The root of Egypt’s coup: Morsi giving free hand to Sinai Islamists

19.07.2013                      12.Aw.5773

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The root of Egypt's coup: Morsi giving free hand to Sinai Islamists

A series of interviews by AP with defense, army, and intel officials reveals the coup that removed the former president was the culmination of nearly a year of acrimonious relations between him and the army.

The head of Egypt's military, Gen. Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, sat with a polite smile in the front row listening to President Mohammed Morsi give a two and a half hour speech defending his year in office. Al-Sisi even clapped lightly as the audience of Morsi supporters broke into cheers….