Why are we giving money and weapons to people who hate us and think we are infidels? Check out the lies John Kerry had to certify to release the money.
– Secretary of State John Kerry quietly acted last month to
give Egypt $1.3 billion in U.S. military aid, deciding that this was in
the national interest despite Egypt’s failure to meet democracy
Kerry made the decision well before an Egyptian court this week
convicted 43 democracy workers, including 16 Americans, in what the
United States regards as a politically motivated case against
pro-democracy non-governmental organizations.
Rights groups believe Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi is retreating
from democratic freedoms, notably in a new civil society law and in
proposals for judicial reform that critics see as a way to purge judges
perceived as hostile to the government.
Despite stating in a May 9 memo that “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,” Kerry said the aid should go forward.
Under U.S. law, for the $1.3 billion to flow the secretary of state
must certify that the Egyptian government “is supporting the transition
to civilian government, including holding free and fair elections,
implementing policies to protect freedom of expression, association and
religion, and due process of law.”
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