Clinton allows $1.3 billion in military aid to Egypt continue: State Department official.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will allow U.S. military aid…

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will allow U.S. military aid to Egypt to continue despite Cairo’s failure to meet pro-democracy conditions, a senior State Department official said on Thursday, a move sharply criticized on Capitol Hill.

Clinton should “release no more taxpayer funds than is demonstrably necessary, withholding the rest in the (U.S.) Treasury pending further progress in the transition to democracy” in Egypt, Leahy said in a statement.

Congress has approved $1.3 billion in military aid to Egypt – the same level the country has received for years – for the current fiscal year, which ends on September 30. Congress also approved $250 million in economic aid and up to $60 million for an “enterprise fund.”

But for the U.S. military aid to flow, the law requires Clinton to certify that the Egyptian government is supporting a transition to civilian government, including holding free and fair elections, and implementing policies to protect freedom of expression, association, religion and due process of law.

Source: Susan Cornwell and Arshad Mohammed for Reuters

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  • MIGUEL SANTANA

    UN BELIEVEABLE

  • MIGUEL SANTANA

    I BELIEVEABLE HOW CAN THE CLINTONS SIGN AID FOR THE EGYPTIAN OF $1.3 BILLION WHEN AMERICANS ARE HOMELESS AND WITHOUT HEALTH CARE. IT GOES TO SHOW WHO IS REALLY RUNNING AMERICA. VOTE HER ASS OUT OF OFFICE BECAUSE SHE WORKS FOR THE WORLD BANKERS AS WELL. NWO ALWAY INTERESTED IN WHATS GOING ON OUTSIDE OF AMERICA SO THAT THEY CAN CONQUER WHILE WE CONTINUE TO GET SCREWED BY THESE TRAITORS.

  • FatherPatriot

    With all the problems we’ve got here…and we piss away 1.5 billion to Egypt….nice