Egyptian Prez And Inner Circle Could Be SUPER Embarrassed By These Leaks
Analysis supports allegations the Egyptian president and his inner circle engaged in a series of embarrassing conversations, as revealed by leaked audio recordings.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi and his top generals mocked Gulf allies, corrupted the judiciary and kept billion in private military accounts, if the leaks prove accurate, reports The New York Times.
No signs indicate the recordings were fabricated, according to reports submitted to British police. Sisi’s voice is recorded twice and his top general, Mamdouh Shaheen, is on another recording, writes The NYTimes.
Lawyers for ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi ordered the analysis by audio forensics firm J.P. French Associates. Morsi was ousted by the military in 2013. Sisi, formerly the minister of defense, ran for office and won in 2014. Recordings were purportedly taped during the year preceding Sisi’s election.
Leaks expose Sisi’s ambitions for a Hollywood-style image, saying he wants to be perceived as the man “on a nearly impossible mission,” while Egypt looms on the brink of disaster.
Another recording reveals Sisi ordered donations from Gulf states to remain in military coffers rather than in accounts for the civilian government. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates provided Egypt with “more than $42 billion over about 22 months to support the military takeover.”
“They have money like rice, man!” said Sisi, referring to these financial backers.
After purportedly watching U.S. police officers clash with protesters and the media’s reaction, Sisi noted Americans have a lower tolerance for police violence.
When Sisi and his generals discussed the situation in Libya, the president said he wanted to work with the cousin of late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi to fight the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Egyptian government denied the authenticity of the tapes when they emerged last fall. The Egyptian Embassy did not respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.
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