The Arab Spring in Egypt Means Government Sanctioned Extortion and Hostage-Taking

In case you were wondering what the Arab Spring in Egypt and the emergence of the Muslim Brotherhood as a political force in the Land of the Pharaohs would mean in practical terms, you don't need to wait any longer because we now know the answer.  It means government sanctioned extortion and hostage-taking: "A top Muslim Brotherhood official has warned that any cuts in U.S. aid to Egypt could affect Cairo's peace treaty with Israel - the latest sign that Egypt's emerging political forces intend to call Washington's bluff over the diplomatic dispute triggered by a crackdown on non-governmental organizations. Egyptian judges have referred 16 Americans and 27 others linked to NGOs for trial, accusing them of using foreign funds to encourage disruptive protests. Among the targeted NGOs whose assets and funds have been seized are the U.S. government-funded International Republican Institute and National Democratic Institute." [...] Any U.S. aid cut to Egypt, top MB lawmaker Essam...(Read Full Post)