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  •  What about the enormous financial assistance (1+ / 0-)
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    native

    coming into Egypt?  UAE and Saudi are sending $8B annually to this regime.  Far more than the US $1.5B.  Also, Turkey and Qatar are financially aiding the Morsi party, but I don't know how much they're sending.

    I hope we have further DK discussion of the meaning/effect of all this money, and whether it is relatively crucial, or relatively marginal, under the circumstances.

    At this point, it is hard for me to accept the fact that our government is sending $1.5B to a junta that is massacring its own people by the hundreds.  But I am willing/eager to learn more about the context of all this.

    •  I don't think the Egyptian military (1+ / 0-)
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      is concerned about American opinion. As you say, they have other sources of financial support. They are primarily an internal security force, and do not need the kinds of high-tech gear we provide.

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