Friday, November 16, 2012

lackey of the US

""We've got a $4.5bn IMF loan to Egypt under consideration and Morsi wants our help with that. Why is there massive assistance to Egypt? It grew out of the peace treaty. Without that peace treaty, the chances of our treating Egypt as a special case are going to diminish dramatically," he [Aaron David Miller, a former U.S. Middle East negotiator and now vice-president of the Wilson Center] said."

"Indeed, many disaffected Egyptians drew parallels Thursday between the policies of Morsi and former President Hosni Mubarak, largely viewed as a lackey of US foreign policy in the region. Mubarak has withdrawn Egypt's ambassadors to Israel on a number of occasions over the years for Israeli assaults in Lebanon and the Palestinian Territories. Mubarak, like Morsi, opened Egypt's Rafah border with Gaza for those needing medical help, but did little else for Palestinians living there."