Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Obama orders US to review aid to Egypt after Morsi ousted
Fox News ^ | July 03, 2013 | Associated Press

Posted on 07/03/2013 5:16:28 PM PDT by No One Special

Edited on 07/03/2013 5:19:51 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

click here to read article


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-97 last
Comment #51 Removed by Moderator

It's taken me a while to get the courage to expose my lack of knowledge and to actually ask:

Is the ouster of the Morsi a good thing for the US, or a bad thing?

Obama seems to think it's a bad thing, which would normally make it clear to me that it's good for the US... but Obama sounds like it's not ALL that bad...

52 posted on 07/03/2013 7:29:03 PM PDT by TontoKowalski
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 51 | View Replies]

It's taken me a while to get the courage to expose my lack of knowledge and to actually ask:

Is the ouster of the Morsi a good thing for the US, or a bad thing?

Obama seems to think it's a bad thing, which would normally make it clear to me that it's good for the US... but Obama sounds like it's not ALL that bad...

53 posted on 07/03/2013 7:29:03 PM PDT by TontoKowalski
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 51 | View Replies]

To: Viennacon

Really.


54 posted on 07/03/2013 7:31:21 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: No One Special

Good old Barack Obama. ALWAYS on the wrong side of history.


55 posted on 07/03/2013 8:08:29 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: No One Special
Obama orders US to review aid to Egypt after Morsi ousted

Uh huh. "Review"...like with a shredder?

56 posted on 07/03/2013 8:16:20 PM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Animal Farm meets 1984 in A Brave New World. Crony capitalism, chaos and control.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: No One Special

Is he afraid our military may do the same?


57 posted on 07/03/2013 8:44:18 PM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: No One Special

Hussein is just pissed that his dream of a Muslim Brotherhood (where al-qaeda goes to get legit) dominated region has made him look bad again..


58 posted on 07/03/2013 8:45:04 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sacajaweau
..is Syria put on the back burner now

The Rebels in Syria just lost a major supporter. Expect Obama to ratchet Syria up a notch in an attempt to preserve his remaining Syrian rebel forces.

59 posted on 07/03/2013 8:45:32 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: TontoKowalski

It’s a good thing because while Morsi was handpicked by Obama, neither of them were interested in supporting or even contributing to US interests. I think this is going to shine a light on Obama and I think he’s been fairly restrained because he’s a little freaked out and wondering if this could happen to him too someday.

But he’s already announced that he’s going to attack them financially. That’s what FDR did to Franco after WWII because he was PO’ed that Franco had kicked out the Commies, even though Franco had helped us greatly by remaining neutral and letting us use the Spanish bases.

But what can I say? Never expect gratitude from a leftist or an Isamist.


60 posted on 07/03/2013 8:48:46 PM PDT by livius
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 53 | View Replies]

To: colorado tanker

I think Obama just liked the female genital mutilation that was going on under the Muslim Brotherhood. Made him feel warm and fuzzy. Killing the Christians was also a feather in the cap.


61 posted on 07/03/2013 8:53:51 PM PDT by PA-RIVER
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: No One Special

Apparently Obama forgot to get the talking points to CNN, et al. They were calling it a coup this afternoon.


62 posted on 07/03/2013 8:54:16 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: boomop1

No Obama’s not a fool - he’s playing US for the fools.

Obama is rebuilding an Islamic Caliphate - aiding a reconstitution of the Ottoman Empire by attempting to topple Assad, and empowering the Sunni Arabs in their bid to be the King of the South.

Both empires will be sworn enemies of the Great and little Satan.

Obama has been busy arming our enemies and defrauding what we had left for allies.

He was and is, a Trojan Horse for every enemy of America.


63 posted on 07/03/2013 9:13:25 PM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: No One Special

The Great Ozbama has spoken! He didn’t say sh*t but he spoke.


64 posted on 07/03/2013 11:12:01 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Edyie
So the US President is siding with the Islamic Fundamentalists? Pretty consistent with his policies thus far.
In his infamous Cairo speech, the US President reached out to the Arab world and the Egyptian people. He has the opposite of the Midas touch, whatever he touches turns to lead, not gold.

The Egyptian military knew where this was all heading and they decided to step in - good for them -against the wishes of the US President. NOBODY is paying attention to this armature. Not Israel, not Egypt, not Europe or the Axis of Evil. He is TOTALLY INEFFECTIVE.

Doesn't the US President understand anything? The Egyptian Army understands what the threat to their nation was from radical (or general) Islam. This is a positive power shift in the region. This may slow down the Islamicist in their tracks good to see Israel and Egypt working on this together, without BHO.

65 posted on 07/03/2013 11:25:37 PM PDT by Netz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Eva
The Israeli press is monitoring the situation very closely. It would appear that there is a lot of cooperation between the Egyptian and Israeli armies on this one. The idea is to reign in the HAMAS/ISLAMIC JIHAD/MB in Gaza and in the Egyptian Sinai.
Israeli officials are (for once) keeping their mouths shut.
The press is covering it on TV, radio and in the print media as well. Can you blame the Israelis for being nervous? Look at their neighbors!!
66 posted on 07/03/2013 11:28:49 PM PDT by Netz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: No One Special
Yeah, he gives OUR MONEY to Al Queda, the rebels in Syria, Probably BECAUSE they KILL PRIESTS!!!

Obama is a DANGEROUS MUSLIM.

67 posted on 07/04/2013 1:44:23 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: No One Special
Knee-jerk reflex by threatening to “review” US aid policies to Egypt.

Reminds me of Reagan's halting the shipment of F-16s to Israel after they blasted the Iraqi Osirak Nuclear reactor in 1981 because the Israelis may have used US weapons systems in an “offensive” manner.

We can only thank the Israelis for doing that in 1981 because it made the job easier for US and coalition forces in 1991 and 2003.

America sometimes demonstrates very shortsighted policies.

68 posted on 07/04/2013 1:56:58 AM PDT by Netz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeInPA
"We do not get our freedoms from government. The only thing government can do is restrict, mold, morph, and change the definition of freedom. We need less government. That will yield more freedom"

Spot on..!!

No one GIVES you freedom...You must TAKE it..!!!

69 posted on 07/04/2013 5:18:24 AM PDT by unread
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: popdonnelly

You nailed it. Obama supports the MB and is disappointed and worried that they were overthrown so quickly and easily by overwhelming popular demand.


70 posted on 07/04/2013 6:09:28 AM PDT by af_vet_1981 (The bus came by and I got on, That's when it all began,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Viennacon

Looks like those hundreds of millions of dollars the US gave Egypt were FINALLY put to some PRACTICAL USE, and Obama doesn’t like it-—suddenly he wants to review it.
The rhetoric currently coming from the WH keeps invoking how troubled he is about a democratically elected government should be respected—among other things, he might be seeing the writing on the wall .
What’s interesting is that this at last seems to be The TRUE Arab Spring people were prematurely describing over a year ago-—you know, the one that somehow put a diehard radical Islamist, Morsi in office. And if the MILITARY is the institution that seized power and helped “topple” Morsi, it looks like they didn’t see themselves as having much to gain
from the US/Morsi Big Dollar largesse.


71 posted on 07/04/2013 6:40:41 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Georgia Girl 2

As to quote our FRiend here Lazamataz, “Everything Obama touches turns to sh!t”.


72 posted on 07/04/2013 7:48:29 AM PDT by freebird5850 (The only good thing about Barry getting re-elected is now we get to see him fall from a higher place)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: No One Special

This is just Zero showing his true Muslim Brotherhood colors.


73 posted on 07/04/2013 8:54:07 AM PDT by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TontoKowalski

Honestly, time will tell. On the face of it, it is a good thing, becasue, as was pointed out Morsi was an anti-American islamist. When you look at the bigger picture, it gets a bit more complicated. Egypt is broke. US aid was being spent as quickly as they received. Tourism, a huge source of income, has all but dried up. The Egyptian military is really in dire straights, as far as being able to maintain its capability. With obama shutting the spigot off, they will turn elsewhere for support. That will come from Russia, China, or both; neither of which have US interests in mind.

Politically, there is no guarantee that Morsi’s replacement will be much better. The country is split pretty evenly between the safalists/islamist crowd and the more secular groups. The military has been infiltrated by the MB. If things go bad again all the above could make the military unable to pull Egypt’s fat out of the fire, yet again.

Like I said, time will tell if this is a good thing for the US. My personal opinion is that obama will do everything in his power to make sure the outcome doesn’t fall in favor of US interests. In fact, I’d wager that when Egypt comes out of the tunnel, the country as a whole will be very anti-US and even more belligerent towards Israel than it has been. That is just my opinion and a truly hope I am wrong.


74 posted on 07/04/2013 8:56:06 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 53 | View Replies]

To: No One Special

Gee whiz. Maybe giving a bunch of fighter jets, tanks and ammo to a bunch of perverted, murderous, jehadists wasn’t such a good idea.


75 posted on 07/04/2013 10:10:23 AM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: No One Special
Ted Cruz made an excellent statement re the failures of Herr Obozo in Egypt:

Texas Republican Sen.Ted Cruz blasted the Obama administration’s policy toward Egypt in a scathing op-ed in Foreign Policy magazine, slamming the president’s stance on the Muslim Brotherhood “one of the most stunning diplomatic failures in recent memory.”

As the Egyptian military ends President Mohamed Morsi’s rule, Cruz points out that the ire of many people in the streets of Cairo is not reserved for the Muslim Brotherhood alone.

“The people protesting in the streets were not only carrying anti-Morsi signs,” Cruz writes. “They were also carrying signs with slogans like ‘Obama Supports Terrorism’ and ‘Obama Supports Morsi,’ as well as pictures of the American ambassador to Egypt, Anne Patterson, with a large red ‘X’ through her face.”

Below are some examples of the pictures and signs carried by the enemies of Herr Obozo, the Egyptian People in Cairo as noted by Ted Cruz. These photos will not appear in the MSM.


76 posted on 07/04/2013 12:32:41 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Having a discussion with liberals is like shearing pigs. Lots of squealing & little fleece!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: No One Special
"That whenever ANY Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government,"


77 posted on 07/04/2013 12:54:15 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I need to change my tagline.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Grampa Dave
And now for something completely different...

78 posted on 07/04/2013 1:38:17 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I need to change my tagline.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 76 | View Replies]

To: No One Special

What about those 14 F-16s that Barry baby hurriedly delivered to the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood to use against Israel?


79 posted on 07/04/2013 1:49:26 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Grampa Dave

I didn’t know we had a FR Chapter in Egypt...


80 posted on 07/04/2013 1:58:01 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I need to change my tagline.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 76 | View Replies]

To: colorado tanker

He gives our tax dollars to the muslim brotherhood and now that he’s been overthrown by the people, he’s concerned and is considering cancelling that foreign aid. We have an idiot in chief who backs all the wrong people and resists all the right ones. This guy has to go. IMPEACH him now. If not, there will be a rebellion, just like Egypt.


81 posted on 07/04/2013 7:20:15 PM PDT by sgfan1212
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Grampa Dave; All

NONE of these signs were shown on American television, but British TV aired them all!


82 posted on 07/05/2013 9:20:22 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The RINO/amnesty argument goes like this: 1) If we pander to Hispanics, we will save the GOP, at le)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 76 | View Replies]

To: stephenjohnbanker

“NONE of these signs were shown on American television, but British TV aired them all!”

Unfortunately, that isn’t new.

My wife and I were in the UK, in the Devon area, for a week when Clintoon was having Monica troubles.

The major newspapers in the UK were carrying front page articles on the scumbag Clintoons, none of which ever appeared here. I bought an extra carryon suitcase to bring back those newspapers.

A common response from local liberals, when shown the articles, was “I haven’t read that in the NY Slimes, Compost or LA Slimes!”

In other words, “It isn’t news unless those 3 left wing newspapers print it!”

At that time the only tv pseudo news came from ABCNNBCBS, and they buried any negatives about the Clintoons.


83 posted on 07/05/2013 10:16:39 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Having a discussion with liberals is like shearing pigs. Lots of squealing & little fleece!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 82 | View Replies]

To: Grampa Dave

” A common response from local liberals, when shown the articles, was “I haven’t read that in the NY Slimes, Compost or LA Slimes!”

In other words, “It isn’t news unless those 3 left wing newspapers print it!””

Same with ABC-CBS-NBC-CNN


84 posted on 07/05/2013 10:22:01 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The RINO/amnesty argument goes like this: 1) If we pander to Hispanics, we will save the GOP, at le)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 83 | View Replies]

To: Netz

The Obama administration seems to be straddling the fence on this one, much like they did with the overthrow of Mubarak. It was good news that Obama reconsidered cutting off aid to the Egyptian military. I read on the WSJ that the military aid to Egypt was part of the Camp David Accords and if the US cut that off the Accords would be broken.


85 posted on 07/05/2013 4:32:55 PM PDT by Eva
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 66 | View Replies]

To: Eva
Let's go through this logically:

Given:

1) The Muslim Brotherhood would, if given the chance, destroy the United States.

2) Barack Obama states that he has the Muslim Brotherhood's back.

Therefore...

3) Barack Obama would like to destroy the United States.

What dimwit person with any brain in his head, (let alone the POTUS), support the MB? Only those that seek to destroy the West (and so-called “Moderate” Arab regimes, even though there really aren't any) and establish a world Caliphate.
The Egyptian Army sees more clearly down the road than the untrained and ignorant, that Egypt, like most Arab regimes, is not yet ready to handle a Democracy. You have to be blind not to see this...or, living in denial.

86 posted on 07/05/2013 9:22:43 PM PDT by Netz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 85 | View Replies]

To: andyk

“Too bad the GOP sucks so much at promoting freedom.”
There is no difference among the DIMS and RINOS. They’ve put our values, civil liberties and freedom on sale. Thats what happens to the 4th amendment at the moment. And that’s what will happen to the 2nd too in the not so far away future. There’s abolutely no matter which party the morons in DC belong too.


87 posted on 07/06/2013 6:30:28 AM PDT by SgtBilko
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks No One Special.


88 posted on 07/06/2013 11:59:12 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Viennacon

My, you are optimistic. One MB President gone, and how many top, middle and low-level government officials still at their desks?


89 posted on 07/06/2013 4:31:25 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: No One Special

Obama is probably thinking of inviting Morsi to come back to the USA where his two sons who were born in the USA can be ticketed for a run for POTUSA. According to some persons place of birth is all that is needed for eligibility. With all the Islamic Muslims eligible put on voting rosters the situation should be an open door for Obama and his enablers such as Jarette the king maker from Iran.


90 posted on 07/06/2013 4:43:23 PM PDT by noinfringers2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mware

“Just set up Putin to be Egypt’s new best FRiend.”

I doubt Putin ever sends out decisions for a “review” by his staff. He just makes them. However, unlike Obama he has no fear of being accountable. He enjoys being accountable.


91 posted on 07/06/2013 7:43:18 PM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: No One Special

I’m sure the Russians would oblige the Egyptians, or perhaps the Chinese.


92 posted on 07/06/2013 7:55:10 PM PDT by gotribe (Limit The Government's Right To Bear Arms)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AU72
The POTUS has successfully managed to alienate just about everybody, friend and foe alike. It is very painful to watch him unravel 30-40 years of hard work of alliance building.
Nobody trusts the President, nobody respects him and whither, US influence in the world...
93 posted on 07/07/2013 3:08:44 AM PDT by Netz (Netz)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: No One Special

Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said, “Obama told me he is still a Muslim, who supports the Muslim agenda.”

Aboul Gheit made this statement on Nile-TV. Here is a report on the incident by Israeli Today, an Egyptian magazine:

Aboul Gheit said he had a one-on-one meeting with Obama, where the US President told him that He was still a Muslim, the son of a Muslim father, the step son of Muslim stepfather, that his half brothers in Kenya are Muslims, and that he was sympathetic towards the Muslim agenda.

Aboul Gheit claimed Obama told the Arabs to show patience. Obama promised that once he overcame some domestic issues, like the Health care reform, he would show the Muslim World how to deal with Israel.

http://www.mrconservative.com/2013/07/20793-obama-tells-egyptian-minister-that-he-is-a-muslim/


94 posted on 07/07/2013 5:59:36 AM PDT by PLD
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Netz

The founding fathers of the US saw very clearly that the general population of the colonies was not ready to handle pure democracy, either, so they created a democratic republic. The US population is still not ready to handle pure democracy.


95 posted on 07/07/2013 9:34:43 AM PDT by Eva
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 86 | View Replies]

To: Eva

The people inhabiting the colonies in 1776 were FAR more aware and ahead of the game than these Arabs WILL be in another 200 years...at least at the rate they are going.


96 posted on 07/07/2013 11:45:00 AM PDT by Netz (Netz)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 95 | View Replies]

To: No One Special

HAHAHAHA......Why hasn’t someone informed him that he doesn’t have that kind of authority? And....WHO does he think will listen anyway??

What-a-circus.


97 posted on 07/08/2013 10:30:50 PM PDT by ourworldawry
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-97 last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson