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. midgick

    Dear Madam Adhikari.

    If you really want your freedom then your probably going to have to do what America did 237 years ago. Bleed, Bleed and then Bleed and die and fight your oppressors. If you can't then stop your complaining.
    Most peoples in the world do not understand what freedom really is or what it took/takes to get it. We've spent hundreds of years refining our laws. Hundreds of years trying to perfect our freedoms.So mmy advise is start somewhere and work for it.

    February 9, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ned

    "Give control to Saudis"...this is crazy! The root cause of evils in the muslim world are deep rooted in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and their version of Islam which is "Wahabiism".

    February 9, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Johnny

      well said my friend, Saudis are the root cause of all the problems in middle east and the reason they all hate US is because we protect the Saudis for OUR interest.

      February 9, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Amit

    What the difference if Saudis pay? Its our money anyway. They will jack up the oil price to make up for it.

    February 9, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. jefffbo

    Good. lets pull out and go green.

    February 9, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Woody

    I guess Egypt wants no more tourist ? Tourism for religion is a multi billion dollar industry in the U.S. Egypt has or did have a lot of American tourist. Who is going to make up the billions of dollars that are lost ?

    February 9, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Upset Voter

      They want the end of the rule of a dictator who took over in the early 1980's by killing Mr Sadat. That has nothing to do with our relationship with the Egyptian people. Only our current actions can have any effect on that. We need to be careful and stand for the principles and human dignity if the Egyptian people if we want favorable relations in the future.

      February 9, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Satan

    An undivided mankind, it's what pleases me, and speak of terroists, the greastest weapon of terror ever created was religion. signed Satan

    February 9, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Upset Voter

      You are right. When the major religions fight each other, God/Allah always looses and the devil wins. The current issue in Egypt is not a religious issue. The good people of Egypt have been living under a police state for almost 30 years and they are tired of it.

      February 9, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Rana iscorrect

    Exactly... Rana gives the correct action and clear mind. Very sweet.

    February 9, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Enrique

    why do we have to make bussiness and give help to racists states like israel and saudi arabia but we make a big deal about hugo chavez who like it or not was elected by the venenzuelan people?

    February 9, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Rana is most correct

    Rana has the correct action and the clear mind. Soon this action will be observed by many people. Thank you Rana for speaking up here.

    February 9, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Independent

    The opposite of (R)s and (D)s are (I)s. You know someone who represents everyone... Radical idea huh?

    February 9, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. naro

    there are hundreds of American troops maintaining the Camp David accord peace. What will happen if the new Egyptian government will ask them to leave? Will that start a war with Israel?

    February 9, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Upset Voter

      I doubt it ... The people in Egypt are fighting to be able to determine their own destiny and have a chance to get out of poverty. This has everything to do with the repression that the Egyptian people have been under and very little to do with other countries and religion.

      February 9, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  12. omar

    Let's not forget that saudi arabia was one of the biggest opponents of egypt after the "republican" revolution of muhammad najuib and gamal abdel nasser. Now they are both reviled as governments.

    February 9, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  13. FrodoBaggins

    Has anyone speculated that perhaps Satan is behind the religious division? How do you control billions of people's lives and souls, while amassing wealth in the name of God only to watch in glee as the sheep murder each other? Yup! Religion. I became skeptical when I read the story of cain and able. Would a just and kind God really desire the blood of a cute lamb? Would a kind and just god condone slavery or stoning a loved one? Would all the infinite knowledge God possesses be pigeonholed to one book that contains less information than one law book in a library of dozens? Nope. It's all Satan I'm afraid.

    February 9, 2011 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |

      as they said in spaceballs.. evil will always win because good is dumb..

      February 9, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
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    February 9, 2011 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  15. jbond

    We don't need to be giving money to obummer's muslins!!

    February 10, 2011 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
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