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April 25, 2015 / 6 Iyar, 5775
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Egypt Plays US off Russia, Gets Military Aid Back

It would appear that Egypt played a masterful game of chicken, and the US (wisely) blinked first, rather than risk completely losing Egypt to a Russian bear hug.
If what happened in Egypt on July 3 was a coup, US aid must be cut off. No one in the White House is using the "c" word.

If what happened in Egypt on July 3 was a coup, US aid must be cut off. No one in the White House is using the "c" word.
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The US announced that they will begin delivering a dozen promised Apache helicopters to Egypt, as well as relaxing the suspension of military aid that was cancelled after Egypt’s military coup, which deposed the elected Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi.

Egypt receives $1.3 billion in annual military aid from the US for maintaining the peace treaty with Israel.

U.S. law required the aid be stopped after the military coup.

Secretary of State John Kerry told Congress that Egypt has met some of its criteria for resuming aid, including, “upholding its obligations under the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty.”

State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said of Kerry, “He is certifying to Congress that Egypt is sustaining the strategic relationship with the United States.”

Full statement of Jen Psaki:

“Today, Secretary Kerry spoke with Egyptian Foreign Minister Fahmy to inform him that he is certifying to Congress that Egypt is sustaining the strategic relationship with the United States – including by countering transnational threats such as terrorism and weapons proliferation – and that Egypt is upholding its obligations under the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty. He reaffirmed that Egypt remains, as it has been for decades, an important strategic partner for the United States. The Secretary noted that he is not yet able to certify that Egypt is taking steps to support a democratic transition. He urged Egypt to follow through on its commitment to transition to democracy – including by conducting free, fair, and transparent elections, and easing restrictions on freedom of expression, assembly, and the media – as Egypt will be more secure and prosperous if it respects the universal rights of its citizens.”

Kerry is planning to meet Egypt’s intelligence chief today, Wednesday, according to Al-Ahram.

On Tuesday, JewishPress.com reported that Egypt and Russia were set to sign an “unprecedented” deal, involving the sale 24 of Russia’s most advance fighter jets, the MiG-35, to Egypt, in a $3 Billion dollar deal, which comes in the footsteps of a $2 Billion dollar deal in February.

It was not clear who would actually be paying for these jets, much less when they would actually be ready to be delivered.

It would appear that Egypt played a masterful game of chicken, and the US (wisely) blinked first, rather than risk completely losing Egypt to a Russian bear hug.

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10 Responses to “Egypt Plays US off Russia, Gets Military Aid Back”

  1. Gene Strong says:

    Muslims do not want peace.
    Muslims want israel.
    Israel needs to reclaim 100% of
    Jerusalem Gaza and west bank while the mid east is still in its current state of disarray. .

  2. What really is the facts Israel new found natural gas and oil is putting Russia in the hot box. They deliver to Turkey and UK and if Israel sells to these places that’s a threat to Russians power in the Region. So they want a foot in the door for future attracts on Israel to control. the oil and natural gas finds.

  3. Gene, Gaza was a huge mistake, but they will give no more territory with the rockets coming into Israel. Sharon was a fool for giving back that land and we all know what happened. I do not believe Israel wants to commit suicide .

  4. US– Egypt + migs =no aid

  5. SO EGYPT GET BIG AIDS FROM BOTH US AND RUSSIA TO BE SURE THEY WILL USE THIS AGAINST ISRAEL!

  6. US politics is never about Israel, although smart presidents realised that US interest are aligned with Israel. Obama is not one of them.

  7. Ronnie Pleet says:

    Again the world moves and laughs at the US

  8. Egypt is playing both sides. America lost all his credibility and power.
    Obama is destroying America.

  9. Egypt is playing both sides. America lost all his credibility and power.
    Obama is destroying America.

  10. I wonder how much aid Israel gets from the USA, and how much goes down the drain

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