Skip to comments.Egypt: Coup or not a coup?
Posted on 07/26/2013 11:47:11 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Coup or not a coup?
That question bedeviled the Obama White House in the immediate aftermath of the military-led sacking of the Egyptian government led by the nation's first democratically-elected president, Mohammed Morsi.
Members of Congress branded the ouster of Morsi a coup and urged the White House to suspend $1.5 billion in military and non-military aid in accordance with federal law.
The administration said repeatedly it would study the "complex" facts in Egypt and render a verdict.
Now it has.
The White House will not make a determination on whether Egypt's tumultuous change of government constitutes a coup or if federal law requiring cessation of U.S. aid in the aftermath of a coup applies.
"The law does not require us to make a formal determination as to whether a coup took place, and it is not in our national interest to make such a determination," according to a senior administration official.
(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...
Whatever Obama//Holder decides the law is.
There isn’t any agonizing, equivocating or hand wringing on an internal White House decision.
The very first question of a foreign matter Obama asks is how does this affect Islam? Does it make radical Islam stronger, or weaker.
The second question is how much will this impair the United States?
There are no morals there, there is no patriotism or love of country in that House. It is but a waypoint on the path to our sovereign destruction, and everything its representatives say are lies.
Obama asked Holder; “Is it a coupe, or isn’t it a coupe?”
After the elected President took steps to ignore the new Constitution, and exceeded his authority in order to impose a new dictatorship led by the Muslim Brotherhood, the military stepped in and kicked him out. Call it what you want, but it sounds like our current situation here, and I wouldn’t mind the same result.
If Odinga says it’s a coup...
and Holder says it’s a coup...
does that make them coup-coup?
It WAS a coup, but they can’t CALL it one. Because then, the Egyptian military would no longer be eligible for continued military aid from the US AID source.
By not calling it a coup, the Egyptian military may then continue to receive aid, more importantly, a reliable source to maintain their readiness. But they operate obliquely in regards to whomever may be the titular head of government in Egypt.
It’s a counter-coup. The MB takeover was the real coup.
playing the race card again, I see...
“At this late date, what difference does it make?”
0bama needs to keep the cash flowing to Egypt so they don't spill the beans about Morsi's involvement (kidnapping of Stevens) in Benghazi!
It was hit to the head.
OK, a blow to the head.
Well, when the president does it that
means that it is not illegal.
Richard Nixon to David Frost in 1977 interview
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