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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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