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White House says immediate cutoff of foreign aid to Egypt wouldn't be in US interests

There are 11 comments on the The Washington Post story from Jul 8, 2013, titled White House says immediate cutoff of foreign aid to Egypt wouldn't be in US interests. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

The White House says cutting off aid immediately to Egypt wouldn't be in the best interests of the United States.

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Give War A Chance

Hazleton, PA

#1 Jul 8, 2013
We need to keep arming the secular military to operate effective counter insurgency operations against the Islamists. Just like in Iran, until 1979.
USA LAND OF WANQERS

Leeds, UK

#2 Jul 8, 2013
You need to mind your own fekkin business ..
CatholicPatriot

Lodi, CA

#3 Jul 8, 2013
Charity begins at home. We don't have the money to help other nations. In fact, we should be requesting they give back money we've given them.

After all, the money never goes to the people. It always goes to the bank accounts of the people in power.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#4 Jul 8, 2013
CatholicPatriot wrote:
Charity begins at home. We don't have the money to help other nations. In fact, we should be requesting they give back money we've given them.
After all, the money never goes to the people. It always goes to the bank accounts of the people in power.
in fact, in Egypt the vast majority of it went to the military, who has been keeping control throughout all this volatile reforming of the country. a good ROI in any accountants book, if you truly understand how the world works, that is...

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Since: Feb 08

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#5 Jul 8, 2013
USA LAND OF WANQERS wrote:
You need to mind your own fekkin business ..
Cutting off aid to the Egyptian military is an asinine puerile move.

The U.S. should commend the Egyptian Military for attempting to separate church from state.

You absolutely cannot have 'Democratic' government by religion.

It is an absurd non sequitur.

::YOU'RE AN IDIOT::

Banned

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Since: Jul 09

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#6 Jul 8, 2013
It's my understanding that the language contained in the bill that allows for foreign aid specifically calls for all aid to be discontinued anytime a government is taken over by the military. It doesn't say that you can continue aid if the US chooses not to label the takeover a "coup". It says if the military takes control of the government aid must stop... call it whatever you want. It seems to me that the only way Obama can legally continue providing aid to Egypt would be to amend the bill.
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#8 Jul 9, 2013
Banned wrote:
It's my understanding that the language contained in the bill that allows for foreign aid specifically calls for all aid to be discontinued anytime a government is taken over by the military. It doesn't say that you can continue aid if the US chooses not to label the takeover a "coup". It says if the military takes control of the government aid must stop... call it whatever you want. It seems to me that the only way Obama can legally continue providing aid to Egypt would be to amend the bill.
That IS interesting, but this military helped bring forth their last democratic election, and so it doesn't appear as if this military is merely the instrument of some power greedy dictatorship.

The Egyptian military is under the control of what would seem, by their demonstrated actions so far, to be nothing less than patriotic Egyptian Muslims.

I'm pretty sure that even the Supreme Court would see it my way and NOT yours, thank goodness.

Its really the 'intent of the law', I believe, that would have the most profound bearing here.
CatholicPatriot

Lodi, CA

#9 Jul 9, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>in fact, in Egypt the vast majority of it went to the military, who has been keeping control throughout all this volatile reforming of the country. a good ROI in any accountants book, if you truly understand how the world works, that is...
In military's the money goes mostly to the top.

Even here in the US, we'll pay $5000 for an Admirals toilet seat, and not even a half a penny to give the lowest ranking enlisted men the proper safety equipment to save their lives.

Of course, every officer is trained that the lives of the enlisted men are expendable.

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#10 Jul 9, 2013
Curious Me wrote:
<quoted text>That IS interesting, but this military helped bring forth their last democratic election, and so it doesn't appear as if this military is merely the instrument of some power greedy dictatorship.

The Egyptian military is under the control of what would seem, by their demonstrated actions so far, to be nothing less than patriotic Egyptian Muslims.

I'm pretty sure that even the Supreme Court would see it my way and NOT yours, thank goodness.

Its really the 'intent of the law', I believe, that would have the most profound bearing here.
Again, it's my understanding that the language contained in the bill is very specific on this issue and doesn't leave room for interpretation. When a military force takes control of a foreign government then all aid to that country must stop.

I'm not saying that a court would say otherwise. I'm saying that if there are circumstances that would allow for aid to continue in such a situation then the bill should be amended.

Do we really want to allow our President the power to over-ride our laws?
Laughable

Knoxville, TN

#11 Jul 10, 2013
Curious Me wrote:
<quoted text>
Cutting off aid to the Egyptian military is an asinine puerile move.
The U.S. should commend the Egyptian Military for attempting to separate church from state.
You absolutely cannot have 'Democratic' government by religion.
It is an absurd non sequitur.
::YOU'RE AN IDIOT::
And you think we have a "Democratic GovernmenT"?

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Since: Feb 08

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#12 Jul 10, 2013
Laughable wrote:
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And you think we have a "Democratic GovernmenT"?
All tangential pseudo-arguments will be ignored.

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