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Obama Inc Threatens to Cut Military Aid to Egypt if Morsi is Overthrown
Posted By Daniel Greenfield On July 2, 2013 @ 3:32 pm In The Point | 57 Comments
Kerry and Co. have been insisting that we have to keep plowing money into Morsi’s Brotherhood regime because it’s in America’s national security interests. Those claims never held much water and they hold even less water now that unnamed Obama officials are warning the military that if it takes power, it will face a loss of that same military aid.
U.S. officials said Washington has suggested to Morsi that he call early elections, though they underlined they were demanding specific steps — and they said they had underlined to Egypt’s military that a coup would have consequences for U.S. aid. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the matter.
Back in the day, Kerry was claiming that we “had” to give Morsi weapons.
“The fact that sometimes other countries elect someone you don’t completely agree with doesn’t give us permission to walk away,” Kerry said at his confirmation hearing.
In a recent memo, Kerry wrote, “we are not satisfied with the extent of Egypt’s progress and are pressing for a more inclusive democratic process and the strengthening of key democratic institutions,” Kerry said the aid should go forward.
“A strong U.S. security partnership with Egypt, underpinned by FMF (Foreign Military Financing), maintains a channel to Egyptian military leadership, who are key opinion makers in the country,” Kerry wrote in the memo.
Except now Obama Inc. is throwing the Egyptian military leadership under the bus to try and salvage the Morsi regime. This was never about aiding the Egyptian military. It was about aiding the Brotherhood.
Now Obama Inc. are scrambling like rats to salvage Morsi’s position. And their actions show that the foreign aid was for Morsi, not for Egypt or its military.
“As much as we appreciate [the Egyptian military’s] statement that they intend to protect the Egyptian people, they need to be careful about how they inject themselves into the situation. We are telling them that playing a role with their ultimatum to get the two sides together is completely appropriate, but anything that looks like a military takeover is walking a very thin line,” an official said.
Unlike putting terrorists in control of Egypt.
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