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Deadly clashes across Egypt after the opposition coalition rejected president -- is all separate national dialogue.
The White House today said the clashes demonstrate that Egypt is now a difficult path to democracy joining us now.
Former US ambassador the United Nations John Bolton Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Judith Miller both arts news contributors.
Ambassador let's start with -- -- because you are I think.
You seem to be abused by the the president to the White House -- language.
It shifts a difficult path to democracy and in that this is the short road to collapse in Egypt that whatever trust there is is broken down a large part of it is the fact the economy is -- Mohamed Morrissey in the Muslim Brotherhood have done nothing to correct it.
But the fact is if the anarchy continues I think the only answer is that the military's gonna have to step -- and that's going backwards not going forward.
Why is there no over.
Spots from the Republican Party or for that matter the Democrats about the the senator the congress.
22 the gift.
Sixteen F sixteens to the government of Egypt.
200 Abrams tanks and no one seems to want to answer the -- First no one wants faster questions in the but the need for the past week or so.
Well people who I think -- use those tanks and F sixteens against.
Well -- don't think they're going to use them at.
Hall but this is kind of -- -- gifts to the United States in other words.
We give them money that they used to buy our weapons at our planes and then everyone's happy we -- -- know what we're saying Saturday.
-- left to step out.
We just gave him four point eight million dollars I mean if you recall that a gift to -- it looks to be like a continuation of a perpetual gift.
Our process what it is a perpetual perpetual -- exactly it started in 1979 with the Camp David accord that's what I what I would do at the moment is suspicion worried -- this is -- a shocking act.
-- -- -- I would suspending aid but I wouldn't give it up and I wouldn't I wouldn't cut it off until it was clear which -- come mr.
bastard -- more all due respect I get a that I aboard.
People who play a fool's game end up looking like fools landed on Jimmy Carter had been voted for -- -- -- -- I blame it on Republicans Democrats president after president who continues it's not so there's another reason to.
Make sure that the military.
Is not unhappy with United States and that is the one group send them addictions to -- -- I could to assure -- why action military is not unhappy with the united elevated to make sure they are not unhappy that's products I mean I've cut all of -- double -- Hi I'm just trying to figure out why we give a damn wanted to because they're all on the group that we had any influence over Egypt that -- can use carry advantage this is out of that in my house is working so far folks you know look could be as -- How about -- -- carriers.
Your superior knowledge and perspective on international relations or -- on -- I'm here to work but.
I don't wanna get an -- I the but I -- now is that is the white house with the yeah.
We're why everybody and understand what we are doing right now with the nation of Israel.
How we are represented US interest in the region how we -- anyway advancing the the interest of our -- ally in the region which is it.
I -- help me -- -- overall our strategic postures deteriorating rapidly and the president has no solution to about that was comforting Egypt well it's gonna get worse and your parents should not a basket of top left Egypt is seventy million people and if it goes in the wrong direction -- if it goes in the wrong direction then then Israel -- in in grave apparel.
And that's why we ought to trying to influence the one institution that's moderately stable -- I have I have more.
I for the third.
At the ground on the ground it and we'll be back tomorrow night yeah.
If you don't like this wait until you see what's going on Syria so well before -- Syria where the -- discussion -- an attack by Israel on Syria which -- literally no sense to me at all.
Is there since in the air that I could well I -- or our audience I think Israel is very concerned about number one -- -- regime using chemical weapons that could affect Israel -- it won't take extracting them is about -- -- or even worse these chemical weapons coming into the hands of al-Qaeda or other -- and -- that could be used against Israel.
That's the -- concern.
The true concern.
A strike likely -- Israel.
Unilaterally on certain I think that the Israelis will do whatever they feel they must do to protect their population is why they're starting to build this isn't exactly how is this part is this a fig -- isn't this business about the must decide what they're going to do that the idea that they would do anything without -- knowledge.
And the agreement -- -- -- Dicey at best antidote for.
And I would I hesitate.
I think we have.
I I I have to say that.
-- that you do you said that in unison Iran an explosion.
Op -- and therefore don't their nuclear facility.
Real not real rumored or is there are real intelligence basis to think that maybe something did in fact occur.
By including the possibility of the strike I don't sabotage -- Otherwise I don't think we know enough yet to to be sure about that and -- I have made it it's.
Ambassador Bolton that couldn't tell if a test could not agree that yes you what happens like personal -- -- -- obviously.
Yeah -- had good solid agreement thanks a bit about it you back about.
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