Dirty U.S. politics

STORY SUMMARY

The situation in Egypt continues to deteriorate by the day, and the flurry of Western “mediators” who have been coming and going appear to be making a bad situation even worse.

Thus, it is disturbing to see Graham and McCain show up as mediators and then voice opinions that have to do with either domestic U.S. politics or an elaborate game of political blackmail directed at one of America’s most important allies in the region.

The U.S. approach on Egypt, as with other Arab states undergoing popular protests and political tension, has been a case of “constructive confusion” because the message is either garbled, or willfully vague.

The U.S. and other concerned parties should be facilitating Egyptian-Egyptian dialogue, and not engaging in political blackmail.

Read more: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Editorial/2013/Aug-08/226668-dirty-us-politics.ashx#ixzz2ba7fNYm2
(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb)

Categories: Africa, Americas, Egypt, United States

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