Other Than Mubarak and the Egyptian Military, Who Benefited from US Aid?
I’m guessing you know it’s not the Egyptian nor the American people. Israel, or at least its government? Well perhaps but let’s not go sideways here.
If you said Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, GE and the other merchants of death whose weapons Egypt buys with our aid — your tax dollars at work! — you’d be correct.
Bill Hartung, one of the best, most activist-friendly policy wonks/writers/analysts in the peace movement, has a concise article on this very subject on HuffPo today, it’s worth a read. (As is Bill’s new book, Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex).
Bill also appeared on DemocracyNow! yesterday in a segment titled “MADE
IN THE USA: Tear Gas, Tanks, Helicopters, Rifles and Fighter Planes in Egypt
Funded and Built Largely by U.S. Defense Department and American
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As far as keeping up on the situation in Egypt, Al-Jazeera is a good bet.