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Meanwhile, in Egypt

Don’t worry, be happy – It will soon be a bright and happy day in that benighted land:

Relations between Egypt‘s military rulers and the United States threatened to hit a new low after Egyptian security forces launched unprecedented armed raids on a series of high profile human rights and pro-democracy organisations.

The raids included targeting the US-government funded National Democratic Institute – founded by former secretary of state Madeleine Albright – and the International Republican Institute, whose chairman is Republican senator John McCain. Both organisations are affiliated with the two major US political parties.

The orchestrated move by Egypt’s generals, apparently keen to play up to anti-US and nationalist feelings in the country, will be seen as highly provocative in Washington, which underwrites military aid to Egypt to the sum of $1.3bn (£843m) annually.

"We are deeply concerned," a State Department official told the Guardian.

Are we?  So no more applauding the “revolution” in Egypt and what it has brought? 

Or are we still breaking eggs so the omelet of freedom can be made?

Uh huh.

~McQ

Twitter: @McQandO