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#1 You cannot pet rabid dogs. Egypt is now become a rabid dog. It was voted upon.
They've decided on radical Islam government. They don't want us there. Cut our losses, get out of there. End all payments to them immediately.
Posted by Mikey Hunt 2012-09-29 00:10||
#2 Mikey, if we quit paying the bribes to Egypt lots of people there will start to starve. To prevent that (and to protect themselves) the Egyptian leadership will have to replace our funds (or food) from somewhere else. China? And what would China demand in exchange? Perhaps the only thing Egypt has of value - 'control' (some kind of subtle thing - not Chinese soldiers at the locks) over the Suez Canal. Last I looked they had an arrangement with Panama that had the potential to give them control over that canal.
Posted by Glenmore 2012-09-29 00:50||
#3 Lets look at the record, P2k.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-09-29 02:25||
#4 lots of people are going to starve in Egypt anyway. They are the world's biggest wheat importer and the wheat price has doubled and their economy has crashed.
Their only real option is to grab some of the Libyan oilfields.
Posted by phil_b 2012-09-29 04:24||
#5 Voluntary extortion. Little wonder they hate us.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-09-29 07:28||
#6 I was certain the Muslim Brotherhood would let the generals and the modernists ride the economy down to the crash, then take over to popular acclaim as saviours, Instead they were greedy for power, and will be the ones to take the ride, waiting for their god to step in and save them for sake of their piety. Oh well.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-09-29 07:41||
#7 Not another dime.
Posted by Bobby 2012-09-29 12:02||
#8 Ooops. #3 not "P2k", "Glenmore"
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-09-29 12:29||