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How Sisi plotted to become Egypt’s president—even while Hosni Mubarak was in power
Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:00AM BST 01 Jun 2014 | Richard Spencer

Posted on 06/01/2014 10:06:23 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Egypt’s new strongman drew up a blueprint for the army to seize power in case of a revolution against ex-president Hosni Mubarak as long ago as 2010, senior advisers have revealed.

Abdulfattah el-Sisi, who won 97 percent of the vote in last week’s presidential election, was little known to either Egyptians or the outside world before his swift rise to power. […]

Mr. Sisi was seen as Mr. (Mohammed) Morsi’s choice because of his well-documented religious piety. No Brotherhood supporter could have risen so high in the army, but a thesis that Mr. Sisi wrote in 2006 while on secondment to the US War College contained strongly Islamist themes, arguing that the ideal state was a pan-Islamic Caliphate, rather than a Western-style democracy. …

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TOPICS: Egypt; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: egypt; elsisi; mubarak; muslimbrotherhood; rop

1 posted on 06/01/2014 10:06:23 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Al-Sisi sounds like a more charming version of Morsi. Egypt could just as easily go full Shariah under al-Sisi as anyone else.

He apparently thinks the correct form of Islam hasn’t been tried yet. Out with the bearded mullahs & MB, in with clean shaven & Shariah Lite. Status of women TBD.

Above all, smile & show the world that Arab Muslims aren’t a bunch of inbred desert savages; spare parts for your M-60 tanks come from but a single source.

If al-Sisi shakes hands with Netanyahu, then we’ll know something’s up.

2 posted on 06/01/2014 11:13:10 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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Rand Slams Congress for Funding Egypt's Generals: 'How Does Your Conscience Feel Now?'
Sen. Rand Paul is hammering his fellow senators for keeping billions in financial aid flowing to Egypt's military -- even as Cairo's security forces massacre anti-government activists. [by "anti-government activists" is meant church-burning Christian-murdering jihadists]
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3 posted on 06/01/2014 1:35:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (
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