Sunday, April 20, 2014
Clampdown on US Collectors Won't Stop Egyptian Military Dictatorship's Tilt to Russia
If the State Department thinks sacrificing the interests of American collectors and small businesses with a pre-judged MOU will arrest the Egyptian military dictatorships's tilt to Russia, it's probably kidding itself. CPO suspects that Egypt's generals want Russian weapons that come with no strings attached far more than any "legitimacy" the US Government's grant of a MOU would provide. Control over antiquities has some nationalist appeal, but there is nothing like a Russian helicopter gunship if you are a military man.