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Paul’s Attempt to Cut Aid to Egypt Fails, Says Senators ‘Voted Against the Rule of Law’
Townhall ^ | Wednesday, July 31, 2013 | Leah Barkoukis

Posted on 07/31/2013 7:14:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

The way Rand Paul sees it, the 86 senators who opposed his amendment to freeze $1.5 billion in annual aid to Egypt voted "against the rule of law" on Wednesday. Paul's amendment to the transportation spending bill would have halted aid to the country until elections were held and redirected the money to domestic bridge repairs instead.

In Paul’s defense, a 2010 law requires halting U.S. aid to any country that undergoes a military coup. The problem, however, is that the U.S. has failed to make the determination that the military’s ousting of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on July 3 was in fact a military coup.

Why? Because as Paul noted, "It’s not convenient now to obey the law that they passed.' Sen. Bob Corker made that pretty clear in earlier reports when he said, "Egypt is a very strategic country in the Middle East and what we need to be is an instrument of calmness...We need to deal with our laws in such a way that allow us to continue to be that instrument of stability in the region."

The top Republican on the committee, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), vowed to take up the legal issues of continued aid to Egypt when Congress returns in September.

Only 12 Republicans supported Paul’s amendment.

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TOPICS: Israel; Russia; US: Kentucky; US: Tennessee; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bobcorker; egypt; israel; kentucky; projihadistpauls; randsconcerntrolls; russia; tennessee; thekycandidate; warforterror; waronterror

Pelosi shaking hands with a strong supporter of Morsi's overthrow:
Let Syria Be (We should stop enmeshing ourselves ever deeper in the Muslim morass)

1 posted on 07/31/2013 7:14:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Why did Ron Paul’s group single out Marco Rubio for voting against Rand Paul’s aid bill?
Yahoo News | 31 Jul 2013 | Chris Moody
Posted on 07/31/2013 5:06:27 PM PDT by mandaladon
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3049708/posts


2 posted on 07/31/2013 7:15:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SunkenCiv

We have no rule of law in America anymore...


3 posted on 07/31/2013 7:17:14 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: SunkenCiv

Just a minor reality check... Did US aid end when the military coup that ousted Mubarak took place? After all, this is the second coup by the military in three years, and I’m pretty sure, both were well after the enactment date of the cutting off of aid for military coups...

OH! That’s right, the first one was just fine, after all, it ushered in strong repression of women, open murder of gays, murdering of Christians. THIS one is bad, because it ousts members of an Islamic terrorist organization.. (I know, redundant there, the exception is Islamic organization that isn’t a haven for terrorists...)


4 posted on 07/31/2013 7:19:05 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: 2banana

Exactly. Aid should be cut off to all of them.


5 posted on 07/31/2013 7:21:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2banana

No, Rand is just a demagogue.


6 posted on 07/31/2013 7:23:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Which one is Pelosi? All a**holes look the same to me.


7 posted on 07/31/2013 7:24:32 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: SunkenCiv
Congress votes against the Rule of Law?

Totally unexpected and unprecedented.

8 posted on 07/31/2013 7:25:20 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SunkenCiv

Blessed are the peace makers.


9 posted on 07/31/2013 7:25:34 PM PDT by DManA
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To: SunkenCiv
Senators ‘Voted Against the Rule of Law’

Unexpected????

10 posted on 07/31/2013 7:25:36 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: kingu

Yeah, isn’t that odd.


11 posted on 07/31/2013 7:26:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: DManA

Yeah, like the SDS, when it passed the Port Huron Statement calling for unilateral disarmament.


12 posted on 07/31/2013 7:28:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SunkenCiv

How dare he withhold money to our sworn enemy.


13 posted on 07/31/2013 7:30:45 PM PDT by kempster
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To: 2banana

Check that, there is no rule of law for the government or any of the ruling elite, anymore. All 4 billion laws still apply to you, peasant.


14 posted on 07/31/2013 7:32:10 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: cripplecreek

I don’t know. If a secular or even remotely secular military boots a raging Islamic zealot out of office and starts killing Muslim radicals who had been slaughtering Christians and raping women left and right, I think I can live with continuing to give them aide. Even military aide, as long as its used to kill more Muslim radicals.


15 posted on 07/31/2013 7:36:38 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Well there are no good muslims and those so called secular muslims are no different than the so called radicals and will return to killing the infidels as soon as they get their co religionists under control.

Elbaradei was Obama’s first choice after Mubarak and now he’s the second in command.He’s just the happy face painted on the caliphate and just two years ago was promising war with Israel to rally his so called “moderate” supporters.


16 posted on 07/31/2013 7:42:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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17 posted on 07/31/2013 7:50:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: kempster

Egypt isn’t our sworn enemy, but nice of you to put that ridiculous fiction in open thread.


18 posted on 07/31/2013 7:54:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: cripplecreek

After allowing the middle east to be nearly completely destabilized by arbitrarily jumping in and out of conflicts without clear rhyme or reason (remember how he steered clear of the Iranian revolt), obama has set the stage for Biblically predicted alliances to proceed.

If one is not led by God, then one is the agent of the devil.

God allows this, but will require that believers faith be tested.

We in the US ain’t seen nuthin yet. The Coptic Christians, the Maronites, etc. are ready for the Rapture.

Americans are still enjoying their AC and cable...


19 posted on 07/31/2013 7:58:39 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: SunkenCiv; 2banana

Why oppose aid to Egypt now when it finally seems to be in the process of kicking out the Islamists? I would have thought most conservatives would have approved of this.


20 posted on 07/31/2013 8:27:52 PM PDT by livius
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To: SunkenCiv

Just curious, with all the turmoil that is going on over there what gives you the knowledge to say that those in charge are not our sworn enemy. The last government (Morsi) and the Muslim Brotherhood certainly were.

I bow to your insight.


21 posted on 07/31/2013 8:37:13 PM PDT by kempster
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To: kempster
Despite the fantasies to the contrary, Egypt will not get better it will get worse. The attention spans of Americans are apparently about 6 months at best.

The so called secular VP of Egypt was threatening Israel when he was running to fill Mubarak's shoes 2 or 3 years ago.

(April 2011) ElBaradei: We'll fight back if Israel attacks Gaza

In interview with Arab newspaper, former IAEA chief says if elected as Egypt's next president he will open Rafah crossing in case of an Israeli attack

And today he's one step away from power. Contrary to popular belief, Morsi was never Obama's first choice. That honor belonged of globalist islamist Mohammad Elbaradei who left the hard left international crisis group to run for president in 2011. Elbaradei is just the happy face caliphist.

ICG 2010

Notice some of the more notable board members like George Soros, Thomas Pickering, Kofi Annan and many more.

We're going to get kicked in the teeth over Egypt (again).
22 posted on 08/01/2013 4:48:12 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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