Mideast Egypt Calling The Military

June 25, 2013 - 5:35 PM
FILE - In this Thursday Feb, 21, 2013 file photo, released by the Egyptian Presidency, Egyptian Minister of Defense, Lt. Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, left, meets with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi at the presidential headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. A year ago, Egypt’s opposition and youth movements demanded the then-ruling military leave power. Now some are counting on its protection as they try to remove Islamist President Mohammed Morsi with a wave of protests. They’re hoping the generals, who have signaled discontent with the president, will pressure him out without outright taking over. But Morsi’s Islamist backers are already angrily denouncing what they call a potential coup against an elected leader. (AP Photo/Mohammed Abd El Moaty, Egyptian Presidency, File)