On June 29, the day before the mass protests that shook Egypt’s ruling party, I was sitting with a friend who had just arrived in Egypt. We had a long conversation during which he mentioned the U.S. Ambassador to Egypt, Anne Patterson, whom he knows and had seen the day before.
A lesson learnt?
This is a message to any local, American or international party to do what it takes to bring to justice anyone involved in this conspiracy against the people of Egypt.Abdel Latif el-Menawy
The armed forces have chosen the logical and natural choice which harmonizes with their role as a national institution not influenced by threats of punishment; thus, it would not accept such suggestions. What really surprised me was the American insistence to defy the popular will even if the latter takes a path that does not harmonize with what the Americans consider the only path towards democracy.