Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the brutal military dictator who overthrew his country’s democratically elected president in a 2013 coup, killed more than 800 protesters in a single day. Trump said, "He's done a fantastic job."
It is the flow of information, not the flow of military aid, that is essential to the functioning of a democratic society
Just as Sadat initially replaced Russia with Saudi and other Gulf support, so al-Sisi is attempting to replace US aid with Gulf strategic rent. Egypt is being hired as a large security guard for the region.
So Egypt was three countries on Saturday. There was the praetorian Republic of al-Sisi in Tahrir, there were the leftist Revolutionary Road Front and April 6 Youth at Muhammad Mahmoud and Mohandiseen, and there was the Muslim Brotherhood in Asyut and El Minya and elsewhere in provincial depot towns.
John Kerry has sent a message to the disenfranchised of the Muslim world that the call for representative democracy on the part of the US is nothing more than a public relations gimmick.
Please sign this short letter to the President, urging him to immediately stop sending your tax dollars to the brutal Egyptian military.
Stephen Zunes Foreign Policy In Focus http://fpif.org/washington-and-the-egyptian-tragedy/ The vast majority of Egyptians killed since the coup have been unarmed protesters struck down with American-made weapons by soldiers transported in American-made vehicles provided by the American taxpayer. As in El Salvador, Nicaragua, East Timor, Angola, Lebanon, and Gaza in previous years,...