is an "ally" of the United States. There is an American law that
forbids sending an assistance to countries whose governments have been
taken over in a coup. The Egyptian military recently ousted President
Morsi, but the Obama administration wants to continue sending financial
aid to the country. Get ready for some Orwellian mind-f*cks!
From a state department July 26 press conference:
QUESTION: Okay. So, can you explain clearly, with clarity, the
Administration decision, announcement yesterday on Egypt and the
non-coup coup designation? MS.
PSAKI: I can, but let’s see. We believe that the continued provision of
assistance to Egypt, consistent with our law, is important to our goal
of advancing a responsible transition to democratic governance, and is
consistent with our national security interests.
As you all
know and we’ve all talked about, Egypt serves as a stabilizing pillar of
regional peace and security, and the United States has a national
security interest in a stable and successful democratic transition in
Egypt. The law does not require us to make a formal determination – that
is a review that we have undergone – as to whether a coup took place,
and it is not in our national interest to make such a determination. So
we will work with Congress to determine how best to continue assistance
to Egypt in a manner that encourages Egypt’s interim government to
quickly and responsibly transition back to a stable, democratic,
civilian-led, and inclusive government.