The Muslim Brotherhood could use this statement to hold the Egyptian people hostage to American aid and get themselves back into power. Obama has been consistent: he always supports pro-Sharia, Islamic supremacist elements.
“Obama launches ‘review’ of aid to Egypt in wake of military coup,” by Jilian Pecquet for The Hill, July 3 (thanks to Jerk Chicken):
President Obama late Wednesday declared himself “very concerned” by the Egyptian military’s overthrow of the country’s democratically elected president and said his administration was reviewing U.S. military aid as a result.
In his first statement since the Egyptian army and the opposition overthrew President Mohamed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood government, Obama repeated that the United States was not taking sides in the dispute and avoided using the word “coup.” He called on the military to quickly restore power to a “democratically elected civilian government.”
“The United States is monitoring the very fluid situation in Egypt, and we believe that ultimately the future of Egypt can only be determined by the Egyptian people,” Obama said in a statement. “Nevertheless, we are deeply concerned by the decision of the Egyptian Armed Forces to remove President Morsy and suspend the Egyptian constitution.
“I now call on the Egyptian military to move quickly and responsibly to return full authority back to a democratically elected civilian government as soon as possible through an inclusive and transparent process, and to avoid any arbitrary arrests of President Morsy and his supporters. Given today”s developments, I have also directed the relevant departments and agencies to review the implications under U.S. law for our assistance to the Government of Egypt.”
The U.S. gives Egypt about $1.5 billion in annual aid, of which $1.3 billion is in the form of military assistance. Much of the aid is required by the 1979 peace treaty with Israel but U.S. law bars funding for countries that are ruled by the military….