U.S. seen withholding most military aid from Egypt: source

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Lies… US will funnel money into Egypt as long as the Egyptian army will keep squashing the terrorist vermin….

Oct 08, 2013 9:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Yamayoko wrote:

The scenario in Egypt is somewhat complicated to meddle in. They have unarmed civilians protesting but infiltrated by terrorist elements in direct conflict with military who started the coup to unseat president Mursi. This country is getting closer to similar situation in Syria in course of time.

The U.S. should instead allocate such foreign aid to own elderly, widows or unemployed.

Oct 08, 2013 10:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Please do and fund Obamacare instead!

Oct 08, 2013 11:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BanglaBrit wrote:

US should not harm its democratic credentials by assisting this mass murderer & evil Al Sisi and his civilian thugs by pumping money. If US is awash with cash then it is best spent in Tunisia, Lebanon and in Israel as they are all fully functioning democracies in Middle East & North Africa!

Oct 08, 2013 12:16am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Obviously, the Defense, Israel & Energy lobbies are formulating US policy in the Middle East…those three powerful lobbies are international or foreign in nature; the vital interests of the American public are not being represented….we have the best federal government that money can buy and the situation will only become worse.

Sometimes, I think that the US should have remained loyal to the British Crown…we had democratic ideals but the selfish and corrupt politicians have defeated every safeguard that the Founders built into our system….this cannot go on forever.

Oct 09, 2013 7:16am EDT  --  Report as abuse
plivingston wrote:

By the way…did foreign aid stop when the government shut down? Were the embassies closed?

Oct 09, 2013 7:20am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Obama was all about funding and arming the radical Islamist Muslim Brotherhood but now will withhold funding for the less-radical Egyptians who wanted their country back. That’s consistent with his backwards foreign policy, however.

Oct 09, 2013 7:27am EDT  --  Report as abuse
paul1149 wrote:

Strange, not that the Egyptian military are saints, but I don’t recall obama agonizing over this dilemma when Mursi was in power. And no one was more undemocratic than Mursi, who radically broke every promise he made.

Oct 09, 2013 7:34am EDT  --  Report as abuse
usn9141197 wrote:

The Russians and the Chinese really appreciate it.

Oct 09, 2013 7:34am EDT  --  Report as abuse
abortobama wrote:

Obama will find a way to screw this up. His only lasting Legacy will be his 100% failure at every thing he has tried.

Oct 09, 2013 8:20am EDT  --  Report as abuse
TJFod wrote:

And now the world is getting a great view of what the Obama presidency will do to the fight against global jihad…he will financially suffocate the only people who are stopping (IWC) Islamic War Criminals, make pinprick strikes for media attention, scare journalists into communicating what he wants, open gateway for IWC expansion into Africa, and act on the side of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Thank you President Obama and American “Journalists”

Oct 09, 2013 8:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse
JerseyDave wrote:

I’m with paul1149, did the U.S. threaten to restrict aid when the Muslim Brotherhood was in power, or when the Brotherhood was doing bad stuff to Copts and other minorities in Egypt? If not, why come down so hard on the Military for cracking down on the MB new? Why is it that the pro-West and pro-multicultural types seem to get the heat from the US right now? Not exactly the best realpolitik.

Oct 09, 2013 9:06am EDT  --  Report as abuse
BurbankBurner wrote:

Naturally we are making the moronic, wrong decision. Since the little barry Hussein regime is packed full of multilateral, terrorist loving fools, we might implement this startlingly idiotic policy. I wonder what it would be like to have a president and his “star war bar scene” regime make a good decision about anything? The stupidity continues. Our nation is ruled by complete, 100%, blithering retards.

Oct 09, 2013 9:27am EDT  --  Report as abuse

We all know Obama is going to fund Muslim Brotherhood’s NGOs (Non Government Organizations) which this terrorist organization uses as false fronts.

Oct 09, 2013 9:32am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Dock0 wrote:

I think this reneging on military aid to Egypt shows that King Obama really wanted the islamic radicals – and their leader Morsi – to be running Egypt.

There is no other explanation except that islam loving Obama has a forked tongue.

Oct 09, 2013 9:49am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Dock0 wrote:

I think this reneging on military aid to Egypt shows that King Obama really wanted the islamic radicals – and their leader Morsi – to be running Egypt.

There is no other explanation except that islam loving Obama has a forked tongue.

Oct 09, 2013 9:49am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Dock0 wrote:

I think this reneging on military aid to Egypt shows that King Obama really wanted the islamic radicals – and their leader Morsi – to be running Egypt.

There is no other explanation except that islam loving Obama has a forked tongue.

Oct 09, 2013 9:49am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Dock0 wrote:

I think this reneging on military aid to Egypt shows that King Obama really wanted the islamic radicals – and their leader Morsi – to be running Egypt.

There is no other explanation except that islam loving Obama has a forked tongue.

Oct 09, 2013 9:49am EDT  --  Report as abuse
boolaboola wrote:

Egyptian military has had it with radical Islam, the radicals took over and were destroying Egypt’s antiquities, trying to take Egyptians back to the dark ages and impose the madness of Sharia law upon them .. the military is fighting the very thing that Obama is trying to support – radical Islamists … I’m not surprised that Obama’s administration (if you can call it that) is witholding support from the Egyptian military..

Oct 09, 2013 11:00am EDT  --  Report as abuse
dareisay wrote:

STOP ALL FOREIGN AID! America has millions of unemployed, yet government keeps giving away, not only our jobs but our dollars to foreigners!

Foreign aid should be used in cases of natural disaster, not a yearly payoff!

Oct 09, 2013 11:09am EDT  --  Report as abuse
tols wrote:

The U.S. ‘president’ is upset that the jihadist-connected muslim brotherhood is out of power. I’m just wondering when the gullible states of America will mentally catch-up here……….

Oct 09, 2013 11:10am EDT  --  Report as abuse

I have an idea. Our government should take all of these BILLIONS of dollars of aid that we give to other countries and use THAT money to pay for Obamacare instead of TAXING the middle class to death to pay for everyone’s insurance. That way no new taxes are levied, we stop wasting money on countries who don’t give a crap about us other than for our money, AND we’d become more fiscally responsible because all of this money that we are taking from the Chinese wouldn’t be going back our in foreign aid.

Oct 09, 2013 11:21am EDT  --  Report as abuse
cristo52 wrote:

What’s with all the “Leaning toward?” You’d think Obama worked for MSNBC. There was a coup in Egypt. Clear and simply. That means aid must be cut off by law. The big problem here is that Mr. Obama is incapable of making a decision.

Oct 09, 2013 11:43am EDT  --  Report as abuse
redwood397 wrote:

If they do not keep the flow of spare parts for the helicopters, Egypt will lose the war against the Salafists in the Sinai desert, sand, dirt, etc, require enhanced maintenance for he Apaches, other troops transporter, U.S will be wrong to prevent them from defending their country. if they do, do not be surprised that Saudis will fly in their own helicopters and join on the chase helping the Sisis Army! The U.S supported an Islamist who staged and enabled the take down of the embassy in Libya, he is locked up, waiting rial, he wanted to take the ambassador and trade him for the blind Shiekh in N.Y State Prison. He would get Obama assistance, while Sissi is denied.

Oct 09, 2013 12:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Kenpuck wrote:

Sure, Obama wants his buddy Morsi restored to power.

Oct 09, 2013 12:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Whiterice wrote:

So the largest civilian protest in Human History had nothing to do with it? Just askin. I guessing it’s due to the fact that Egypt is kicking the muslims out of their country.

Oct 09, 2013 1:12pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Whiterice wrote:

And by the way. How possibly could you call what happened in Egypt a “Military Coup”? That Is a slap in the face of the true Egyptian people that showed up in the MILLIONS!!! to oust the muslim brotherhood from power.

Oct 09, 2013 1:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RexSpurtz wrote:

In other words, this Regime doesn’t know what to do. What does this Regime do when it makes a big mistake? Nothing, and wait for it to blow over. It’s what they did with the Benghazi scandal, the Fast and Furious scandal, the Solyndra scandal, and the Moochelle Rotten School Lunch Food debacle.

Oct 09, 2013 1:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Sashland wrote:

Well, since obama is now supporting al quieda, it is no surprise he would not want to assist Egypt in their fight against terrorism. The Soviets and China will be happy to step in. And Israel.

obama: Damaging America in ways we never imagined…

Oct 09, 2013 2:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
IrateBob wrote:

Why is it that every decision in the Middle East benefits radical Muslims. This admin overthrows stable governments (albeit dictators) knowing full well the next ruling gov’t will be some strain of radical Muslims. Libya Egypt Syria all fall here. When the military overthrows the radical Muslim gov’t (fairly elected or not), this administration does whatever it can to bring the radical Muslims back into power. Every move puts Israel’s enemies closer to their ultimate goal of annihilation of the Jewish state.

Oct 09, 2013 3:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JohnCa wrote:

“…whether to get tough with the army for toppling a democratically elected president, albeit an Islamist who had few friends in Washington, or whether to acquiesce in his overthrow.”

Obama has always supported the radical Islamic Muslim brotherhood (our self proclaimed enemy).

Oct 09, 2013 3:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SJones622 wrote:

Ironic that aid is being withdrawn as Eqypt has become a model for ridding their society of the scurge of islamic fanatacism. Their options are to become another Libya or Syria

Oct 09, 2013 4:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
sydchaden wrote:

Russia and China will be happy to sell arms to Egypt, and Saudi Arabia will be happy to pay for them. And Obama will have succeeded in converting another pro-American government to an anti-American government.

Oct 09, 2013 4:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Norzemen wrote:

Not to worry. Saudi Arabia and their allies have already offered to make up the difference and more.

Oct 09, 2013 4:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
covington.13 wrote:

Why are we sending any money to Egypt? We have a government shutdown because we supposedly need to borrow more money, yet we’re constantly giving it away! What a phony con game the politicians are playing on us.

Oct 09, 2013 5:07pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ONTIME wrote:

NATO had best prepare for many of those countries in the middle east where they are looked upon as protectors and allies to turn to the russkies and the chinese. By not standing up to Barry the useless boy wonder and allowing him to continually make a fool of himself NATO like the US has suffered enormously in prestige and reputation and now there are gaps and vacuums to fill in the political spectrum….

Oct 09, 2013 6:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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