In an Addendum to the AP Article re: May Day , A Focus on Its Commemoration Ban in Egypt1
May 3, 2016 by Alfred
As an addendum to the Argentum Post titled “May 1st” or “May Day” Was Born in the U.S. to be Celebrated as a Workers Day and Became So Celebrated Globally Subsequently But, Said Celebration in the U.S. Was Officially Cancelled which was published on April 30, 2016, it is worthy to note that on May 1st the Egyptian police prevented hundreds of Egyptian workers from holding a meeting in Cairo to commemorate International Worker’s Day.
The police, were who were armed with automatic weapons, prohibited the workers from exercising their human right to assemble.
The workers then sought to gather alternatively in the journalists syndicate building which was also blocked by the police.
Notwithstanding the extremely oppressive nature of the Al-Sissi autocratic regime which empowered itself by overthrowing the only democratically elected President Morzi, the US provides Egypt with $ 1.5 billion in military aid, being thusly, after the international law violating government of Israel, the second largest recipient of U.S. military aid.
The Egyptian government’s politicized judiciary sentences at times tenth if not hundreds of people to life in prison or to death without providing them with a legitimate trial.
The General Al-Sissi regime of Egypt is as ruthless and autocratic as the Hosni Mubarak regime was. Notwithstanding though, and incredibly but in fact, Hillary Clinton declared in 2009 to ABC the following : “ I really consider President and Mrs. Mubarak to be friends of my family ”
This state of affairs is incomprehensibly reprehensible, embarrassing, irrational, counter-productive, and shamefully disgusting.
It goes against all the best interests of all the best meaning Americans who are misrepresented by their neocon and neolib misleaders.