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Obama Pushes Emergency Aid... For Egypt

By GOPUSA Staff

The country -- whose citizens attacked our embassy on September 11, 2012, burned our flag, and hoisted an al Qaeda-looking flag in its place -- wants aid. And Barack Obama wants to give it to them. Obama is requesting an emergency cash grant of $450 million to the Muslim Brotherhood government of Egypt.

The New York Times reports that Obama's aid request has "immediately encountered resistance from a prominent lawmaker."

The aid is part of the $1 billion in assistance that the Obama administration has pledged to Egypt to bolster its transition to democracy after the overthrow last year of the former president, Hosni Mubarak. Its fate, however, was clouded by concerns over the new government's policies and, more recently, the protests that damaged the American Embassy in Cairo.

The United States Agency for International Development notified Congress of the cash infusion on Friday morning during the pre-election recess, promptly igniting a smoldering debate over foreign aid and the administration's handling of crises in the Islamic world.

An influential Republican lawmaker, Representative Kay Granger of Texas, immediately announced that she would use her position as chairwoman of the House appropriations subcommittee overseeing foreign aid to block the distribution of the money. She said the American relationship with Egypt "has never been under more scrutiny" than it is in the wake of the election of President Mohamed Morsi, a former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Now is the time that all foreign aid should be reevaluated. We don't have enough money to pay for our own governmental services, and yet we continue to dole out borrowed money to other countries? That doesn't make any sense. It makes a lot less sense when those countries burn American flags and attack our embassies.

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  1. BillzillaComment by Billzilla
    October 1, 2012 @ 1:29 pm

    Finally! Someone in Congress with the courage to stand up and say no. It’ll be interesting to see if she’s pressured to say yes and give the money to Egypt.

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    • clarkentComment by clarkent
      October 1, 2012 @ 7:10 pm

      @billzilla: I agree. However we need more to stand up and oppose what this Administration is doing.

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    • sirodComment by sirod
      October 2, 2012 @ 1:33 pm

      Why are we giving borrowed money to foreign countries that hate us while we pass on the debt from the borrowed money to our future generations? It makes no sense to borrow money to give away while we are going broke. If I ran my home like our government runs our country, I would be a homeless and broke street person by now. The same principles apply to our country. This whole concept needs to be restructured. The money we give to our government should not be squandered. It should be used to get us out of debt first.
      I often wonder if our government employees (president, senators, congressmen, representatives, etc.) ever think about how hard the average citizen had to work to earn the money they toss around on foolishness. We have too much taxation without proper representation. I hope we get a new crowd in control this November. One thing is for sure, they can’t possibly mess up more than the ones in there now do. God help us if we can’t get them out!

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    • gopluvaComment by gopluva
      October 2, 2012 @ 6:52 pm

      yeh billzilla,Say it aint so bro!. We cant afford our own aid to America but we can kerep on supplying murderers with millions.What is wrong with this picturte.

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    • gopluvaComment by gopluva
      October 2, 2012 @ 6:55 pm

      yeh billzilla,Say it aint so bro!. We cant afford our own aid to America but we can kerep on supplying murderers with millions.What is wrong with this picture?.They dont care how hard we have to work sirod. Just so long as they keep their jobs.

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  2. billwvComment by billwv
    October 1, 2012 @ 2:13 pm

    More U S taxpayer dollars to fund ‘terrorism’ led and masterminded by the Muslim Brotherhood. Does Ozero have his head that far up his posterior [or up their posterior]?

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    • txbadonetooComment by txbadonetoo
      October 1, 2012 @ 5:44 pm

      The white house claims that our Ambassador to Libya didn’t have Marine guards due to State Department budget cuts but we have $450M to give to a terrorist Govt? This is just insane..

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    • truthsayerComment by truthsayer
      October 2, 2012 @ 3:18 pm

      WAKE UP PEOPLE,HE IS MUSLIM. WHY ARE WE AMAZED AT ANYTHING HE DOES. MY QUESTION IS WHY ARE OUR CONGRESS GOES ALONG WITH IT. WHY IS HE NOT IMPEACHED SINCE HE IS NOT AN AMERICAN CITIZEN,AND LEGALLY EVERYTHING HE DOES SHOULD BE UNDONE. HES BUYING VOTES FROM ILLEGAL ALIENS BY GIVING THEM FREE MEDICAL,FOOD STAMPS . .WHEN WE HAVE NO MONEY FOR OUR OWN CITIZENS. HE HAS TO BUY VOTES AS HE HAS NOTHING HE CAN CLAIM FOR A RECORD. HE SO DECEIVED PEOPLE IN HIS PAST AND PRESENT CAMPAIGN. SO AS I SAID ‘WAKE UP PEOPLE’

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    • letmeComment by letme
      October 2, 2012 @ 4:43 pm

      For him to even think about giving aid to this country is a slap in the face of every American citizen. He is telling us where his heart truly is. This exactly why the founding fathers were totaly against dual citizenship. He does not care for America. How much more proof do his suppoters need.
      Why is it nobody can see this man is insane. This party **** has hit the limit. Right is right and wrong is just wrong. Everyone of those clowns have taken an oath to defend our Constitution and to uphold the integrity of our beautiful nation. Why is there but one voice pleaing for sound judgment?

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  3. tps12Comment by tps12
    October 1, 2012 @ 4:13 pm

    When it’s not your money you just give it away with no respect for the tax payer. No more tax payer money for these countries. If ob wants to give them money send his own. Hell send him and his money!

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    • Eagle OneComment by Eagle One
      October 1, 2012 @ 4:14 pm

      Short answer: Yes and both, :)

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      October 2, 2012 @ 9:59 am

      Obama is a believer in feeding the hand that bites him and biting the hand that feeds him. Welcome to the world of secular socialism which resembles nothing of the American experience and ideology.

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    • nickster99Comment by nickster99
      October 2, 2012 @ 11:06 am

      I cannot believe that the people in Congress would vote to give one red cent to ANY Islamic Nation! THEY HATE US CAN YOU READ, THEY HATE US! Let them rot. Tell them to go to China or Russia for aid! See how far they get! There should be a total cutoff of ALL foreign aid TO ALL COUNTRIES! Then sit back and evaluate who if any should get aid from us. We would save hundreds of billions the first year!

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  4. Eagle OneComment by Eagle One
    October 1, 2012 @ 4:14 pm

    “Now is the time that all foreign aid should be reevaluated.”
    What’s to evaluate? Cut them ALL off the US teat.
    Get out and stay out.

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    • aretiredgiComment by aretiredgi
      October 1, 2012 @ 5:33 pm

      And while we’re on this imaginary trip, maybe we could get the **** out of the United Nations.

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    • ggfilthyComment by ggfilthy
      October 1, 2012 @ 6:41 pm

      REEVALUATED! I say cut all aid to EVERYONE EVERYWHERE….then tell everyone it’s the muslim extremist’s fault…and get the whole frickin’ world pissed off at them.

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    • chippersmomComment by chippersmom
      October 1, 2012 @ 8:55 pm

      We have to stop giving money to country’s that Hate us. Why don’t we send our president to Egypt to tell them that we are no longer going to send them any money.

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  5. godbdianComment by godbdian
    October 1, 2012 @ 4:16 pm

    I say NO!

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  6. dlzjrComment by dlzjr
    October 1, 2012 @ 4:18 pm

    No money for any country in the Middle East especially the ones who attack our embassy with no regard for life. Let’s keep the money here in the US and get our house straight.

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  7. Jayne NielsenComment by Jayne Nielsen
    October 1, 2012 @ 4:36 pm

    Of course Obama will help “his” people whenever he can but when it comes to Americans his attitude is “take a back seat”. In Cairo, they desecrated the American flag and destroyed the Embassy and all Obama can say is “send them more money”????!

    Where in the hell is Obama’s loyalty and to what country is Obama loyal to?

    How screwed up are Democrats to continue to support a man who dispises America and Americans???

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  8. lmgtexasComment by lmgtexas
    October 1, 2012 @ 4:49 pm

    Obama has clearly forgotten who is running this Country (and it’s not him!). Hopefully Congresswoman Granger will thwart this Muslim’s attempts to fund another anti-American country.

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    • gegeComment by gege
      October 1, 2012 @ 11:28 pm

      I think we must tell granger the answer is no and get a petision going. How long must we give to these anti American countries and the ones at home who only like the free things we offer

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  9. Gwenn BrittComment by Gwenn Britt
    October 1, 2012 @ 5:02 pm
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  10. wdjincComment by wdjinc
    October 1, 2012 @ 5:32 pm

    $450M of our taxpayer money to support Muslim Brotherhood! Nuts! Obama is clueless if he thinks that will help transition Egypt to a democracy. Egypt had been our ally until Obama supported the ‘revolution’ that forced Mubarak out of power, and now replaced with the Muslim Brotherhood. That’s Obama’s version of democracy!

    We need to remove this Muslim president from office next month or we will see more of this during the next 4 years.

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  11. Valerie BantaComment by Valerie Banta
    October 1, 2012 @ 5:32 pm

    This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve heard yet coming from Obama. If people who are planning on voting for him next month don’t see that Obama doesn’t care about America then they are deaf, blind and dumb! Got to get that in before I no longer have my freedom of speech.
    Why would we EVER consider giving aid to a country that allowed violence against our Embassy, burning our flag and every other nasty thing they did. That would be like giving money to Japan after Pearl Habor….”Hey, you America, we need 450 million to build more aircraft carriers so we can kick your butts.” This is total insanity at it’s worst! I can only hope that Congress woman Granger gets her way on this issue. Our country is in no shape to be handing over any money to foreign countries who really have no desire for democracy.

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  12. sionComment by sion
    October 1, 2012 @ 5:46 pm

    We are so fortunate to have Obama as president because he is all about helping the people… the f’ing problem is its the people of Egypt while Americans are hurting! Get rid of this guy on Nov 6

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  13. Phillip LayneComment by Phillip Layne
    October 1, 2012 @ 6:04 pm

    Let them print their own damn money….

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  14. 1egyptComment by 1egypt
    October 1, 2012 @ 6:04 pm

    Why I believe Barack Obama is an Evil Man!

    Barack Obama’s name has translated by myself and other Egyptologists. We have made only one assumption.That his names
    are of African origination, and could very well be of Ancient Egyptian usage and written in Hieroglyphs!

    Obama:
    oba = commander Note: 1 (page 117B)
    ma = seer (evil) Note: 2 (page 266B)
    Obama means a commander of evil seers or witch doctors.

    Barack:
    ba = soul Note: 3 (page 197A)
    r or (e)r = against Note: 4 (page 414A)
    k or (e)k = you Note: 5 (page 782A)

    Barack means (his) soul is against you.

    Source of above footnotes:

    E.A Wallis Budge
    “An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary”
    copyright: 1920, reprinted in Dover Edition 1978,
    Volumes: 1 & 2

    P.S. If you are interested in what the Ancient Egyptians
    taught about “Walking With GOD” You can follow my
    and my associate’s translations of the Old Kingdom
    “PYRAMID TEXTS” at twitter.com/1egypt

    Dr. Alan T. Kilpatrick

    odj dega heno tem = Be safe, walk together with GOD.

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  15. Phillip LayneComment by Phillip Layne
    October 1, 2012 @ 6:35 pm
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  16. highsiderComment by highsider
    October 1, 2012 @ 7:08 pm

    I’m thinking we should be sending them $450,000,000 worth of napalm with this entire administration tied to the casings.

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  17. prairelivingComment by praireliving
    October 1, 2012 @ 7:30 pm

    It makes no sense to send money to other countries when our needs are not being met. Even if this money has been pledged to ‘transition to democracy’ in Egypt I think the US government should require ALL foreign governments to prove that the funds are going to do what they are intended for. I would guess that no one in Egypt could actually prove that the form of government being instituted by the Muslim Brotherhood is actually a democracy.

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  18. singermannComment by singermann
    October 1, 2012 @ 9:06 pm

    I say bomb them with pig ****! Americans are the only people stupid enough to borrow money from someone who hates us and give it to someone else who hates us!

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  19. moparfan54Comment by Dave
    October 1, 2012 @ 9:15 pm

    What money is Obamma planning on sending?? He needs to get Chinas’ approval to send money anywhere, since we dont have any of our own, thanks to him, and the retards in Congress.

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  20. sandman4x4Comment by sandman4x4
    October 1, 2012 @ 10:28 pm

    this is the most treasones idea of his yet, if Mitt doesn’t tell everyone about this is amanner that they will understand well… he just has too and do it fast because November is right around the corner, these folks in America that have been blinded by bho’s smooth talk, and hatered of GWB that put him in office in the first place, have to wake up before it is to late. To give those rag heads any money that is bound to be used to buy wepons to use against us is crimminal!

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  21. gegeComment by gege
    October 1, 2012 @ 11:42 pm

    Thank you all for sharing your thoughts. i have been feeling so angry after hearing this {egypt monies} glad to know you all feel the same

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  22. jetstreamComment by jetstream
    October 2, 2012 @ 2:47 am

    Although I too am disgusted with giving much-stressed American money to pseudo-allies and am inclined to say, “That’s it, no more,” the issue is a little more complex than that. The Camp David Accords of 1978 set up a peace agreement between Egypt & Israel signed in 1979 which basically decided the future of the Sinai peninsula:
    1) Israel agreed to withdraw its armed forces from the Sinai, evacuate its 4,500 civilian inhabitants, and restore it to Egypt. Israel also agreed to limit its forces a smaller distance (3 km) from the Egyptian border and to guarantee free passage between Egypt and Jordan. Israel also returned Egypt’s Abu-Rudeis oil fields in western Sinai, which contained long term, commercially productive wells.
    2) Egypt agreed to guarantee free passage through the Suez Canal & other waterways and restrict the forces they could place on the Sinai peninsula, especially within 20–40 km from Israel. This has given the two countries a peaceful mutual border and enabled the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to reduce their levels of alert on Israel’s southwestern frontier.
    3) The United States agreed to commit several billion dollars of annual subsidies to the governments of both Israel and Egypt, subsidies which continue to this day. These take the form of grants and aid packages committed to purchasing U.S. materiel.

    NOTE: From 1979-1997, Egypt received military aid of US$1.3 billion annually, which helped modernize the Egyptian military with American weaponry, like the M1A1 Abrams Tank, AH-64 Apache gunship and the F-16 fighter jet. This is beyond economic, humanitarian, and other aid, which has totaled more than US$25 billion.
    In comparison, Israel has received $3 billion annually since 1985 in grants & military aid packages.

    With the Arabic Spring and Morsi’s repeated criticism of Israel for not withdrawing from alleged Palestinian territory, and with his Islamist government’s desire to reestablish diplomatic relations with Iran, that peaceful border is in extreme jeopardy at a time when Israel is facing threats from all geographical sides. The only thing that has kept Egypt at bay is their reliance on a massive amount of U.S. economic assistance and pressure from some of the Arab League not to realign with Iran.
    The whole thing is a gigantic can of worms, ready to blow up in our faces. There needs to be some pretty tough talk with Morsi on continued aid, but do we throw Israel under the bus by withholding it completely?
    I only know that this is NOT an issue that Obama needs to decide on his own!

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  23. morepleaseComment by moreplease
    October 2, 2012 @ 4:42 am

    HMM what did congress do do Nixon??? Why have they not done it again?

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  24. csbridgComment by csbridg
    October 2, 2012 @ 7:31 am

    The people of this country must be the laughing stock of just about everyone. What Obama is doing is dead wrong in every sense. And yet…despite his arrogant, in-your-face hatred for the US and everything we stand for, close to 50% of the population here still supports him. He hasn’t even tried to hide it and yet, they refuse to see it. These countries must think we are the stupidest nation to ever have existed.

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  25. noveldogComment by noveldog
    October 2, 2012 @ 10:24 am

    BHO only wants to help his brothers….other Muslims. He is the worst of the worst presidents ever and is a disgrace to our country!

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