“U.S. vows to cut $1.5B in aid to Egypt over trials
By Oren Dorell, USA TODAY
CAIRO – Members of Egypt’s newly elected government refused to back off from charges that 19 Americans and several other foreigners are aiding violent protests and will be tried. The United States called it an illegitimate crackdown on foreign groups known as non-governmental organization or NGO’s.
Altogether, 43 people face trials over illegally operating in Egypt and receiving funds from abroad without permission from Egyptian authorities for their human rights and pro-democracy efforts. Egypt charges that they fund and support anti-government protests. The groups deny that.”
Note by me: ( RGS )
Why are we giving 1.5 BILLION AMERICAN TAXPAYER DOLLARS TO EGYPT ANYWAY?
1.5 BILLION A YEAR ??????? What is the matter with us? Let’s go rescue the 43 people, keep our money and forget about Egypt. I, for one, am tired of all foreign aid money going to solidify friendships that would not be there, but for the money. IT IS TIME WE TOOK CARE OF HOME FIRST.