Obama administration quietly suspends military aid to Egypt, mulls 'coup' - report
Top US lawmakers have quietly agreed to temporarily suspend most military aid to Egypt, indicating that behind the scenes Washington is starting to treat the military’s ouster of President Morsi as a coup, according to a new report.
The Obama administration has temporarily halted the delivery of weapons to the Egyptian military as well as some forms of economic aid to the government, despite deciding not to officially describe the military takeover as a coup. The office of Senator Patrick Leahy, the head of the Appropriations State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee, told The Daily Beast on Monday that the administration has implemented these changes over the past month as it formulates an official determination on the coup.
If a coup is determined to have taken place, current law requires the government to cut off aid funding. While the Obama administration has maintained that its $585 million aid package is not technically on hold, it is not due until September 30 and “no final decisions have been made.”
“It would be inaccurate to say that a policy decision has been made with respect to the remaining assistance funding,” US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Monday.
Multiple sources said that US leaders are acting as if a coup had taken place, even as lawmakers work to formulate their official position.
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Looks like the Obama administration might be slowly moving to calling this a coup and suspending all aid to Egypt.
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Not surprising. Obama had to pick between two imperfect choices and elected to side with the MB. At least he is consistent in that respect.
Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist