We expect @POTUS administration to lift $300m block on #Egypt military aid tomorrow despite Egypt’s total failure to meet any of Congress” “human rights conditions”.

That’s all ya need to know that our fight isn’t just against the government of Egypt but its enablers in the US.
All those folks in @biden admin who’ve whispered in our ears telling us the waiver is imminent - and struggled alongside us against Egypt’s abuses when they were outside the government - are they just whispering in Sisi’s ears now too?
The real farce of all this is orchestrated show to give @SecBlinken excuses for a waiver: thanking Sisi for his “essential” mediation w Hamas (bullshit), Sisi releasing a few detainees (of 50,000), Egypt releasing a “national human rights strategy (double bullshit).

Why bother?
Cuz net net, @biden policy in Middle East is no different from Trump’s, or Obama’s, or Bush’s or Clinton’s, and so on: a systemic policy of arming pliant tyrants as proxies for US hegemony in the region. Decades of failure to achieve anything but harm for the people of the region

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steady stream into their coffers sends important message to ordinary Egyptians, too. No matter what state-sponsored torture or terror they suffer, US has their govts back, &aside from the occasional stern statement of concern, US will do nothing to end support for their abusers.
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#Egypt released 46 detainees Tuesday, apparently political cases, names not confirmed, in PR buildup to show compliance with human rights conditions on $300M in blocked US weapons, give @SecBlinken excuse he wants to waive condition.

Don't fall for it.
@SecBlinken In past week, #Egypt has also indicted @hosambahgat leading human rights activist, arrested a scholar coming home for a family visit, and today sentenced another 6 Egyptians to die, and 37 to life imprisonment.

This is on top of 50,000 political detainees languishing in prisons
@SecBlinken @hosambahgat And on top of that, in mind-boggling brazenness, Egypt intelligence chief Abbas Kamel showed up in DC a few weeks ago, palm out, but demanding that US jail US citizen @soltan complaining US didn't keep its "promise" to jail him in exchange for securing his release in Egypt
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in an interview w Israeli Channel (12) with pilots who participated in blowing up 9 residential towers in Gaza, inc one that housed media offices.
For more testimonies from @idf soldiers about their war crimes against #Palestinians see the brave and honorable work of @BtSIsrael

The Israeli govt has tried to silence them, harass them and sue them but still they persist.

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This beauty:
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