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Revolution In Egypt … Again

Didn’t we just do this? Two years after the so-called “Arab Spring” toppled former president Hosni Mubarak, his successor – Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi – has been ousted from power. Against the backdrop of tens of thousands of protestors in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, Morsi was unseated by Egyptian military leaders…

Didn’t we just do this?

Two years after the so-called “Arab Spring” toppled former president Hosni Mubarak, his successor – Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi – has been ousted from power.

Against the backdrop of tens of thousands of protestors in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, Morsi was unseated by Egyptian military leaders – who moved quickly to suspend the nation’s constitution, dissolve its parliament, place Morsi under house arrest and occupy strategic locations in and around the nation’s capital.

What prompted this coup d’etat?

Among other things, Morsi’s radical islamic extremism. For example, he declared a jihad against Syria and tried to force the Egyptian Army into the war-torn nation – where Muslim extremists are fighting to depose president Bashar al-Assad.

The army refused.

Speaking of the Egyptian Army, American taxpayers are sending $1.3 billion in military aid annually to Egypt – even though U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry recently said “we are not satisfied with the extent of Egypt’s progress and are pressing for a more inclusive democratic process and the strengthening of key democratic institutions.”

Egyptian protestors
Egyptian protestors

Yeah …

Speaking of those “democratic institutions,” how exactly does a U.S.-purchased military ousting a popularly elected president – one helped into office by the CIA and propped up by the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama – mesh with that whole “making the world safe for democracy” thing?

It doesn’t … it’s also the latest example of our country playing (and paying for) both sides in a foreign policy conflict devoid of any compelling national interest.

“While unsavory and inept, the presidency of Mr. Morsi and the government of Prime Minister Hisham Qandil had at least some claim to democratic legitimacy,” writes Dalibor Rohac at The Cato Institute. “An overhaul of the country’s constitutional order – which is what the military is effectively doing–means a return to the situation two years ago.”

Indeed … although Morsi’s government certainly did its best to trounce on the democratic freedoms which ushered it into power int he first place.

Here’s the bottom line: Whoever is in charge, Egypt is not America’s problem. There is absolutely no compelling national interest to justify taxpayers sending $1.3 billion to its military – just as there is no compelling national interest for us to be sending any foreign aid of any kind anywhere.

Let Egypt sort out its own problems – free from costly American intervention.

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59 comments

Nikki Sicks July 3, 2013 at 5:53 pm

I say that’s their problem, as well with Syria and the rest of the Middle East. It seems to be proven we’re not really helping anyone with military interventions except war whore corporations at the cost of American lives. Sorry, I may be missing something here, but these people need to stand up for themselves.

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Sgt. Major Sledge July 3, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Amen! Build the pipeline and FRACK away. Let them eat the F-ing sand and drink the F-ing oil.
We have destroyed an entire generation of young men and women with the big co-operate oil and military complex companies.
Remember too, O(not ready to lead) just sent them billions and some our more sophisticated tanks and planes!

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Hot Air Balloon July 3, 2013 at 5:53 pm

I say that’s their problem, as well with Syria and the rest of the Middle East. It seems to be proven we’re not really helping anyone with military interventions except war whore corporations at the cost of American lives. Sorry, I may be missing something here, but these people need to stand up for themselves.

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Sgt. Major Sledge July 3, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Amen! Build the pipeline and FRACK away. Let them eat the F-ing sand and drink the F-ing oil.
We have destroyed an entire generation of young men and women with the big co-operate oil and military complex companies.
Remember too, O(not ready to lead) just sent them billions and some our more sophisticated tanks and planes!

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southmauldin July 3, 2013 at 6:26 pm

This begs the question – who in the hell do we support? Who are our friends?
Oh yeah, I think I know the answer.

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southmauldin July 3, 2013 at 6:26 pm

This begs the question – who in the hell do we support? Who are our friends?
Oh yeah, I think I know the answer.

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GrandTango July 3, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Not US Backed…OBAMA Back…don’t try to run from your handy-work, now…FITS…

He’s YOUR guy…You F*#k#D up…admit it…bro…

Iraq is looking a lot more like SUCCESS about now, aint’ it, Dumb@$$???

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God Bless George W Bush July 3, 2013 at 6:40 pm

A lie

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War Whore Monger July 3, 2013 at 7:17 pm

You left out Graham, McCain…

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AsianSuperfly July 3, 2013 at 6:37 pm

shitsoup!

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AsianSuperfly July 3, 2013 at 6:37 pm

shitsoup!

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Centrist View July 3, 2013 at 7:25 pm Reply
Centrist View July 3, 2013 at 7:25 pm Reply
Centrist View July 3, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Video of head of Egypt’s armed forces issuing a declaration suspending the constitution and appointing the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court, Adly Mansour, as interim head of state.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2013/07/20137319828176718.html

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Centrist View July 3, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Video of head of Egypt’s armed forces issuing a declaration suspending the constitution and appointing the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court, Adly Mansour, as interim head of state.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2013/07/20137319828176718.html

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GrandTango July 3, 2013 at 7:34 pm

Is that Egypt…or did they announce the inevitable conclusion that George Zimmerman is innocent…and that’s the NAACP, MSNBC, ACORN AARP, Muslim Brotherhood, CNN, FITS Planned Parenthood and the New Black Panthers struggling to deal w/ the Truth???

PS: Any chance they’ll come after Obama, and take his presidency next…or, are these Jihadist Radicals in bed w/ Obama???

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Judge Judy July 3, 2013 at 9:25 pm

Dumbass. What do you really know about Zimmerman’s trial? i think no one knows but him…who was told NOT to confront him any longer than he did. Bet Zimmeran is some puss who couldn’t take down some skinny ass kid…

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Frank Pytel July 4, 2013 at 4:26 am

Your T is showing Judith

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GrandTango July 4, 2013 at 6:36 am

You sound like “A Typical White Woman” to me…

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Frank Pytel July 4, 2013 at 6:46 am

You sound more and more like the typical racist black man out to prove that only blacks can be hated on by racism.

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GrandTango July 4, 2013 at 10:53 am

You’re a F#**ing Mind-numbed Cliché, who has been convinced you’re guilty by the most-corrupt thieves in America…

If you can SHOW me Where I have EVER been Racist, I may adhere. But I have not based on the actual definition (not your fable) of Racism…

That said: If you get in my face and accuse me, because your gods in the media and the democrat party told you that…I’ll Slap the S#*! out of your Stupid @$$..

Then, maybe you’ll THINK for yourself next time, instead of blindly repeating Ignorance because you’re a Dumb@$$ who the left makes feel good worshipping under their self-serving myths and polarizing lies…

Here Ya Go, Red July 4, 2013 at 11:48 am

GrandTango • a day ago ?
The brotha on the right TOTALLY exemplifies Obama’s 5 years….

eminem July 4, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Didn’t you get the memo? BigT is a black man traped in a white man’s skin. Totally okay to reference him brotha and hate the other honkies…

GrandTango July 4, 2013 at 3:19 pm

You prove my point…Dumb@$$….

Jive Talker Alert July 4, 2013 at 6:51 pm

Nice try, bigot! You’re not fooling shit around here. I bet some of your white friends are brothas…?

BrigidBernadette July 3, 2013 at 8:38 pm

The United States is in charge of al qaeda, we are actually arming and giving shitloads of money to al qaeda, that is our foreign policy. The muslim brotherhood is running the White House. Ayman Al Zawahiri must be laughing his crazy ass off at how stupid we are. Do they let the blind sheik hear the news at Supermax? He probably laughs his blind ass off at how weak and stupid we are. Is anyone still at the American Embassy there? They must be out of their minds to stay.

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Bill July 5, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Are you Big T’s sister or just some other nut?

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Brigid July 3, 2013 at 8:38 pm

The United States is in charge of al qaeda, we are actually arming and giving shitloads of money to al qaeda, that is our foreign policy. The muslim brotherhood is running the White House. Ayman Al Zawahiri must be laughing his crazy ass off at how stupid we are. Do they let the blind sheik hear the news at Supermax? He probably laughs his blind ass off at how weak and stupid we are. Is anyone still at the American Embassy there? They must be out of their minds to stay.

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Bill July 5, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Are you Big T’s sister or just some other nut?

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Matt July 3, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Middle East unfortunately will always be a disaster

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Frank Pytel July 4, 2013 at 4:26 am

The middle east was fine until the most recent crusades.

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Holey Wars July 4, 2013 at 11:39 am

You mean the 1947 arab israeli war or do we need to go back further back?

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Frank Pytel July 4, 2013 at 12:26 pm

I’m not exactly sure. It goes back farther than that I think. I saw a movie that shows an interesting time line. Probably not to far though. ’30’s maybe?

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Holey Wars July 4, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Amerika (movie) was released mid Feburary in 1987…not sure of the actual day.

Frank Pytel July 4, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Not the movie, the country, Comrade Holey Wars!!

Hoey Wars July 4, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Sorry, mate! Just having meself a jolly…depends on context. Founded in the sense of unity or when we declared ourselves independent as a nation? we both know the answers for both if I’m not missing something?

Matt July 3, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Middle East unfortunately will always be a disaster

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Frank Pytel July 4, 2013 at 4:26 am

The middle east was fine until the most recent crusades.

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Holey Wars July 4, 2013 at 11:39 am

You mean the 1947 arab israeli war or do we need to go back further back?

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Frank Pytel July 4, 2013 at 12:26 pm

I’m not exactly sure. It goes back farther than that I think. I saw a movie that shows an interesting time line. Probably not to far though. ’30’s maybe?

The Kingdom (movie) has an interesting historical timeline to start with. It’s kind of vague as to when the second crusades started. What day did Amerika come into existence?

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Holey Wars July 4, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Amerika (movie) was released mid Feburary in 1987…not sure of the actual day.

Frank Pytel July 4, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Not the movie, the country, Comrade Holey Wars!!

Hoey Wars July 4, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Sorry, mate! Just having meself a jolly…depends on context. Founded in the sense of unity or when we declared ourselves independent as a nation? we both know the answers for both if I’m not missing something?

Ms Lindsey July 3, 2013 at 9:17 pm Reply
Ms Lindsey July 3, 2013 at 9:17 pm Reply
DogVomit July 4, 2013 at 12:00 am

Somehow, I’m sure this will jack up gas prices any minute now.

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Frank Pytel July 4, 2013 at 4:27 am

Too late. That was the previous minute

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DogVomit July 4, 2013 at 12:00 am

Somehow, I’m sure this will jack up gas prices any minute now.

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Frank Pytel July 4, 2013 at 4:27 am

Too late. That was the previous minute

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Crooner July 5, 2013 at 2:55 pm

We’re involved to make sure that “Egypt sort[ting] out its own problems” doesn’t include breaking its truce with Israel.

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Crooner July 5, 2013 at 2:55 pm

We’re involved to make sure that “Egypt sort[ting] out its own problems” doesn’t include breaking its truce with Israel.

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