Will the freeing of the blind Sheikh (a story I broke here) follow this capitulation to terrorism and banditry? “US pays $5 million to buy freedom for rights workers on trial in Egypt,” from Fox News, March 1 (thanks to Robert):
CAIRO — Seven American rights workers are on a plane out of Egypt after the U.S. paid nearly $5 million in bail costs to secure their freedom.
Egyptian officials said the U.S. paid $300,000 each for 16 Americans, nine of whom were already out of the country. The State Department said the money was paid by the nongovernmental organizations where the democracy and rights workers work….
American officials had been evaluating developments in the a case, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday after an Egyptian judge delayed the trial until late April. She called the situation “fluid” with “a lot of moving parts.”…
We’ll see if one of the moving parts is Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman.