SCAF Meeting Without Morsi: No Subtle Messages Here

From MEI Editor's Blog Wed Feb 20 2013, 15:38:00

"Egypt's SCAF holding meetings in president's absence: Military Sources." The article appears in Ahram Online, and Al-Ahram is the flagship of the state-owned media.

Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) has been meeting without its nominal head, President Mohamed Morsi, to discuss domestic developments amid concerns over Egypt's ongoing political crisis, military sources told Ahram Online Wednesday. In the president's absence, sources say, such gatherings do not technically qualify as official SCAF meetings. "They are more like consulting sessions in which the military leadership compares notes and discusses issues of concern," said one source.

According to these sources, who spoke on strict condition of anonymity, recent tensions between the presidency and the military were prompted by this recent round of meetings, in which some SCAF members voiced concern over national development and the viability of the central government.

Oh, that's all right then. No subtle message being sent when this appears in the state's flagship paper? Of course not:

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