US ‘Aid’ Destroys Egypt’s Economy, Democracy

Zio-American "aid" destroys Egypt for Greater Israel
Zio-American “aid” destroys Egypt for Greater Israel

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American President Obama says he deplores the Egyptian junta’s decision to massacre peaceful protesters and declare martial law.

If he deplores it so much, why is he paying for it?

It is no secret that Egyptian strongman el-Sisi and the soldiers he is sending to slaughter protesters are on the US payroll.

According to official estimates, US taxpayers give the Egyptian military 1.3 billion dollars per year in direct military aid. When various forms of indirect aid are taken into account, including money from US puppet states in the Persian Gulf, the real annual total is in the billions.

This lavish US funding has allowed Egypt’s military to balloon into a monster that controls between one-quarter and one-third of the Egyptian economy. That is why Egypt is economically moribund.

Military spending kills economies, as shown by Dr. Robert Reuschlein of Money wasted on militaries, which are non-productive organizations, is stolen from the productive sector. In societies with large militaries, the best scientists, engineers, and other experts stop producing valuable goods and services, and spend their lives figuring out how to destroy things and kill people. And poorer people, instead of becoming productive citizens, are trained to mindlessly obey orders and kill on command. Many of them suffer severe psychological damage that renders them non-productive.

In Egypt, the military’s economic hegemony creates even more problems.

Egypt has inherited a millennia-old authoritarian bureaucratic tradition. Pharaohs, emirs, presidents-for-life, and generals serve as dictators, and their bureaucratic lackeys have the high-status, high-paying jobs. Productive people are considered mere peasants and tradesmen, inferior in status to the bureaucrats.

British colonialism, which imposed a new layer of foreign bureaucracy, worsened the problem. Bright young Egyptians were trained to believe they were owed government jobs when they graduated from college. Widespread belief that “the government owes me a high-paying non-productive job” persists in Egypt. And the military officers and their cronies are the biggest and most bloated parasites.

In today’s global economy, nations led by a strong productive sector win out in the long run. Countries like Egypt, where bureaucrats (especially military bureaucrats) have grabbed the money and power, are doomed to poverty.

And the US, which “aids” Egypt by lavishing money on its corrupt military bureaucrats, is the main force behind the impoverishment of Egypt.

US military aid has not only crippled Egypt’s economy, but has also killed Egyptian democracy.

US aid has created a parasitical “deep state” consisting of military officers and their friends. These people run Egypt from behind the scenes. Mubarak was their figurehead. When Mubarak was overthrown and the Egyptian people elected Islamic activists to parliament and the presidency, the deep state and its foreign backers felt threatened. So they sabotaged Egypt’s economy, saturated the public with anti-Morsi propaganda, and engineered the coup d’état.

If Obama simply called the coup what it is – a coup – US law would automatically trigger a suspension of military aid. Why has Obama decided to lie and pretend that a coup is not a coup? Why does he insist on maintaining US funding for Egypt’s brutal dictatorship?

The answer, in one word, is “Israel.”

Zionists dominate the American media, financial, and political sectors. They insist on funding Egypt’s military dictatorship because they want to keep Egypt weak and subservient to the US and its Israeli masters.

The Zionists know that if real democracy is established in Egypt, the Egyptian people will vote to revoke the Camp David “surrender treaty” and support the Palestinian resistance. And they know that if Egypt’s economy succeeds, Israel will never achieve its long term objective: Stealing all of the land between the Nile and the Euphrates.

So the Israelis have seized control of US Mideast policy and forced the US to lavish money not only on Israel, but on Egypt’s military dictatorship as well. Funded by the Zionist-dominated US, the Egyptian junta has helped Israel blockade and starve Gaza. The junta even cooperates with Israeli drone strikes in the Sinai! Morsi, a friend of Hamas, opposed the Gaza blockade (and Israel). That’s why Netanyahu applauded the anti-Morsi coup, calling Morsi a “radical” and crowing about “the weakness of political Islamic movements.” Netanyahu’s puppets – the Egyptian military – can now go back to ruling Egypt on behalf of Israel, without interference from the likes of Morsi.

Netanyahu’s American thugs, the neoconservatives, agree. According to Stephen Sniegoski’s article “Neocons, Selective Democracy, and the Egyptian Military Coup,” American neoconservatives – the authors of the 9/11 coup d’état – have shelved their “let’s invade the Mideast for democracy” rhetoric and come out in full support of the murderous Egyptian junta and its slaughter of thousands of peaceful pro-democracy demonstrators.

The neocons have a good reason to hate Morsi: The Egyptian President has repeatedly scoffed at the official myth of 9/11 and called for a new investigation. Such an investigation would quickly destroy neoconservatism, and cause such top neocon leaders as Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Scooter Libby, Dov Zakheim, Douglas Feith, Marc Grossman, Michael Ledeen, and many others to be hanged for treason. Officially establishing the truth about 9/11 would also put an end to Israel as an apartheid Zionist state.

Real democracy in the Middle East would quickly lead to the empowerment of anti-Zionists and pro-9/11-truthers. (The vast majority of the people of the Middle East oppose Zionism, and roughly three out of four do not believe the official myth of 9/11.)

So the Zionist-dominated USA will continue to offer lip service to democracy – while paying the Egyptian junta, and other puppet regimes, to destroy it.

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Kevin Barrett

Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.

He is Host of TRUTH JIHAD RADIO; a hard driving weekly LIVE call in radio show. He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.

Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin, where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.

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  1. ‘Here are the top 10 American corporations profiting from Egypt’s military’


  2. They say that for Lent we must give up a bad habit, so I gave up religion about 30 years ago, and I felt a great burden lifted off my spirit.

  3. I think it is a good thing Morsi is out of business, an Islam Sharia tyranny in Egypt is worse than a secular military dictatorship, same thing in Syria. US was backing Morsi and lost and is backing islamist in Syria and losing. The turmoil will continue.

    • Christina. The Arab Spring was not about Sharia, but about freedom, democracy, accountable and transparent government. It was about corruption, looting, dictatorship, nothing to do with Sharia. Though the majority of Arabs are Muslim, the majority wants a civil state, with an “Islamic” value system, no different from the “Christian” value systems that shaped the US Constitution… Beside the Sharia was never “codified” to be of use in governance, and that is why understanding of Sharia in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia or Somalia is quite different leaving it the “judge” to apply his understanding of the Sharia… I think people are more concerned with poverty, jobs, housing, education, delivery of service, social and economic justice etc.

  4. When Obama backed the people demanding Democracy, Netanyahu was furious and said Obama will be sorry for this. When Egypt moved toward elections Netanyahu made it cleare he would not not tolerate the Muslem Brotherhood. But they won. Strange things happened since then showing Bibi active hand to revert to Control of the area. One thing comes to mind and that is that crazy Preacher from Texas and his insulting film that was sure to start an uprising every where. When Cairo kept calm the invisible hand of Israel moved to Libya and we had Benghazi. But Obama still survived and no war or bombing of Iran. When this uprise started the talk was all about the brotherhood and, finally, even and expert insider of the area said “it is so strange what is happening..not clear what they want” Oh but it is clear, the news just came out the Militray will; BAN the Brotherhood as Nasser did. Mc Cain was retreating so fast…… even replying “best to stop the AID to the Military”, as for Israel he stated
    “Israel can defend itself…” No problem. Some of you expert can you come up with a better answer because for me it is clear BIBI DID NOT WANT THE BROTHERHOOD , IT LOOKS THAT IS WHAT HE IS AFTER AND GETTING IT” What else does Washington and the Media need to wrap this up?

  5. Oh, the murkiness of it all…

    Mossad Knights of Malta Vatican Nazi Connection


    Thank you very much, Dr. Barrett.

  6. Great piece Dr Barrett and thanks for putting the Egyptian crisis in it’s proper perspective – Israel factor. This coup and it’s aftermath have exposed the pathetic nature of collaboration between mainstream media and western governments. According to our esteemed Secretary of State John ‘Heinz Ketchup’ Kerry, a coup d’état in it’s glorious tradition suddenly became ‘democratic reforms’ And not to be outdone, NPR ran this headline yesterday – ‘Despite Bloodshed, Many Egyptians Support Military’ The entire article is centered on a shopping mall in a Cairo district where a watch seller and a Jewellery store owner aired their pro military sentiments. It’s apparent that editors of NPR like the Egyptian junta, hold the view that an affluent district of that Capital are the spokepeople of a country with a population of 80 million.
    Had this been happening in Iran or North Korea, Obama wouldn’t be vacationing in Martha’s vineyard and we wouldn’t be reading these headlines would we? The Muslim brotherhood have exposed the blight in western journalism which is rotting away in the shady side of big government and ‘muslim counter terrorism’..
    Libyans today feel lucky because they know it’s not them but the relationship of their former dictator towards Israel and the oil below that saved them from the wrath of their madmen.

  7. not a good article by any means. sorry, but it should be considered that the Egyptian military have double-crossed Congress, who make an ANNUAL payment. They cannot, therefore, be defined as being on the payroll. We had daily chemtrails from September to March over Cairo; suddenly stopped. There is more to the story than this ‘article’ would lead you to believe. Watch for further developments…

  8. “If Obama simply called the coup what it is – a coup – US law would automatically trigger a suspension of military aid.”

    And the double standard is worse with Israel.

    By Stephen Sniegoski in Rense:

    The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 as amended by the Symington Amendment of 1976 and the Glenn Amendment of 1977 prohibits U.S. military assistance to countries that acquire or transfer nuclear reprocessing technology when they do not comply with IAEA regulations and inspections. For the United States to provide aid in such cases requires a special waiver from the office of the President, and it has issued such a waiver for Pakistan, another non-signatory of the NPT with nuclear weapons. But, in line with Israel’s wishes, the United States government does not want to publicly recognize Israel’s nuclear weapons, and thus eschews this approach. Hence, it directly violates federal law in its provision of aid to Israel, America’s foremost foreign aid recipient.

    “…top neocon leaders as Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Scooter Libby, Dov Zakheim,
    Douglas Feith, Marc Grossman, Michael Ledeen…”

    All Jews. Jews that couldn’t possibly care less for America and her people.

  9. Greater Israel, the land from the Nile to the Euphrates, is the “Realm” alluded to in the Neocon Intelligence Report written for Netenyahu by American Neoconservatives: “A Clean Break, Strategy For Securing The Realm”.

    It’s complimentary American Strategic Paper, “Plan For The New American Century” was authored by the same ‘NEOCONS’; and, recommends a “New Pearl Harbor” be orchestrated in order to initiate the policy: and, that was 9-11, of course.

    The title you linked to sounds good. (although the link is down, and 404) “One Ring to rule them all. One Ring to find them, and in the darkness, bind them”, is the analogy from ‘Lord of The Rings’. It fits the belief in the Tribal Deity of Abraham. The lesser rings are, of course, the step children of Judaism, Islam amd Christianity, in their varied expressions.

    The ‘power’ of Judaism rests in the belief in The God of Abraham as the one and only true God. Yet it was Christians and Muslims who spread the belief, by the sword more often, to every corner of the globe, eradicating all former knowledge; and binding every family of man under the spell.

    You see now, that we have come to the final battle. The Ring of Power must be destroyed. When that happens, the lesser rings will lose all their power. In other words, when The God of Abraham is ended, Islam and Christianity end also by default. Such is the “catch 22” of the hour.

    • Nice tune…… Someday maybe we musicians will be able to sell (and play) our songs rather than the crap the Israelites peddle us…… “getting better all the time” as some famous musician once said (sang)……

    • You left one of those cults out. judaism will also be ended with the end of the tribal deity belief system.
      All religions are based in beliefs made up by tribal leaders of ancient times who used these deities to maintain their position of power. All of these “main stream religions” are straight out out of the texts written over 20,000 years ago by the Sumerians.
      The Pagan and other native beliefs are for the most part not based in a super-natural deity ruling, but in a natural way or in Mother nature being the one in control of it all. These tribal types as we know them from these religious texts didn’t like the idea of not being in control of their tribes, or having to walk and carry their own luggage. So they made up these deities and all the stories we have today. Man made religions and those that made them are the cause of all our wars we have had in the last 2000 years or more.

    • Absolutely!

      I thunk that if we could separate politics and religion really, the result would be we’d have neither.

  10. Dr. Kevin… salam… indeed you speak of the heart and minds of hundreds of millions who suffered and are suffering from military regime. The Egyptian military (Nasser, Sadat and Mubarak) and all uniformed officers simply abandoned tens of thousands to their fate in the Sinai and all three presidents and chief staff were silent as Israel killed in cold blood hundreds of war prisoners. Not the chief of staff, not the presidents ever bothers to address the issue. Even after Israel Channel 10 aired the documentary, Mubarak and his general staff and all Egyptian politicians simply remained silent and no one ever ask for a board of inquiry. Is this the kind of army a nation like Egypt deserve? Over the years investments in Arab armies is like flushing money down the toilet. Libya, Syria, Iraq is but few examples.

  11. WOW!! Great article. Simple, straight-forward, no bullshit that even the lamest of lame can understand. This is a keeper and a spreader arounder.

  12. It’s an insightful article. The Egyptian army a major player in the Egyptian economy operates a large number of businesses, makes a wide array of products, has a lot of investments with apparently very little transparency.

    I have to wonder if the army pulled some strings to get the people to the streets to demand the resignation of Morsi. Yes, Morsi may not have been a great president, but throughout the world they essentially don’t exist.

    • US funding to the tune of $66 Billions so far since Camp David goes directly to the military and does not go as part of the Egyptian budget… no one has any control over it except the military. It is the bribe the US pays to keep peace for Israel and to insure the army have enough of toys to make them happy.. it has nothing to do with the defense of country. Almost 30% of the Egyptian economy is controled by the military with no oversight by any one… not the tax authority, not the ministry of finance, not the central bank… not the parliment… an enterprise that keeps the officer’s corp well fed living like royalty. While officers eat steak, the soldiers eat lentil and rice ( koshari)..

  13. Kevin, you are absolutely correct about military spending.

    It robs the true economy of the power and capital needed to create a better world, preparing for the 10 billion souls required to create the quantum shift from the illusion of reality to actual reality.

    We’re going live, baby!

    Out of the test tube and into reality. All we need to make the transition is 10 billion free thinking, un fearing souls. To accomplish this end, we need free will, free thought and free energy.

    Once one can see though the 911 Coup, you come to realize that anything is possible, for them and for us.

    We are dealing with Archons (Nag Hammadi) that have no soul, no spirit and those humans who have relinquished their humanity for material possessions.

    If we are to make the quantum leap into reality, no soul can be left behind. We make it together, as one people or we perish on the petri dish of our current existence.

    How to modify the Musketeer Slogan? 99% for the 99% and the 99% for the 99%. Almost, but not quite One for all and all for one!


    • It’s believed by many (including me) that the Internet would have been developed ten years earlier if Reagan hadn’t sucked up all the technical talent with bullshit programs like Star Wars and out-of-control weapons spending.

      I got a BSEE in 1982 and watched as all the talent went to work for the MIC…… it wasn’t pretty.

    • The summary of facts in the writing of Kevin Barrett is right …just the conclusion that the Egypt army is now a US / Israel tool is the wrong view. American gov. is always supporting both sides to have the strings in theyr hand…its no wonder that theyr Puppet SA, UEA offered billions too. But in fact they have supported the MB, Hamas to fight the Egypt army…even now the whole west media seems to read form the lips of MB. What surprises is that even alternative media journalists cant see the fact of the fabrication of fake videos by the MB. Two years long we have seen this in Syria how US France , Uk delivered non lethal devices…means all tools to fabricate this fake videos. West media and Terrorists reached an advanced state of cooperation…remember Rami Abdulrahman the one man Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Egypt army and the people of Egypt behind them deserve the medial support also from great analysists like Kevin Barrett.

  14. supporting Palestinians is a big mistake. they are puppets. why the hell they oppose Assad?
    calling 9/11 a lie? who cares. they way I see both morsi and army are puppets of zionists. and they are played against each other to cause civil war. on the whole army looks more democratic than mb. muslims in entire Middle East are not capable of productive. the problems you described present in all the states (relying on handouts either from monarchy or usa) except probably Syria and Iran. that’s why these two are targeted for war.

    • adil, 9/11 matters. The so-called Holocaust matters. They are enormous lies upon which death and destruction has followed, the likes of which seems to be never ending. The Zionists have to be exposed.

  15. Not so sure about Morsi? Didn’t he want to back the terrorists in Syria?

    Anyway you make some good points, including about exposing 911 … so as a member of A&E for 911 Truth, I’ll remind people that we launch our effectively global advertising campaign on Sept 1st.

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