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Obama Warns Against Arrests of Morsi and Brotherhood Members
Posted By Daniel Greenfield On July 3, 2013 @ 8:10 pm In The Point | 16 Comments
One Muslim Brotherhood president has been overthrown. But the other one is still on his second term.
I’m not going to run the full bag of generic drivel that Obama unloaded tonight. Most of it consists of meaningless words. A lot of stuff about the Egyptian people, democracy and teddy bears.
So let’s skip straight to the threats and the pro-Brotherhood rhetoric.
We are deeply concerned by the decision of the Egyptian Armed Forces to remove President Morsy and suspend the Egyptian constitution. I now call on the Egyptian military to move quickly and responsibly to return full authority back to a democratically elected civilian government as soon as possible through an inclusive and transparent process, and to avoid any arbitrary arrests of President Morsy and his supporters. Given today’s developments, I have also directed the relevant departments and agencies to review the implications under U.S. law for our assistance to the Government of Egypt.
I don’t know who Obama’s Royal We are, it’s not the American people who don’t give a damn, but he didn’t show the same concern about the arrests of Mubarak. And a rush to elections is how the Muslim Brotherhood wound up being the first in line at the ballot box.
Finally, Obama and his minions swore up and down that they couldn’t possibly stop supplying Morsi with weapons. Now suddenly Obama is concerned about (gasp) American Law, a subject that he usually cares less about than the price of tea in China, and the implications of supplying aid to a non-democracy.
Perhaps he should take that question up with the Islamist FSA brigades in Syria whom he’s supplying with weapons. I don’t recall them holding any elections.
The voices of all those who have protested peacefully must be heard – including those who welcomed today’s developments, and those who have supported President Morsy
Why do I have a feeling that President
Morsi Obama weighs the latter group more than the former group.
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