In Multipolarity

By Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept, April 3, 2017

Egypt’s hideous tyrant, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, is in the U.S. to visit the White House on Monday and this is how the New York Times’s Paul Krugman depicted this event:

 

Krugman believes — or at least wants his Democratic followers to believe — that supporting and praising savage despotism in Egypt is a new development that only happens in “Trump’s America.” The Washington Post’s neoconservative columnist Jackson Diehl this morning encouraged Post readers to believe in the same fairy tale, complaining in his column about the “ugly scene” of a “love-in” between Trump and “the most repressive dictator in Egypt’s modern history.”

Donald Trump welcomes Egyptian dictator Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to the White House on April 3, 2017

What neither Krugman nor Diehl ever once mentions — either because they’re unaware of it or want to conceal it from their readers — is that the U.S. has been supporting, funding, and arming the Sisi tyranny for years under the Obama administration. In March 2015, as Sisi’s human rights abuses intensified, Obama personally told the Egyptian tyrant in a call the good news that he was lifting a ban “on the delivery of F-16 aircraft, Harpoon missiles, and M1A1 tank kits” and — in the words of the White House — “also advised President al-Sisi that he will continue to request an annual $1.3 billion in military assistance for Egypt”…

Read the full article at the original weblink above.

Read also:
Donald Trump welcomes Egypt President al-Sisi to White House despite human rights concerns, ABC.net.au, March 3, 2017  (with video)

Trump says he is ‘very close’ to al-Sisi, says U.S. plans to sell ‘highest ever’ quantity of weapons to Egyptian military

 

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