Time to Jettison Washington’s Repressive Egyptian Client

Source: Antiwar.com
by Ted Galen Carpenter

“The United States has had a long, dishonorable history of supporting a series of ‘friendly dictators’ in Egypt. … the least Washington can do is not be an active accomplice in the destruction of other peoples’ liberty. That is why continuing to play the role of Sisi’s enabler should be utterly unacceptable. (The same principle applies with respect to US military aid to Saudi Arabia, despite Riyadh’s legendary domestic repression and genocidal war in Yemen, and US aid to Israel, despite that government’s chronic mistreatment of Palestinians.) The United States cannot solve all of the world’s human rights abuses, but it does have an obligation not to facilitate them.” (06/01/21)