Skip to comments.Egypt's army delivers an ominous warning
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.
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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Can’t happen here.
Only slightly better than El Guapo.
[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]
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?
Thanks BenLurkin. Here comes the shootin’ war.
I thought my last name was bad. But I feel better now.
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.
They're referring to the POTUS here?
“Only slightly better than El Guapo.”
Or El Guano!
If the Egyptian Army intervenes to kick Morsi and his people out that is good news.
We are just a Zimmerman verdict away from it.
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.
And in other news, Egypt still has an army.
» 06/22/2013 10:42
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.
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.
~~ 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.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
If these Arab states aren’t quite living like they are in the 7th century they soon will be.
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.
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.
What a coincidence. OUR Commander in Chief is an "El Sissi" too.
Perhaps Egypt needs another Nasser.
On a pertinent historical note, Nasser survived an assassination attempt in 1954 — by the Muslim Brotherhood.
This is extremely interesting. No dictactor can survive if the mil doesn’t support him.