Morsi Elevates 'Closet Muslim Brotherhood General' With US Encouragement
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi elevated Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, to defense minister, with the apparent encouragement of (rather witless) counterterrorism czar John Brennan, and other Obama administration officials.
Consistent with Team Obama's rather blatantly pro- Muslim Brotherhood policies, the Wall Street Journal also notes,
People with knowledge of the Egyptian military said Gen. Sissi has a broad reputation within military circles as a Muslim Brotherhood sympathizer, a rare trait in a military culture inured against Islamism. "Sissi is known inside the military for being a Muslim Brother in the closet," said Zeinab Abul Magd, a professor at the American University in Cairo and an expert on Egypt's military.