Egypt army head warns of ‘state collapse’

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Egypt is headed toward a “collapse” that will impact “future generations” due to continuing violence and unrest, said President Mohammed Morsi appointee, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, on Tuesday.

His assessment on the army’s official Facebook page comes on the heels of deadly protests and mounting economic woes; Reuters reports 52 have been killed in scuffles in just the past week. The deadliest areas of Egypt are now along the Suez Canal, where Mr. Morsi declared states of emergency and the military has deployed to enforce peace.

The BBC interprets the general’s statements as a warning to protesters.

“The continuing conflict between political forces and their differences concerning the management of the country could lead to a collapse of the state and threaten future generations,” Mr. Sissi said, according to the BBC.

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