Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Prince Saud: Arabs to cover any foreign aid cuts to Egypt (with my comments)

Published — Monday 19 August 2013
 JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia said on Monday that Arab and Islamic countries will step in to help Egypt if Western nations cut aid packages to Cairo over a crackdown on extremists.

{Arab countries only please, don't use the phrase Islamic countries in this. You can't be further away from Islam when you announce these things.}

“To those who have announced they are cutting their aid to Egypt, or threatening to do that, (we say that) Arab and Muslim nations are rich... and will not hesitate to help Egypt,” Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

{Rich in our skullduggery, no doubt. Rich in our quest to strengthen our own positions of power. Rich in not implementing even the basics of Qura'anic instructions to not sell our deen for a few paltry gains in this world. Rich, indeed.}

Prince Saud was speaking upon his return from France, where he held talks with President Francois Hollande, who strongly condemned violence in Egypt.
"I assure everyone that the leadership, the government and the people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have stood and will always stand with Egypt and that the Arab states will not never accept manipulation of their fates or tampering with their security and stability by the international community," Prince Saud said.

{The Kingdom will never accept manipulation of its fate, ever. I agree. Why? Because it's already accepted it, integrated it into itself, owned it, and now propagating it to others.}

"Our fate is one and our goal is one. As you enjoy security, calm and stability, do not consider them as too much for us," he added.

{Translate security, calm and stability as: security for us, calm for our government hold, stability for our monarchy}

He lamented that some countries choose to fault Egypt's interim government for taking action to restore security by cracking down on terrorism, yet refuse to take concrete steps to help stop the carnage in Syria.

"We see unfortunately today international positions which have taken a strange course to ignore these irrefutable facts and focus on general principles as if they want to cover up what these opponents committing of the crimes, the burning of Egypt, and killing of its safe people, and even to encourage these parties to persist in such practices. 

{We see, unfortunately, the Kingdom supporting those people who have done this:

and we see the Kingdom strangely supporting the army who did this:

Egyptians mourn over the bodies of their relatives in the El-Iman mosque in Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt, Aug. 15, 2013. Source: National Post

A member of Egypt’s security forces kicks a supporter of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi as they clear a sit-in camp set up near Cairo University in Cairo’s Giza district, on Aug. 14, 2013. (AP). Image source: The Washington Post

So its stranger to see the Kingdom of Saudi blatantly supporting the security forces of Egypt who themselves are indulging in a blatant act of terrorism against the civilians of Egypt, cheered on by none other than your dear master, the beloved:

{So we're seeing stranger things Mr. King, or Prince, or whatever. And by the way, good news for you. This dear pal of yours will be out of Tora jail by the end of the week (so much for the Arab spring):

"Where is the concern for human rights and the sanctity of blood and carnage that takes place every day in Syria ...? he asked.

Prince Saud Al-Faisal stressed that if these attitudes continue, Saudi Arabia and the Arab and Muslim world will not forget that.

"All countries that take such negative attitudes toward Egypt should know that the blaze and ruin will not be limited to Egypt alone, but they will be reflected on all those who have contributed or stood by problems and disorders taking place in Egypt today," he said.

Hundreds of people have been killed in the North African country since security forces began a clampdown on Muslim Brotherhood protests last week.
US Senator John McCain called on Washington to suspend its $1.3 billion in annual aid to Egypt’s military after it overthrew Islamist president Muhammad Mursi on July 3.

But some US lawmakers have expressed concern that cutting off aid could endanger the peace treaty with Israel or compromise US privileges with regard to the Suez Canal.

Foreign ministers of the European Union are to hold emergency talks on Wednesday to review the bloc’s relations with Cairo.

At stake is nearly five billion euros ($6.7 billion) in loans and grants promised by the world’s top aid donor to Egypt for 2012-2013. It includes one billion euros from the EU with the rest from European banks the EIB and EBRD.

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