Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(McClatchy DC)   US to Egypt: Hey, good news, we're about to give you a $1 billion aid package. Egypt: Good news here too. We've just sentenced 683 political opponents to death. US: We'll get back to you   (mcclatchydc.com) divider line 12
    More: Asinine, Egypt, aid package, Supreme Leader of Iran, human rights laws, judicial independence, Jim Clyburn, dissidents, African-American Republicans  
•       •       •

4196 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 Apr 2014 at 10:28 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



Voting Results (Smartest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

2014-04-29 12:20:50 AM  
2 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org
The US Navy gets priority access to the Suez. It's hugely important. Duh.
2014-04-28 11:07:46 PM  
2 votes:

Back Alley Proctologist: SquiggsIN: Yes.  Buying friends has worked out so well for us, historically.

Why is it that our government thinks it's okay to give billions away to other countries when we have plenty at home that we can't pay for?

NO FOREIGN AID from tax dollars.  NONE.  I'm not anti-humanitarian, I just think that if American citizens want to donate to people elsewhere that it should be done privately.  I'm pretty sure there are some domestic investments our taxes could be funding instead.  (perhaps getting all the bridges and dams up to code?)

THIS


 foreign aid - a tiny part of our spending - isn't what's keeping us from spending on infrastructure
2014-04-28 10:38:08 PM  
2 votes:
There is no possible way we could put that money to better use for U.S. interests by spending it at home. None. At least this way we're building some new palaces for people to allow us to spend many more billions to look the other way as we station air force bases there in the future.
2014-04-29 12:44:13 AM  
1 votes:
So the convictions are automatic, the penalties are final (by that I mean death), but hey don't jump to conclusions because they may luck out during the appeals process and only get life in prison. Beacon of regional intellectualism. Got it.
2014-04-29 12:40:46 AM  
1 votes:
The Egyptian people themselves loathe the Brotherhood. We should actually listen to them, instead of what makes Kerry & Obama feel good today.
2014-04-28 11:28:43 PM  
1 votes:

MichiganFTL: There is no possible way we could put that money to better use for U.S. interests by spending it at home. None. At least this way we're building some new palaces for people to allow us to spend many more billions to look the other way as we station air force bases there in the future.



"You have reached the blind alley of the treason you committed when you agreed that you had no right to exist. Once, you believed it was "only a compromise": you conceded it was evil to live for yourself, but moral to live for the sake of your children. Then you conceded that it was selfish to live for your children, but moral to live for your community. Then you conceded that it was selfish to live for your community, but moral to live for your country. Now, you are letting this greatest of countries be devoured by any scum from any corner of the earth, while you concede that it is selfish to live for your country and that your moral duty is to live for the globe."
2014-04-28 11:05:00 PM  
1 votes:
We need to cut foreign aid because a couple billion dollars can be put to better use!

We can't raise taxes on the rich because tens of billions of dollars wouldn't make any difference!
2014-04-28 10:54:38 PM  
1 votes:
Good job Egypt.  Eradicate the Muslim Brotherhood and restore peace and order to your realm.  Naturally, Obama has a problem with that.
2014-04-28 10:47:10 PM  
1 votes:

Glitchwerks: Mugato: We'll still give them the money. Have to.

Why?


Because we sure as fark are not going to spend that money on our poor, or providing education to our kids.
2014-04-28 10:40:53 PM  
1 votes:
Don't call it a coup d'etat, they've been there for years.
2014-04-28 10:39:35 PM  
1 votes:

Glitchwerks: Mugato: We'll still give them the money. Have to.

Why?


Partially a bribe so they don't attack Israel.
2014-04-28 10:36:07 PM  
1 votes:

Glitchwerks: Mugato: We'll still give them the money. Have to.

Why?


Cuz the new government is pro-American and America probably wants to keep it that way
 
Displayed 12 of 12 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
Advertisement
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report