Friday, April 26, 2002

No Oil for Blood

The government of Egypt has apparently gotten tired of the 23 years of relative peace they've enjoyed with Israel and has begun to shop the nation around as a pan-Arab mercenary tool. When challenged by an Abu Dhabi newspaper on why Egypt hadn't attacked Israel on behalf of the Palestinians, Egypt's prime minister said "If you want to undertake an action and be ready to face up to challenges, you need at least $100 billion," going on to add "Let the Arab world give $100 billion from Arab funds deposited around the world. Let it say to Egypt: 'This is a budget for confrontation. This budget is at your disposal. Undertake confrontation.'" I can see the future of Arab panhandlers: sitting on a sidewalk with a cardboard sign reading "Will Invade Israel for Food."

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