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Old 01-29-2013, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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I keep hearing this meme that Obama ought to repudiate our treaty obligations to Egypt because we don't like the outcome of the last election.

I'm curious what anyone thinks the current Egyptian government has done that nullifies our agreements with them. Or whether you openly admit you want the U.S. to be the first party to chuck out a very important 35-year-old accord.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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Well since the Treaty ties the US, Israel, Egypt and Jordan together he did violate the part between Egypt and Israel by not protecting the pipeline causing fuel cutoffs to Israel and Jordan. I guess someone forgot to tell him why Israel got a discounted rate (Israel found all the sites in the Sinai while they had it from 1967 and forward). But for some reason Obama spoke to Netanyahu and made it into a business deal that went bad instead of a violation of the treaty. So by that the Morsi gov't has not violated the treaty nor has Israel. Thus neither should be defunded.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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Egypt is the largest nation in the middle east. As such, our treaties with them are important to us. We have not abandoned our treaties with other nations that have gotten into internal trouble willy-nilly in the past, and we have continued to support many nations that have undergone Egypt's current problems.

Until it becomes evident that Egypt is not longer friendly and supportive to the United States in international affairs, we should stick with them and let them resolve their internal differences as they will.

We learned long ago that messing in other nation's affairs has caused us more grief in the unforseen consequences of doing so than has been good for us. Holding steady in times like this is better in all ways than cutting our ties too quickly. What can be accomplished in a week of severance takes decades to repair the damage that's done in that week.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:21 PM
 
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Morsi is a leader in the Muslim Brotherhood which is synonymous with Al Qaeda or radical Muslim jihadist militants. Morsi is our enemy and we are his.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Morsi is a leader in the Muslim Brotherhood which is synonymous with Al Qaeda or radical Muslim jihadist militants. Morsi is our enemy and we are his.
Israel seems not to have gotten the memo. Perhaps you have better sources?
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:38 PM
 
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Israel seems not to have gotten the memo. Perhaps you have better sources?
I have no idea what your trying to say
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:42 PM
 
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I have no idea what your trying to say
Israel has not seen fit to repudiate its treaty obligations vis a vis Egypt. Perhaps you feel you are more in the know about Mr. Morsi than Israeli intelligence.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:54 PM
 
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Israel has not seen fit to repudiate its treaty obligations vis a vis Egypt. Perhaps you feel you are more in the know about Mr. Morsi than Israeli intelligence.
Israel knows their enemy.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:11 PM
 
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It's what we have done for Morsi. We just gave him a half a dozen F-16s and a whole bunch of guns. Somebody made a killing on that one.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:49 PM
 
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It's what we have done for Morsi. We just gave him a half a dozen F-16s and a whole bunch of guns. Somebody made a killing on that one.
... and more importantly 200 Abrams tanks which are of more concern.

Make no mistake ... Obama is arming our enemy ...
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