The U.S. continues to pour gobs of foreign aid into propping up the most ruthless regimes on the planet. Why? Because most of the foreign aid comes right back to defense contractors. Human oppression is very profitable.
As the U.S. State Department prepares to waive democracy requirements and release as much as $1.3 billion in aid to Egypt, a new Gallup poll shows that the majority of Egyptians would rather cozy up to countries like Iran and Turkey than embrace the United States. Congress passed legislation in 2011 that tied funding in Egypt to progress on democracy and human rights issues. The law, however, also included a waiver provision that allows the state department to overlook the requirement if it is necessary for “national security interests.”
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