January 27, 2014

The Egyptian Disaster

Roger Cohen, New York Times

The Associated Press

In Davos, Secretary of State John Kerry talked for a long time about Iran. He talked for a long time about Syria. He talked for a very long time about Israel-Palestine. And he had nothing to say about Egypt.

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