U.S. GOVERNMENT ENTHUSIASTICALLY TWEETS ABOUT ARM SALES TO THE BRUTAL AND AUTOCRATIC EGYPTIAN REGIME | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

U.S. GOVERNMENT ENTHUSIASTICALLY TWEETS ABOUT ARM SALES TO THE BRUTAL AND AUTOCRATIC EGYPTIAN REGIME

In case you’ve been living under a geopolitical rock for the last couple of years, you’d know that despite a brief period of time during which Egypt appeared headed toward a democratic form of government, it went from one brutal dictator to another. As was the case during Hosni Mubarak’s decades of rule, this is precisely how the U.S. government likes it. So much so, that U.S. officials are not only selling arms to the latest despot, General Abdelfattah al-Sisi, but they are actively bragging about it on Twitter.

Glenn Greenwald reports at the Intercept:

The Egyptian regime run by the despotic General Abdelfattah al-Sisi is one of the world’s most brutal and repressive. Last year, Human Rights Watch documented that that Egyptian “security forces have carried out mass arrests and torture that harken back to the darkest days of former President Hosni Mubarak’s rule.” Just two months ago, the group warned that the abuses have “escalated,” and that Sisi, “governing by decree in the absence of an elected parliament, ha[s] provided near total impunity for security force abuses and issued a raft of laws that severely curtailed civil and political rights, effectively erasing the human rights gains of the 2011 uprising that ousted the longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

(Sigh). This is so completely, predictably pathological, on the part of the US government.

They will support any tinpot dictator, because he is "our thug", then when that thug is ultimately thrown out by a disgusted and angry populace, feign absolute surprise as to why it happened.

The late President Kennedy said it best: "When peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable."

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