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Egypt military council snubs US aid threat

Ruling military council says NGO case in judiciary's hands, justice ministry has 'damning evidence' against accused groups

Ahram Online, Thursday 9 Feb 2012
Egypt's Chief of Staff Sami Annan (Photo: Reuters)
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Egypt's ruling military council has rejected US threats to end aid payments to the country. US-Egypt tensions have risen considerably following the decision to refer 43 civil society workers to a Cairo court on charges of violating laws regulating the operation of non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

A statement released on the council's official Facebook page stressed that Egypt is a country with a rich heritage that cannot be pressured or blackmailed into doing someone else's bidding. The council also added that Egypt's international relations with the US and others countries were governed by the common interests of both parties, and that "Egypt does not bow to the domination of anyone."

The council also added that the NGO case is in the hands of Egypt's judiciary, which will make the right decision. They also stressed that the Ministry of Justice had found damning evidence against the groups, including maps that feature plans to divide Egypt.

The amount of money that had been pumped into Egypt to spread chaos and disorder was difficult to assess at the moment, the council said, but they referred to statements made recently by El-Sayed El-Badawy, head of the liberal Wafd Party, who claimed that $300 million had been spent in Egypt to cause unrest.

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10-02-2012 10:51pm
The plan for egypt is similar to the one for Libya and Syria
The plan for Egypt is the same as it was for Libya and Syria. A group of traitors armed and funded by the West to disrupt the peace and overthrow the government if the Muslim Brotherhood won the elections. in the second stage, conflict between Muslims and Christians starts. Alread started last years. Third stage. The guardian of democracy and human rights in the globe will interfere in Egypt to protect the minority. Hope the egyptians learn that Western governments do not care for the human rights of people in the Middle East. Where have they been in the past 60 years. All they care about is to subjucate them and rip them off their resources. It is expected that the Media in the West will start showing the autrosities committed by the Egyptian Military council to justify their interference in Egypt. But thank God there is China and Russa in the UN who now understand the gave of the West to control the world.
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