The title of an Al-Jazeera article released on January 29, 2013 is “Egypt army chief warns of ‘STATE COLLAPSE‘” (Web-site/URL: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2013/01/20131299362752333.html).
“Defense minister says ongoing unrest, which has killed more than 50 people, “could lead to GRAVE REPERCUSSION“. This is the latest THREAT..
“The Egyptian defense minister, General Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, has given warning that the unrest sweeping the country could lead to the COLLAPSE of the state“.
“in comments posted on his Facebook page”, al-Sissi said: “Failure to resolve the situation “could lead to GRAVE REPERCUSSIONS if the political forces do not act” to tackle it”, “grave repercussions” is exactly what a dictator would say. They ALWAYS warn of “grave repercussions” which, of course, is A THREAT. “The continuing conflict between political forces and their differences concerning the management of the country could lead to A COLLAPSE OF THE STATE and threaten future generations (?)” Surely al-Sissi is more concerned about “a collapse of the state” because this is related to POLITICIANS’ EGOS.
“His comments were excerpted from a speech he gave to students at A MILITARY ACADEMY“. After all, “the military” still runs many aspects of Egyptians’ lives.
“Sissi, who is also the head of Egypt’s military, further said that the political, economical, social and security problems facing Egypt constitute “a threat to the country’s security and stability“.
“His comments will be seen as a warning to Egypt’s POLITICAL CLASS, which has done little to end the unrest“. As Defense Secretary, al-Sissi is PART OF “Egypt’s political class” and the fact that they’ve “done little to end the unrest” IS NO SURPRISE/EXPECTED (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
“Sissi’s remarks come after five days of nationwide unrest that left 52 people dead, hundreds wounded and major cities PARALYZED” as if we need any more PARALYSIS.
“Morsi imposed a state of emergency and a nighttime curfew in Suez, Port Said and Ismailiah”.
“Defying the curfew again, around 2,000 people gathered in Suez in the main square, chanting PEACEFULLY (?) against Morsi”. Were these protests “peaceful?” Again this is open to INTERPRETATIONS (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
“Thousands of protesters took to the streets on Monday night in defiance of that curfew, chanting “DOWN, DOWN with Mohamed Morsi”. The army did little to enforce the curfew”. Again NO SURPRISE THERE/this was EXPECTED (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
“Morsi invited his allies and rivals for talks on Monday (January 28, 2013) to try to resolve the political crisis. But the main opposition bloc, the National Salvation Front (NSF), which had already rejected a similar call for dialogue last year (2012), dismissed Morsi’s offer as “cosmetic” obviously. NOTHING a dictator says EVER means anything.
Finally, according to the group’s leader, Mohamed ElBaradei, “We will not go to the dialogue today (January 28, 2013). We will SEND A MESSAGE TO the Egyptian people and the president of the republic about what WE THINK are the essentials for dialogue. IF he agrees to them, (then) we are ready for dialogue“. Is THE OPPOSITION to Morsi now holding the cards?.This is like a swinging pendulum.
Again, this was EXPECTED (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI), because this is what dictators will say whenever they DON’T get what they want, demonstrating a lack of EMPATHY (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h7cmuRLwME).