WASHINGTON – The US has decided to alter its military aid to Egypt, the State Department said on Wednesday, after Sunday’s clashes in the Arab world’s most populous nation resulted in the deaths of 57 people.
The US will maintain military aid to Egypt tied by contracts with American defense firms, but will “continue to hold the delivery of certain large-scale military systems and cash assistance to the government pending credible progress toward an inclusive, democratically elected civilian government through free and fair elections,” Jen Psaki, State Department spokeswoman, said in a statement.
The State Department clarified, however, that it would continue to give Egypt support for counter-terrorism efforts in the Sinai peninsula, which borders Israel.
How is it that the Obama administration always seems to come down on the side of radical Jihadis?
How is that?
Is it merely a coincidence?
We all know, of course, that the Mubarak government was a military dictatorship and that the current government is basically Mubarak Mark II but, from all accounts, huge numbers of Egyptians opposed the Muslim Brotherhood government of Morsi and supported the military coup that removed him and his people from power.
Good for the Egyptians.
The significance of the Arab Spring, which was so hailed as a great democratic movement throughout the Arab world was, in fact, the rise of political Islam. The entire time that the Obama administration praised the Arab Spring it was praising the rise of a political movement throughout that part of the world that had ties to Nazi Germany and that has no interest, or commitment to, human rights or social justice.
From my perspective, the progressive-left threw its own alleged values into the garbage by supporting Islamist thugs when it counted. And now – not surprisingly – the Obama administration is going to punish the very people who got rid of Morsi and his semi-fascistic crew of radical theocrats.
But, I cannot feel too bad about it for the simple reason that I have no interest whatsoever in seeing a militarized Egypt. The only thing that I want from Egypt is for its people and its leadership to stop screaming bloody murder concerning Jews and Israel.
When the Arab governments stop telling their people that the Jews are the worst people on the planet and that we need to be slaughtered, maybe then I will favor military aid to those governments.
Until then, however, not so much.