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Saudi warns against pressurizing Egyptian military over Islamist crackdown
Reuters ^ | Aug 18, 2013 | Reuters

Posted on 08/18/2013 1:00:32 PM PDT by mdittmar

Saudi Arabia on Sunday warned the West against putting pressure on Egypt's military-backed government to halt a crackdown on supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

"We will not achieve anything through threats," Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, told reporters through an interpreter during a visit to Paris.

The Saudi official made his comments after meeting French President Francois Hollande, who on Thursday called for a swift end to a state of emergency imposed by Egypt's military authorities.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: egypt; europeanunion; france; francoishollande; hazemelbeblawi; iran; israel; mohammedmorsi; muslimbrotherhood; randsconcerntrolls; russia; saudiarabia; waronterror

1 posted on 08/18/2013 1:00:32 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar
Saudi warns against pressurizing Egyptian military over Islamist crackdown

Pressurizing? Really? Are there no headline writers at Reuters for whom English is a first language?

2 posted on 08/18/2013 1:05:33 PM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: mdittmar
0bama is not a threat to Egypt.

He is to the US though.

3 posted on 08/18/2013 1:09:22 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Saudi King Abdullah says kill the terrorists,obama,not so much.


4 posted on 08/18/2013 1:16:27 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

Nature abhors a void. As the US begins to withdraw from Egyptian involvement, the Saudis are taking a huge role. They are becoming the new paymaster to the Egyptian army and are subsiding the economy heavily. The Egyptians don’t have much choice. They cannot afford not to pay the military and if the price of food rises, there will be even worse riots. Ironically the philosophy of the dominant Wahhabi in Saudi Arabia is very close to that of the Muslim Brotherhood. However the Saudis see themselves as the head of a new Caliphate and the natural leaders of the Sunnis. Control over Egypt for them is critical and for now they are willing to pay. Should be interesting.


5 posted on 08/18/2013 1:19:26 PM PDT by allendale
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To: mdittmar

I also call on a swift end to the state of emergency in Egypt by putting a swift end to the Muslim Brotherhood.


6 posted on 08/18/2013 1:20:15 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: mdittmar

Indeed, agree with this Saudi.

Any conservatives, including Sarah, need to back the Egyptian military’s weedwacking back the MB back to size.


7 posted on 08/18/2013 1:21:10 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: C210N

The MBs are cutting into Saudi Business, if there is to be an Islamic Caliphate, they want to be the ones running it.


8 posted on 08/18/2013 1:25:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Maceman; All

reuters just changed the title,removed “Islamist” and corrected “pressurizing”;)


9 posted on 08/18/2013 1:32:17 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

He is just worried about oil shipments through the suez.


10 posted on 08/18/2013 1:37:30 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Maceman
Actually, it's a common usage for the term in Britain, but always ending in -ise
11 posted on 08/18/2013 1:42:47 PM PDT by mikrofon (Never realised it until recently ;)
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To: allendale

I’m ok with the Saudis supporting them. The billions they spend propping up that economiy is billions that might otherwise go to terror. The Saudis and the whole middle east are getting squeezed by the surge in non-opec oil development, so they can’t do a whole lot of expansion, just tread water.


12 posted on 08/18/2013 1:48:42 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: mdittmar

He’s right. Too bad Zero is in the Brotherhood’s back pocket.


13 posted on 08/18/2013 1:49:07 PM PDT by Steve1789 (I miss having a president who loves this country.)
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To: C210N

“Any conservatives, including Sarah, need to back the Egyptian military’s weedwacking back the MB back to size.”

You are out of your mind.

The muslim brotherhood is their problem. Conservatives need to be concerned about repealing Obamacare. Getting involved in the Egyptian civil war is the last thing we need at the moment. The US has no intetests there. If anything, financial aid should be cut off.


14 posted on 08/18/2013 1:49:14 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The US has no interests there? LOL!!! Bwaahaahaa!


15 posted on 08/18/2013 1:52:10 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

We (obama) fomented the Egyptian Civil war.


16 posted on 08/18/2013 1:53:21 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

Ok, since you are the expert, please enlighten us about the downside if the muslim brotherhood takes over. The Egyptian military is clearly aligning themselves with the Russians, so rooting for them does not seem to be very wise.

And BTW, the guy in your signature is also in favor of cutting off aid and getting out.


17 posted on 08/18/2013 2:02:04 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Only the Egyptian army will beat back the MB.
We can control them or Russia can control them.

You pick.


18 posted on 08/18/2013 2:21:32 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Your support of the Mozlem Brotherhood is duly noted.


19 posted on 08/18/2013 4:17:56 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Cruz is being a total idiot about backing the MB over the military.

Nauseating.

Of course, you are doing the same thing, and it is also nauseating.


20 posted on 08/18/2013 4:18:53 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: mdittmar

It looks like we don’t have very many allies left in the middle east. Howz that for dope and change.


21 posted on 08/18/2013 5:02:24 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: Moorings

I would not try to pull the rug from under the Egyptian military. I want them to bring the brotherhood down to size. I would not want the MB to control a large segment of the governments of the middle east. That would definitely turn against US, and against all democratic, free countries with a muslim minority. If the MB takes over a large part of the middle east, we may end up having to fight them.


22 posted on 08/18/2013 5:04:16 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: Moorings

think you mistake Obama for us


23 posted on 08/18/2013 5:07:42 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: little jeremiah

There is a law on the books that
says we cut off any aid to ANY
Country that undergoes a coup.
Ted Cruz and Rand Paul support
The rule of law. Obama and apparently
A lot of Freepers think laws that
are not wanted can be ignored. If
the US wants to support the military
congress and the Preident should
change it.


24 posted on 08/18/2013 6:02:21 PM PDT by hirn_man
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To: hirn_man

Paul made the statement about tanks running over nonviolent protestors. That shows his head is up his *** and he’s sucking in the MSM/fedgov/MB propaganda. Or maybe he just likes radical Moslems, like his father. And if Cruz thinks the same way, he’s just as wilfully ignorant as Paul. Senators or Congressmen should make it their business to know the facts. Neither of them do.

It wasn’t a military coup, and anyone who thinks so, knows nothing. Nothing but the MSM/fedgov/Moslem Brotherhood propaganda swill.

The facts have been posted on the Live Egypt thread since the beginning of the uprising. Freepers have no excuse for ignorance about this.

Current page of the Live Egypt thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3039526/posts?page=4341#4341


25 posted on 08/18/2013 6:16:02 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Cincinna; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
"We will not achieve anything through threats," Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, told reporters through an interpreter during a visit to Paris. The Saudi official made his comments after meeting French President Francois Hollande
This is pretty interesting, the EU just threatened the gov't of Egypt.


26 posted on 08/18/2013 6:48:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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Rand Paul’s immigration speech
03.19.13 | Hon Sen Rand Paul (KY)
Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2998395/posts

...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.

Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.

Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.

Let’s start that conversation by acknowledging we aren’t going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.

If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...

This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.

Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.

[but he’s not against amnesty, snicker, definition of is is ping]


27 posted on 08/18/2013 6:50:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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Saudis pressuring the US, not surprised. Is there anyone we can pressure other than Israel? Not important, the Saudis probably have it right.

28 posted on 08/19/2013 5:19:56 PM PDT by SJackson ( The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. BF)
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