One of the top stories broadcast on the BBC world service this morning is almost unadulterated propaganda. The story simply regurgitates the hilarious complaint that Israel is meddling in Egyps’s affairs with the United States by complaining about Egypt’s refusal to stop weapons smuggling into Gaza. The Egyptians are peeved that Congress has temporarily frozen $100 million in military aid to get the Egyptians’ attention. The Egyptians don’t think that’s fair. The BBC’s broadcast report includes this helpful explanation:
A spokesman for the Egyptian president said Cairo was exerting every effort to stop weapons smuggling to Gaza but it could not, as he put it “guarantee 100% results”.
The online version of the BBC story is “Egypt accuses Israel over aid cut.”