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    Egypt and U.S. near deal on debt relief

    We are trillions in debt we are going to another country money to help pay off its debt. Foreign aid to all countries should be cut off period.


    Egypt and U.S. near deal on debt relief - The Washington Post
    CAIRO — The United States is nearing an agreement with Egypt’s new government to eliminate a significant portion of the $3.2 billion owed by the economically struggling nation, U.S. officials said Monday. The discussions are the first major negotiation between the Obama administration and Egypt’s new democratically elected leaders. U.S. officials have been in Cairo since last week hammering out the details of the debt relief package, which could approach $1 billion, a goal previously announced by the Obama administration. A final announcement is expected this month, according to a U.S. official speaking on the condition of anonymity because the agreement is not finalized.
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    Re: Egypt and U.S. near deal on debt relief

    Not just forgive debt to another country, but forgive debt to a country that is now run by people that hate us, and would kill all of us and blow Israel off the map.

    Another bad move from a bad president.

    How many of our homeless could we take care of with a billion dollars?
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    Re: Egypt and U.S. near deal on debt relief

    Let me explain how foreign policy works. Foreign aid and other "humanitarian" projects and actually quid pro quo exchanges. For example, we previously had a deal with Mubarak in which we exchanged money and weapons in return for using Egyptian jails to torture our prisoners. The real question in this situation is what kind of favor do we get in return for forgiving the debt? The most important issue is the Suez Canal, but it could also concern relations with Israel or covering up dirty laundry from past deals.

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    Re: Egypt and U.S. near deal on debt relief

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    We are trillions in debt we are going to another country money to help pay off its debt. Foreign aid to all countries should be cut off period.
    I want to agree with this, but there are other practical considerations as well. Unfortunately, those practical considerations make me want to take a shower.
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    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Egypt and U.S. near deal on debt relief

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Foreign aid to all countries should be cut off period.
    I agree on principle.

    But that's not living in the real world.

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    Re: Egypt and U.S. near deal on debt relief

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Not just forgive debt to another country, but forgive debt to a country that is now run by people that hate us, and would kill all of us and blow Israel off the map.

    Another bad move from a bad president.

    How many of our homeless could we take care of with a billion dollars?
    I dare you to source that, its pure bull**** and you just made that **** up or heard it from someone else who made it up. Think what you want about foreign aid, or our relationship with Egypt or debt forgiveness, but you can't ignore facts or reality. Mohamed Morsi, I bet you don't even know who that is without looking it up, has not only honored the peace treaty with Israel but has also started to work together with Israel to help quell the minor insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula where they share a border.

    The man is an Islamist in the sense that he believes in Islam and wants it to influence the government and laws of his country, but sorry he's not done anything hostile to other countries nor has he said he intends to do anything hostile to other countries.

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    Re: Egypt and U.S. near deal on debt relief

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    I dare you to source that, its pure bull**** and you just made that **** up or heard it from someone else who made it up.
    Ever heard of the Muslim Brotherhood? They are a hippy organization that spreads peace and love across the world.
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    Re: Egypt and U.S. near deal on debt relief

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Ever heard of the Muslim Brotherhood? They are a hippy organization that spreads peace and love across the world.
    That's still not a source dude, and the Muslim Brotherhood isn't as one sided as you may believe.

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    Re: Egypt and U.S. near deal on debt relief

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    That's still not a source dude, and the Muslim Brotherhood isn't as one sided as you may believe.
    Time will tell, won't it?
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    Re: Egypt and U.S. near deal on debt relief

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Time will tell, won't it?
    That's still not a source, come on where are you getting that Morsi wants to wipe Israel off the map? Is it because he's a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and that's all your using to judge him? Seems a bit swallow to me, it sounds like you haven't done your homework.

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