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From Cairo to Bismarck

vladwe Wrote: Sep 16, 2012 2:09 PM
Mr. Jacob, Sir! I beg to disagree. The many billions of American tax payers' money went - of course - to Mubarak's accounts, but also to a large extent to the Egyptian military and was a part of the deal struck by whatshisface from Plains - the Peace Agreement betwen Israel and Egypt. The role of the Army in Egypt in the years to come still remains to be seen, but please note that the Islamists also attacked military installations. Is Egypt an ally of the US? The answer is "We dunno". Time will show. It can always get uglier. Wouldn't be the first time.
Jay Wye Wrote: Sep 16, 2012 7:09 PM
plus,we were trying to wean Egypt away from the Russians,who used to be their arms supplier.

What do recent events in Egypt and in North Dakota have in common? Maybe very little, except a brazen tendency to evade reality.

The assaults on American embassies in Cairo, Egypt, and Benghazi, Libya, killing four Americans (and largely unreported, eight Libyans, too) including the U.S. ambassador, occurred on the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks. Mysteriously, the story didn’t make the front page of either the New York Times or the Washington Post.

But Scott Wilson’s analysis of the story did hit the front page, in yesterday’s Post:...