Thursday, August 22, 2013

Hamas Targeted by Same Group Who Ousted Morsi

The offical Facebook page of Tamarod depicting a burning American flag, to illustrate the campaign against the US by the movement -- Wikipedia

The Egyptian movement that helped topple the Muslim Brotherhood has launched a similar petition campaign to cancel the 1979 Camp David Peace Accord with Israel, causing great concern in Tel Aviv. [...]

Tamarrud declared its intention to collect 20 million signatures [against Hamas] calling for the revocation of the peace accords, reminding its readers that this is the same movement that managed to gather 17 million signatures against Morsi. [...]

Worse yet, the effort appears to be part of a more general drive to end US aid to Cairo in light of the steps Washington is taking to sanction Egypt’s military. [...]

When US Senator Rand Paul proposed cutting off military aid, the Zionist lobby in Washington sent a letter to members of Congress warning that such a step “could reinforce instability in Egypt, undermine US interests, and negatively affect our ally Israel.”

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In late July, Rand Paul proposed a Senate amendment to halt the $1.5 billion in promised U.S. aid to Egypt until the military renounces power and allows new elections. He argued that the Foreign Assistance Act barred the transfer of American aid to “any country whose duly elected head of government is deposed by a military coup or decree.”

Paul’s proposal failed dramatically; only 13 senators supported the measure.

“This is something that those who voted in Congress are going to have to live with. The question is: How does their conscience feel now as they see photographs of tanks rolling over Egyptian civilians?” -- Rand Paul