$2 billion saved. That's $2 billion my government can refund to me (on a prorated basis it comes to about $2 - $3). That's great. Know of any other countries that don't want our help? I could use the money.
America offers international aid to help, and offers it under the condition that American interests (stability and peace, for instance, although my government frequently fails to practice discretion and good judgement, and backs the wrong guy) be given some consideration. If Egyptians want "independence", let them have it.
It matters not. I do not care if the current government of Egypt is overthrown, or even if there is a civil war that disrupts all commerce and agriculture. There is enough international commerce in the world that Egyptians should not starve. Therefore, any that starve can be laid directly at the feet of an inept government, and lack of will on the part of its people. And if no country will deal with Egypt, then perhaps they should have been better neighbors. I'm sure the French will be willing to deal with the Egyptians, in any case, if there are any left after the war.
Most assuredly, some of those letters were written by concerned fundamentalist moslem agitators, trying to destabilize the government. Most of them are from ordinary citizens. It sounds like the citizens and terrorists are of like mind. They deserve each other.
If things continue, very soon, no one in Egypt will be allowed to sing (certainly not in public), and television, radio, books, pictures, and any art will be rounded up and destroyed, because such things are anethema to the one "true" god. Egyptian life will be full of prayer (under the muzzle) and quiet reflection, and AK-47 armed "enforcers" of Mohammed's most holy edicts in the streets, just like Afghanistan. Ah, heaven...
If that's what they want, I suggest we do everything in our power to give it to them. And may they choke on it.
I am a disruptive technology.