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So here's the one point six billion dollar question was the ousting of Egyptian president -- seemed.
But -- a coat Egypt is the second largest recipient of US aid after Israel.
And is a key ally in the war on terror but according to US law we cannot supply a country with financial aid if -- elected government is deposed by military coup.
So -- the military ouster of president -- Forcing US to cut off that -- spigots there.
-- -- -- -- Fox News mideast expert Walid Farris thank you for being with us -- so first of all I read the notes here.
And you believe that you could argue that this wasn't up to please explain that.
What of course.
It coup is when the -- -- against the will of the nation.
Would go by military means remove a government installed what -- -- regime that was not the case in this case.
The actual reality was -- revolution that we all saw.
Twenty cool million egyptians from all sorts of backgrounds including middle class.
We labor women minorities -- In Cairo and cold on the military to change mr.
-- C because although he was elected democratically did not rule in government.
And democratic -- changing the constitution created -- militia so all of that tells us this is what the revolution.
That the army assisted in making successful to avoid what could have been as of Monday a civil war a full fledged civil war.
But those 22 million protesters you speak of didn't make -- have their chance at the election mean this gentleman was elected by a popular vote I can't imagine the US military helping.
I sure President Obama out of office just because a few million protesters showed up on the capitol law.
Well it didn't happen in Europe as a matter of fact when the national socialist.
Where victorious and took the Bundestag the next back in the city so did the -- -- Mussolini they came in a democratic way then they installed the police.
Then and militia based out of the last estimate that opponents at that time it's not anymore.
You democratically elected process but the democratic -- -- governance of the regime that counts.
And of course it has also -- -- to -- many people in the west including demonstration have partnered with the Muslim Brotherhood it's not about.
You know the principle it's about who was your partner.
Before it was changed yes and no apparent.
-- President Obama.
Has the authority to decide on his own whether this counts as a military coup or not.
But didn't deal by illustrations just cozy right up to the Muslim Brotherhood and thought hey these guys are more moderate were really not as worried as we work they're -- -- be good guys so is it -- -- the President Obama also this is not a military -- I can continue to give Egypt a billion and half dollars a year.
He can unfortunately he has been and that's my view very badly advised on the whole Arab springs specifically on what happened needs -- -- the -- quickly why.
And generous 28 -- run.
There was a surge of some of -- -- it was not the Muslim Brotherhood who started the Arab Spring was -- women FaceBook people the -- guy and all that.
After that the Muslim Brotherhood came in and seized power unfortunately Washington did not speak to the second it did not speak for those who.
Three years later became the 22 million frustrated people and now we -- caught.
In a situation where the US has been partnering with the brotherhood and majority in some of society rose against them.
And we need to open -- -- so I would strongly advise the government.
To -- -- the ministry absolutely to go for elections but it has sent them to open up and stop poking with civil society.
Are we -- -- damned if we do again if we don't on one hand you would think since we supported the Muslim Brotherhood the election of that party.
That somebody get tossed out office and were saying almost nothing at all we didn't come to their defense -- a democratically.
I mean what what should we do what should the -- -- do here.
What first -- fall we should.
Tell everybody in Egypt that we will -- with a democratic government that's fair and I think demonstration stated that.
But at the same time we need to have an equal distance between the -- -- brotherhood on the one hand and civil society.
Those are the majority in -- -- of a society August 20 million people.
The entire membership of the -- of other six million people twenty to 22 million people marched against them we need also to do something else.
We -- invite to a the United States.
Did -- get that we don't know here who are the leaders of these twenty million people most of whom are under the age of twenty or eighteen so we need to do -- new bridge that to Egypt.
A new bridge how would you if you're advising Obama's -- right now.
Go about finding the key leaders because it looks like I haven't seen any identifiable key leaders of the 22 million.
Because well I'm not doing our job because they.
Embassy unfortunately in kind of the US embassy has been.
Dining and whining how dining no -- there with a brotherhood.
And at -- them to pay that level of visibility in Washington DC.
We actually need to invite the leaders of the union of the students and they -- and the media our embassy knows who they are.
They need to be invited to congress so that our people we are gonna spend one point 501 point six billion people for the next year this -- has been spent so we need to know why those leaders of civil society.
-- eastern European remember we noticed -- and Czech Republic we know who was.
You know the leader but -- -- and why don't we have the same with -- Egypt.
All right thanks very much -- we appreciate it thanks for coming on tonight will lead.
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