I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…
America Has Long Supported Egypt’s Dictatorial Leadership:
(WashingtonsBlog.com) As I wrote Tuesday:
Egypt’s president Mubarak is a yes-man to the U.S., and the fall of the Tunisian and now Egyptian leaders are really the ouster of U.S. puppet regimes in the Middle East.
Indeed, Egypt was for many years the second-biggest recipient of American aid in the Middle East, behind Israel). As leading military publication Janes notes:
Egypt is reliant on US military aid to finance major equipment and this is worth just over 25 per cent of the total defence spend in 2008, US Foreign Military Financing (FMF) is fixed at USD1.3 billion annually.
America has also long provided training to Egypt’s army. See this and this.
And as Free Press notes, American companies have helped to maintain Egyptian leaders’ dictatorial powers:
An American company — Boeing-owned Narus of Sunnyvale, CA — has sold Egypt “Deep Packet Inspection” (DPI) equipment that can be used to help the regime track, target and crush political dissent over the Internet and mobile phones.The power to control the Internet and the resulting harm to democracy are so disturbing that the threshold for using DPI must be very high. That’s why, before DPI becomes more widely used around the world and at home, the U.S. government must establish clear and legitimate criteria for preventing the use of such surveillance and control technology.
My Commentary: Mubarak is just another in a long line of dictators “made in America,” so to speak. These sorts of monsters are trained, funded, armed and aided by our military with the express purpose of subverting governments around the world! Of course, aiding Mubarak is completely in line with America’s lengthy history of meddling in the affairs of completely sovereign nations, seeking more puppet regimes for the US to control!