February 9th, 2011
05:16 PM ET

Saudi Arabia considers matching U.S. military aid to Egypt

To alleviate U.S. pressure on the Egyptian army, Saudi Arabia would consider matching the estimated $1.5 billion the United States provides Egypt in military aid each year if Washington decides to cut its aid to the troubled North African nation, an Arab diplomat says.

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  1. Jakes

    Some comments on here are unbelievable. It's very plain and simple. You cannot preach about democracy and then actively discourage it in other parts of the world for the purposes of your so called stability. Your government should begin solving it's own internal economic and social problems. Many parts of the world have suffered and are still suffering from the interventionist policies of the USA.

    February 10, 2011 at 5:55 am | Report abuse |
    • jorge washinsen

      Are you saying if we had stayed out of both world wars the world would have been better off?

      February 18, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. hashimilion

    I can't believe what i'm reading. Is the US weak to this extent? how can a third world country like saudi, who has a ruler that can't read or write, be able to impose his will on America? Is the US no longer a super power?

    February 10, 2011 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Sooslover

      Ok, Saudi Arabia is a third world country but remember that this nickname was given by you as a first world class...
      Also, don't forget that the Saudis along with the Chinese are the two nation who the USA barrow money from.
      So if we, don't barrow you, you wont be able to aid the real third world countries.
      Say what if you want about us, but remember we still in control and we can change this world even if you call us as a third world country.
      BTW, its a shame for some who are talking about the modest without knowing anything

      February 10, 2011 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
    • jorge washinsen

      One word,OIL

      February 18, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. personny

    Israel is becoming a nation. http://nopolicestate.blogspot.com/2011/01/egypt_29.html

    February 10, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  4. tomas

    Hey everyone, freedom is one of many things we share as one thing non of us can do anything without. Please join us take action by POSTING: "MUBARAK OUT! FREED EGYPT NOW!" in support of the freedom revolution. Remember, no mother give birth to a child for someone else to enslave him. We all deserve our basic human rights. Take action, pls.

    February 10, 2011 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Michael

    THIS SHOULD BE TODAYS STORY: The military said today that they support the government, This what the Saudis want. If your funder changes so does your master.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  6. Tomi

    Nuke em all. Problem solved. Stop argueing, who cares. Honestly.

    February 12, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. James

    Got a great idea!!! NO FOREIGN AID TO ANYONE!! I mean NO ONE! We could balance the budget in under 5 years! Oh, wait a minute, that could not work, someone might actually HATE us!! Oh my!

    February 16, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • jorge washinsen

      they already hate us.International welfare buys peace for a while.

      February 18, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
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