Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Rand Paul slams Obama for sending F-16s to Egypt

He also files bill to stop aid to Egypt.

Sen.Rand Paul writing at WashingtonTimes:
 ....Egypt has undergone a coup,   deposed its leader and the military has installed a new president. The situation is unpredictable, unstable and volatile. The country remains in a state of unrest.
What do we do? We send them F-16s.

U.S. law states that we can’t send military and other types of aid to any country whose duly elected head of state is deposed by a coup. U.S. law clearly says that we cannot send such aid where the military plays a decisive role in the coup.
This law allows no presidential waiver. Aid cannot be reconsidered or restored until a democratically elected government is elected.
Yet, as President Obama has so often done with other laws and even the Constitution, he ignores it........

Tom Howell at WashingtonTimes:
 ...Sen. Rand Paul has filed legislation   to stop the United States from sending aid to Egypt’s government, deeming the military’s overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi a “coup d’etat” despite President Obama’s and other leaders’ reluctance to do so........

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