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Egyptian Riot Police Using Tear Gas “Made In The U.S.A.”

It’s already pretty well-known that the United States provides billions of dollars of military and economic aid to Egypt every year, and numerous polls have shown that the general Egyptian public doesn’t exactly have a solicitous opinion of the United States. Nonetheless, one has to wonder what the average Egyptian out in the streets over the past several days protesting an authoritarian and corrupt regime thinks when they look down at the tear gas canister that was just fired at them, and see this:

Is it really so hard to understand why people don’t like us when we’re providing the weapons that are being used against them?

H/T: Tucson Citizen

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Doug holds a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May, 2010 and also writes at Below The Beltway. Follow Doug on Twitter | Facebook

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  1. John P says:

    USA! USA! USA!

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  2. JD says:

    My guess would have been “Made in China.”

    They make everything else.

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  3. deskmerc says:

    And what other country manufactures tear gas grenades with first aid instructions?

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  5. JP says:

    Maybe now the people in Gaza can get something to eat. Like MRE’s

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  6. Freedom says:

    Egypt’s government has been “paid off” by both Zionist occupied Washington DC and Zionist occupied Palestine ZioNazis. Why do you think Egypt long ago stopped demanding the Zionists to obey International human rights accords? Egyp’s government, like Washington DC is a puppet of the Zionists. Like Washington DC, the Egyptian government cannot “serve two (2) masters and expect to continue to function in a rational way. Washington DC has so far been able to keep its flock under control but it’s only a matter of time and riots will begin.

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  7. IP727 says:

    Blog Archive » Ignorance Is Not Bliss in Egypt says:
    Friday, January 28, 2011 at 16:05
    nothing like using American-made products to quell protesting citizens. No one better give

    About like blaming glock for the recent Tucson shootings. McCarthyism is alive and well within the tortured recesses of the liberal mind.

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