Al Siyassa’s exclusive: “Morsi plotted with Iran to create a Muslim Brotherhood copy of the Revolutionary Guard”

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Al Siyassa’s exclusive: “Morsi plotted with Iran to create a Muslim Brotherhood copy of the Revolutionary Guard”
Dr. Walid Phares/March 21/15

An explosive and exclusive report published by Kuwait’s daily al Siyassa reveals that the past Egyptian President Mohamemd Morsi “plotted to seek support from the Iranian regime to establish a Pasdaran-like Muslim Brotherhood “Islamic Revolutionary Guard in Egypt to paralyze and undermine Egyptian military.” Al Siyassa quoted a former chief intelligence in Egypt who reported that “Morsi sought the expertise of the Iranian Pasdaran during his visit to Tehran and asked the Ayatollahs to send close to 200,000 “tourists” to Egypt to revive an Islamist tourism movement.” According to al Siyassa, Pasdaran officers and trainers would be embedded within the ‘tourists,’ and would be deployed to form the Ikhwan militias and equip them to become a parallel to the army and eventually eliminate the high ranking officers of the armed forces.” The former intelligence chief told al Siyassa that the Egyptian military opposed the strategic ties Morsi was establishing with the Iranian regime, but without knowing how dangerous was Morsi’s move. In a sense Mohamemd Morsi and his Ikhwan were mounting a coup against the military and Egyptian democracy, as Khomeini has done in 1979-1980 in Iran. Egyptians were very lucky to have been able to rise against the Ikhwan regime in time and toppled what could have been another Iran in the region.