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Obama Plans To Cut Off Aid To Egyptian Military

From the Associated Press:

US expected to slash aid to Egyptian government

By Matthew Lee | October 9, 2013

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei (AP) — U.S. officials said Wednesday that the Obama administration is poised to slash hundreds of millions of dollars in military and economic assistance to Egypt. The announcement is expected this week, once official notifications have been made to all interested parties.

The U.S. has been considering such a move since the Egyptian military ousted the country’s first democratically elected leader in June. It would be a dramatic shift for the Obama administration, which has declined to label President Mohamed Morsi’s ouster a coup and has argued that it is in U.S. national security interests to keep aid flowing. It would also likely have profound implications for decades of close U.S.-Egyptian ties that have served as a bulwark of security and stability in the Middle East.

So Obama is going to completely alienate one of the remaining groups in the area who are pro-West and rational. And for what? What will it accomplish? Will the Egyptian stop fighting the Muslim Brotherhood so they can take over again?

This is just one of the many ‘man-caused disasters’ that Obama is causing behind the scenes while we are all focusing on his economic and Obama-Care disasters.

The U.S. officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly before the administration’s official announcement.

Notice how no one in the most transparent administration in history is ever authorized to talk about anything.

President Barack Obama’s top national security aides recommended the aid cutoff in late August, and Obama had been expected to announce it last month. But the announcement got sidetracked by the debate over whether to launch military strikes against Syria…

In other words, they wanted to do this earlier, but because of Obama’s Syrian debacle, it would have gotten a lot of notice. So they decided to wait until the public were distracted by another domestic fiasco.

The U.S. provides Egypt with $1.5 billion a year in aid, $1.3 billion of which is military assistance. The rest is economic assistance. Some of it goes to the government and some to other groups. Only the money that goes to the government would be suspended…

Whew. So we can keep funding the Muslim Brotherhood. That’s a relief.

The money could be restored once a democratically elected government is returned…

And it’s run by the Muslim Brotherhood.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Obama Plans To Cut Off Aid To Egyptian Military”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Well, that means a vast increase in US Taxpayer money shipped to Egypt.

    Never Believe Anything Until It Is Officially Denied™

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