Courtesy of the NY Times: Though denied later, this little bit of truth in an otherwise cess-pool of ignorance in the MSM let’s us see that the US is backing the Muslim Brotherhood (sold out to the CIA) as well as creating and directing Al-CIADA …
Egypt — what is to become of Mohamed Morsi, the ousted president — turned cloudier on Sunday as state institutions conducted a bizarre public argument about his legal status.
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It started with a report on Sunday evening in the state newspaper Al Ahram asserting that Mr. Morsi, who has been held incommunicado by the military since July 3, would be charged with espionage in connection with a plot said to involve the United States ambassador.
Then, prosecutors denied the report. And shortly before midnight, the military issued a statement scolding the newspaper for publishing false information “to serve certain political currents.”
The events illustrated the confusion over who is in charge in Egypt, while shedding no new light on the status of Mr. Morsi, who remains in detention and faces numerous allegations but has not been formally charged.
It was not clear whether the Al Ahram report was the work of an overzealous editor who failed to consult his superiors, a trial balloon or just a mistake. The front page of Monday’s edition, posted on the Web Sunday evening, said in a banner headline, “Public Prosecutor Orders the Detention of Morsi for 15 Days.”
Below that, in eight breathless smaller headlines, the paper described a scheme by Mr. Morsi, colluding with the American ambassador, to “run the country” from a Cairo mosque. It promised details of the “American conspiracy against Egypt in the last hours of the reign of the Brotherhood,” and cited four phone calls made by Mr. Morsi. American officials could not be reached.
A spokesman for the public prosecutor denied that Mr. Morsi had been ordered detained, but said that a judge was assigned to look into unspecified charges against him, a sign that an investigation was intensifying.
A military spokesman, in a post on Facebook, called Al Ahram’s report of a conspiracy “false information.” The spokesman said the armed forces were “adopting the methodology of transparency,” but he did not provide any detail about what had become of Mr. Morsi.