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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

It's come to this: Egypt urges American restraint in Ferguson, Missouri

In light of the farce that was the United States' 'universal periodic review' at the 'human rights council,' I don't suppose we should be too surprised that the government of Egypt feels that it is able to give 'advice' to the United States regarding the current tensions in Ferguson, Missouri.
Egypt on Tuesday urged U.S. authorities to exercise restraint in dealing with racially charged demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri - echoing language Washington used to caution Egypt as it cracked down on Islamist protesters last year.
It is unusual for Egypt to criticize such a major donor, and it was not immediately clear why the government would have taken such a step.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry's statement on the unrest in Ferguson read similarly to one issued by U.S. President Barack Obama's administration in July 2013, when the White House "urged security forces to exercise maximum restraint and caution" in dealing with demonstrations by Mursi supporters.
The ministry added it was "closely following the escalation of protests" in Ferguson, unleashed by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman on Aug. 9.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi doesn't strike me as the kind of guy who would know how to find his cheek with his tongue. So maybe he really means it? 

In any event, the fact that the modern-day equivalent of the Mouse that Roared feels able to criticize the United States for actions anywhere outside of Egypt speaks volumes about just how poorly regarded the United States is under Obama.

And you were wondering why the likes of ISIS and al-Qaeda feel at liberty to do whatever the heck they please?

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