BREAKING NEWS: EYGPT’S new PRESIDENT bold move to FIRE 2 generals US SHOCK and HORRIFIED by DECISION

BREAKING NEWS: EYGPT’S new PRESIDENT bold move to FIRE 2 generals US SHOCK and HORRIFIED by DECISION

Egypt’s presidents taken his most decisive step yet to assert power of the influential military sacking to top generals the defense minister who served as the country’s interim leader after hosny mubarak was ousted and also dismissed it was the chief of staff what’s he started to move more boldly against the army after an attack by militants in Sinai that killed 16 border guards there’s no talk to Asia Times correspondent Pepe Escobar hi there Pepe things have been on the line with us tonight from Hong Kong tonight I see there now is the sacking of these two top generals a sign that the military’s decades-long rule is coming to an end in Egypt do you think now it’s much more complicated than that Kevin in fact the Emir of Qatar went to Cairo a few hours later Morsi made his move what does that tell you it tells you that first of all Morsi got two billion dollars from the Emir of Qatar personally instead of morsing going to Mac and talking to the house of South this is something that happened two weeks ago the Emir of Qatar actually went to Cairo talk to Marci gave him two billion dollars as a star and immediately afterwards Morsi made his move which was a counter-coup I guess the previous coup against the Muslim Brotherhood it’s so romantic it’s so late it’s so late as you’re saying so a foreign hand at work here let’s talk about these new appointments the new defense ministers also taking over as the head of the military councils of former intelligence chief he also started in the US what can we expect from Emlyn well basically from the Muslim Brotherhood point of view they don’t want any more frictions between scaff and the preston so we can say that for the moment the score is muslim brotherhood one scoffs zero the problem is the military even if the junta is realigned now or rearrange they control almost forty percent of the Egyptian economy Egypt is broke has no money they have an annual deficit of 36 billion dollars so these two billion dollars from Qatar it’s a little bit of help but not much because a tourism in Egypt they used to get like five 27 billion dollars of interest nobody’s there’s no tourism in Egypt for months now and they have five billion dollars from the renting the Suez Canal and they have like four or five billion dollars from remittances from Egyptian workers they still have this enormous gap where’s the money coming from Qatar cannot pay for Egypt’s that indefinitely the house of south now they are horrified that in fact more see when they ask for money from the house of South two to three weeks ago the house on south side ok will study the situation now cutter steps in this means that now the Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi as president they are extremely powerful against rearranged and weakened juta the junta they don’t have a response for the moment so I am betting in the long run that they will let Egypt collapse in terms of being practically defaulting or broke or unable to pay its bills and then maybe later they will rearrange another Egyptian military coup and go back to power I can so coming from the yeah I can see you coming from I mean so you kind of answered my last question really I was gonna ask you what about the dismissed generals they’ve already been offered new roles as advisers to the government is that just a face save oh yes this is this is cosmetic having totally in fact this is you know that medals a Medal of Honor savior of the nation that kind of stuff is just rhetoric and medals not much workers are except it’s accept them we should expect something to happen not immediately in terms of a counter-coup by scarf because the Judah is still there even if they are prayer their prerogatives in terms of that constitutional amendment which transferred powers from the president’s to them now Morse avoided that completely they may have some cards to play and don’t forget very good relationship with the Pentagon I’m sure a lot of people in Washington horrified about the Morsi move and they really are the Israelis are totally freaking out with the Morsi move because now they say that each has become an Islamic dictatorship so there could be some counter coups from foreign actors as well I mean I mean any prey in Saudi Arabia and a final thought on the streets we’ve seen President Morsi supporters running again Ontario square they’re happy the top browse apparently had been ordered to resign do you think we’ll see new clashes over this with the Muslim Brotherhood and the military rallying supporters well briefly yeah yes absolutely Carrie I was talking to a very good Egyptian a writer journalist yesterday he was explaining to me basically that the Muslim Brotherhood is not widely popular in Egypt they very well organized they have four or five different strands they manage to organized quickly they won’t the elections but this doesn’t mean that they are popular in the long run in the long run if Egypt has more secular political parties including the people who started the revolution in Tahrir Square the whole situation will change and Muslim Brotherhood cannot count on remaining in power indefinitely in Egypt ok thanks for your thoughts could have you on the program Pepe Escobar there danger times correspondent in Hong Kong