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Egypt's army delivers an ominous warning
CBS ^ | June 23, 2013, 2:49 PM

Posted on 06/23/2013 2:36:29 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Egypt's army chief warned on Sunday that the military is ready to intervene to stop the nation from entering a "dark tunnel" of internal conflict.

Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi spoke a week ahead of mass protests planned by opponents of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. There are fears the demonstrations calling for Morsi's ouster will descend into violence after some of the president's hard-line supporters vowed to "smash" them. Others declared protesters were infidels who deserve to be killed.

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El-Sissi also appeared to lower the threshold for what warrants intervention by the military. Earlier he cited collapse or near collapse of the state.

He said that while the military has recently stayed out the political fray and focused instead on its combat capabilities, its patriotic and moral responsibility toward Egyptians obliges it to intervene and stop Egypt from "slipping into a dark tunnel of conflict, internal fighting." He said sectarian violence and the collapse of state institutions would also justify intervention.

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TOPICS: Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: egypt; egyptarmy; egyptmb; israel; waronterror; wot
"El-Sissi"

{snort}

1 posted on 06/23/2013 2:36:29 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Can’t happen here.


2 posted on 06/23/2013 2:38:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: BenLurkin

Only slightly better than El Guapo.


3 posted on 06/23/2013 2:40:25 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: BenLurkin

[sincerity, average] I can’t tell you how glad I am President You Didn’t Build That decided to pour billions of our hard-earned tax dollars into Egypt, the champion of the famous Arab Spring. [/sincerity]


4 posted on 06/23/2013 2:40:28 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: BenLurkin

Obama needs to get himself a Muslim brotherhood uniform if he’s going to continue to fight their wars.

Also, will this action put the in the same category as Syria?


5 posted on 06/23/2013 2:42:39 PM PDT by boycott
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks BenLurkin. Here comes the shootin’ war.


6 posted on 06/23/2013 2:43:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: BenLurkin

I thought my last name was bad. But I feel better now.


7 posted on 06/23/2013 2:46:11 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: SunkenCiv

Paging Bill Krystol....

Grab your beach towel and sun screen. Your Wonderful Arab spring is turning into a good old fashioned Arab summer clam bake.


8 posted on 06/23/2013 2:53:22 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot
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To: BenLurkin
"El Sissy"????

They're referring to the POTUS here?

9 posted on 06/23/2013 3:03:37 PM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: traditional1
Careful -- he'll scratch your eyes out...



10 posted on 06/23/2013 3:09:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: TADSLOS

“Only slightly better than El Guapo.”

Or El Guano!


11 posted on 06/23/2013 3:13:01 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: BenLurkin

If the Egyptian Army intervenes to kick Morsi and his people out that is good news.


12 posted on 06/23/2013 3:21:24 PM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/) Obama, do you hear me?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Can’t happen here.

We are just a Zimmerman verdict away from it.

13 posted on 06/23/2013 3:23:05 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: ZULU

Yes, but what side is the Egyptian army on now?

Morsi and the Islamists purged everybody who opposed them very early on in this coup.


14 posted on 06/23/2013 3:38:39 PM PDT by livius
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To: BenLurkin

And in other news, Egypt still has an army.


15 posted on 06/23/2013 3:51:12 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: ZULU

» 06/22/2013 10:42
EGYPT
Egypt, “Rebels” reach 15 million signatures to oust Mohamed Morsi
The liberal secular “Rebel” group has reached the threshold of 15 million signatures to impeach the government of Mohamed Morsi. This was announced yesterday by Mahmoud Badr, co-founder of the initiative, at the conference for the launch of the “Rebels Week”, a week of demonstrations against the government of the Muslim Brotherhood that will end on June 30.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Egypt,-Rebels-reach-15-million-signatures-to-oust-Mohamed-Morsi-28274.html

Also- Sunday 23 Jun 2013
UPDATE: Morsi prison escape referred to Egypt prosecutors
Court orders investigation into prison escape by Muslim Brotherhood leaders during revolution; calls on Interpol to arrest leaders of Hamas, Hezbollah and Al-Qaeda in Sinai for executing the escape.
http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/74704.aspx

~~ They know which side has the #’s & is committed to the future of a peaceful Egypt.

Watch the 30th b/c everyone is saying that’s the day the MB dies in Egypt, then worldwide.


16 posted on 06/23/2013 3:51:25 PM PDT by bayouranger (How do you coexist with a neighbor who has the ethical choice of jihad of murder and deceit? -Dr.B.W)
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17 posted on 06/23/2013 4:11:08 PM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If these Arab states aren’t quite living like they are in the 7th century they soon will be.


18 posted on 06/23/2013 4:16:36 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: BenLurkin

Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi actually has some serious credentials, including the The Joint Services Command and Staff College (JSCSC)(UK), and US Army War College.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdel-Fattah_el-Sissi

His career path means that he also likely participated at the staff level in the huge, biannual Bright Star exercises held in Egypt, with the US and 11 other countries. One of the few good things to have come out of the Camp David Accords, these have likely percolated the idea through the Egyptian military that no how, no way, do they want to get into a fight with the US military.

To the point that if some politicians suggests it, he is far more expendable than they are.

But it also means that he is an ice cold realist, and does not want his country to go to hell in a hand basket.


19 posted on 06/23/2013 4:34:58 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: BenLurkin
El-Sissi

What a coincidence. OUR Commander in Chief is an "El Sissi" too.


20 posted on 06/23/2013 4:38:16 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Perhaps Egypt needs another Nasser.

On a pertinent historical note, Nasser survived an assassination attempt in 1954 — by the Muslim Brotherhood.


21 posted on 06/23/2013 7:50:06 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: bayouranger

This is extremely interesting. No dictactor can survive if the mil doesn’t support him.


22 posted on 06/25/2013 5:24:49 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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