Egypt's street protests — loosely based upon an online petition called the Tamarrud (loosely translated as “Rebellion”) — and the looming military threat of a coup against the freely elected government of Mohammad Morsi may have both had their origins in actions of the U.S. government.
Despite promising to protect the innocent from drone strikes, President Obama recently approved an attack that killed a 10-year-old boy.
In its annual report on global human trafficking, the State Department has downgraded two nations — China and Russia — for continued dismal records on the issue.
As Egyptians prepare for massive protests against the U.S. government-backed Muslim Brotherhood regime of Mohamed Morsi, the Obama administration is set to deploy hundreds of American troops to Egypt. While some analysts have argued that U.S. forces will be used to continue propping up “Islamofascists” in the Middle East, authorities from both countries claim the soldiers are merely being sent as part of a nine-month international “peacekeeping” scheme.
Lawmakers have now introduced bills in both houses of Congress aimed at restraining President Obama and his lawless intervention in Syria on behalf of jihadist rebels, many of whom are openly fighting under the banner of al-Qaeda while massacring Christians and other minorities. If the legislation becomes law, it would make any military action — including the ongoing provision of weapons and training to opposition forces by the administration — contingent on congressional approval.