Kerry Announces $250 Million in U.S. Aid for Egypt
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Secretary of State John Kerry announced Sunday that the United States would provide $250 million in assistance to Egypt after Egypt’s president promised to move ahead with negotiations with the International Monetary Fund over economic reforms.
In a statement issued after his two-hour meeting with President Mohamed Morsi, Mr. Kerry said the aid decision reflected Egypt’s “extreme needs” and Mr. Morsi’s assurance that Egypt would reach an agreement with the I.M.F. after more than a year of talks over a $4.8 billion loan package.
The statement issued by Mr. Kerry noted that he and Mr. Morsi had discussed the need to ensure the fairness of Egypt’s coming elections, but it did not mention any specific political commitments the Egyptian president had made to receive the aid.
Parliamentary elections are scheduled for April. Some opposition groups have said they will boycott the vote because of what they see as an effort by Mr. Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood movement to dominate Egyptian politics. SOURCE
We sell (give) Egypt F-16 fighter jets, SOURCE, we give Egypt this $250 million because Morsi promises to do stuff that he has absolutely NO intention of doing. Are we trying to BUY the Egyptian election?
By supporting Morsi we are DIRECTLY supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and that is a statement of fact! So, now I have to wonder, how can ANYONE think that Obama and his regime have the best interest of America in their hearts? How can ANYONE imagine that John Kerry has a brain to call his own? Hasn’t Kerry already pretty much made his anti-American views well known in recent years?
Then we get a story like that below and it’s all I can do to keep my words under control as I hammer the keyboard.
Non-lethal US aid to Syrian rebels draws ire of Iran, Syria
Syria and Iran on Saturday condemned a move by the United States to give non-lethal aid to rebels fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, accusing Washington of double standards.
“I do not understand how the United States can give support to groups that kill the Syrian people,” Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said at a news conference in Tehran with Ali Akbar Salehi, Iran’s foreign minister.
“This is nothing but a double-standard policy … One who seeks a political solution does not punish the Syrian people.” SOURCE
Syria and Iran are pissed off at us because we’re giving aid to Syrian rebels? Well, here’s a big dose of reality for you; I am pissed off that we’re giving MILLIONS in aid to Syrian rebels too!
We, the American people, are taxed almost to the breaking point, our government is in a forced sequestration yet they, our government, are sending aid and weaponry to Egypt and aid to Syrian rebels, and some MORON in D.C. wants us to believe that we’re doing the RIGHT and humanitarian thing.
Egypt, Syria, Iran and all of those others are Muslims, Islamic nations; THEY HATE US!
Why do we have to give money to Muslims that hate us? Will they hate us any more if we cut off ALL foreign aid? Can’t they hate us FOR FREE?
The inmates are running the asylum my friends, Obama wanted this sequester and when the GOP didn’t fall for his BS threats he now tries to make it appear that the GOP forced the sequester upon the American people.
If we’re in need of a HUGE reduction in spending, and we are, why not start with foreign aid? America and Americans 1st.
As long as we have needy Americans, hungry Americans, sick Americans, stop giving American tax dollars to our sworn enemies!