Monday, August 19, 2013

Stop Calling It "Foreign Aid" to Egypt!


In present discussions over Washington foreign policy and so-called "aid to Egypt," can we please stop calling it "aid to Egypt?" It's a very deceptive term to describe the yearly transfer of over a billion dollars worth of military vehicles, weapons, and equipment to Egypt's military.

That's not foreign aid. That's just sending billions of dollars worth of weapons to people in another country. The question is not, "Should we end foreign aid to Egypt." The question is, "Should Washington stop sending a billion dollars a year worth of weapons to a country that has overthrown two different governments in two years and is already killing people with the weapons Washington has already sent it?"

Answer: Yes! Stop this madness right now.