The Military in Egypt criticises the Hypocrisy of the United States
The leader of the military in Egypt, General Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, has strongly criticized what he has called the hypocrisy of the United States. Speaking to American reporters on Saturday, General el-Sisi said the Obama administration had betrayed the people of Egypt by remaining silent about the removal of President Mohammed Morsi. He explained that the removal of President Morsi on July 3rd was not a coup d’état, but a revolutionary uprising of millions of Egyptians who were dissatisfied with the failures of Morsi and his Moslem Brotherhood Movement. The Army, he said, sided with the people because they had a legitimate cause. On Saturday the US Deputy Secretary of State, William Burns, was in Egypt and he held meetings with the leaders of the Moslem Brotherhood and of the Interim government in efforts aimed at mediating peace. General el-Sisi told him to put pressure on the followers of the Moslem Brotherhood to end their violent protests that have disrupted the lives of ordinary people, otherwise the army would step in and force them to stop.