Tuesday, April 29, 2014

USA about to cut 'military aid ' to Egypt---about time.

The news of a second mass sentencing to death of members of the Muslim Brotherhood is most disturbing and it seems that even by the standards re how a nation should be governed from the USA's perspective, Egypt's leaders have gone too far. I am glad to see a senior Senator stand up and say he will block all military aid to this nation that once had an Arab Spring, that quickly turned to chaos and suffering. It seems that no matter who leads this nation, holding power can only come through repressive means. I do not admire the Muslim Brotherhood but neither do I hold the military in high regard. Yes, it is easy to judge from afar and the situation in Egypt is complex but the two huge sentencings of opponents of the present military regime cause one to think that Egypt has fallen into the category of a failed state. Egyptians have taken to the streets in the recent past but they have had their wishes for a better future hijacked from the two extremes; on by the clerics and the other by an entrenched military oligarchy. Sound familiar!?