Skip to comments.Clinton OKs $1.3B in military aid to Egypt
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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The law has been in place for four months, and the Obama Admin decides to ignore it -- because laws don't matter any more.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton approved $1.3 billion in annual military aid to Egypt, waiving congressionally mandated democratic reform conditions.
More and more I wonder what congress really does.
I am so sick of them all.
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.
Anyone from Congress objecting to this?
Not even one person?
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?
we need to cut spending, HOW LOUD DO WE NEED TO SCREAM THAT WE ARE BROKE
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.
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
Left is right, up is down, and the muslim brotherhood is our military partner.
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.
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?
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.
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.
If not, we are no longer a free country.
I don’t think we have been for a bit now.
Congress has surrendered to tyranny. Boehner needs to wake up and defend constitutional rights.
I am in fear for my future.
Who gave her the power to bypass a mandatory law?
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.
According to this, it hasn't actually been passed yet -
So how can the law be broken?
Our wonderful, slow Congress in action who can't even pass an actual budget.
Where will Ol’ Crusty get the 1.5B?
Pull it out of Obamas @ss?
Thanks Army Air Corps,
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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
Welcome to the new tyranny.
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.
Did I miss something? When was the power to spend money given to the SOS.
“Why do we even bother having a Congress?”
And, why do we bother to pay their salaries?
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
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.”
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.
Huh? Since when does the SoS get to personally okay foreign aid? I thought Congress controlled the money.
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.