Egypt’s president Mohammad Morsi has sacked the Head of Armed Forces and Defense Minister Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi the presidential spokesman announced on Sunday.
Morsi appointed General Abdellatif Sisi to head the military and former judge Mekky as vice-president, the spokesman added.
Incident comes days after start of military operation against militants suspected of perpetrating fatal attack on Egyptian border guards last Sunday • Several police checkpoints have also been assaulted by armed assailants since last Wednesday.
Having gained control of the Egyptian parliament, government and presidency, the Muslim Brotherhood has made itself the unchallenged ruler of Egypt. Demoting the heads of the military leaves the MB in control of the biggest army in the Arab world.
Two months after assuming the presidency, the Muslim Brotherhood’s President Mohamed Morsi swept away the powerful pro-American Supreme Military Council heads ruling Egypt since Hosni Mubarak’s overthrow. Sunday. Aug. 12, he fired the Egyptian Defense Minister, Field Marshal Mohamed Tantawi,
debkafile was the only publication to report that the Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi were exploiting the terrorist attack in Sinai to rid Cairo of the pro-Western military control of the Egyptian government. A faster worker, Morsi has achieved this in exactly seven days.