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Ties With Egypt Army Constrain Washington
New York Times, by THOM SHANKER and ERIC SCHMITT

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Posted By:toledo, 8/17/2013 7:10:18 AM

WASHINGTON — Most nations, including many close allies of the United States, require up to a week’s notice before American warplanes are allowed to cross their territory. Not Egypt, which offers near-automatic approval for military overflights, to resupply the war effort in Afghanistan or to carry out counterterrorism operations in the Middle East, Southwest Asia or the Horn of Africa. Losing that route could significantly increase flight times to the region. American warships are also allowed to cut to the front of the line through the Suez Canal in times of crisis, even when oil tankers are stacked up like cars on
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Reply 1 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 8/17/2013 8:09:36 AM     (No. 9478251)

"Ties with Egypt Army Constrain Washington anti-Americans".. fixed..

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TheMom, 8/17/2013 8:23:02 AM     (No. 9478273)

Washington is constrained? How so?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hotrod, 8/17/2013 8:35:46 AM     (No. 9478287)

Re: #2:

Maybe because Obama covertly favors the Muslim Brotherhood?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: nonsense, 8/17/2013 9:05:36 AM     (No. 9478322)

Give me a break Slimes, the man is lawless about everything else. Since when is he constrained about anything his administration desires to accomplish?

Where is creepy Samantha Power, Mrs. Cass Sunstein, with her Response to Protect orders? Must only apply to the special "friends" of the o. regime.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mitzi, 8/17/2013 10:07:51 AM     (No. 9478430)

The link takes me to another L.com thread.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mitzi, 8/17/2013 10:11:30 AM     (No. 9478439)

Since the Egyptian army is essentially in control of the country ... just how is that constraining the US relationship with Egypt?

Does Washington want to aid the MB? I think the army would frown upon that!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/17/2013 10:24:59 AM     (No. 9478459)

Not clear what all the posters are reading. Link is not correct. Article is here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/17/world/middleeast/us-officials-fear-losing-an-eager-ally-in-the-egyptian-military.html?pagewanted=all

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Reply 8 - Posted by: stablemoney, 8/17/2013 12:06:16 PM     (No. 9478607)

We should supply arms to the Eqyptian Army.

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