Monday, July 8, 2013

when is a coup not a coup?

The U.S. scrambled its Jesuitical jets Monday in an effort not to call last week's ouster of of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi a coup.
The legal review being led by State Department lawyers has not been completed, but under U.S. law, a coup determination would require a suspension of all non-humanitarian aid to Egypt, including $1.3 billion that directly supports the Egyptian military.
The military arms agreement with Egypt requires that around 50% of the money will be used to purchase arms manufactured in the United States, if I am not mistaken. So it's not just a matter of democracy or freedom or high moral purpose ... there's a good deal of what I imagine is Republican income hanging in the balance.

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