Egyptian Chronicles: #Sisileaks : Episode 4 “Stop That Annoying Boy”

Friday, February 13, 2015

#Sisileaks : Episode 4 “Stop That Annoying Boy”

We are back to the Sisi leaks which I can not keep up with all those audio leaks as during the last weeks we got a new batch of leaks. Already a new alleged secret recording was aired tonight in another Pro-MB TV channel as it has become the habit to release a new secret recording every Thursday and Saturday as it seems.

I won’t discuss that new recording as I have got a series in Egyptian Chronicles in order not to miss a single alleged recording.

Today our old episode in that leaks series was extremely interesting especially as it was not related to domestic affairs only but it is also related to media and regional political affairs. It is extremely interesting.

El-Tuwaijri and Kamel 
Just like the previous episodes , once again Ii was aired on Pro-MB TV channel “Al-Sharq” on the new year’s eve.

Once again it was allegedly recorded at the office of Major General Abbas Kamel ,  the current chief staff of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi when he was the head of the minister of defense’s office.

In that recording ,Major General Kamel allegedly called the former secretary General of Saudi Royal Court Khalid Al-Tuwaijri in order to do something regarding that annoying boy aka “Bassem Youssef”.

Oh yes, the major general believed that the renowned TV Satirist crossed the lines last February 2014 after expressing his views about Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s presidential candidacy.
Just days before that alleged call between Kamel and Al-Tuwaijri , Bassem Youssef appeared with Amr El-Lithy on Al-Hayat TV channel where he said it that he believed that El-Sisi should remain in his position as a minister of defense then instead of running for the presidential post.

Here is the clip that made Kamel allegedly angry.

Bassem Youssef and El-Sisi’s presidential candidacy

In the same month, Youssef started to present his show then on Saudi-owned MBC Misr scoring the highest ratings ever each week for 11 episodes.

Interestingly Bassem Youssef’s show was suspended in April 2014 before the presidential elections for allegedly not influencing the Egyptian voters and do not ask me how. In May rumors began to circulate that Saudi regime had to interfere in order to stop the show.

In June 2014 Bassem Youssef and his crew announced that they would suspend the show forever because of pressure refusing at the same time to change their editorial policy or to move their show to a channel outside Egypt.

Now interestingly, Khalid Al-Tuwaijri’s name made headlines in the past few weeks after he was dismissed from his position following the death of King Abdullah and the crowning of King Salman of Saudi Arabia.

Dismissal Al-Tuwaijri was one of the earliest decisions taken by Salman and this made many political analysts believe that the kingdom will have a different regional as well domestic policies.
Al-Tuwaijri is believed to be among the main enemies of Arab Spring in the region and played a huge role in turning it into a stormy winter.

It is worth to mention that the current Egyptian regime claimed it had no hand in suspending Bassem Youssef’s show.

Sisi denied in his CBS interview with Charlie Rose that the state has anything to do with the suspension of Bassem Youssef’s show.

Charlie Rose asks EL-Sis about Bassem Youssef
For his side, the award-winning satirist could not ignore and commented on the leak on his official twitter account.

I do not know what is the closest translation to this but it can be “ A Class mentions in the leaks” Smile
Youssef is now in the United States where he has been chosen as a resident fellow by the Harvard politics institute for the Spring 2015 semester .
Pro-Sisi supporters say that the U.S administration has appointed Bassem in such position in order to tease the Egyptian regime !!! I fear that they do not understand that Harvard University is not a state-owned university nor it is like Universities in Egypt taking orders from the regime.
He has also appeared on the Daily Show as a Middle East analyst earlier this week.
There has been no confirmation or denial from Saudi officials or Egyptian officials regarding that alleged secret recording.

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