The Egyptian military commander who overthrew the Mohammed Morsi regime and is waging an aggressive crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, is growing increasingly popular amongst the people of Egypt. Indeed, there is growing talk that when elections are held sometime in 2014, the General may be the prohibitive front-runner.
Consider recent headlines:
- Egypt’s army chief rides wave of popularity towards presidency – Growing numbers of Egyptians applaud General Abdel Fatah el-Sisi’s hardline approach to Muslim Brotherhood (The Guardian, UK)
- General Al-Sisi’s Popularity Soars After U.S. Aid Cut-off To Egypt (Daily Beast, US)
- General al-Sisi: Egypt’s future president? (French TV)
Clearly he is someone to keep an eye on, and be praying for. But why is the General so popular? And will he really run for president?
Consider this analysis by a former senior Israeli military intelligence official.
„Since the ousting of President Morsi on July 3, 2013, the issue of who will be…
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