Sunday, November 3, 2013

John Kerry's shit 'n shinola tour of Egypt

Here's what Professor of International Studies at Georgetown, John Esposito, has to say about the military dictatorship that over threw the democratically elected President Morsi a few months ago;

The interim government, an illegitimate product of a military-backed coup, is acting very much like the government of Gamal Abdel Nasser in the past, seeking to crush and destroy the Brotherhood. It has massacred large numbers of the Brotherhood and other opposition in the largest bloodbath in modern Egyptian history. The security forces have deliberately used violence and killing to provoke pro-Morsi non-violent demonstrators to take up arms and fire back, and it has declared its intention to outlaw the MB (as Nasser did, but neither Sadat nor Mubarak did).(AJE 3.11.13)

That's harsh condemnation indeed!




"largest bloodbath in modern Egyptian history"...

But John Kerry pops in for a meet 'n greet and sees democracy just waiting to blossom forth!

John is one helluva glass-half-full kinda guy. I guess you'd have to be, if you're the public face of America's convoluted, contradictory, and self-defeating foreign policy.

Kerry's next stop is Saudi Arabia, where he is expected to congratulate the rulers of the Kingdom on their great progress on human rights.

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