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  •  So -- What does this mean for Egypt? (1+ / 0-)
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    That we should turn our heads away and hope for the best?

    LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

    by dinotrac on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 05:55:28 PM PDT

    •  Dino, for Egypt, we should stop all aid to the (3+ / 0-)

      military and give all the money saved to all the families of those killed and wounded, many dissabled for life by the brutal criminal coup that was a clear violation of the Leahy Law.

      We need to use our considerable economic and military powers to restore the stolen democracy.

      War is costly. Peace is priceless!

      by frostbite on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 07:14:44 PM PDT

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      •  Once the excitement settles down, that sounds (0+ / 0-)

        like a plan.

        Some difficulties in that the Egyptian military is apparently helpful to us in untold ways, but...man -- to use a very male metaphor, it feels like we have our national nuts in a vise here.

        LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

        by dinotrac on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 09:17:31 PM PDT

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      •  Also be a bit more selective as to whom (0+ / 0-)

        we send to West Point for military training.  Not only did the Egyptian military use "made in the USA" tear gas canisters, but came here to train on how to use them.  

        "Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world. By non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is a law eternal."

        by sujigu on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 09:38:13 PM PDT

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