Mission & Name
US Foreign Policy (Dr. El-Najjar's Articles)
The Sly Hand that Feeds Tyrants, Like Mubarak
By Charles E Carlson
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, February 15, 2011
The standoff in the streets of Cairo, Egypt has stimulated press
coverage of issues rarely revealed to us. For the first time,
Americans - even those who view Fox News - have learned undisputed facts
(1) The Mubarak Regime was a dictatorship backed
by both the US and Israel
(2) US military aid has kept him in
power for 30 years.
(3) Mubarak's chief of security Omar
Suleiman (who became Egypt's Vice President for few days) tortured prisoners
for the US before "water-boarding" became a "legal" practice at Guantanamo.
(4) The Egyptians’ revolt was triggered by high food prices in a
region where poverty is endemic.
(5) The Arab people there are
displaying bravery in the face of possible overwhelming force.
Americans, especially Christ followers, should be asking why it is the
ongoing policy of the world's great democracy, bridging five presidents from
both parties, to use our American dollars to support some of the world's
most brutal dictators. Professing Christians should recognize and be
disturbed about their own tacit support for those who ignore the God-given
right to life.
The 2011 Statistical Abstract of the US Census
Bureau, Foreign and Military Aid, reveals that the US government supports
dictators and revolutionaries with Foreign Aid. The largest recipient
governments, in order of money received, are Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel,
Egypt, Pakistan, Jordan, and Sudan. All but Israel and Sudan have
unelected governments, or mock elected officials.
received an amazing $6.0 billion in military aid in the last reported year,
2008, and Iraq received $4.4 billion. Both countries were conquered
and occupied by the US and have held elections run by the occupier,
resulting in US puppet presidents.
Israel received $2.4 billion,
which is by far the most per capita, about $500 each. Egypt received
$1.5 billion, about $21 per capita. Neighboring Jordan received $530
Egypt is given enough money to maintain armed soldiers at
every tourist site and street corners, as you will see if you go there.
Mubarak consistently sided with Israel, even against the Gazan Palestinian
Arabs. He has repeatedly denied or severely restricted passage of aid
convoys across its land into Gaza. "Gaza and the West Bank" are listed
as receiving $570 million in non-military aid, but all of this goes to the
unelected government, the Palestine Authority and Fat-ah, both of which were
rejected by voters in 2008. Democratically elected Hamas receives no
military or humanitarian aid.
The census bureau reveals that the US
craftily funds revolutions in countries that do not get along with the state
of Israel, including Sudan. US support of revolution in Sudan is an
especially abusive case of using our money against humanitarian interests.
Sudan's Omar El-Bashir-led government has been under sanction by the US and
since 2005, so it could not possible receive military aid. It is
considered an enemy of Israel. Yet "Sudan" is listed on the census
report as receiving $199 million in military aid from the US in 2008...how
cans this be?
Those dollars, tanks and guns were in fact delivered
to the unelected Sudan Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA) a rebel operation in
Southern Sudan, a faction working to overthrow the elected President, Omar
El Bashir...with US military aid. Every dollar of foreign aid is
printed out of thin air, most of it awarded to US military contractors, and
paid for by diluting Americans’ savings with higher priced food and fuel.
Sadly, US history of Foreign Military aid tells the story truthfully
when our press and politicians only tell us what we want to hear. We
can expect the USA, with Israel in the background, to attempt to broker the
status quo in Egypt, denying Egyptians the freedom for which they are
struggling for in the interest of Israel. Our germ of hope is found in
the certainty that American complacency is ending in the mushroom cloud of
our war-based economic dilemma.