, let them send their own money. Not one dime of money we have to borrow from China on our children and grandchildren’s credit card should go to those who will try to kill them.


4 posted on 09/29/2012 3:30:50 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Bless you Rep. Granger. Good to know there’s at least one patriot in the House.


5 posted on 09/29/2012 3:35:33 AM PDT by circlecity
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Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas [Appropriations subcommittee chairwoman on foreign operations] "I have placed a hold on these funds.”

B. Hussein Obummer can just issue an executive order to block the block and give his Muslim Brothers the half billion. With Barry in charge, no extortion demands would be unpaid, regardless of any Congressional block. Geithner can just print it without any accountability. Resistance is futile.


6 posted on 09/29/2012 3:41:40 AM PDT by goron (Let's get this done!)
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To: txrefugee
Bill and Hillary and Huma and Anthony "As Bill Clinton once again takes center stage at the Democratic National Convention, let's amuse ourselves by screening the vilest soap opera in American history: Bill and Hillary and Huma and Anthony.

This one's got it all: two sham marriages, sexual perversions, and national treachery at the highest level. Naturally, the "mainstream media" refuses to inform you of it, but that's why I'm here...................."

__________________________

Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi Stands Firm at the Clinton Global Initiative - "Speaking to a crowd of high-powered politicians, Hollywood celebrities, and CEOs at the Clinton Global Initiative in the wake of violent protests across the Middle East, the country’s new president asked for understanding—and money."

7 posted on 09/29/2012 3:42:32 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Good and I support Hilary. Let’s stop interfering in Egypt’s internal affairs. Let them earn their own money by welcoming tourists, developing a market economy and engaging in free trade. End foreign aid aka bribery to foreign leaders.


8 posted on 09/29/2012 4:00:47 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: txrefugee
If Obama and Hilary want to help fund the Muslim Brotherhood, let them send their own money. Not one dime of money we have to borrow from China on our children and grandchildren’s credit card should go to those who will try to kill them.

AMEN!!!!!

The Muslim Brotherhood is not our friend...they may be Obama's friends, but the United States should not give them one thin dime. Obama must GO!

9 posted on 09/29/2012 4:02:19 AM PDT by yoe (Vote for the Real American whose love for his country was NEVER in question.)
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Haven’t heard one word from Boehner on this.

Is he really the Speaker?


10 posted on 09/29/2012 4:09:51 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

I looked into this a week ago...I don’t think the money transfer can be stopped.


11 posted on 09/29/2012 4:21:46 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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"The Obama administration’s plan to transfer $450 million in cash to Egypt ... "


Color me stoopid, but I thought there is no "cash", and that all transactions these days are administrative computer strokes.

And if it's true about the cash ... what form is it?

Dollars?

Gold?

And how do you transport this stuff ... airplane?

Boat?

Transmolecular alchemy ?

12 posted on 09/29/2012 4:34:33 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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Once again, it’s a woman who shows strength. Our GOP men are castrati.


13 posted on 09/29/2012 4:37:32 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: yoe

obama is the muslim sword hanging over our heads. If reelected, he will finish the job of decapitating America.


14 posted on 09/29/2012 4:47:55 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: Sacajaweau

IMO , which isn’t worth a quarter. sending money to Egypt at this time is akin to Treason.


15 posted on 09/29/2012 4:50:04 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: goron

I realize you are probably correct about Hussein and Getmore printing more money and bypassing the will of the people.

But, in your heart of hearts you know we must keep the resistance up and never quit.


16 posted on 09/29/2012 4:50:43 AM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: MestaMachine
obama is the muslim sword hanging over our heads. If reelected, he will finish the job of decapitating America.

VERY well said! Quotable.

17 posted on 09/29/2012 5:53:22 AM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The U.S. should transfer those funds. Egypt needs the cash. They have a debilitating shortage of cross beams they use for crucifixions. This money can alleviate that pressure.


18 posted on 09/29/2012 6:14:24 AM PDT by stevem
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To: Venturer

He’s still down for his nap.


19 posted on 09/29/2012 6:16:44 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: eartick

” in your heart of hearts you know we must keep the resistance up and never quit.”

....of course I realize that DHS bought 450,000,000 hollow point ammo (banned by the Geneva Convention) to elimate the ‘resistance’. I’m starting to think that we are the rapture..


20 posted on 09/30/2012 3:48:28 AM PDT by goron (Let's get this done!)
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“we are in the rapture”....I tend to agree with you on that part


21 posted on 09/30/2012 4:20:31 AM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

They shouldn’t get another cent.

This is what Egypt is about now:

http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/6707.htm


22 posted on 09/30/2012 9:19:18 AM PDT by HollyB
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