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These are the questions of the hours in Cairo. Of course now his candidacy for presidency is something almost everybody certain of especially with all the leaks and his own words not to mention how the media is portraying him as a savior and that we do not have any other alternative at all , we are just waiting for the matter to be official.
Nevertheless there are certain questions that still puzzles me.
Some think that El Sisi would not run because he is a smart man and he won’t accept to be less powerful than the minister of defense according to the Constitution. Oh yes in constitution 2014 the minister of defense and SCAF has more power than the president so El Sisi can be under the mercy of the upcoming minister of defense “expected to be Sobhi Sadky” and SCAF losing all his privileges.
Why would he do something like this !? If it is about fulfilling his dreams then I will be extremely worried.
Some say that not all the members of SCAF support his candidacy decision because let’s be clear here even if he takes off his military suit and wears a civilian suit , he will be considered a military man. If he falls , his fall will affect the army and I think some generals and officers know that. Of course when that time comes General El Sisi knows that the army can sacrifice him and sacrifices 1000s men like in order to keep its image as well the privileges.
For God he won’t be more precious than Mubarak.
Some say that the general’s final decision will be determined according to the true turn out and results of the constitution referendum. Well the final results have been announced today by the High Commission elections but to be honest SCAF got the real numbers and exist polls since day one. Without doubt the turnout was not that great to the level of convincing the general to run as some hoped and prayed for. Of course now the plan of those hypocrite cronies trying to convince him to run or as he put it “to mandate him” next 25 January “oh yes” but let’s be clear here all these names are not that powerful to make millions go back to the street.
Unfortunately those people , the general and the army forget a simple fact the climax of the general’s popularity was last 3 July 2013 , other than that his popularity began to decrease because this is reality , nobody remains on the top for nothing in such circumstances in Egypt. People are not naïve as some may think.
Another thing that puzzles me : The regional support to the general.
Of course last week we knew that the UAE , one of Egypt’s main supporters and financiers had a different opinion that was said by none other than Dubai’s ruler and UAE PM Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashad Al Maktoum in his interview with the BBC.
Later there was an official explanation from the UAE about Dubai ruler’s statement but the message was received and was understood already.
Some say that the UAE had another plan for Egypt presidency where former presidential candidate Ahmed Shafik becomes the president for one term and El Sisi as minister of defense.
What is even more interesting is the position of Saudi Arabia , the main backer of the current regime. The same people who say that the UAE wants Shafik , say that the Kingdom wants General Abdel El Fatah El Sisi. Not only some people but also news reports say that KSA will help us financially so the general won’t fail “not Egypt for God’s sake”.
Still we found at the same time we find Abdel Rahman El Rashad of Asharq Al Awsat Daily saying that it El Sisi should not run for presidency. Now why was that op-ed interesting !? Well because this Pan Arab newspaper issued in London is known to be a mouthpiece for the Saudi regime. So now Do the Saudis want El Sisi to run or not !?
Speaking internationally some say that the US made it clear at first to the Generals that it preferred a civilian man even if he were a puppet but I do not know about now.
Of course you got the other puzzle of Sami Anan and the so-called intelligence Eagle Mourad Mowafi.
Now speaking seriously I know people from the general’s admirers, true admirers who believe that he should stick to his post as minister of defense and ignore the presidency because “he will lose” in this political/economic battle.
Even his admirers know that if General Abdel Fatah El Sisi runs for the presidential post , it will be an official declaration for the world that it was a coup on 4 July.
It is a matter of time now.
You know I got a plan and you got a plan and in the end God has got the ultimate true and one Plan.