EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT MOHAMED MORSI ASSERTS HIS OLD POWERS BY FIRING DEFENCE AND INTELLIGENCE MINISTERS AND SUPREME MILITARY COUNCIL’S CHIEF ARMY/AIR FORCE & NAVY GENERALS
NOW HE IS IN CHARGE
Taking back presidential powers removed by the military council before he took office, Mohamed Morsi removed the Supreme Military Council chiefs and their powers after the Sinai Muslim militant attacks that killed 16 Egyptian soldiers at the border with Gaza.
The intelligence minister ignored Israeli warnings of the imminent militant Muslim attacks on the now closed border post (below) and with the defense minister of over 20 years, Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, 76, lost his job.
President Morsi als0 appointed senior judge Mahmoud Mekki (above) as Egypt’s vice president, army intelligence head General Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi as new defense minister, council member General Mohamed al-Assar as assistant defense minister, retired the army chief of staff General Sami Hafe Enan, and named the navy’s retired/fired chief as the Suez Canal’s new boss.
(Below: l-r, Tantawi, Enan, al-Assar)