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-- you've just come back from pretty extraordinary few days very quick.
Trip to Egypt where I know many people have sat -- -- -- -- with the leadership I.
This is the first allegation -- serving western allegations are gonna sit down.
With the Egyptian leadership.
What we -- have thought -- attention sort of taken away because of because of domestic issues but also because of Syria and Iran but Egypt remains.
You know the linchpin hasn't really.
So what's the big story in the -- -- and we got a lawn because the egyptians -- Asia took us in her ration.
And the egyptians.
Two years ago mayor of spring through over and over right the president and then a year after about a year ago.
They have elections and they elected a guy Mohammed -- it was three.
Muslim Brotherhood leader but they -- had a constitution they just elected and then he wrote -- constitution.
But they wrote a constitution excluding other people from governing roles and for the last year -- Marcy is gone.
One by one dismantling all balance of democracy and silence in the press firing the courts.
-- -- religious persecution certain Christians and so in June the Egyptian people rose up and it is an amazing story.
They have the equivalent of a hundred -- -- within America it would have been undergoing people went to students they had 2039 people went to the streets three times.
And they said we want this guy either too reform or get rid of them and -- river from and what happened.
-- the United States the media.
The Republicans even people like Senator McCain as well as the White House -- -- military can't cut up and it's terrible when in fact.
It was too tired junction nation rising up to put any of the administration didn't cut -- yes -- did.
They said they -- they wouldn't technically call it at Ku right but when I talk to their major general on the Egyptian army.
There is responsible for receiving American military assistance he said.
They have effectively cut it off they've they've made some spare parts arrive that they haven't been slow walked into the that we're not.
Billion dollars a year there is highlighting her yet he is not happening.
Right so where are we now in Egypt because you look at this and as you say it's it's a -- and says so those Egypt so -- the rest of the Middle East.
What I mean it seems chaotic from the outside you've now been inside -- told to the leadership where I would.
They have a roadmap and they have stuck to the schedule.
They've created a committee of fifteen representing all elements of of Egyptian society or religious groups women and minorities.
Labor unions businessmen students.
And they are writing a new constitution there.
Well on their way we've read and we -- -- -- -- so who is the guy is the chairman of that committee they're on schedule they plan to have it within several weeks.
They will have a referendum on national nationwide referendum on the new constitution.
By the end of the year and that early next year they will have first parliamentary elections and then presidential elections didn't have any country music are very optimistic.
Yeah special and you know we know what all the -- -- we met with student activists would.
The students who had created this petition movement in June -- -- -- -- that this is a 180 million people.
Let me be thorough literate so is probably the majority in and that that's the student group on the guy with the -- next to me.
He was the guy who.
Organized how -- and it was called is -- and that's the movement of -- students but then other people -- the society joined that they got a petition.
Several days later June 30 they catch 22 million people in the streets peacefully.
The Egyptian military stepped -- to prevent a civil war.
And within a few days.
Created an interim government with the civilian government -- to have of the Supreme Court Chief Justice is running in the country so they've got one committee -- the constitution.
They've got civilian government.
They've got the military that has gone into the Sinai Peninsula to clean out the al-Qaeda.
Centers that have been set up on the Sinai Peninsula I mean come optimistic.
Your idol you are confident that the military is going ace is saying yes to civilian government will continues to say yes I -- but I.
I am you know of this is that admittedly -- -- general LLC for two hours and nobody's applicant is and sat in a closer than you and I are now he does -- want.
How they want they've -- big -- in general are facing that they are generals are saying he wanted to set and our job is to protect the Egyptian people have.
I don't think they're persistent military coup they don't want they don't want governing shipped.
To -- they want to make sure that Egypt is safe and secure and well -- but the military in Egypt has never wanted to run things.
You talk -- little about it every.
Sort of portion all of Egyptian society being represented against the constitution there is written except.
The Muslim brother you know -- Think of the Muslim Brotherhood as a political party like it's the Democrats that the Tea -- it's the Republicans it's not and the egyptians I think that they think of it is the forward face of al-Qaeda.
You and what the Muslim Brotherhood did in the year in power.
They got rid of the technical leadership have a technocrats to make the country run and they put put Muslim Brotherhood -- and they wash out how to set up an end to establish bases in the Sinai Peninsula and would want the military go after them.
They suppress the media and women and the chords I talk to their man -- -- Jonathan Hunt.
Egypt and I -- that guy has a leading talk show and he said.
Within days of the Muslim Brotherhood how he was given a list of several hundred people that we're no longer a lot of damage -- and -- give analysts of people he had to enter your.
We met with a woman who is the -- gaming news anchor she's sad.
That's -- -- because she was critical she received death threats -- children.
She said that there were women reporters.
-- TV reporters for reporters.
Who weren't radio people who women who -- fired just because they were women.
We met with the Christian the Coptic Christian -- represents about 1012% of the population.
So maybe 109 people he said that -- -- there 62 churches that have been attacked.
Looted and burned to the ground and air holes cities -- the -- -- having said.
All of that in.
Was elected in an election which may have had some -- -- who have but it was an election out.
Isn't that full he had been so the Muslim Brotherhood and a principal then among the Egyptian people to have their candidate elected correct so we can you just say he suddenly offer Europe know you guys come take -- in the in the.
Process whatsoever here's what they -- -- to me that telling example.
So more Singh was elected and they wrote a constitution which favored the Muslim Brotherhood at the expense of others what did they not -- in the constitution.
Any process of impeachment.
He so they like the Muslim Brotherhood and and Gaza and Hamas and Gaza.
They plan to have one man one vote one time and that.
People I talked to from the business community the student community the military current -- former government leaders.
Religious leaders they said if they've waited three more years there would have been no opposition interest and.
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