Fun in Egypt
The International Republican Institute and the National Democratic Institute are what in the usual parlance are called NGOs (non-governmental organizations) but are really what used to be called a den of spies, agents of a foreign power that subvert or support governments upon instructions from their masters.
Letting these agents do their will is now a condition for continued US aid to Egypt, worth around $1.3bn, or so says President Drone. What the clowns in the administration (and the NY Times) seem to forget is that the main reason for the aid is not to allow the US to pick and choose the rulers of Egypt, but to maintain the Egypt/Israel peace treaty.
So before Obama starts cutting off aid, he'll probably get a call from Bibi Netanyahu, telling him to pay up and shut up. No wonder the Egyptians are acting uppity.