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Reader comment on item: 140,000 Canisters of U.S. Teargas to Egypt's Morsi

Submitted by Amit Srivastava (India), Apr 18, 2013 at 05:41

While the oppositions have legitimacy, I think the duly elected governments have even more. The Morsi administration, if it is charged with suppressing the secularists and other opposition, does not depend on the US for the tear gas canisters.

By engaging the Morsi government, the US administration may be doing the right job. The problem with Obama administration is more with the economics and not how he handles the foreign affairs. True, that his handling of the events has not been up to the mark, but he is still okay.

Mr. Obama may be following a wrong policy in Egypt but not because he is transferring some weapons and canisters of tear gas. Egypt, if it understands laws, cannot fight a winning battle with Israel. Nor anything on ground is going to change if the US does not supply the tear gas contingent. People should be looked into within their local contexts and they should be judged by local standards. Absoluteness has meaning but so does have relativism.

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