Post Paris Egypt Seeks More Military $$
Egypt is using the Islamist attacks in Paris to seek additional military funding from the West. Ironically, the current Egyptian government has gotten the cold shoulder from United States President Barack Obama for overthrowing the previous “democratically elected” Islamist Muslim Brotherhood government. Will Obama join Egypt in the march against Militant Islam? – Grizzly Joe
NAIROBI (WSJ) —Western powers should give military support to Egypt to help it combat the Islamic extremism that led to the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo newspaper and a kosher supermarket in Paris, the Egyptian foreign minister said Tuesday.
Along with other foreign leaders, Sameh Shoukry attended a rally in the French capital on Sunday in honor of the 17 people who were killed in last week’s attacks. On Tuesday, Mr. Shoukry said his government deserves the means it needs to help fight the terrorist groups responsible for such assaults.
“We expect that our partners to whom we have continued to lend our support… will reinforce our ability to be an active participant in the fight against terrorism, whether indigenously or internationally,” he said in an interview at United Nations offices in Nairobi, Kenya.