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US bankrolled anti-Morsi activists

"President Barack Obama recently stated the United States was not taking sides as Egypt's crisis came to a head with the military overthrow of the democratically elected president.

But a review of dozens of US federal government documents shows Washington has quietly funded senior Egyptian opposition figures who called for toppling of the country's now-deposed president Mohamed Morsi.

Documents obtained by the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley show the US channeled funding through a State Department programme to promote democracy in the Middle East region. This programme vigorously supported activists and politicians who have fomented unrest in Egypt, after autocratic president Hosni Mubarak was ousted in a popular uprising in February 2011.

The State Department's programme, dubbed by US officials as a "democracy assistance" initiative, is part of a wider Obama administration effort to try to stop the retreat of pro-Washington secularists, and to win back influence in Arab Spring countries that saw the rise of Islamists, who largely oppose US interests in the Middle East."

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I guess they are claiming they worked hard for their pay?

Free includes debt-free!


Al-Sisi went to US Army War College. Ardent Mubarak supporter. Between that and the (likely) $2 billion in greenbacks, he's just an Egyptian face on US terrorism.

The lowest form of life; a quisling.


Maybe it's time the MB reconsiders their promises of peace.

Between Egypt and Syria I'm going to get an ulcer.

Same old same old

The Shah, South Vietnam Diem. No doubt many others.

Conscience does not exist if not exercised

"No matter how cynical you get, it's impossible to keep up!
---Lily Tomlin