Egypt today is unable to feed most of its people, and its government is entangled in a fight to the death with its Islamist rivals, both in the major cities and in the Sinai. Egypt is drifting away from the American sphere, threatening to fall back into Russian hands if the U.S. continues to ignore its vital needs.
So, in response, the State Dept. issues the following press release, Monday:
Egypt’s Demonstrations Law
We are concerned about the potential effects of the new demonstrations law on peaceful assembly in Egypt. We share the view of Egyptian civil society representatives that this law, which imposes restrictions on Egyptians’ ability to assemble peacefully and express their views, does not meet international standards and will not move Egypt’s democratic transition forward. The United States wants Egypt’s transition to an inclusive democracy to succeed. We urge the interim government to respect individual rights and we urge that the new constitution protect such rights. While demonstrators have the responsibility to express their views peacefully, the government has a responsibility to protect the fundamental freedoms of the Egyptian people.
Egyptians are hungry and unsafe. They need cash, not lectures on democracy. The autistic child at the helm in the State Dept. is busy pouring even more gasoline on the amazing fire his boss has started in Egypt.
About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.
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