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Agence France-Presse whitewashes the US’s role in supporting the coup that led to Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi’s overthrow and, ultimately, to his recent death sentencing. The news agency informs that the Obama administration expressed “alarm” upon the news that Morsi was condemned to die. It quotes a State Department spokesman criticizing the decision as “not in line with Egypt’s obligations under international law”. Then there is this:
Ties between Washington and Cairo plummeted after Morsi’s ouster, with President Barack Obama’s adminstration freezing annual military aid of $1.3 billion to Cairo. Most of the aid was unblocked in late 2014.
Which is fiction.
Ties between Washington and Cairo did not “plummet” after Morsi’s ouster.
The Obama administration did not freeze the $1.3 billion in annual military aid.
I discuss what really happened in my forthcoming book Obstacle to Peace: The…
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