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The Trump Effect | Jacobin
Instead, the Obama administration did something much more helpful for Sisi: on June 22, 2014, then secretary of state John Kerry met personally with him to reassure him that the administration was still interested in maintaining the United States’s “historic partnership” with Egypt, and that it was restoring part of the $1.3 billion in military aid it had withheld after Sisi had overthrown Egypt’s democratically elected government in a bloody coup the year before.

This was after the administration had already intentionally avoided calling the coup a coup, because it would have legally required them to cut aid to the country outright. Instead, at the time, Kerry said that the coup — which involved the murder of hundreds of protesters — was “restoring democracy.”
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april 2017 by perich
Saudi Arabia's Tyrant King Misremembered as Man of Peace - The Intercept
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah died at the age of 90 this week, and several US politicians are lining up to sing his undeserved praises. Despite ruling a regime that beheads people for sorcery, institutionalizes religious chauvinism, and beats dissidents, King Abdullah has still managed to attract all sorts of fans, many of which are the usual suspects.
saudiarabia  john_mccain  john_kerry  bahrain  egypt 
january 2015 by fraaz
Asia Ponders U.S. Role Amid Syria Strife -
September 10, 2013 | WSJ | By ANDREW BROWNE.
Asia Ponders U.S. Role Amid Syria Strife
Doubts Rise in Asia Over U.S. Move to Rebalance Security Obligations Toward the Region
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september 2013 by jerryking
No matter what...
"There is no historical evidence to support the idea that we can change the system through elections, yet many on the left keep pushing this. Why? Because we don't think we have the ability to create a large enough movement. But we do have that ability."
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january 2012 by cluebucket
Reid taps Murray, Baucus, Kerry for Deficit Panel : Roll Call News
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) plans to tap three senior Democrats, including the chairwoman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, for the new Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction charged with eliminating at least $1.2 trillion in red ink over the next decade, according to Democratic officials.
Reid will pick Sen. Patty Murray (Wash.), who heads the DSCC, as the Democratic co-chair of the committee, as well as Finance Chairman Max Baucus (Mont.) and Foreign Relations Chairman John Kerry (Mass.), officials said.
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august 2011 by dnmp

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