"... At the June 15th rally, Sunni Muslim clerics used the word “infidels” to denounce both the Shias fighting to protect Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and the non-Islamists that oppose Mr Morsi at home.Mr Morsi himself called for foreign intervention in Syria against Mr Assad, leading to a veiled rebuke from the army, which issued an apparently bland but sharp-edged statement the next day stressing that its only role was guarding Egypt’s borders.
“The armed forces were very alarmed by the Syrian conference at a time the state was going through a major political crisis,” said one officer, whose comments reflected remarks made privately by other army staff. He was speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not permitted to talk to the media... The controversy surrounding the Syria conference pointed to a crippling flaw in the Morsi presidency ..."
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Morsi's call for 'foreign military intervention' in Syria and ensuing Army's rebuke, marked tipping point!
Posted by G, M, Z, or B at 6:23 AM