CAIRO, Egypt (Reuters) - Egypt's army chief said political unrest was pushing the state to the brink of collapse - a stark warning from the institution that ran the country until last year as Cairo's first freely elected leader struggles to curb bloody street violence.
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a U.S.-trained general appointed by President Mohamed Mursi last year to head the armed forces, added in a statement on Tuesday that one of the primary goals of deploying troops in cities on the Suez Canal was to protect the waterway that is vital for Egypt's economy and world trade.
Sisi's comments, published on an official army Facebook page, followed 52 deaths in the past week of disorder and highlighted the mounting sense of crisis facing Egypt and its Islamist head of state who is striving to fix a teetering economy and needs to prepare Egypt for a parliamentary election in a few months that is meant to cement the new democracy.
This is how the US President responded to a question on the 60 Minutes fluff interview regarding to his 'lead from behind" policy in the Middle East.
He 'liberated Libya' where four Americans, including the Ambassador, were murdered shortly after. And without his leadership you would have seen a different outcome in Egypt. Quite right. And while he's arming the Jew hating Morsi (Morsi: Jewish-controlled media distorted my 'apes and pigs' remark | The Times of Israel) with F-16's the French and British are trying to turn back the Islamists in West Africa.Well, Muammar Qaddafi probably does not agree with that assessment, or at least if he was around, he wouldn’t agree with that assessment. Obviously, you know, we helped to put together and lay the groundwork for liberating Libya. You know, when it comes to Egypt, I think, had it not been for the leadership we showed, you might have seen a different outcome there.
Is it too early yet to begin questioning just whose side the American President on? Or is it too late?