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Heard -- -- report and you know Muslim Brotherhood and you know Islamist fanatics are not gonna take this lying down.
And there is great fear that they would resort to end to violence and terrorism what do you think's gonna happen ambassador.
Well I think the Muslim Brotherhood leadership right now is trying to decide what to do and I think there there pranks and their their members are probably very divided on whether to turn to violence because what they see is illegitimate.
Coup against president more -- Or whether now is the time to hunker down we've seen the military takes some pretty.
Decisive steps against the brotherhood and say what you want about the military.
They know how to crack down on the Muslim Brotherhood they've had a lot of practice and I'm sure they're prepared to do it again.
But but it's certain whether it turns to violence or whether the brotherhood -- politically it's a mistake to count them out they've had enormous.
Political electoral success in Egypt the Morsi government was a disaster.
And they may throw him over the side but in terms of the popularity of their underlying run news or even more experience -- views they have a lot of strength.
Was President Obama is role in all of this -- mistake after all he reportedly ignored the advice of its own State Department.
And instead he decided to embrace you know Islamic groups from the very beginning of the Arab Spring he -- Mohamed -- be.
The brotherhood as viable partners was that -- -- was -- downright foolish what do you think.
Well I I would think the advice from the State Department would have been to do just that too cozy up to the Muslim Brotherhood in any event that's what the president did that's why the demonstrators in the streets.
I thought that he and that our ambassador in Cairo and Paterson were really.
Trying to defend the brotherhood -- administration under Mohamed Morsi.
I think this is better reflection in the administration's -- lawlessness and lack of understanding.
Of the Arab Spring from the get go two and a half years ago and in particular its lack of understanding of the situation in -- the US has huge interest here.
Preserving the Camp David peace accord with -- Israel.
Keeping the Suez Canal open and yet we played a weak and indecisive and here during the entire period in the Arab spurned him.
How would you leverage the one point six billion dollars in financial aid one point three billion of which goes to the to the military.
How would you leverage that to get what we want and what do we want.
Well I think using the military assistance is exactly the right thing to do I think it.
It's demonstrated it's had its effect the military so far anyway it's time together.
More c.'s efforts to packets ranks with brotherhood sympathizers so far at least seemed to have failed and I think we say look continued American support here.
Rests on these two points preserve the Camp David accords.
Keep the Sinai secure keep the Suez Canal open.
And try and get some stability in the country said the economy can get back on track that's really the reason.
A lot of these people were out in the streets Morsi took a bad economy and made it worse now eight point.
8% unemployment went up to 13%.
During his tenure.
GDP flat line dropping in half currency values in -- -- absolutely they have rolling blackouts again gas shortages.
Look -- what is the failure all of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Say about awards your failure of Islamist governments in that region of the world.
Well I wouldn't drawl that conclusions too quickly from this I think a lot of the people in the streets probably want and -- -- state they proudly supported the brotherhood -- more extreme parties.
In the parliamentary elections but they had their priorities different from Morsi I think they -- Morrissey is neglecting the economic.
Dire straits they were in the pursuit of the islamists this agenda and I think a lot of these people would say look fix the economy first will do the -- later.
So -- away I think the brotherhood experience here is a lesson.
Tell others in Tunisia and some of the other states but.
That become governments aren't even capable of understanding the basics of the marketplace in economics in order to accomplish that.
Well I think it depends really on what the leadership is if you look at Turkey prime minister air wind -- pursuing -- in the circumstances he faces and Turkey and an effort I think -- ended the secular nature of the Turkish state he's he's also trying to purge the military.
But he's very free market and his economic -- -- -- at least has the -- to understand that's the source of economic growth.
-- -- did not attack many of the failings of the Egyptian economy the subsidies and and other constraints that have kept economic growth from taking place time.
Ambassador John baldness as always many thanks are happy Independence Stadium and you're happy fourth time.
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