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U.S. worries its aid to Egypt may be misdirected
Los Angeles Times ^ | April 30, 2014 | by Ken Dilanian, Paul Richter, Laura King

Posted on 04/30/2014 9:04:17 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The Egyptian military recently used American-made Apache helicopter gunships to fire rockets into houses in the Sinai Peninsula, the latest in a series of lethal raids targeting a little-known Al Qaeda-inspired group that has bombed civilians.

The April 23 raid came on the same day that the State Department lifted a hold on military aid to Egypt.

The Obama administration has struggled for months to limit the political crackdown launched by former Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Sisi, who now heads the Egyptian government.

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


TOPICS: Egypt; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: arabspring; egypt; enghazi; failure; fatah; gaza; hamas; iran; israel; jaycarney; jordan; leadingfrombehind; lebanon; libya; saudiarabia; sinai; susanrice; syria; waronterror
Cluster [blank] foreign policy.
1 posted on 04/30/2014 9:04:17 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The Egyptian military recently used American-made Apache helicopter gunships to fire rockets into houses in the Sinai Peninsula, the latest in a series of lethal raids targeting a little-known Al Qaeda-inspired group that has bombed civilians.

Yup, I can see how this would worry zero and kerrystein, considering that the Egyptians used it against zero's buddies.

2 posted on 04/30/2014 9:08:21 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Worry? Try thinking instead. It will be ironic that when Pharoh Sisi I leads his armies into oil rich eastern Libya to “provide security”, a few of those Apache helicopters will be downed by anti aircraft missiles the US gave to the Libyan “freedom fighters”,


3 posted on 04/30/2014 9:10:28 PM PDT by allendale
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Obama Administration is upset because their darling Muslim Brotherhood fanatics have been thoroughly ousted and targets for the radical Islamics they are, and therefore the US aide is actually going to means to help the Egyptians instead of further the aims of those radicals.

Who were all tied up in the attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi and the secret arms running coming out of Libya and going to Al Quida in Syria.

That’s the dirty secret...and the Obama admin is not happy that the military and people in Egypt figured it out and threw the vipers out.


4 posted on 04/30/2014 9:27:04 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
No! The LA Slime finally comes to this conclusion? Too little, too late to save face guys. Your days are numbered and coming to an end soon. I once had dinner with a “gentlemen” who applied for employment with the slime. He said the “bennies” were worth the effort. I was rather naive and did not know what “bennies” meant. He explained the slime takes care of everything. He is gone, downsized, just as the rest of this dinosaur will be. Who will the owners sell it to this time? To the bums on the street who steal the papers and sell it for their booze and drug money? No one will cry over the death of this pathetic excuse for a “ newspaper.” I will only miss it for the bottom of my bird cage.
5 posted on 04/30/2014 9:39:00 PM PDT by Fungi
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Thanks Oldeconomybuyer.
The Egyptian military recently used American-made Apache helicopter gunships to fire rockets into houses in the Sinai Peninsula, the latest in a series of lethal raids targeting a little-known Al Qaeda-inspired group that has bombed civilians... raid came on the same day that the State Department lifted a hold on military aid to Egypt... [Zero] has struggled for months to limit the political crackdown launched by... the Egyptian government.
But when the Iranian mullahcracy does it, it's okay. Birds of a feather:
Rand Slams Congress for Funding Egypt's Generals: 'How Does Your Conscience Feel Now?'
Sen. Rand Paul is hammering his fellow senators for keeping billions in financial aid flowing to Egypt's military -- even as Cairo's security forces massacre anti-government activists. [by "anti-government activists" is meant church-burning Christian-murdering jihadists]
[Posted on 08/15/2013 5:44:10 PM PDT by Hoodat]

6 posted on 04/30/2014 9:42:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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obama must be really upset that over 600 of his muslim brotherhood buddies were sentenced to death


7 posted on 05/01/2014 12:07:35 AM PDT by The Right wing Infidel
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What a joke. “money sent to a bearded savage country may be misdirected”
What do they think is going to happen to the money? All bearded savages know how to do is kill other bearded savages, Christians, Jews and atheists.
Do they think the money is going to make cultured, civilized, kind, tolerant humans out of the savages?


8 posted on 05/01/2014 4:23:17 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
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Would this be the Sinai the US agreed to defend under Carter, then manned with a small, ineffective international force of "observers? Egypt's doing what the US agreed to do.

Killing terrorists really get's under the administration's skin.

9 posted on 05/01/2014 4:47:35 AM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If I were General el Sissi, I would tell the big shot U.S. generals and Obummer that they have no standing to critique me on how to fight a war. Just help me out with the weapon support and my country will shore up its own national security.


10 posted on 05/01/2014 4:49:32 AM PDT by iontheball
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To: SunkenCiv

Have you seen this?

US: Al-Qaida affiliates surge, terrorism spikes ...

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_UNITED_STATES_TERRORISM?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-04-30-13-10-39


11 posted on 05/01/2014 6:32:27 AM PDT by GOPJ
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