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Kerry Announces Millions in U.S. Aid for Egypt
ny times ^ | 3/3/2013 | By MICHAEL R. GORDON

Posted on 03/03/2013 1:33:22 PM PST by tobyhill

Secretary of State John Kerry announced Sunday that the United States would provide $250 million in assistance to Egypt after Egypt’s president promised to move ahead with negotiations with the International Monetary Fund over economic reforms.

In a statement issued after his two-hour meeting with President Mohamed Morsi, Mr. Kerry said the aid decision reflected Egypt’s “extreme needs” and Mr. Morsi’s assurance that Egypt would reach an agreement with the I.M.F. after more than a year of talks over a $4.8 billion loan package.

The statement issued by Mr. Kerry noted that he and Mr. Morsi had discussed the need to ensure the fairness of Egypt’s coming elections, but it did not mention any specific political commitments the Egyptian president had made to receive the funds.

Parliamentary elections are scheduled for April. Some opposition groups have said they will boycott the vote because of what they see as an effort by Mr. Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood movement to dominate Egyptian politics.

American officials say that Mr. Kerry asserted that moving ahead with difficult economic changes in Egypt would require a degree of political consensus and was implicitly a promise of some political change.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: defensebudget; defensecuts; economy; egypt; egyptmb; egyptmbforeignaid; federalbudget; imf; israel; kerry; obama; secstatekerry; sequester; waronterror
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1 posted on 03/03/2013 1:33:29 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Great.
For that, they will cut his head off last.


2 posted on 03/03/2013 1:38:12 PM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: tobyhill

In the meantime let’s shut down the VA hospitals because of the sequester. These freaking azzhat politicians make my blood boil.


3 posted on 03/03/2013 1:40:54 PM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: tobyhill

We now return to our regularly scheduled sequester calamity.


4 posted on 03/03/2013 1:42:04 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Bon mots
They're all whores

Sex and/or power

That's the only conclusion I can come to in modern politics.

It certainly has nothing to do with what's right or wrong.

Scripture says; "Woe unto them that call evil good and good evil"



5 posted on 03/03/2013 1:43:06 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: tobyhill

No defense cuts for Egypt. Muslim Brotherhood rulz!


6 posted on 03/03/2013 1:44:10 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: tobyhill
It's official:

The decks of the 'ship of state' are so covered in gull-sh_t
that the ship HAS to roll over to ever get rid of the accumulation.

Hopefully, its not too top-heavy to right itself.

I love my country, but fear & despise our goverment ('officials').
7 posted on 03/03/2013 1:45:13 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: tobyhill

Borrowing money from China to give to Egypt.


8 posted on 03/03/2013 1:45:15 PM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: tobyhill

Insanity= Borrowing money from China to give to Egypt.

Millions, Billions, Trillions, soon you are talking about Real Money...........

TERM LIMITS: One Term in Office, Two Terms in JAIL.

Tree, Long Rope. Tar, feathers....


9 posted on 03/03/2013 1:47:05 PM PST by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416 "It’s one thing to make a law, It’s another to enforce it.")
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To: tobyhill

Why are we providing aid money borrowed from the Chinese to the muslim brotherhood-led government of Egypt when we are furloughing people in the Defense Department? These politicians make me sick. Congress should defund this immediately.


10 posted on 03/03/2013 1:47:53 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: tobyhill

Four nearly identical posts from four different people at the same time. That must be some sort of powerful kismit.


11 posted on 03/03/2013 1:50:47 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: tobyhill

What’s next? Aid to North Korea for their missile programs?


12 posted on 03/03/2013 1:57:30 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: EXCH54FE; All

How about the News Organizations titling it:

“US Spends $250 Million of Taxpayers Money after the Sequester to Aid Egypt”


13 posted on 03/03/2013 1:58:30 PM PST by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Elections have consequences - NOW LOOK what we have to deal with...)
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To: EXCH54FE

i agree with you.

if you’re borrowing money from anyone, you’re not in the position to give money away.

basically, egypt borrowed from china, but the US is on the hook for it. yea, that makes perfect sense


14 posted on 03/03/2013 1:58:43 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: TigersEye

If you are impressed by Santa Lurch’s generosity with American tax money (borrowed from China), remember with trepidation John F’n Kerry’s “service” in Vietnam (eagerly assisting the North Vietnamese of his god, Ho Chi Minh) just before cuddling up to the Viet Cong “representatives” in his Navy uniform at the Paris Peace Sellout.... er, Paris Peace talks. Wait and see what Santa Lurch has in his sleigh for his old pals and new gods in Hanoi!


15 posted on 03/03/2013 1:58:51 PM PST by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society: Rack 'em, Danno)
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To: tobyhill

more money and jet fighter planes for O’s MuslimBrothers pals....you know, the ones the newly-elected O went to speak with First, before even bothering to address the American people

(note that the antiAmerican terrorist Muslim Bros were illegal in Egypt at that time, but O twisted Egypt’s arm to permit them to attend O’s speech..(free of being picked up on arrest warrants....)


16 posted on 03/03/2013 1:59:28 PM PST by faithhopecharity (()
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To: tobyhill

Fighter jet paid for by me: OK for Muslim Brotherhood.

Automatic Rifle paid for by me: Not OK for me.


17 posted on 03/03/2013 2:02:26 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: BlackElk

Yeah, for Kerry, going to Vietnam will be like visiting long-time friends. The could compare notes about how each other’s communist takeover is going.


18 posted on 03/03/2013 2:03:00 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: tobyhill

and for the $250 million did he also get some cover for Israel - don’t think so!!


19 posted on 03/03/2013 2:03:52 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: tobyhill

and for the $250 million did he also get some cover for Israel - don’t think so!!


20 posted on 03/03/2013 2:03:52 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: tobyhill
When will Dennis Rodman become ambassador to North Korea, carrying secret missile plans with him?
21 posted on 03/03/2013 2:04:41 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: tobyhill

The muslim brotherhood can buy state of the art tasers now for their religous police squads. Arab Spring has sprung anew.


22 posted on 03/03/2013 2:06:56 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: tobyhill
Meanwhile, Egypt unleashes it's new morality police to enforce fundamentalist doctrine.

This aid allows Egypt to continue being dysfunctional. Without aid, they would have had to ensure they created an environment hospitable to foreign tourism and business investment.

23 posted on 03/03/2013 2:12:05 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: BlackElk
If you are impressed by Santa Lurch’s generosity with American tax money...

I don't know where you would have gotten that idea.

...remember with trepidation John F’n Kerry’s “service” in Vietnam (eagerly assisting the North Vietnamese of his god, Ho Chi Minh) just before cuddling up to the Viet Cong “representatives” in his Navy uniform at the Paris Peace Sellout.... er, Paris Peace talks.

Not many FReepers have posted more about that than I have.

24 posted on 03/03/2013 2:12:53 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: tobyhill
We are also sending $60 million in “non-military” aid to the Syrian rebels!

What could possibly be wrong with that?

Well.....

(1) “Sequestration” budget cuts.

(2) Various rebel groups have links to al-Qaeda.

(3) If the rebels overthrow Assad, the Islamic Brotherhood will take power in Syria.

25 posted on 03/03/2013 2:14:08 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: tobyhill
Remember, when Kerry says "Aid for Egypt"

Egypt is run by these people:

AKA The Egyptian Nazi Party, AKA The Muslim Brotherhood!


26 posted on 03/03/2013 2:31:31 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: tobyhill

How thoughtful of us. Just the day the Egyptians announced the creation of their “Islamic Morality Police,” who will enforce sharia by beating people with sticks. They hope to get tasers soon, however, so this $250 million will come in handy.


27 posted on 03/03/2013 2:34:17 PM PST by livius
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To: tobyhill

John effin Kerry is in heaven-

he now has a job traveling the globe giving away the money of American taxpayers and being wined, dined and feted for it


28 posted on 03/03/2013 2:42:57 PM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: tobyhill

I’m assuming The New York Slimes is reporting all this with a straight face.


29 posted on 03/03/2013 2:44:23 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Te?xas Eagle)
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To: tobyhill; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Now I know how skeptical all you reporters are...  photo Kerry-4.gif about this gift to Egypt--

However, Egyptian President Morsi assures me this money...  photo kerry-5.gif will only be spent on increased security at Jewish Synagogues!

30 posted on 03/03/2013 3:04:38 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: tobyhill; All

“This is America, and in America, we don’t careen from one manufactured crisis to another”.
Remarks of President Barack Obama
Weekly Address
The White House
March 2, 2013


31 posted on 03/03/2013 3:16:13 PM PST by mdittmar
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To: tobyhill

And 250 million would keep the Blue Angels flying for how long?

Answer, until the next election, anyways.


32 posted on 03/03/2013 4:07:18 PM PST by Dartman (Mubarak and Gaddafi are going to look like choirboys when this is over)
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To: knarf

ditto


33 posted on 03/03/2013 5:49:03 PM PST by Taggart_D
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To: tobyhill

And still no GOP noise about zero giving millions to the islamotrash while cutting Americans out with his siesta sequester.


34 posted on 03/03/2013 7:22:59 PM PST by soycd
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To: tobyhill


Hey, Lurch. Go take a balloon ride.
35 posted on 03/03/2013 7:56:37 PM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: KC_Lion

Looks like a popped open Cranium waiting to happen.


36 posted on 03/03/2013 8:10:29 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: tobyhill

Words just fail me on this one.

Insane.....


37 posted on 03/03/2013 8:36:52 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: tobyhill

In the meanwhile, Teresa Heinz got the Ketchup concession for the Cairo bazaars.

Possible transcript of Kerry’s conversation with Morsi:

Kerry: “Brother Morsi: This reminds me of my meetings with the VC and North Vietnamese in Paris. We got all the problems resolved in a friendly spirit. Glad to work with you.”

How close do you think this is to reality?


38 posted on 03/03/2013 8:42:57 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Bon mots
"Kerry Announces Millions in U.S. Aid for Egypt

Protection money.
40 posted on 03/03/2013 9:18:20 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: tobyhill

Does this mean we have enough money to lock up the illegal aliens again?


41 posted on 03/03/2013 9:37:25 PM PST by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: sten

Why the middleman? Can’t Egypt borrow directly from China?


42 posted on 03/03/2013 9:38:41 PM PST by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: tobyhill; sickoflibs

A quarter of a billion for islamic radicals, sure pocket chance not like we need it right?


43 posted on 03/03/2013 9:41:30 PM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: tobyhill

But wait, aren’t we going to ‘suffer’ from those deep 1.5% budget ‘cuts’ from the sequester? Isn’t the national debt over $16.5 trillion?


44 posted on 03/04/2013 3:00:08 AM PST by pacificpundit (.)
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To: tobyhill

WHAT?????!!!!!!!!!!!!!


45 posted on 03/04/2013 3:13:57 AM PST by fivecatsandadog (Let's not be so open-minded that our brains fall out.)
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To: BipolarBob

In the News/Activism forum, on a thread titled Kerry Announces Millions in U.S. Aid for Egypt, BipolarBob wrote:
In the meantime let’s shut down the VA hospitals because of the sequester. These freaking azzhat politicians make my blood boil.

There is no shutdown of VA hospitals. The VA budget is not affected by this “sequestering”.

When it comes to Kerry yesterday the moribund socialist media made a sounds good big deal about him lecturing Morsi on the treatment of “civil” rights then he turns around and hands them billion$.


46 posted on 03/04/2013 3:57:28 AM PST by mosesdapoet ("It's a sin to tell a lie", in telling others that , got me my nickname .Ex Chi" mechanic"ret)
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To: tobyhill

Kerry: Let’s give US taxpayer money for crucifixions.

One to ten million dollars per Egyptian Christian crucified.

[Does Kerry get to keep the videos, too?]


47 posted on 03/04/2013 4:06:11 AM PST by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: KoRn

This IS insane to us, but perfectly logical to the kenyan muslim in the white house.
Kerry’s boss is obama.
He is a muslim.
He is rewarding his friends and punishing his enemies.
His friends happen to be muslim radicals and his enemies are us.


48 posted on 03/04/2013 4:09:30 AM PST by Texas resident (I'm not a lawyer, but I play one on FR)
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001

That would be the headline if a Republican were President. Followed by, “women and children hit hardest”.


49 posted on 03/04/2013 4:30:15 AM PST by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: mosesdapoet

I was responding to a report where a man prepped for a colostomy was told to leave because sequestration had stopped all non life threatening services. This a posting that was posted on FR. Whether that report was correct or not, I do not know.


50 posted on 03/04/2013 4:34:02 AM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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