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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #27)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:10 PM

49. And most of that is Military supplies, that helps the Egyptian Military

And the present President of Egypt wants to WEAKEN the Military, which means he does not WANT those supplies, and he would love the US to cut them out. The Military supplies support his ENEMIES in the Egyptian Military, not his supporters, so he cares less about all that supplies given to the Egyptian Military.

Food, is another issue. Food affects his supporters, but will the US reduce support of Corn to Fuel Program, so that the US can ship more grain to Egypt? I believe the answer is NO, thus the US has little leverage with the present President of Egypt.

Now, Egypt is dependent on foreign oil, which is paid for with American Aid Money, but can Washington cut that aid? I asked that question for such a cut off, could trigger problems throughout the middle east, including Saudi Arabia:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/29/world/middleeast/white-house-move-to-give-egypt-450-million-in-aid-meets-resistance.html?_r=0

Of the $1.55 Billion of Aid, $1.3 Billions MILITARY AID, thus the only Aid the Moslem Brotherhood cares about is the remaining, $250 million in economic aid.

http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/14/13866898-how-much-are-taxpayers-spending-on-egypt-and-libya?lite

A million is not that much money anymore. $250 million is not that much, when compared to the 1.3 BILLION in Military aid (or $1300 Million is Military Aid). That $250 million is what MAY concern the Moslem Brotherhood, but most of that sounds like aid to buy fuel, used by the Egyptian Military and the elites, thus most of that money is NOT a concern of the Moslem Brotherhood.

Please note the US Government spends $1.5 BILLION dollars a day on Medicare. In other words the US aid to Egypt, including military aid, equals one day of spending on Medicare.

Egypt Gross National Produce (GNP) is $255.9 Billion, so, including the military aid, this equals less then 1/2 of a percent of the GNP. Would you worry about something that affects less then .5% of your income? (i.e.NOT 5% .5% and the economic part is 1/8 of that, for the ,5% includes the Military spending).

http://data.worldbank.org/country/egypt-arab-republic?display=default#cp_wdi

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