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PufPuf23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-11 07:14 PM
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What are the names of the Egyptian Generals who were in DC when the protests began?
Seems that these Generals would be interesting to watch.

IIRC several Egyptian Generals were in DC and went home early when the protests started.

Any links?

Who did they meet with?
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-11 07:26 PM
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1. Excellent question. (nt)
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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-11 07:36 PM
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2. I think they met with their counterparts in our Military.
I think the one mentioned is Anan. I believe he is in charge\
of all Ground Forces in Egypt. I think I have this correct.

Anyway, Egypt's Army trains with our Forces and attend
some of our War Colleges.

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PufPuf23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-11 08:01 PM
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3. To kick my own post because an important question to interpret the present and future.
The instabilty in the ME seems to be growing in the name of Democracy.

I knew our miltitary support, friendship, and evem rendition association with Egypt but did not realize Egypt had not truly been a Democracy under Mubarak and 30 year old emergency orders.
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riverwalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-11 09:33 PM
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4. Lieutenant General Sami Enan and 25 others
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/01/29/us-egypt-usa-...

Lieutenant General Sami Enan, chief of staff of Egypt's armed forces, abruptly cut short talks in Washington that were due to run through February 2.

"He intends to return today," General James Cartwright, vice chairman of the U.S. military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters at the Pentagon.

Before his departure, Alexander Vershbow, a U.S. assistant secretary of defense, urged restraint during talks with Enan on Wednesday and Thursday, Pentagon spokesman Colonel Dave Lapan said, without elaborating.

Lapan said the 25-member Egyptian delegation was heading home on Friday evening.
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PufPuf23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-11 10:25 PM
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5. Thank you riverwalker. nt
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-13-11 07:39 AM
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7. Thank you. I didn't see your post when I replied
Edited on Sun Feb-13-11 07:40 AM by Catherina
That's what I get for keeping a window open for so long.
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-13-11 07:38 AM
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6. If I find more will update but so far-
Edited on Sun Feb-13-11 07:43 AM by Catherina
Saturday, January 29, 2011
The US is cooking in Egypt

Aljazeera is reporting that Egyptian Army's chief-of-staff, `Anan, who was in Washington, DC until yesterday, will be sworn in as the second vice-president of Egypt. The man (Mubarak) who always insisted that there is no need for a vice-president, now has two. The US is clearly trying to abort the change agenda of the Egyptian people but I doubt that the mass genie which is out of the bottle--how is that for a cliche?--will put up with that plot.

http://angryarab.blogspot.com/2011/01/us-is-cooking-in-...



Egypt's military chief of staff cut short a visit to the Pentagon because of anti-government. U.S. Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. James Cartwright said that Egypt's Lt. Gen. Sami Hafez Anan flew home, just two days into a planned week of meetings in Washington. Anan was in the U.S. for the highest level strategic talks each year between Washington and Cairo. Repeating the Obama administration's position on upheaval in Egypt, Cartwright urged the Egyptian government to show restraint in how it deals with protesters.

http://www.federalnewsradio.com/?nid=125&sid=2256866



On 1 February 2010, the UK's Channel 4 News reported that the United States of America was pressing for Anan to play a role in coordinating interim arrangements for government in Egypt after Hosni Mubarak.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sami_Hafez_Anan#cite_note-...
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