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's comments were his first in public on the planned June 30 protests. Made to officers during a seminar, they reflected the military's frustration with the rule of Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected president who completes one year in office on June 30.
His comments, posted on the military's Facebook page...Isn't that interesting? The Egyptian Army's most important military leader is breaking news on Facebook, a medium founded by an American Jew. No big take-away beyond that the world is more intertwined than we can possibly grasp and that Facebook is of global importance.