August 19, 2013
Having been involved many years ago now, in a minor way, with the training of Egyptian Military Police Officers, I have some insight into what is happening in Egypt today.
Recently, there was a Coup in Egypt.
The Military seated a temporary civilian government and promised elections. The US Government decided to call it something else and the money flowed.
There is now an armed battle in Egypt for the soul of the Mother of the Middle East. Did the Obama Administration think it was going to be a bunch of parliamentarians sitting around and discussing the situation over Dinner? Most Coups are bloody affairs and once the gun is used, it will be used again and again.
The Egyptian Army is trying to stabilize the situation to allow elections, the Muslim Brotherhood, who were hip deep in the assassination of Anwar Sadat, putting Hosni Mubarak into power in the first place, armed for the last year by the Morsi Government, are using those arms to kill Muslim Egyptians, taking over mosques and killing Coptic Christians and burning their churches throughout Egypt. This is now an insurrection by the Muslim Brotherhood against the Egyptian Nation and must be put down, violently to insure the safe and secure existence of the Egyptian people.
Now, US wishy-washy politicians want to stop all monies to Egypt. If the US Government was not willing to stop the flow of financial support at the first sign of the Coup, then why would they stop the support to a new, temporary replacement civilian government that will hopefully follow the guidelines of a democratic and responsive civilian government in Egypt?
The Obama administration knew this was a Coup from the beginning, the played games with Tax Payer Money due to their support of the Muslim radical Morsi government where it was placing Muslim radicals in all positions of leadership throughout the Government as well as the conservative Egyptian Military. The stability of Egypt is not Islam; it is the Military, principally the Egyptian Army.
The Egyptian people are good people and deserve the chance, a second chance, at a freely elected civilian government that will provide for economic stability and a safe and secure Egypt. The withholding of money that the Obama administration wanted so desperately for the EGYPTIAN PEOPLE, should be continued to aid a new and hopefully supportive democratically based civilian government.
If Obama’s desire is truly the stability of the Egyptian government, and not the placement of the Muslim Brotherhood into power, then continue the funding to a new Government and away from the Morsi, Islamic radicals that clearly the Egyptian people do not want leading their government.
JON A. UNDERWOOD
CBPO, CBP, (RET.)