Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Good News: Obama Administration Tells Egyptian Military to Cede Power to Islamists or Face Withdrawal of Funding

I forget, is it still the "Arab Spring"?

Worried US tells Egypt's military to cede power

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration warned Egypt's military leaders on Monday to speedily hand over power or risk losing billions of dollars in U.S. military and economic aid to the country.

As Egypt's Islamist candidate claimed victory in a presidential run-off, Pentagon and State Department officials expressed concern with a last-minute decree by Egypt's ruling military council giving itself sweeping authority to maintain its grip on power and subordinate the nominal head of state. The move followed last week's dissolution of parliament by an Egyptian court.

"This is a critical moment in Egypt, and the world is watching closely," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters. "We are particularly concerned by decisions that appear to prolong the military's hold on power."

...Nuland said Egypt's military authorities need to "restore popular and international confidence in the democratic transition process" by ensuring an inclusive constitution-writing process, a democratically elected parliament and a swift handover of power to a civilian government.

I'm no historian, but would guess that -- for any given state or region -- an election that leaves Islamists in power is pretty much the last election that will get held.

And, as an aside, it turns out that Pamela Geller was right all along.


Anonymous said...

We are deeply disturbed that the Obama Administration's demands on EGYPT .He is directing them to hand the power of the MILITARY over handing the GOVERNMENT 2 radical EXTREMISTS the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD. OBAMA KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT HE IS DOING-HE IS DOING what his puppet masters direct of him...-HELP ESTABLISH A ISLAMIC CALiPHatE-Obama has MISCHIeVOUSLEY supported & armed REBELS ACROSS THE MIDDLE EAST-HE SUPPORTED THE OVERTHROW OF OUR ALLIES IN LIBYA ,EGYPT,IRAN....crap SYRIA.......OBAMA IS A TRAITOR.HE MAKES ME PHYSICALLY I'LL-HE IS SETTING UP THE JIHAD....HE STATED HE WILL STAND with MUSLIMS-----and Congress, the military and the judicial system seem totally unaware, or unmoved by this BLATANT TREASON against the UNITED STATES, WESTERN CIVILIZATION.......no more Obama....obviously historians will have MOUNTAINS OF EVIDENCE against the terrorist supporter BARRY OBAMA-

The_Bad said...

I remember Irish Spring. It smelled OK. My guess is that Arab Spring smells something like a mixture of falafel and gunpowder.

Unknown said...

Makes you wonder When the 'Obama Spring' starts?

Anonymous said...

When Obama came into power, did we try to directly remove his power? No, we try to inform people and get them to vote away his power. A military-run semidictatorshop is just as bad as a democratic Islamic extremism.