AS STRONGMEN STEAMROLL THEIR OPPONENTS US IS SILENT

BAD GOVERNMENTS BEHAVE BADLY, NO MATTER WHAT, SAID TOM MALINOWSKI, WHO WAS ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.

MORE RECENTLY, PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA WAS OPENLY DISDAINFUL OF MR. SISI'S HARSH TACTICS YET LEFT UNTOUCHED AMERICA'S 1.3 BILLION IN ANNUAL MILITARY AID TO EGYPT.

Despite decades of lofty American talk of democracy and human rights, espoused by every president since Jimmy Carter, policies have prioritized security and strategic considerations over principle.
More recently, President Barack Obama was openly disdainful of Mr. Sisi's harsh tactics yet left untouched America's $1.3 billion in annual military aid to Egypt.
"Bad governments behave badly, no matter what," said Tom Malinowski, who was assistant secretary of state for human rights in the Obama administration.

CAIRO — When it comes to securing a second term in power, Egypt’s president is leaving little to chance. Potential rivals in the March election have been sidelined, jailed or threatened with prosecution. The news media...

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