Black People Politics : U.S. Government Celebrates Its Arming of the Egyptian Regime...

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  1. RAPTOR

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    ...With a YouTube Video

    by Glenn Greenwald
    ...Despite that repression — or, more accurately, because of it — the Obama administration has lavished the regime with aid, money and weapons, just as the U.S. government did for decades in order to prop up Hosni Mubarak. When Sisi took power in a coup, not only did the U.S. government support him but it praised him for restoring “democracy.” Since then, the U.S. has repeatedly sent arms and money to the regime as its abuses became more severe. As the New York Times delicately put it yesterday, “American officials . . . signaled that they would not let their concerns with human rights stand in the way of increased security cooperation with Egypt.”

    None of that is new: A staple of U.S. foreign policy has long been to support heinous regimes as long as they carry out U.S. dictates, all in order to keep domestic populations in check and prevent their views and beliefs (which are often averse to the U.S.) from having any effect on the actions of their own government.

    https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/08/03/u-s-government-celebrates-arming-
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    This is why the people in those countries were indifferent to 9/11.
     
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