Leahy: Cut aid to Egypt if Mubarak stays

Leahy: Cut aid to Egypt if Mubarak stays

There are 32 comments on the Bennington Banner story from Feb 3, 2011, titled Leahy: Cut aid to Egypt if Mubarak stays. In it, Bennington Banner reports that:

Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy said Thursday he is prepared to cut off aid to Egypt unless embattled Egyptian PresidentHosni Mubaraksteps down.

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xrayman

Bennington, VT

#1 Feb 4, 2011
ok genius, Mubarak steps down then what? did Iran in the 70s teach you anything?sometimes its better the devil you know, because if the brotherhood gets in there its goodbye,suez canal. And besides we know your man Obama, Soros and a bunch of other socialists have been planning for Mubarak to be overthrown since 2009.You all will not be happy till all the islamo fascists are in control. Tell me Mr Leahy, how does it feel to be a puppet to George Soros. And while we are at it lets give a big thank you to the man who allowed this to happen in the 70s, perhaps the 2nd worst president of all (Obama just made top billing) JIMMY CARTER. Shame on you Mr Leahy, and your partner in crime Bernie Sanders, how you to keep getting elected is so far beyond me its not funny. You sir come out of the woodwork around election time and give a town in Vt a little something just to make these sheeple think you are the best, but in truth sir, you are fooling less and less of us.You are ruining Vermont slowly but surely
Concerned

Manchester Center, VT

#2 Feb 4, 2011
Those in power-seem to never learn from history/the past-thus they are doom to repeat and repeat and repeat. What is worse is the American (Vermont) voter keeps putting them back in office-looks like they two will never learn.
abc

Mississauga, Canada

#3 Feb 4, 2011
xrayman wrote:
ok genius, Mubarak steps down then what? did Iran in the 70s teach you anything?sometimes its better the devil you know, because if the brotherhood gets in there its goodbye,suez canal. And besides we know your man Obama, Soros and a bunch of other socialists have been planning for Mubarak to be overthrown since 2009.You all will not be happy till all the islamo fascists are in control. Tell me Mr Leahy, how does it feel to be a puppet to George Soros. And while we are at it lets give a big thank you to the man who allowed this to happen in the 70s, perhaps the 2nd worst president of all (Obama just made top billing) JIMMY CARTER. Shame on you Mr Leahy, and your partner in crime Bernie Sanders, how you to keep getting elected is so far beyond me its not funny. You sir come out of the woodwork around election time and give a town in Vt a little something just to make these sheeple think you are the best, but in truth sir, you are fooling less and less of us.You are ruining Vermont slowly but surely
hey "genius", i guess united states should have left adolph hitler, saddam hussein, in power.
bwah hah hah ha

South Deerfield, MA

#4 Feb 5, 2011
xrayman wrote:
ok genius, Mubarak steps down then what? did Iran in the 70s teach you anything?sometimes its better the devil you know, because if the brotherhood gets in there its goodbye,suez canal. And besides we know your man Obama, Soros and a bunch of other socialists have been planning for Mubarak to be overthrown since 2009.You all will not be happy till all the islamo fascists are in control. Tell me Mr Leahy, how does it feel to be a puppet to George Soros. And while we are at it lets give a big thank you to the man who allowed this to happen in the 70s, perhaps the 2nd worst president of all (Obama just made top billing) JIMMY CARTER. Shame on you Mr Leahy, and your partner in crime Bernie Sanders, how you to keep getting elected is so far beyond me its not funny. You sir come out of the woodwork around election time and give a town in Vt a little something just to make these sheeple think you are the best, but in truth sir, you are fooling less and less of us.You are ruining Vermont slowly but surely
I love how everyone thinks George Soros, an 80-year-old holocaust survivor is out to conquer the world... don't let Glen Beck think for you.

Since: Jan 09

Bennington, VT

#5 Feb 6, 2011
Concerned wrote:
Those in power-seem to never learn from history/the past-thus they are doom to repeat and repeat and repeat. What is worse is the American (Vermont) voter keeps putting them back in office-looks like they two will never learn.
I have a Idea. Let's follow Leahy and if a radical group takes over and this leads to a middle east war (after all one group has said they want war with Isreal} let use name it the Pat Leahy war.

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#6 Feb 6, 2011
bwah hah hah ha wrote:
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I love how everyone thinks George Soros, an 80-year-old holocaust survivor is out to conquer the world... don't let Glen Beck think for you.
Well, he HAS referred to himself as a God.
Bill

Bennington, VT

#7 Feb 6, 2011
why does Egypt need aid in the first place, our hard earned money seems to be going overseas, not here, where we need it. why is it so hard to pay for college for my kids for instance, why are we not investing in our own country.
Mubarak Will Close Suez

Pasadena, CA

#8 Feb 6, 2011
Mubarek: Close the Suez Canal if US aid is cut! Hey Leahy, are you fools ready for $15 a gallon gasoline?
TIRED OF FLATTYS

Roy, WA

#11 Feb 6, 2011
Aide to Egypt.....how about keeping the money here. Better yet how about if Patty starts worrying about his own state?
Michael-

Bennington, VT

#12 Feb 6, 2011
You are an idiot Leahy, and I am ashamed of Vermont and anyone who has put you in office. You are a follower and a troublemaker. The US just needs to butt out of a problem that is not ours. They are our Ally and we give them aid for that reason. I heard no complaints before this issue with their poverty and other human rights violations that have happened for years and years. Egypt gets on the news and now all of a sudden the US and its infinite wisdom decides to step in. Too late. The US is not the world police, no wonder why other countries do not like us. We butt our nose where it doesnt belong. We come across as the know it all and arrogant. Just like Leahy!!!
Can You Hear Me

United States

#13 Feb 6, 2011
NO more exporting our tax dollars to any county!

Time to put the U.S.A. and we the people first!
Can You Hear Me

United States

#14 Feb 6, 2011
Mubarak Will Close Suez wrote:
Mubarek: Close the Suez Canal if US aid is cut! Hey Leahy, are you fools ready for $15 a gallon gasoline?
The U.S. has enough oil of its own to supply our needs. The traitor politicians won't allow us to tap our own oil and force us to buy it from countries who hate us.

“Proud American and Vermonter”

Since: Feb 09

Bennington

#15 Feb 7, 2011
Can You Hear Me wrote:
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The U.S. has enough oil of its own to supply our needs. The traitor politicians won't allow us to tap our own oil and force us to buy it from countries who hate us.
You are right, we do have the oil here to handle our needs. But the answer is not more oil, ours or theirs. Because you know as well I do that all that oil we have here will not all be used here, some will, but not all of it. It would be put on the open market where they would make the most money. So saying that taping into the oil here will get us off foreign oil is just a little misleading. The only way to get off foreign oil is to get off all together or at least as much as we can.
LSU

United States

#16 Feb 7, 2011
Scott05201 wrote:
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You are right, we do have the oil here to handle our needs. But the answer is not more oil, ours or theirs. Because you know as well I do that all that oil we have here will not all be used here, some will, but not all of it. It would be put on the open market where they would make the most money. So saying that taping into the oil here will get us off foreign oil is just a little misleading. The only way to get off foreign oil is to get off all together or at least as much as we can.
You are a genius Scooter boy!

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#17 Feb 7, 2011
By law, all the oil from the North Slope of Alaska must be sold in the US. For a short time it was sold to Japan, but that was stopped. All the oil from Alaska that goes through the Alaska Pipeline must stay here in the USA.
But then the rocket scientists in Washington decided to place an "excess profits tax" on DOMESTIC oil production. So naturally the evil oil companies went overseas to buy the oil.
Concerned

Bennington, VT

#18 Feb 7, 2011
bwah hah hah ha wrote:
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I love how everyone thinks George Soros, an 80-year-old holocaust survivor is out to conquer the world... don't let Glen Beck think for you.
Have you ever done any seariou research on George Sorros? Perhaps you should. He is interesting and quite powerful-no I don't listen to Glenn Beck. Heard of Sorros years ago and took some time to read about him.
Concerned

Bennington, VT

#19 Feb 7, 2011
Scott05201 wrote:
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You are right, we do have the oil here to handle our needs. But the answer is not more oil, ours or theirs. Because you know as well I do that all that oil we have here will not all be used here, some will, but not all of it. It would be put on the open market where they would make the most money. So saying that taping into the oil here will get us off foreign oil is just a little misleading. The only way to get off foreign oil is to get off all together or at least as much as we can.
Here is what would happen if we quit using oil most of your world would disappear and/or drastically change. Here is just a partial list of all the products, we use every day that are made from Petroleum
http://www.ranken-energy.com/Products%20from%...
jgadsden

Windsor, VT

#20 Feb 7, 2011
Scott05201 wrote:
<quoted text>
You are right, we do have the oil here to handle our needs. But the answer is not more oil, ours or theirs. Because you know as well I do that all that oil we have here will not all be used here, some will, but not all of it. It would be put on the open market where they would make the most money. So saying that taping into the oil here will get us off foreign oil is just a little misleading. The only way to get off foreign oil is to get off all together or at least as much as we can.
a shift to domestic oil does two things, it lets us ignore the middle east now (except for that Isreal thing) and sets a clear deadline to be off oil...the extent of the domestic supply!

I also want to add that we borrow 40% of the dough we then give to foreign countries so they can resent us for it...

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#21 Feb 7, 2011
Jgadsden,
Do you have a flag?
jgadsden

Windsor, VT

#22 Feb 7, 2011
Jeff Phillips wrote:
Jgadsden,
Do you have a flag?
yessssssssss......
dont tread on me...

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