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JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 11:02 AM
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97. "We"? Who is we? I supported the "Arab Spring" in Egypt, but the US government tried to kill it.
Where do you get the absurd idea that the US government supported the Egyptian uprising against Mubarak? Are you confused by the way they gave up their attempt to save Muabarak during the last couple of days, when his position was no longer sustainable?

Of course, the US is now supplying the military junta with the weapons used against the continuing uprising in Egypt.

The Saudi Arabia to which the US sells advanced weapons is leading the efforts to strangle the Arab uprisings and poses no threat to Israel, whatever the rhetoric. The Israelis don't think so, either, all they ever make threats about is Iran, Hisbollah and Hamas: all enemies to the Saudi monarchy.

And yes, the US de facto supports Israeli settlements. A statement of mild critique is irrelevant; billions of dollars in aid to Israel every year, without any threat to it, means support for Israel regardless of settlement activity. Furthermore, the US refuses the Palestinian condition that negotiations can only begin when Israel suspends its land grabs and settlement building on Palestinian land. So talk is cheap. The money and the de facto support for Israel's position count.

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