The United States government have taken side with a dictatorship, when the hundreds of thousand of Egyptian citizens have shown that they want president Mubarak out of power and off their backs. The American reaction is not surprising because the US have done that many time in history, As an American taxpayer, you should know that $1.5 billion a year is specifically sent to Egypt's military. The same oppressive forces that are oppressing the Egyptian people. The Egyptian people have taken a stance and America is on the wrong side of history.
The Pro-democracy protests began in Egypt on January 25 and have intensified in the days since. With the government's fear of the protests growing, they’ve decided to send the military into multiple cities to contain the protesters -- a military armed with weapons paid for by US taxpayers, specifically earmarked through foreign aid.
The ostensible goal of foreign aid is to promote “a focus on trade and investment; utilities; education; healthier, planned families; natural resources; and democracy” according to the USAID website. Yes, that's right: Democracy. Democracy might just have something to do with the reason these protestors resent having their Constitution suspended since 1967 due to a supposed “State of Emergency.”
Egyptian Revolution -- James Buck Photographs from Mahalla
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