Forget about the rest of the story, just read this: "Security forces shut down three American-financed democracy-building groups". How I like this "democracy-building" groups terminology. So they just build democracy? How sweet. And did those Republican and Democratic groups build democracy during the long obscene and sleazy honeymoon between the US and the Sadat/Mubarak regime? Also, I have one last question: is the Mossad a "democracy-building" group in the Middle East? Just curious. Finally, imagine if Egypt were to fund a group in the US to "build democracy" here. How would the US react? Finally (ii): how come the US did not object to the Israeli crackdown on funding by US groups in Israel in the areas of human rights and democracy?