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Clinton OKs $1.3B in military aid to Egypt
UPI ^ | March 24, 2012

Posted on 03/24/2012 8:07:03 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton approved $1.3 billion in annual military aid to Egypt, waiving congressionally mandated democratic reform conditions.

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Clinton waived the conditions based on U.S. national security interests and a goal of maintaining a strategic partnership with Egypt, Voice of America reported Friday.

"What we are looking to do here is to continue to work with Egyptian partners on the kind of future that they want for Egypt and that is in our mutual interest," Nuland said.

Under a law passed by Congress in December, Egypt's military rulers are required to support a transition to a civilian government, hold free and fair elections and protect freedom of religion and association as conditions for receiving the aid.

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1 posted on 03/24/2012 8:07:09 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

................................sigh


2 posted on 03/24/2012 8:12:44 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Under a law passed by Congress in December ...

The law has been in place for four months, and the Obama Admin decides to ignore it -- because laws don't matter any more.

3 posted on 03/24/2012 8:12:53 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Blacks get shot every day. What makes Trayvon so special? Democrat hype.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton approved $1.3 billion in annual military aid to Egypt, waiving congressionally mandated democratic reform conditions.
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More and more I wonder what congress really does.

I am so sick of them all.


4 posted on 03/24/2012 8:13:00 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What?!!!!!!


5 posted on 03/24/2012 8:15:10 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No, Hillary, there is no “Muslim Spring.” Whoops, the U.S. made a big boo-boo in Egypt. Mubarek was not out to make the world Islamic and not through terrorism.


6 posted on 03/24/2012 8:16:12 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Free ThinkerNY
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton approved $1.3 billion in annual military aid to Egypt, waiving congressionally mandated democratic reform conditions. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Clinton waived the conditions based on U.S. national security interests and a goal of maintaining a strategic partnership with Egypt, Voice of America reported Friday.

Anyone from Congress objecting to this?

Not even one person?

7 posted on 03/24/2012 8:16:26 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It is unconstitutiomnal for the Sec. of State to do that. However, if they usurp the rules and no body opposes them then it becomes the law. Where are our Republican Representatives?


8 posted on 03/24/2012 8:17:23 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot
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To: Nachum

Ping.


9 posted on 03/24/2012 8:17:31 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

we need to cut spending, HOW LOUD DO WE NEED TO SCREAM THAT WE ARE BROKE


10 posted on 03/24/2012 8:19:44 PM PDT by Undecided 2012
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Pretty clear we have no representation from our Congresspeople and Senators.

The booze and girls must be unbelievable inside that Beltway - no time or inclination to bother with anything else I guess.


11 posted on 03/24/2012 8:20:05 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; spend money only with those who support traditional American values.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’ll see your $1.3B and bump you 50M... Muslims

Avi Lipkin reports on leading democrat’s planned move to transform US into Islamic nation. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGTJ6ElUezY

Avi Lipkin’s bio http://www.vicmord.com/biography.html


12 posted on 03/24/2012 8:24:21 PM PDT by MurrietaMadman
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Left is right, up is down, and the muslim brotherhood is our military partner.


13 posted on 03/24/2012 8:28:38 PM PDT by andyk (Tax credits for your kids == Welfare)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It is clear that the next republican/conservative president is going to have one heck of a mess to clean-up.

Congress will remain silent on this issue because not one of them has a bigger set than Hildabeast Clinton does.


14 posted on 03/24/2012 8:31:12 PM PDT by mardi59
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To: Psycho_Bunny
The generals are still running the show.

yitbos

15 posted on 03/24/2012 8:33:35 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Damn! I wish they (AP) wouldn't do that. Every time I see a headline like “Clinton OKs $1.3B in military aid to Egypt”
I get bad memory flashes. memory flashes back to the 90s. For the sake of my mental health, they should use the woman's first name.
“Hillary OKs $1.3B in military aid to Egypt”
See that doesn't bring back the same sordid memories.
16 posted on 03/24/2012 8:34:00 PM PDT by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Why do we even bother having a Congress?

Between EO's, a selective Enforcement by the "Justice" Department, and now the State Dept. thumbing their noses at the law?

How are these acts not Treason?

17 posted on 03/24/2012 8:36:50 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Talisker
Anyone from Congress objecting to this? Not even one person?

Why would they? They are the ones who profit from these "aid" programs. Nothing goes to Egypt. All aid programs exist so that our politicians can make money. Egypt won't see any money. According to the agreement, they have to use the money for procuring goods and services from the cronies of politicians here. The money is not even transferred to them.

Their politicians get around 50 million dollars as bribes for facilitating this transaction.

18 posted on 03/24/2012 8:37:45 PM PDT by JimWayne
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To: JimWayne

Congress needs to step in right now and seek an unjunction to stop this, then begin to development impeachment proceedings, regardless of the elections.

At some point, the rule of law must be followed and enforced. If not, we are no longer a free country.


19 posted on 03/24/2012 8:42:51 PM PDT by Maryland Man
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To: Maryland Man

If not, we are no longer a free country.
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I don’t think we have been for a bit now.


20 posted on 03/24/2012 8:49:08 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Congress has surrendered to tyranny. Boehner needs to wake up and defend constitutional rights.


21 posted on 03/24/2012 8:52:55 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I am in fear for my future.


22 posted on 03/24/2012 8:55:27 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Who gave her the power to bypass a mandatory law?


23 posted on 03/24/2012 9:11:53 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Grammar & spelling maybe wrong, get over it, the world will not come to an end!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It still sickens me that this 1960's liberal hag is at the helm of US international relations.

She's drunk with power and she's a disgrace.

I guess I can be grateful that she didn't make the Presidency and, yes, I think she would be worse than Obama.

i just can't wait to see her gone.

24 posted on 03/24/2012 9:15:20 PM PDT by what's up
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To: All
All of the articles seem to refer to this December law “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012”

According to this, it hasn't actually been passed yet -

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/s1867

So how can the law be broken?

Our wonderful, slow Congress in action who can't even pass an actual budget.

25 posted on 03/24/2012 9:19:56 PM PDT by az_gila
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To: what's up

Where will Ol’ Crusty get the 1.5B?

Pull it out of Obamas @ss?


26 posted on 03/24/2012 9:46:41 PM PDT by Gasshog (going to get what all those libs asked for, but its not what they expected.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

Thanks Army Air Corps,

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27 posted on 03/24/2012 10:26:39 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Where does Hillary get off giving any money to anyone??? I thought the House of Reps were in charge of money not some appointed Bozo like Hillary


28 posted on 03/24/2012 10:30:28 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 (I don't know what the future holds, but I know who holds my future.,)
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To: BooBoo1000

Welcome to the new tyranny.


29 posted on 03/24/2012 10:38:50 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: BooBoo1000

It’s as if Congress and others have been notified to make noises but not cross the line in opposition to any of this treachery. Their families must have been threatened.


30 posted on 03/24/2012 10:40:11 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Irenic

Did I miss something? When was the power to spend money given to the SOS.


31 posted on 03/24/2012 11:02:00 PM PDT by Terry Mross ( "It happened. And we let it happen. - Peter Griffin, Family Guy)
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To: traditional1

“Why do we even bother having a Congress?”

And, why do we bother to pay their salaries?


32 posted on 03/24/2012 11:28:54 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Terry Mross

I’m wondering when much of the power of congress was ceeded.

I think after 9/11 things started to speed up and with Pelosi and Obama it started moving at warp speed.

I think Boehner is worthless and McConnell is no better. I can no longer see how we get out of this mess.

DeMint disappointed me on Romney but I can somewhat understand what he is doing, but it doesn’t make it go down any better.

And it doesn’t look like I will ever enjoy a President Gingrich.

Some days it seems hopeless. I suppose we just pray for a better tomorrow?

/and depression sets in


33 posted on 03/24/2012 11:29:00 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic

I’m with ya’. I just have to listen to myself as I always end my prayers with “Your will be done.” As a wise man once said “God either is or he isn’t.”


34 posted on 03/24/2012 11:40:45 PM PDT by Terry Mross ( "It happened. And we let it happen. - Peter Griffin, Family Guy)
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To: Terry Mross

I figure he is. We have kiddos, puppy dogs, flowers and glorious sunny days. So much love, heart and beauty— that couldn’t be a happy accident.


35 posted on 03/24/2012 11:57:47 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Huh? Since when does the SoS get to personally okay foreign aid? I thought Congress controlled the money.


36 posted on 03/25/2012 5:01:34 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Jizya.


37 posted on 03/25/2012 9:06:54 AM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: Irenic

Agree - to a point.

There seems to be no accountability to this administration as the ‘checks and balances’ are gone. If Congress and the Supreme Court refuse to accept their responsibility in this area, it is left to the people. We must be adamant in this election cycle to oppose Obama and make sure voter fraud is not accepted.


38 posted on 03/26/2012 7:03:08 AM PDT by Maryland Man
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