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Egypt’s military vows fight to death in Facebook posting, ‘The Final Hours’
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Egypt's military command told President Mohammed Morsi in a Wednesday posting on Facebook they're not leaving, they're not ceding the fight, and they'll fight to death until he caves to their demands or leaves office.
The Facebook posting was called "The Final Hours."
The post from the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, led by armed forces chief Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, stated: "We swear to God that we will sacrifice even our blood for Egypt and its people, to defend them against any terrorist, radical or fool."
The Facebook posting was a direct response to President Mohammed Morsi's vow to stay in office, Reuters reported. It came just three hours after Mr. Morsi went on national television to scoff at an ultimatum from Mr. Sisi — share power or face an ouster from the military.
The Facebook posting makes clear that the military is not standing down, one analyst said in a Reuters report.
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