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Forum Post: Egyptians Know How to Protest!! Hillary Clinton's Motorcade Pelted With Shoes and Tomatoes

Posted 11 years ago on July 16, 2012, 5:55 p.m. EST by Koivenen (5)
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Egyptians pelt Hillary motorcade with shoes and tomatoes

Excerpt: CAIRO (Reuters) – Protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s motorcade on Sunday during her first visit to Egypt since the election of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

A tomato struck an Egyptian official in the face, and shoes and a water bottle landed near the armoured cars carrying Clinton’s delegation in the port city of Alexandria.

A senior state department official said that neither Clinton nor her vehicle, which were around the corner from the incident, were struck by any of the projectiles.

Protesters chanted: “Monica, Monica”, a reference to Former President Bill Clinton’s extra-marital affair.

More on site. http://uk.reuters.com/assets/print?aid=UKBRE86E09V20120715



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[-] 2 points by JackHall (413) 11 years ago

Let them eat shoes and tomatoes!

May the Egyptians have the government they deserve. Considering the freedoms that the Saudia Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya and Tunisia people enjoy, and that the world economy is at a tipping point, and has been for nearly a decade, Egyptians are unprepared for anything too far removed from the status quo they had when Mubarak led the government.

“Egypt's generous subsidies on food and fuel are widely seen as unsustainable. The interim government, grappling with a hollowed-out economy following last year's revolution, has propped up the Egyptian pound by purchasing the currency in the market. Those operations have drawn down the country's once-robust stock of foreign reserves—which the government also uses to buy the imported fuel and wheat it offers its population on the cheap.”

Egypt looming subsidies crisis http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204059804577228984285910816.html# [right click]

USAID Egypt http://egypt.usaid.gov/en/Pages/default.aspx [right click]

“Since the Israel-Egypt peace accord in 1979, these two countries have been the number one and two recipients of US foreign aid. (Excluding money spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.) This amounts to around one-third of total US foreign aid.”

US Foreign Aid to Egypt http://ftalphaville.ft.com/blog/2011/01/28/473431/us-foreign-aid-to-egypt/ [right click]

If welfare is bad for Americans how can US Foreign Aid be good for everyone else? In the philosophy of free markets, we should allow market forces operate not only in the United States, but also among our foreign aid benefactors. If we actually succeed in raising their standard of living what benefit is that to the United States? If we have prevented famine, hunger, poverty what has that cost us? On the other hand, humanitarian causes work at home as well as abroad.

[-] 2 points by Koivenen (5) 11 years ago

Agreed! The globalist agenda has been working long and hard to make the whole world dependent on government. Not too many people will want to give up being subsidized by the government. Not until they are so dependent that they can't think and do for themselves to the point where, when the globalists stick it to them, the people won't be able to pull themselves away from their enslavers. It's coming! Don't think it won't happen. It will be too late then. Power is a heady feeling and 'they' have gone to great lengths to lay the groundwork for this exact thing. Unless of course, we start to THINK for ourselves and become less reliant on our government for handouts, and more SELF-reliant.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 years ago

Self reliance is a great thing/ability but it does not lend to a stable society - people need people - people need to support people to have a healthy society. Ayn Rand is a psychotic. No man/woman/adult/child is an island.

[-] 2 points by Koivenen (5) 11 years ago

I think we are in violent agreement.

I could have expounded on my statement. Let me add;

When I say we need to start thinking for ourselves and being more self-reliant, I mean "as a group"..."as humanity"..."working together" AWAY from government. If that thinking and becoming self-reliant ends with us realizing that government should be put back in the hands of the people, as I think most of us have come to realize...then all the better.

Agreed! She's a nutter!

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 years ago

Good deal - then I agree completely. {:-])

[-] 1 points by conservatroll (187) 11 years ago

Yeah and I have yet to see the video on the evening news (don't have cable). I can't count how many times I saw that guy throw his shoe at W. No media bias, nope.

[-] -1 points by jimmycrackerson (940) from Blackfoot, ID 11 years ago

"A tomato struck an Egyptian official in the face"

I laughed when I read that.