“Made in the USA” — US company provides tear gas to Egyptian police

Nathan Diebenow
Raw Story 

The tear gas being used by police to disperse protesters in Cairo, Egypt was made in America, according to a television news report.

The labels on canisters say that the tear gas was produced by Combined Systems International (CSI) of Jamestown, Pa., Egyptian protesters with photographic proof told ABC News Friday.

These “Made in the USA” canisters were reportedly first discovered when U.S. officials, such as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, called for the Egyptian government to not use violence against the protesters.

Egypt annually receives $1.3 billion in military aid from the United States. However, CSI’s brand of tear gas is also purchased by foreign nations other than Egypt.

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