Thursday, January 26, 2012

HOT: Egypt Bars Six Americans from Leaving

Reuters reports:
Six Americans working for publicly funded U.S. organizations promoting democracy in Egypt have been barred from leaving the country, provoking angry demands in Washington that Cairo's new military rulers stop "endangering American lives".

Among those hit by travel bans - one of those targeted called it "de facto detention" - is a son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, as well as other foreign staffers of the International Republican Institute and National Democratic Institute, officials at the two organizations said.
I'm not sure what's in play here. Let's see how this develops.

Maybe the Egyptian military thinks it has agent provocateurs.


  1. So the CIA implants who pushed the People Power Revolution that installed the Egyptian Military Junta... are now having trouble dealing with a real revolution, which they're interventionism precipitated... Irony? More like blowback...

  2. Maybe LaHood's son was just advising them on light rail.