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President Obama appears to have been taken by surprise Wednesday when Mohammed Morsi was removed from power. He couldn’t believe that the Egyptian people didn’t buy into Morsi’s hope and change.
Speaking on behalf of the American people unfortunately, Obama said in a statement that he was deeply concerned about the deposing of the dictator wannabe, Mohammed Morsi. He was equally upset when the dictator wannabe of Honduras was ousted.
Obama said in his statement that he wants Egypt to give full authority to a democratically elected civilian government forthwith which is what they already said they were going to do.
Obama, in other words, is telling the Egyptians to do what they are planning to do. The reason they ousted Morsi in the first place is because he and his Brotherhood compatriots took control from the people.
“…we are deeply concerned by the decision of the Egyptian Armed Forces to remove President Morsy and suspend the Egyptian constitution. I now call on the Egyptian military to move quickly and responsibly to return full authority back to a democratically elected civilian government as soon as possible through an inclusive and transparent process, and to avoid any arbitrary arrests of President Morsy and his supporters.”
Obama is threatening to cut aid to Egypt though he had no problem giving aid to Morsi who said Jews are descendants of apes and pigs.
There is a basis for Obama to stop aid under US law which forbids funding a country operating under a coup d’etat.
He said that “in the end it must stay true to the will of the people.” That’s really interesting coming from Obama. If anyone in the United States disagrees with his far-left views, he demonizes them.
President Obama’s full statement about the coup d’etat in Egypt:
“As I have said since the Egyptian revolution, the United States supports a set of core principles, including opposition to violence, protection of universal human rights, and reform that meets the legitimate aspirations of the people. The United States does not support particular individuals or political parties, but we are committed to the democratic process and respect for the rule of law. Since the current unrest in Egypt began, we have called on all parties to work together to address the legitimate grievances of the Egyptian people, in accordance with the democratic process, and without recourse to violence or the use of force.
“The United States is monitoring the very fluid situation in Egypt, and we believe that ultimately the future of Egypt can only be determined by the Egyptian people. Nevertheless, we are deeply concerned by the decision of the Egyptian Armed Forces to remove President Morsy and suspend the Egyptian constitution. I now call on the Egyptian military to move quickly and responsibly to return full authority back to a democratically elected civilian government as soon as possible through an inclusive and transparent process, and to avoid any arbitrary arrests of President Morsy and his supporters. Given today’s developments, I have also directed the relevant departments and agencies to review the implications under U.S. law for our assistance to the government of Egypt.
“The United States continues to believe firmly that the best foundation for lasting stability in Egypt is a democratic political order with participation from all sides and all political parties – secular and religious, civilian and military. During this uncertain period, we expect the military to ensure that the rights of all Egyptian men and women are protected, including the right to peaceful assembly, due process, and free and fair trials in civilian courts. Moreover, the goal of any political process should be a government that respects the rights of all people, majority and minority; that institutionalizes the checks and balances upon which democracy depends; and that places the interests of the people above party or faction. The voices of all those who have protested peacefully must be heard –including those who welcomed today’s developments, and those who have supported President Morsy. In the interim, I urge all sides to avoid violence and come together to ensure the lasting restoration of Egypt’s democracy.
“No transition to democracy comes without difficulty, but in the end it must stay true to the will of the people. An honest, capable and representative government is what ordinary Egyptians seek and what they deserve. The longstanding partnership between the United States and Egypt is based on shared interests and values, and we will continue to work with the Egyptian people to ensure that Egypt’s transition to democracy succeeds.”
The White House Flickr feed released this photo of Obama discussing Egypt with members of his national security team in the White House Situation Room.