Thursday, August 8, 2013

If You Thought You Had a Bad Day on Friday

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Egypt 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.

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