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July 6, 2013 - 10:11 pm
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Three days after the ouster of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, Secretary of State John Kerry finally spoke about the revolution in a late Saturday night statement — in an effort to beat back widespread sentiment that the U.S. backed and continues to support the Muslim Brotherhood.

“The United States is deeply troubled by the violence across Egypt. We strongly condemn any and all incitement to violence or attempts to divide and provoke, rather than unite, all Egyptians. The United States strongly condemns the violence by all parties and urges calm,” Kerry said.

“At the same time, we firmly reject the unfounded and false claims by some in Egypt that the United States supports the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood or any specific Egyptian political party or movement. The United States has always been and remains committed to the democratic process, not to any party or personality. We want Egyptians to make their democracy work for the good of all Egyptians,” he continued.

Tamarod protesters carried signs denouncing both President Obama and U.S. Ambassador Anne Patterson, who met with Muslim Brotherhood leaders before the massive opposition protests a week ago, as supporters of the regime and its nefarious activities.

“At this sensitive moment, we call on all Egyptian leaders to condemn the use of force and prevent further violence among their supporters and we urge all those demonstrating to do so peacefully. The United States wants to see Egypt’s ongoing transition succeed for the benefit of the Egyptian people,” Kerry said.

Islamists, some vowing to launch suicide bombings across the country and set Christians on fire (see video at end of story), protested Friday in support of Morsi, sparking clashes in which three dozen people were killed. Mina Aboud Sharween, a Coptic Christian priest, was shot dead while walking in the northern Sinai on Friday.

Kerry said “the Egyptians themselves must come together and make the tough decisions” necessary for a successful transition.

“As I said in March when I was in Cairo, the United States supports the people of Egypt in their continued transition to a stable, sovereign Egyptian democracy. The only solution to the current impasse is for all parties to work together peacefully to address the many legitimate concerns and needs of the people and to ensure Egypt has a government that is responsive to the aspirations of the millions of Egyptians who have taken to the streets to demand a better future,” he said.

“Lasting stability in Egypt will only be achieved through a transparent and inclusive democratic process with participation from all sides and all political parties. This process must also 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.”

The last part of Kerry’s sentence was likely a response to arrests of Muslim Brotherhood leaders that happened after Morsi’s removal.

“The Egyptian people seek and deserve an honest, capable and representative democratic government. As President Obama has said, ‘no transition to democracy comes without difficulty, but in the end it must stay true to the will of the people,’” Kerry continued. “The longstanding partnership and friendship between the United States and Egypt is of great importance to the United States, and we will continue to support the Egyptian people to ensure that Egypt’s transition to democracy succeeds.”

The State Department was caught in a fib about Kerry’s whereabouts on Wednesday, when the 48-hour deadline given to Morsi by the Egyptian military ran out and the ouster was imminent. “Since his plane touched down in Washington at 4 a.m., Secretary Kerry was working all day and on the phone dealing with the crisis in Egypt,” spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.

However, reporters spotted Kerry boarding his yacht Wednesday. Psaki then “clarified” her statement to say that the secretary of State was focusing on the historic overthrow in Egypt while yachting.

“While he was briefly on his boat on Wednesday, Secretary Kerry worked around the clock all day,” said Psaki.

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Anyone else find it interesting that the same guy who chided Americans for,
" clinging " to religion encourages the Egyptian people to make room for religious political parties.

I guess it's all about which religion you cling to.
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It's surreal to read that Kerry, as a representative of the Obama administration, "condemns" "attempts to divide" the Egyptian people and calls for "transparency" and "free and fair trials in civilian courts". It seems they have higher aspirations for the Egyptians than they do for citizens of the US.
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So Obama is calling for any political solution to Egypt's mess to include the muslim brotherhood? Didn't 'the will of the people' just toss Morsi out on his ass? and before that Mubarak was out on his ass. By this president's logic Egypt should have included Mubarak in the last go-round.

No favoritism there eh? Nope!

We out here in hard-a-thinkin land can't see that.

It is said that ignorance is bliss - that makes Obama makes most blissful president we'll ever experience!
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When Dear Leader and Mr. Heinz are both making headlines, it makes me wonder why Russia, the Chicoms and all of Latin America have not already attacked us....who would be scared of these two effeminate, feckless boobs other than their own countrymen? How embarrassing...if we're going to have a dictator, could we not at least find an Attila the Hun type so WE don't look like such pu$$ies?

Remember BENGHAZI!
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If you cannot admit that these bozos are in league with mooslim bruthahood terrorists, you are either brainwashed and detached from reality, a cooperating member of the "destroy America now" party (aka:Democrats), or a bloody, dithering fool.

Remember BENGHAZI!
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just as Cindy implied I am amazed that some one able to get paid $8051 in 4 weeks on the computer. did you see this link... http://www.Can99.com
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From the State Department:

"At the same time, we firmly reject the unfounded and false claims by some in Egypt that the United States supports the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood"

The trouble is that this is the same State Department that told the American people that our people in Benghazi were slaughtered by a mob incited by a youtube video trailer.

"I'm not upset because you lied to me, I'm upset because from now on I can't believe you"

Frederich Nietzsche
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I've just seen a headline that Mrs. Kerry has been admitted to hospital and is in critical condition. Apparently, an ambulance was called from one of her homes and she was rushed to hospital. She's 74. There's no word of the cause of her distress.

I wonder if she's had a stroke or an accidental fall. Or maybe John Kerry finally couldn't take her any more and went postal on her....

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....or it's a bs convenient distraction and sympathy getter like Hillary's illness when she was supposed to testify. I wouldn't put anything past these grim worms.
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"Secretary Kerry also reaffirmed U.S. support for democracy and the protection of universal human rights for all Egyptians, reform that meets the legitimate aspirations of the people, and respect for the rule of law."

None of those objectives are possible as long as Islam is granted a central place in Egypt's Constitution. That primacy puts Muslims over "non-believers" (including the large Coptic minority), men over women, and sharia above free thinking and universal human rights.
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Sorry, US Ambassador Patterson was imploring the Coptic community to refrain from protesting against the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood government, who persecutes the Christian minority in the most egregious of ways.

The cat is out of the bag.
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Hussein's encircle Israel plan has suffered a temporary setback. Not that an Egyptian government run by the military is thrilling from the Israeli standpoint. But the generals are much less likely to gamble their careers on holy jihad. Don't be surprised if our vicious punk president next turns his attention to unseating the moderate Hashemite ruling Jordan.
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If we support no side in Egypt (according to obama and kerry), why should we continue to provide monetary support to either side. All they do with this money is buy arms to kill each other. Forget the 'spin' answer the money is to used for humane purposes only. Did we send an accountant with the money to track where it's being used? Let them fight it out and see if the winner can go 1 week without, "Destroy all American Imperialists" before they get one penny.
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I know it's like shooting myself in the foot but I just love seeing Kerry fail, miserably fail and then attempt to talk the failure away.
The same as I watch and wait for every failure this administration has. I want the children of the future to study how badly Kerry and co failed miserably in front of God and everybody.
I don't give a flying Phuc at all about Egypt or Egyptian's.
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It's bad when...Putin ? won't take Kerry's phone call (or wazzit it the chinese emperor (I know I know that's not his title) who wouldn't take a Kerry phone call ?)...and you cheer.
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