Mondoweiss, July 13, 2016

Egyptian strongman Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Since 2011, the United States has sent more than $6.4 billion in military aid to Egypt, while continuing to mute criticism of the dictatorship’s massive human rights violations.

Michael Oren, the former Israeli ambassador to Washington, [...] says openly he opposed the pro-democracy Tahrir Square uprising in January 2011, and he even admits he regularly telephoned then-President Hosni Mubarak’s envoy to the U.S., encouraging Egypt to resist the demonstrators.