Coup, coup, cash-you

United States law says that when coups occur, that we, the US, do not give money to the presumptive military dictatorship that gets set up.  The elected government of Egypt has been deposed in a military coup

The law was written for when dictators depose elected, representative governments.  What they had in Egypt was the latter in name only.  Egypt was no more ready and able to vote for a representative government than the average ten year old would be ready to handle their own 45.  After generations of being inculcated with the idea that sharia is good and a religious state is ideal, the population essentially was allowed to put a gun to their own head.  They voted for what they had been indoctrinated (nudged) to vote for.  When they saw the results, they realized they had been had.  To use our law to now say “You made your bed…” does them no service and the spirit of the law no justice.

On the other hand, why the hell are we giving Egypt a billion and a half US tax dollars anyway?   We have definitely not been getting our money’s worth.

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About drrik

3rd career and 2nd childhood. Spends spare time repairing old things. Aspires to burn more gasoline, gunpowder, and ink in pursuit of slowing down. Child of the 60s and aspiring student of history. No desire to see us repeat the failed social experiments that keep failing for lack of human beings that meet the left wing standards and have to be killed off. Did engineering long enough to realize that very little is new and the wheel does not need to be reinvented.
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2 Responses to Coup, coup, cash-you

  1. Kim Dillon says:

    The payments to Egypt (Egypt’s military to be accurate) are part and parcel of the Camp David Accords. This is essentially a bribe to keep the American trained Egyptian military from attacking Israel. The military backed the people that were demanding freedom and new elections rather than an Islamist dictator and his sharia law, in their new revolution. Every freedom loving American should refrain from condemning them until after things calm down and new elections have been organized.

    Kim Dillon

  2. Mrs. AL says:

    You asked, ” … why the hell are we giving Egypt a billion and a half US tax dollars anyway?” Oh drrik, the government isn’t giving Egypt US tax dollars, they are giving Egypt funny money printed by the FedRes.

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