This weeks Egypt erupted into chaos after the military led government violently broke up protest against the Muslim Brotherhood. Hundreds are dead and many more wounded after the intense battle between the two parties caused Egypt to slowly become a country drowning in despair and wondering when true independence is going to come. Here in America, Obama stated that he felt like the violence should end, and he condemned the military led government in Egypt for taking too drastic of a measure in trying to curb protesters. While this meant little to nothing to either part in Egypt, I feel that one gesture would truly show Egypt that we expect them to get their act together.
That would be to cut off all funding to Egypt until they can finally decide what direction they want to go in as a nation. For the last year and a half, they have done nothing but fight due to saying that they want a reformed country. However, the reform that they want is not a clear and concise reform, it is rather a muddled mass of ideas and beliefs that often contradict one another. The two main fractions in the nation, the Muslim Brotherhood and those who oppose them want two different things for their nations, and it is as if they need to split the country in half so that both sides can have what they want.
That’s why the U.S. giving money to Egypt is nothing but a waste. They are not going to fix anything, and they are instead going to encourage a civil war that will bare little to no results. With the economic deficit threatening our country, we need to make sure that our money does not go to such a lost cause, and we need to put our money to work on more important things like supporting our troops or cutting the deficit. Putting our money into Egypt may make us feel good about ourselves, but it’s just not realistic that it is going to accomplish democracy in Egypt.
But will Obama cut funding? I highly doubt it. He wants to make it look like he supports democracy in the region, and cutting aid will make it seem that he has given up seeking peace in the Middle East. I feel that this is a big mistake though as he will probably garner the anger of the Muslim Brotherhood and human rights groups because they will say he is supporting murder and government violence. Cutting funding, to me, is the best decision to make, but it’s up to Obama to take action when it comes to this matter. So I guess we will have to wait to see what decision he makes and the consequences it will have on Egypt and the rest of the world.
May God Bless America,
The Generation X Conservative
Writer’s Note: I support doing everything we can to not let the Muslim Brotherhood get control of Egypt, as they are a terrorist group, but I don’t believe that we should spend our money to support other countries conflicts.