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Posters of General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi are seen as supporters of the army protest against ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood at the tomb of Anwar Sadat, during the 40th anniversary of Egypt’s attack on Israeli forces in the 1973 war.
Posters of General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi are seen as supporters of the army protest against ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood at the tomb of Anwar Sadat, during the 40th anniversary of Egypt’s attack on Israeli forces in the 1973 war.
(AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS)

PATRICK MARTIN

As Egypt’s army takes over, it’s 1952 again

Despite the United States’ suspension of some military aid to Egypt announced Wednesday, it’s been a good week for Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, supreme commander of the Egyptian Armed Forces, Defence Minister of a temporary government and man behind the throne of Egypt’s interim presidency.

On Monday, in a rare interview with an Egyptian newspaper, General al-Sisi explained the rationale for deposing president Mohammed Morsi back on July 3. The general said he had warned Mr. Morsi to work on behalf of the people and “he didn’t heed the warning.”