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  • Obama Inc Threatens to Cut Military Aid to Egypt if Morsi is Overthrown

    07/02/2013 4:17:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Front Page ^ | 7/2/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    Kerry and Co. have been insisting that we have to keep plowing money into Morsi’s Brotherhood regime because it’s in America’s national security interests. Those claims never held much water and they hold even less water now that unnamed Obama officials are warning the military that if it takes power, it will face a loss of that same military aid. U.S. officials said Washington has suggested to Morsi that he call early elections, though they underlined they were demanding specific steps — and they said they had underlined to Egypt’s military that a coup would have consequences for U.S. aid....
  • White House: No cutting off Egyptian aid

    09/13/2012 11:12:53 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 56 replies
    politico ^ | 9/13/12 | BYRON TAU
    Despite calls for ending foreign aid to Egypt in the wake of an attack on the U.S. embassy in Cairo, the White House is standing by funding commitments. Asked on Air Force One Thursday if the United States would withhold aid, White House press secretary Jay Carney said simply: "No."
  • Israel fears US may suspend Egyptian aid

    07/05/2013 6:06:18 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 24 replies
    Globes ^ | 4 July 13 | Ran Dagoni
    Israel is concerned that cutting US aid to Egypt because of a military coup could jeopardize the peace treaty. Israel is concerned that the Obama administration will suspend the $1.3 billion annual military aid to Egypt following the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, and that suspension of aid could jeopardize the Israel-Egypt peace treaty. Israel may ask the US to find a way to continue the aid program, even though US law bans financial aid to regimes that seized power in a coup, US sources told "Globes" yesterday. The sources familiar with the complicated three-way US-Egyptian-Israeli relationship said that keeping...
  • Obama orders US to review aid to Egypt after Morsi ousted

    07/03/2013 5:16:28 PM PDT · by No One Special · 96 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 03, 2013 | Associated Press
    <p>WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama urged Egypt's military Wednesday to hand back control to a democratic, civilian government without delay, but stopped short of calling the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi a coup d'etat.</p> <p>In a carefully worded statement, Obama said he was "deeply concerned" by the military's move to topple Morsi's government and suspend Egypt's constitution. He said he was ordering the U.S. government to assess what the military's actions meant for U.S. foreign aid to Egypt -- $1.5 billion a year in military and economic assistance.</p>
  • Coffman Calls for Cut in U.S. Aid to Egypt

    03/13/2013 10:26:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Colorado Observer ^ | March 13, 2013
    U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) blasted the Obama administration on Wednesday for suspending tuition assistance benefits for Army and Marine Corps servicemen, and called on the White House to restore funding to the program by paring back U.S. assistance to Egypt. “We are not under any obligation to continue to provide [Egypt] with over a billion and a half dollars in aid every year. Re-prioritizing this funding to our soldiers and Marines is the right thing to do,” said Coffman. Coffman has proposed trimming $500 million from unspent foreign aid to Egypt, and reprogramming the funding to the military tuition...
  • U.S. Preparing Aid Package For Egypt Opposition

    White House officials declined to say whether any of the new money would go directly or indirectly to the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's most prominent Islamic party.
  • Obama’s Statement on Egypt (still sides with Morsi)

    07/03/2013 4:57:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/3/2013 6:57 PM ET
    As I have said since the Egyptian Revolution, the United States supports a set of core principles, including opposition to violence, protection of universal human rights, and reform that meets the legitimate aspirations of the people. The United States does not support particular individuals or political parties, but we are committed to the democratic process and respect for the rule of law. Since the current unrest in Egypt began, we have called on all parties to work together to address the legitimate grievances of the Egyptian people, in accordance with the democratic process, and without recourse to violence or the...
  • Israeli official: Obama can't repeat 'naive' policy with Egypt

    07/08/2013 10:08:18 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies ^ | July 09, 2013
    Diplomatic source told Israel Radio that Jerusalem expects Obama to back Egyptian military in its efforts to stabilize country following Morsi's presidency. The Israeli government expects US President Barack Obama to avoid pursuing the same "naïve" policies in its dealings with the post-Mohamed Morsi Egypt as he did in his handling of the crisis that brought down Hosni Mubarak, a senior official told Israel Radio. Jerusalem, which made no secret of its displeasure with Obama for what government officials believe was his abandonment of a key ally, is hopeful that the US will back the military's efforts to stabilize the...
  • Law says the U.S. is required to cut aid after coups. Will it in Egypt?

    07/03/2013 6:58:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/03/2013 | By Max Fisher
    <p>Outside observers might not have much trouble calling the events in Egypt on Wednesday a military coup. When a khaki-clad, beret-wearing general commandeers state TV to announce that the constitution is suspended and the president no longer president, “coup” seems like a pretty safe word.</p>
  • Egyptian Egg on Obama’s Face (It's a Gigantic Egg)

    07/07/2013 7:51:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | July 7, 2013 | Michael Youssef
    In 2011, President Obama quickly called on President Mubarak to acquiesce to demonstrators’ demands and leave office. With Mubarak out of the way, Obama proceeded to support the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, who succeeded in stealing the revolution. Obama’s support extended to an ex-con named Muhammad Morsi. By his own admission, Morsi was in prison during the January 25 demonstration. But he was in contact with members of Hamas, who broke into the prison and freed Morsi and other Muslim Brotherhood prisoners. When Morsi ran for the presidency, Obama continued to support him, even when it was clear that the close...
  • America Pays, Whoever Is in Charge of Egypt

    07/07/2013 11:10:34 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe ^ | July 8, 2013 | W. James Antle III
    Existing federal law may force the U.S. government to do something previously proposed by Rand Paul: cut off foreign aid to Egypt. Under Section 508, “none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available pursuant to this Act shall be obligated or expended to finance directly any assistance to any country whose duly elected head of government is deposed by a military coup or decree.” While President Obama has been careful to avoid labeling the ouster of democratically elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi a coup, the provision is not subject to presidential waiver. Last year, Paul introduced legislation to suspend...