Egypt is refusing to allow a group of American citizens -- including the son of a member of Obama's Cabinet -- to leave the country after working with an NGO to monitor Egypt's recent elections. Now the Islamist-controlled regime won't even accept diplomatic communication from the American government regarding the matter.
The Egyptian justice minister returned a letter Tuesday from the U.S. Ambassador to Egypt asking him to re-examine the issue of Americans barred from leaving the country.
The snub is the latest in a spat between the allies over a politically charged Egyptian investigation into foreign funded groups.
Egyptian security forces raided 17 offices of 10 pro-democracy and human rights groups last month then barred at least 10 foreigners, including six Americans, from leaving the country.
Among those stuck in Egypt is Sam LaHood, son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. On Monday, three of the Americans took refuge in the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.
What does all of this mean? It means that the Egyptian government is telling the American government that its treatment of American citizens is not the business of the United States -- despite some $1.5 billion in US aid that the Islamist regime is set to receive from the US this year.
This ought to be front page news in every paper and a top story on every news broadcast. Why the relative media silence?