State Department seeks to unblock $450 million for Egypt

via State Department seeks to unblock $450 million for Egypt | The Raw Story.

WASHINGTON — The US State Department said Monday it would work with Congress to try to unblock some $450 million in economic aid for Egypt, after a lawmaker froze the funds.

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland confirmed the US administration had asked Congress to free up the money in two tranches to support the government in Cairo.

But she said there were “concerns” about the plan amid rocky ties between the United States and Egypt, under its new Islamist leader, President Mohamed Morsi.

“We’re obviously going to have to work with the Congress in the coming days and weeks to explain why we think this money is so essential at a time of almost 12 billion (dollars) in budget gap in Egypt,” Nuland told reporters.

“Why we think supporting the democratic trajectory of Egypt in a phased way is in US interests, because we obviously firmly do. And we will continue to work with the Congress on that.”

The money is part of a billion dollars in extra support pledged to Egypt by President Barack Obama last year. It is separate from $1.3 billion in military funding which Washington already provides to Cairo.

Republican congresswoman Kay Granger, who chairs the Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Relations, on Friday put a “hold” on the application, meaning it could be held up indefinitely.

“This proposal comes to Congress at a point when the US-Egypt relationship has never been under more scrutiny, and rightly so,” Granger said in a statement.

“I am not convinced of the urgent need for this assistance and I cannot support it at this time.”

Good on Granger for blocking it, but as we told you a few days ago, she is only saying she “cannot support it at this time.” That means she can support it at some point in time and the fact remains – the Texas Republican already voted FOR providing millions to Egypt and other Muslim nations when the U.S. is in recession (yes we are even if the media isn’t telling you so as it is election season).

Why, at any point, would any U.S. politician representing their constituents ever agree to sending $1 billion to foreign nations, particularly those run by those who want to subject us to sharia law?

17 thoughts on “State Department seeks to unblock $450 million for Egypt

  1. You’ve got to check out this video! Things I never knew..and that most people DO NOT do with our government and Islam! It gets better and better as it goes…you will be totally blown away! It is well worth the watch!

  2. Why are we giving money to countries who hate us. They will hate us the same for FREE.

    Supporting groups that are against the United States as this administration has done falls into a different area:
    ~ A: Treason
    Oran’s Dictionary of the Law (1983) defines treason as “…[a]…citizen’s actions to help a foreign government overthrow, make war against, or seriously injure the [parent nation].” In many nations, it is also often considered
    treason to attempt or conspire to overthrow the government, even if no foreign country is aided or involved by such an endeavor.
    Dictionary Definition of TREASON
    1: the betrayal of a trust : treachery
    2: the offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance or to kill or personally injure the sovereign or the sovereign’s family
    Examples of TREASON
    He is guilty of treason.

    Origin of TREASON
    Middle English tresoun, from Anglo-French traisun, from Latin tradition-, traditio act of handing over, from tradere to hand over, betray — more at traitor
    First Known Use: 13th century
    ~ B: Sedition [si-dish-uhn] noun
    1. incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government.
    2. any action, especially in speech or writing, promoting such discontent or rebellion.
    3. Archaic . rebellious disorder


  4. They need money for weapons, and the extermination of Christians, and churches. If we give it to them, especially stupid, unconditionally, it will be used to further Islam and the elimination of the west freedom of speech, and Americans will die as a direct result. They need to send money to Iran for development of muslim bombs. This money comes to muslims from the white house muslim. All disgusting! This money is borrowed and we have Americans living in cardboard boxes.

If sharia law continues spreading, you'll have less and less freedom of speech - so speak while you can!

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