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Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Friday, July 05, 2013

Obama between a coup and a hard place regarding Egypt

US federal law prohibits the continuation of foreign aid in the case of a military coup. Here's the pertinent phrase from the Foreign Assistance Act, 

...restricts assistance to the government of any country whose duly elected head of government is deposed by military coup or decree.

On Tuesday, a khaki-clad, beret sporting, Egyptian general seized Egyptian TV to announce that Mohammad Morsi was no longer President.......sounds like a coup to me. The question now is what contortions Obama will undergo in parsing the words of the F.A.A. in order to to continue to send hundreds of millions to Egypt?

1 comment:

Isaac A. Nussbaum said...

“Nabil Naim, former leader of the Islamic Jihadist movement in Egypt ... stated that the goal [in Egypt] is to break up the country and weaken it as part of an Israeli plan called 'the Clean Collar' that targeted three countries: Iraq, Syria, and Egypt.” *

(No word on the name of the Israeli plan to manipulate the U.S. into breaking up and weakening Iran.)

*(source: fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/muslim-brotherhood-wanted-egypts-break-up-for-israel-with-a-free-army-idriss-in-israel/51287)