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Offline Rapunzel

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Senior State Department official heading to Egypt
« on: July 14, 2013, 10:39:34 PM »
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Senior State Department official heading to Egypt

Published July 14, 2013

The Obama administration is sending a senior envoy to Egypt, the first to be dispatched since the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi.

The State Department said its No. 2 diplomat, Deputy Secretary Bill Burns, is slated to meet with interim government officials as well as civil society and business leaders during his two-day visit, which began Sunday.

The State Department said in a statement Sunday that Burns would underscore U.S. support for the Egyptian people, an end to all violence and a transition leading to an inclusive, democratically elected civilian government.

The Egyptian military forced Morsi from power July 3 following days of massive demonstrations against the country's democratically elected president. He is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, and its members are demanding his reinstatement.




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Re: Senior State Department official heading to Egypt
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2013, 09:53:21 AM »
Why didn't Obama send Kerry?   :silly:

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Re: Senior State Department official heading to Egypt
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2013, 11:17:10 AM »
oh, this ought to go over well
Why?  Well, because I'm a bastard, that's why.

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Re: Senior State Department official heading to Egypt
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2013, 12:08:31 PM »
Why didn't Obama send Kerry?   :silly:
Good question.  :patriot:


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Re: Senior State Department official heading to Egypt
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2013, 05:14:38 PM »
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slated to meet with interim government officials as well as civil society and business leaders
Probably code for Muslim Brotherhood, to whom he'll apologize for not doing enough to prop up their regime.
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Re: Senior State Department official heading to Egypt
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2013, 03:32:21 AM »
Why didn't Obama send Kerry?   :silly:

He wanted to be taken seriously.
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