U.S. lawmakers urge calm, cautious approach to Egypt

Jul 7, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Reuters

The United States is unlikely to pull its $1.5 billion in mostly military aid to Egypt any time soon, U.S. lawmakers said on Sunday, despite the Egyptian military takeover of the government in what the opposition has called a coup.

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Gary

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Jul 7, 2013
 
Yes, caution.

This is a dangerous place to get involved in.

Let's invade Andorra instead.

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Eighthman wrote:
It's a fine mess Obama Bin Lyin' has made again.
how did Obama make this mess? please use specific examples...
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"We should continue to support the military, the one stabilizing force in Egypt that I think can temper down the political feuding," U.S. Representative Mike Rogers said on CNN's "State of the Union."

Rogers, the Republican chairman of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, called instead on Washington to "help a process that will allow for more multiple factions of parties and beliefs to participate.

Too bad he doesn't feel the same way about our exclusive two party system.
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While U.S. law calls for aid to be suspended if a country's military ousts a democratically elected leader, the U.S. lawmakers appeared reluctant to do so.

There is a law that we give foreign aid?

See above.

Teabaggers are fooling themselves if they think America is EVER going to get rid of it's debt.

We will never even see a balanced budget ever again.

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Wall Street Government wrote:
"We should continue to support the military, the one stabilizing force in Egypt that I think can temper down the political feuding," U.S. Representative Mike Rogers said on CNN's "State of the Union."
Rogers, the Republican chairman of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, called instead on Washington to "help a process that will allow for more multiple factions of parties and beliefs to participate.
Too bad he doesn't feel the same way about our exclusive two party system.
yet we have many different belief systems represented by our two party system,(which isn't really a two party system as we had a three parties in the last elections cycle for president. i voted for people from five different parties in my state in the last election cycle...)

why do you think another party in the US would be any different from the two we have?

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Wall Street Government wrote:
While U.S. law calls for aid to be suspended if a country's military ousts a democratically elected leader, the U.S. lawmakers appeared reluctant to do so.
There is a law that we give foreign aid?
See above.
Teabaggers are fooling themselves if they think America is EVER going to get rid of it's debt.
We will never even see a balanced budget ever again.
Seems like the people ousted this leader and (once again0 the Egyptian military made sure the transition was peaceful and orderly....

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Wall Street Government wrote:
While U.S. law calls for aid to be suspended if a country's military ousts a democratically elected leader, the U.S. lawmakers appeared reluctant to do so.
There is a law that we give foreign aid?
See above.
Teabaggers are fooling themselves if they think America is EVER going to get rid of it's debt.
We will never even see a balanced budget ever again.
seems all the foreign aid we have given to Egypt over the decades, which has mostly gone to the military there, has kept relative peace in this very important part of the world...

seems like a good ROI to sane people...
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woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>yet we have many different belief systems represented by our two party system,(which isn't really a two party system as we had a three parties in the last elections cycle for president. i voted for people from five different parties in my state in the last election cycle...)
why do you think another party in the US would be any different from the two we have?
If they take the same path as the two green bengamin parties it won't be.

He was talking about representation not just being on a ballot.

Having national representation not local.

Bernie Sanders is the only independent we have that is third party.

It's a start but he is easily overridden most of the time.
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Was it a coup?
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woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>seems all the foreign aid we have given to Egypt over the decades, which has mostly gone to the military there, has kept relative peace in this very important part of the world...
seems like a good ROI to sane people...
Important to who?

ROI?

For who?

The oil companies maybe.

Not the U.S. taxpayer.

Let Saudi help them, aren't they part of the cartel?

And they only have a deficit of $40 billion.(2011)
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woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>seems all the foreign aid we have given to Egypt over the decades, which has mostly gone to the military there, has kept relative peace in this very important part of the world...
seems like a good ROI to sane people...
America is very important to sane people.

Being the world's banker and police force isn't.
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This is how The U S gets control of foreign governments. They bring their military elite into our Country, dazzle them with military bling and teach them in the ways of our command structure which they then implement in their own countries. Then we give them military aid and like crack addicts they get their fix on all that high tech military bling and they will do anything to maintain that habit even to the point of committing treason against their own people. Look at what happened in Central and South America in the past 50 years. Henry Kissinger gave his blessings in Pinochet's Chile and in Argentina who along with other of The Americas had American trained and supplied Militaries. We are even now involved n training their domestic police forces. God help them and may God forgive us.
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One and a half billion bucks in the barrel of "TAKE" would keep the politicians ass over teaketle busy beating each other off to get-em-some.

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Gary wrote:
Yes, caution.
This is a dangerous place to get involved in.
Let's invade Andorra instead.
Exactly, can't we just hold the funds, till the dust settles?.....

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Wall Street Government wrote:
While U.S. law calls for aid to be suspended if a country's military ousts a democratically elected leader, the U.S. lawmakers appeared reluctant to do so.
There is a law that we give foreign aid?
See above.
Teabaggers are fooling themselves if they think America is EVER going to get rid of it's debt.
We will never even see a balanced budget ever again.
A Bonus...Who knew the people would want separation between church and state?....We'd love to see Islam kicked to the curb...anywhere....

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