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US still undetermined on Morsi's removal: White House spokesman

The Obama Administration still has not determined if Egypt's transfer of power is a coup, says White House press secretary

Ahram Online, Wednesday 10 Jul 2013
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The White House said on Wednesday that it will take time to determine whether to call the Egyptian military's move to dismiss President Mohamed Morsi in response to unrelenting public pressure last week a coup. The US administration also called on the army to show restraint.

When asked whether the US administration was nearing a decision on the characterisation of the process of removing Morsi from the presidency, White House spokesman Jay Carney said, "We are assessing how the authorities behave and how to deal with the current situation."

The United States plans to deliver four more F-16 fighter jets to Egypt in the coming weeks, US defence officials told Reuters on Wednesday, in spite of the military-backed overthrow of the country's elected president.

 

"There is no current change in the plan to deliver F-16s to the Egyptian military," one US official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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J.M.Jordan
11-07-2013 06:21pm
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"We're assessing how the authorities behave..."
Well, that doesn't sound really dangerous to me. For to get an Egypt for all Egyptians it's crystalclear that the Army'll do all it physically can to keep the opposed parties apart and to collect arms before they can be used. at least this is the case in my imagination. I've just read there are only two months of wheat supplies left. US aid money in no case should be withdrawn. With Saudis, UAE and Kuwait hopefully soon coming money for investors many could get a job. But loan conditions requiring not only fuel but bread subsidy cuts too are totally unacceptable!
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Kevin
11-07-2013 03:05pm
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To Coup or not to Coup...
The military removed Morsi from office. What more evidence do you need to "decide" the action was a military coup? This is more proof of the ineptitude of the 0bama administration. Thankfully he cannot run in 2016.
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Samantha Criscione
10-07-2013 09:52pm
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A Coup or Not a Coup? The U.S. government ponders
What fine point of scholarship will decide the issue for them? Could it be that they are 'studying' what Egypt does: if the government refuses to ignore Brotherhood crimes, then the U.S. government will discover, 'It was a coup.' However, if Egypt allows the Brotherhood to continue to murder with impunity, then, pouring through old books, the Obama erudites will discover that this was not a coup at all! The U.S. sponsored the Brotherhood, and even now, they are twisting arms and dangling carrots (while threatening the possibility of sticks) to force Egypt to permit the Brotherhood to get away with terror.--Samantha Criscione
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