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Washington Post Interviews Egyptian Gen. Abdel Fatah al-Gen. Sissi
The Washington Post ^
| Saturday, August 3, 2013
| Interview by Lally Weymouth
Posted on 08/03/2013 9:05:09 AM PDT by kristinn
Sissi: The dilemma between the former president and the people originated from [the Muslim Brotherhoods] concept of the state, the ideology that they adopted for building a country which is based on restoring the Islamic religious empire.
Thats what made [former president Mohamed Morsi] not a president for all Egyptians, but a president representing his followers and supporters.
Weymouth: When did that become obvious to you?
It was obvious on the first day the day of his inauguration. He started with offending the judiciary and not giving them the appropriate treatment. The Brotherhood experience in ruling a country was very modest if not absent.
[The army] dealt with the president with all due respect for a president chosen by the Egyptians.
So you were giving the president advice on Ethiopia and the Sinai, for example, and he was ignoring you?
We were very keen and predetermined on his success. If we wanted to oppose or not allow them to come to rule Egypt, we would have done things with the elections, as elections used to be rigged in the past. Unfortunately, the former president picked fights with almost all the state institutions. When a president is having conflict with all of these state institutions, the chance of success for such a president is very meager. On the other hand, on his part, the president was trying to call in supporters from religious groups.
They have an international presence in more than 60 countries in the world the Muslim Brotherhood. The idea that gathers them together is not nationalism, its not patriotism, it is not a sense of a country -- it is only an ideology that is totally related to the concept of the organization.
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posted on 08/03/2013 9:05:09 AM PDT
To: melancholy; caww; maggief; All
Sissi bluntly says the MB wanted to establish a caliphate. I remember a few years back when Glenn Beck was attacked by conservatives and liberals for highlighting the connections between the U.S. left (Code Pink, Weather Underground alums) and the Muslim Brotherhood--and for reporting on the MB's plans to establish a caliphate.
I wrote about the attacks on Beck here as some of Beck's reporting was based on my research.
posted on 08/03/2013 9:16:43 AM PDT
(Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
Egypts commanding general suggested that if the United States wants to avoid further bloodshed in Egypt, it should persuade the Brotherhood to back down from the Cairo sit-ins it has maintained since July 3. The U.S. administration has a lot of leverage and influence with the Muslim Brotherhood, and Id really like the U.S. administration to use this leverage with them to resolve the conflict, Sissi said.
posted on 08/03/2013 9:16:51 AM PDT
(I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
Did they ask him what he thinks of Jews?
posted on 08/03/2013 9:19:17 AM PDT
The description of Morsi sure reminds me of Obama.
posted on 08/03/2013 9:24:00 AM PDT
(Guns do not kill people. Abortion kills people.)
"...Thats what made .... not a president for all... but a president representing his followers and supporters
Gee...sounds really familiar .... there's a lot of that going on lately....
posted on 08/03/2013 9:29:31 AM PDT
(The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
RE Glenn Beck:
Lots of people out here get on Glenn Beck, but I’ve been listening to him since he came to Philly radio way back just before 9-11-01.
Aside from the fact that he’s drama king (which I find very funny), he’s usually right about things.
And he was spot-on about the Muslim Brotherhood.
posted on 08/03/2013 9:32:15 AM PDT
(The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
Crossposting to the live thread.
Live Thread: Egypt Revolution 2.1 The Ikwhan Strikes Back: Deadly "Day of Rejection"
posted on 08/03/2013 10:17:27 AM PDT
(Remember: The only thing that stands between us and tyranny is the Constitution. [Mark Levin])
The U.S. administration has a lot of leverage and influence with the Muslim Brotherhood, and Id really like the U.S. administration to use this leverage with them to resolve the conflict, Sissi said.
Wow! What a telling statement! Obama could have influence over the MB terrorist organization only if he was providing it with some sort of material support that he could threaten to withdraw if they didn’t do his bidding!
posted on 08/03/2013 10:56:27 AM PDT
(Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
I saw that program...and agreed with what Beck was speaking about the Caliphate.....they move across the ME like snakes in a garden!
posted on 08/03/2013 11:24:51 AM PDT
To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
posted on 08/03/2013 11:33:44 AM PDT
(It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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