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    Re: Egypt's president wants more independence from US

    Quote Originally Posted by sookster View Post
    Yeah, but what is in it for us?

    I wouldn't be surprised that the US is buying resources from Egypt for less than the market price. It is typically what we do.

    And, they just want their resources to fuel their economy. An understandable deal if you ask me.
    We do? An example would be nice. And they want the resources TO SELL to fuel their economy. We are a customer, just like other nations. All customers jockey for a good deal.

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    Re: Egypt's president wants more independence from US

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaddelamancha View Post
    You do realize that we as a nation subjugated a whole race, often times under the guise of religion, right? Don't act like our hands are clean of hate and bigotry. That's their culture and just because we don't like it, doesn't mean we have the right to change it.
    Was that post supposed to be relevant to the topic. President Morsi demanded we respect Arab culture. I won't. I am not demanding that he, or you, respect our culture. President Obama does not respect Americans so why should you?

    And, I did not suggest that we should change their culture. We can't. If they want to perform clitoridectomies on all the girls that's their business. If wife beating is okay with them that's their business. If honor killings are okay with them that's their business. Executing homosexuals? Their business. But, if President Morsi demands I "respect" this he can forget about it. Won't happen. And if he or any other want to demand that the U.S. modify their culture to permit these behaviors they can forget about it.

    In spite of the liberal hatred of free speech, we need free speech and should ignore demands to do away with free speech whether from U.S. citizens or foreign nationals.

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    Re: Egypt's president wants more independence from US

    We do? An example would be nice. And they want the resources TO SELL to fuel their economy. We are a customer, just like other nations. All customers jockey for a good deal.
    Look at my other post.

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    Re: Egypt's president wants more independence from US

    Quote Originally Posted by sookster View Post
    Yeah, but what is in it for us?

    I wouldn't be surprised that the US is buying resources from Egypt for less than the market price. It is typically what we do.

    And, they just want their resources to fuel their economy. An understandable deal if you ask me.
    What exactly are the 'resources' that the U.S. buys from Egypt?
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    Re: Egypt's president wants more independence from US

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrickt View Post
    Was that post supposed to be relevant to the topic. President Morsi demanded we respect Arab culture. I won't. I am not demanding that he, or you, respect our culture. President Obama does not respect Americans so why should you?

    And, I did not suggest that we should change their culture. We can't. If they want to perform clitoridectomies on all the girls that's their business. If wife beating is okay with them that's their business. If honor killings are okay with them that's their business. Executing homosexuals? Their business. But, if President Morsi demands I "respect" this he can forget about it. Won't happen. And if he or any other want to demand that the U.S. modify their culture to permit these behaviors they can forget about it.

    In spite of the liberal hatred of free speech, we need free speech and should ignore demands to do away with free speech whether from U.S. citizens or foreign nationals.
    Liberals hate free speech? When did that happen? The ACLU is in court constantly aruging for free speech rights. Even for right wing asses.
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    Re: Egypt's president wants more independence from US

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Liberals hate free speech? When did that happen? The ACLU is in court constantly aruging for free speech rights. Even for right wing asses.
    It's all a part of the conservative mythos that exists only in the fevered imaginations of the self described conservatives.
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    Re: Egypt's president wants more independence from US

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    What exactly are the 'resources' that the U.S. buys from Egypt?
    check out this post on the first page of the thread.
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    Re: Egypt's president wants more independence from US

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    So, what is happening to exports from Egypt?



    Seems they are up. and what are these exports?



    Read more at Suite101: Top Egyptian Exports & Imports: Most Popular Products Traded Between Egypt & America | Suite101.com Top Egyptian Exports & Imports: Most Popular Products Traded Between Egypt & America | Suite101.com

    Natural gas is #1? It wouldn't seem that would last much longer.
    Cotton? We can grow our own, and do.
    Iron and steel products? We should make our own, then we wouldn't have a rust belt.

    Items returned to U.S. then reimported? What's that, I wonder?

    Now, is the US really profiting all that much from trade with Egypt?
    So other than Natural Gas, there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of 'natural resources' that we are dependant upon. And arguably we aren't dependant on natural gas from Egypt.
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    Re: Egypt's president wants more independence from US

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    So other than Natural Gas, there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of 'natural resources' that we are dependant upon. And arguably we aren't dependant on natural gas from Egypt.
    There is no question we aren't dependent on natural gas from Egypt. We have plenty of our own. We aren't dependent on cotton, either, or anything else that is listed.

    So, we're not exploiting Egypt for its natural resources, as was alleged earlier in this thread.
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    Re: Egypt's president wants more independence from US

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaddelamancha View Post
    Let them riot. That's their problem. What I don't get is our (the U.S.) need to meddle in everyone's affairs. Why can't we just trade with a country and let them run things the way that they want?
    So you would have been opposed to the economic sanctions on the aparthied regime in south africa? Your position is that it doesn't matter what a country does to its own people as long as we can trade with them and make a buck?
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