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On 7/26/2018 at 4:53 AM, Altai said:

US is going to give weapons to Egypt coup government worth of 195 million.

http://uk.businessinsider.com/r-us-lifts-restrictions-on-195-million-in-military-aid-for-egypt-official-2018-7

I've never understood why we arm Egypt like that. Most Americans don't.

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18 hours ago, JamesHackerMP said:

I've never understood why we arm Egypt like that. Most Americans don't.

Money?

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The origins of American military support for Egypt is the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty facilitated by Jimmy Carter in 1979, prior to,  the Egyptians were a Soviet client, but once the Egyptians agreed to make peace with the Israelis, that opened the way for the Americans to peel them off from the Soviets, in essence flipping them to the NATO side, at which point they were given access to US military hardware and money to pay for it.

Pretty much everything the US does in the ME now is Cold War Legacy Projects from the Carter Administration, that just never got shut down at the end of the Cold War and became Zombie Cold War Legacy projects as a result.

Edited by Dougie93

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On 6/10/2019 at 5:15 PM, Franz123 said:

Trump is Kim Jong Un wannabe. :)

Are you sure that you do not mean Kim Jung Trudeau instead? Now that would make more sense. :lol:

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