Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Obama To Egypt's Morsi: Call Early Elections

Apparently President Obama made a determination after his phone call with Mohammed Morsi that the Islamist regime our president had a major part in putting into power can no longer govern.

He's now telling Morsi to call for new elections:

The Obama administration is urging Egyptian President Mohammed Morsy to call early elections and has warned the Egyptian military that it risks losing U.S. aid if it carries out a military coup amid the political crisis, senior administration officials tell CNN.

At the same time, the officials stopped short of saying Morsy should step down immediately.

"We are saying to him, 'Figure out a way to go for new elections,'" one senior official said. "That may be the only way that this confrontation can be resolved."

The idea here, I'm sure, is that new elections can buy time and can ultimately be manipulated to go the right way and keep the Islamists in power.

At the same time,as I predicted, the Obama Administration is putting pressure on Egypt's military and warning them that a new military coup would result in the US cutting off all aid.

We'll see how this develops...


louielouie said...

and has warned the Egyptian military that it risks losing U.S. aid if it carries out a military coup

dumm sht hussein.
i can just hear one of them egyptian generals now.
you want a new client state?
we want them real AKs, not the ones made in china.
S-300 system just like assad is getting, sure, we'll take two.
trade you an F-16 for a mig-29.
straight up.
no kicker.
you maybe wanna M1A2 to take back with you?
let's talk about another S-300 battery?

Rob said...

Exactly Louie...well said.That's exactly how it might go down.

Except the Egyptian Army might have a problem with that because of Russia's helping out the Shi'ites in Syria, and Chine probably wouldn't be interested because Egypt has no oil.

I guess we'll see. from my stand point, a military junta is just fine, certainly better than the Islamists being in power.