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New York Times reporter Kareem Fahim gives us an update on the latest unrest and today's massive protests from Cairo, Egypt.
Encourge the President & members of Congress to change the nature of the aid to Egypt from military credits to economic and social credits. This is a win for America, a win for American allies in the area, and a win for Egypt. The massive military buildup in Egypt is destabilizing. With the acknowledged precarious nature of Egypt's government and the ever-present danger of its growing fundamentalist movement (Brotherhood), it is far more in America's interest to attend to the political, social, and economic needs of the Egyptian people so our country can help create a less desperate situation. The economic impact to America is neutral, since the money comes in the form of credits to buy US goods. It would be better to let the Egyptian people buy our cars, our computers, our construction equipment, and other American goods. This policy would encourage peace and a more stable Egypt. It would also produce demand for American products beyond the scope of foreign aid.
Does anyone give George bush any credit for giving the idea of democracy in the region and the taking down of dictators?
you can't plan EVERY stepjust do itthat's what happens during revolutionthe people will take care of themselves when they are united as they are now and know what they want, what they do not want.
it is not logical to comment what Mubarak has done for the country economically because there is nothing to compare it to. He had absolute power, who is to say that someone else, not a tyrant, would have done anything different, morever, better for the country.
Any idea as to how are expats from saudi a, china, vietnam, etc. reacting, perhaps in observing a popular uprising for the first time in their lives?
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