On the same day Bradley Manning is sentenced to 35 years in prison the former murderous dictator of Egypt has been ordered to be released from prison by an Egyptian court. No good deed goes unpunished nor bad deed rewarded, or so it appears.
|By: Jon Walker Monday August 19, 2013 2:05 pm|
A majority of Americans want the United States to cut off military aid to Egypt in light of recent developments. By a nearly a two-to-one margin Americans would prefer to see the aid cut off.
|By: DSWright Monday August 19, 2013 6:45 am|
As the death toll from the crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt climbs past 800 people, new allegations have emerged that prisoners are being killed in custody by the military government. A charge the government has had difficulty disputing.
|By: CTuttle Friday August 16, 2013 7:00 pm|
Now, besides McCain and Graham demanding a halt, it seems Leahy is also calling for cuts…\
|By: Jon Walker Friday August 16, 2013 8:35 am|
The justification for spending over a billion dollars a year on military aid to Egypt is that the money somehow gives us leverage. The recent events in Egypt show that our lever is basically just an expensive wet noodle without a fulcrum.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday August 15, 2013 8:45 am|
The big takeaway from President Obama’s address on the situation in Egypt is that he still isn’t cutting off aid. While Obama did cancel a planned joint military exercise, the billions in American aid will keep flowing to the military that now controls the government. Cutting off aid is the leverage the administration has in Egypt but it is a tool that can only be used once.
|By: DSWright Thursday August 15, 2013 6:45 am|
Egypt has declared a state of emergency as the death toll in clashes between the Egyptian Military and the Muslim Brotherhood has climbed from 95 to over 500 dead. Many of those dead were killed by Egyptian security forces while protesting against the removal of President Mohamed Morsi.
|By: DSWright Wednesday August 14, 2013 9:25 am|
The “non-coup” coup by the Egyptian military of democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi initiated an increasingly destructive standoff between the military and the Muslim Brotherhood. Demonstrations by the Muslim Brotherhood have often ended in bloodshed as a crackdown by the military seems to have only exacerbated the situation. Now the conflict has enveloped Egypt’s capital city with a reported 95 people being killed today.
|By: CTuttle Friday August 9, 2013 7:00 pm|
The Yemenis’ are none-too-thrilled… Yemenis call U.S. drone strikes an overreaction to al Qaida threat.
|By: DSWright Monday July 29, 2013 6:35 am|
The Egyptian Military has opened fire on protesters supporting the recently deposed president, killing at least 72 people. The protests come in the wake of the military coup that removed freely elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, who remains under arrest. In the aftermath of the coup the military has initiated a crackdown on Morsi supporters, especially those with connections to Morsi’s political party and religious organization, the Muslim Brotherhood.