Letter: Did Obama play a role in Egyptian coup?
Supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi were shot down in cold blood. More than 200 people were murdered while praying, with another 700 individuals critically wounded after two separate attacks by soldiers under the command of General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, leader of the military coup d’etat. The bullet-riddled corpses of young men overwhelmed Cairo’s morgues.
American law demands suspension of $1.3 billion in military aid to Egypt’s new junta. President Obama, unconscionably, refuses to do that.
Secretary of State John Kerry unbelievably praised the Egyptian armed forces for “restoring democracy.”
Egypt’s military has for decades repressed the democratic aspirations of the Egyptian people, foisting dictators like Anwar Sadat and Hosni Mubarak upon them. Kerry’s dangerous, irresponsible and false statements denying a coup even occurred, asserting the removal of Morsi preserves democracy and contending that civilians retain control over the Egyptian government are encouraging more murderous crackdowns by Egypt’s military.
He’s unfit to remain as secretary of state, and the blood of any additional victims will be partly on his hands.
The American people have a right to know exactly what role Obama and his administration played in this illegal coup violently deposing a duly elected foreign government.
JOHN S. HANCOCK