FOX: Morsi Defiant As Egypt’s Military Vows To Defend People Against Any ‘Terrorist, Radical Or Fool’
Egypt’s military vowed to defend the country’s people against any “terrorist, radical or fool” hours ahead of its deadline for President Mohammed Morsi to resolve the nation’s political crisis — or face intervention by the army.
“We swear to God that we will sacrifice even our blood for Egypt and its people, to defend them against any terrorist, radical or fool,” read a post on the official Facebook page of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which is headed by Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.
A military source told Reuters that the statement — issued after Morsi appeared on state TV late Tuesday to once again reject an ultimatum from Sissi that he share power with opponents or face military action — reiterates that the armed forces would not abandon their demands.
The deadline will expire around 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. local time (10 a.m.-11 a.m. ET).
El-Sissi is currently meeting with religious, opposition and youth leaders, the military said on its Facebook page Wednesday, and he will release a statement after the meeting is over.
Read the full article at FoxNews.com