Senator John McCain has come out in support of his friends, the MoFoBros, but don't worry. Senator Insane can tell who 'the good guys are' even if they are currently murdering teens in Alexandria by throwing them off of roofs (video).
Seriously, who's surprised? Anyone?
US Republican Senator John McCain has called on the US government to suspend financial aid to the Egyptian army, following a military coup that overthrew the elected president Mohamed Morsi.
“We have to suspend aid to Egyptian military because the military has overturned the vote of the people,” McCain, who is also a member of the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee, said on Friday.
“We cannot repeat the same mistakes that we made in other times of our history by supporting removal of freely elected governments.”
In other words, Senator John McCain would have called for a suspension of military aid to Nazi Germany if the colonels had succeeded in removing Hitler and his cohorts from power.
One of the murdering Islamists in Alexandria. That would be an Al Qaeda flag he is carrying.
Democracy does not trump liberty and human rights. In the United States, we do not permit the majority to strip minorities of rights. McCain’s MoFoBros has done exactly that, among other actions that are odious to the nose of freedom.
Like Obama, McCain always winds up on the wrong side of history.
From Andrew McCarthy…
Before the Muslim Brotherhood came to power in Egypt, The Maverick told Der Spiegel that the Brothers must be excluded from participating in the post-Mubarak Egyptian government. But what about the will of the people? McCain was unmoved because, he reckoned, the Brotherhood was an “anti-democratic” organization. As I recount in Spring Fever:
Senator John McCain of Arizona … insisted, during an interview by the German newspaper Der Spiegel, that the Muslim Brotherhood was “a radical group that, first of all, supports Sharia law; that in itself is anti-democratic – at least as far as women are concerned. They have been involved with other terrorist organizations and I believe that they should be specifically excluded from any transition government.” Around the same time, McCain’s oft-time side-kick, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, chimed in that he was suspicious of the Brothers’ “agenda” and that “their motives are very much in question.”
Of course, the Brothers’ motives were never in question. They are Islamic supremacists whose agenda, first, last and always, has been the implementation of Islam’s totalitarian sharia system — which is actually even worse and more anti-democratic than McCain suggested. Moreover, McCain and Graham made their dour observations before the Brotherhood took power. Once the Brothers were in control of the government, they did exactly what McCain said he feared they would do: work to install sharia law, make life miserable for women (among others), and promote terrorism (backing Hamas, calling for the Blind Sheikh’s release, etc.). McCain was right (so rare to type those words): the Brothers should have been excluded from participating in the Egyptian government because they are anti-democratic and thus ill-suited for democracy.
So now that the military has finally done what McCain said should have been done in the first place, what does McCain want to the U.S. to do? Why, cut off American aid to the Egyptian military, of course. After all, “the military has overturned the vote of the people.”
Man, Republicans sure are shrewd to keep taking their cues from this guy.
That’s what you call ‘Maverick Consistency.’
As an addendum to his weekend column, Mark Steyn writes:
Morsi’s guys finally figure out what happened:
Muslim Brotherhood Claims Interim Egyptian President Is Jewish
UPDATE: On the other hand, Egypt’s “liberal” papers have the realscoop:
Morsi was a Zionist stooge.
In a fractious, bitterly divided land, it’s good to know that all people, Muslim Brothers and secular liberals alike, can come together and agree that those Jooooooooooooos are the real problem.
‘That’s retarded, Sir!’
Why, yes! Yes, it is.
Related Update (h/t Sharifkouddous via GP):
Mourners are marching through Manial with the coffins. Chanting in rage against the Brotherhood
The funeral follows the MoFoBros opening fire on anti-Morsi protestors last night on the El-Gamaa bridge near Cairo University. Here's video from that exchange.
As Egyptocracy points out: 'If the MB is fighting a coup, then why are they attacking neighbourhoods, shops, churches, and civilians instead of the army?'
And one more for McCaniacs:
Earlier this week, Coptic Pope Tawadros II tweeted his support for the anti-Morsi protesters
Earlier today, Islamists, who support Morsi, reportedly murdered Coptic Christian priest, Mina Aboud Sharween, in the lawless Northern Sinai are, which has been dubbed the Waziristan of Egypt.
Gunmen shot dead a Coptic Christian priest in Egypt’s lawless Northern Sinai on Saturday in what could be the first sectarian attack since the military overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, security sources said.
The priest, Mina Aboud Sharween, was attacked in the early afternoon while walking in the Masaeed area in El Arish.
The shooting in the coastal city was one of several attacks believed to be by Islamist insurgents that included firing at four military checkpoints in the region, the sources said.
Saturday’s attacks on checkpoints took place in al-Mahajer and al-Safaa in Rafah, as well as Sheikh Zuwaid and al-Kharouba.
Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood has fiercely criticised Coptic Pope Tawadros, spiritual leader of Egypt’s 8 million Christians, for giving his blessing to the removal of the president.
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