1. unhappy bedfellows

    Morsi, Military Clashes Led to Coup

    FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 file photo released by the Egyptian Presidency, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, center, speaks with Minister of Defense, Lt. Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, left, at a military base in Ismailia, Egypt. With the Islamist President by his side, Egypt's army chief warned against slandering the military, denying in remarks broadcast Friday, April 12, 2013 that the military committed any abuses against protesters during the turbulent transition of the past two years. El-Sissi spoke following a late night meeting Thursday between the country's top brass and Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. (AP Photo/Egyptian Presidency)

    Egyptian Presidency/AP, file

    By now we’re all aware they weren’t friends, but Egyptian military had apparently drawn up a plan as early as April to take control of the country’s security if street violence escalated. An investigation by the Associated Press has found that throughout Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s year in office, relations with the military had been tense. Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, head of Egypt’s military, believed the first civilian president was steering the country toward disaster, and directly defied his orders at least twice while planning for months to take more political control. After clandestinely working with an activist group called Tamarod, which hoped to oust the president, al-Sisi gave Morsi a 48-hour ultimatum and finally enacted the overthrow on July 3.

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