Two quotes from Sisi

The Washington Post  — possibly the publication that is most critical of the Egyptian military in the US – has landed an interview with the generalissimo himself. He uses it for chastising Washington: 

“You left the Egyptians. You turned your back on the Egyptians, and they won’t forget that,” said an indignant Gen. Abdel Fatah al-Sissi, speaking of the U.S. government. “Now you want to continue turning your backs on Egyptians?”

So does he want the US to not turn its back and lend support? Because the official media in Egypt seemed to be arguing that the US should not involved at all. 

And then there’s this gem: 

The most important achievement in my life is to overcome this circumstance, [to ensure] that we live peacefully, to go on with our road map and to be able to conduct the coming elections without shedding one drop of Egyptian blood,” he said, before adding, “When the people love you, this is the most important thing for me.”

Surely too late about the blood? 

0 thoughts on “Two quotes from Sisi”

  1. That’s a little ominous. I assume he means that the people already love him. This may be true of many Egyptians but it’s an odd thing to say at this stage in the process. Besides, I do wish both sides in this dispute would stop referring to ‘the people’ as though the people were of one mind. It doesn’t bode for reconciliation if you assume everyone else already agrees with you.

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