As I have said since the Egyptian Revolution, the United States supports a set of core principles, including opposition to violence, protection of universal human rights, and reform that meets the legitimate aspirations of the people. The United States does not support particular individuals or political parties, but we are committed to the democratic process and respect for the rule of law. Since the current unrest in Egypt began, we have called on all parties to work together to address the legitimate grievances of the Egyptian people, in accordance with the democratic process, and without recourse to violence or the use of force.
The United States is monitoring the very fluid situation in Egypt, and we believe that ultimately the future of Egypt can only be determined by the Egyptian people. Nevertheless, we are deeply concerned by the decision of the Egyptian Armed Forces to remove President Morsy and suspend the Egyptian constitution. I now call on the Egyptian military to move quickly and responsibly to return full authority back to a democratically elected civilian government as soon as possible through an inclusive and transparent process, and to avoid any arbitrary arrests of President Morsy and his supporters. Given today’s developments, I have also directed the relevant departments and agencies to review the implications under U.S. law for our assistance to the Government of Egypt.
The United States continues to believe firmly that the best foundation for lasting stability in Egypt is a democratic political order with participation from all sides and all political parties —secular and religious, civilian and military. During this uncertain period, we expect the military to ensure that the rights of all Egyptian men and women are protected, including the right to peaceful assembly, due process, and free and fair trials in civilian courts. Moreover, the goal of any political process should be a government that respects the rights of all people, majority and minority; that institutionalizes the checks and balances upon which democracy depends; and that places the interests of the people above party or faction. The voices of all those who have protested peacefully must be heard – including those who welcomed today’s developments, and those who have supported President Morsy. In the interim, I urge all sides to avoid violence and come together to ensure the lasting restoration of Egypt’s democracy.
No transition to democracy comes without difficulty, but in the end it must stay true to the will of the people. An honest, capable and representative government is what ordinary Egyptians seek and what they deserve. The longstanding partnership between the United States and Egypt is based on shared interests and values, and we will continue to work with the Egyptian people to ensure that Egypt’s transition to democracy succeeds.
Great post, food for thought
Great Post Virgil, lots of folks think your way too and WE win this war.
Obama needs to practice what he preaches ! His statements of a democracy staying true to the will of the people " HE NEEDS TO START LISTENING TO THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE HERE THE UNITED STATES " Instead he is beefing up his security for the Back-lash that is going happen to himself and his administration.
The most important thing he has forgotten , is that he works for us. Our country will not be run by a dictator ! We the people will see to that !!
Obummer needs to shut up and get out of the way, both domestically and internationally.
We need to do the same thing to this colored boy ass wipe!
Even a poor excuse for a bullshit artist . He thinks everyone is stupid....The Egyptians have no respect for him ... as well as most countries .
HOW CAN ANYONE RESPECT A PERSON THAT DOES NOT RESPECT HIMSELF OR ANYONE ELSE ? I said person because I would NOT call O'bozo a man .
Bla Bla Bla How about the rule of law in America O'asswipe .
Dear President Obama:
You talk a good story but unfortunately, it is only talk. You don't believe in the rule of a democracy, you are Marxist/communist and only believe in total control, not the will of the people. If you believed in the will of the people we would not have your disastrous Obama Care, we would not be crucifying the Second Amendment. Your IRS and NSA would not be spying on the American people. The representatives of the American people would be telling the truth and not lying to us and that goes for you too. You would protect our borders and return illegal aliens to their home country. Morsi is the same as you. He wands total control of the people and will tell them what is good for them instead of the governing by the will of the people.
Spouting more CRAP that is exactly the opposite of what HE'S been doing at home, I hope our military can take a hint before it's too late!