Egypt acquiescent to US, UK: Political analyst
Scott Rickard a political analyst in an interview on Tuesday with Press TV said that Egypt is still under the control of the US and UK which seek to turn the African country into a colony of the West.
He said: “[Egypt’s presidential hopeful Abdel Fattah] el-Sisi is the typical leader that the UK and the US have placed in the leading role for over one hundred years in Egypt.”
Rickard said that the UK and the US have allied to control the Egyptian policy as they did before.
“They (the British) are allied with the Americans and they have been controlling Egypt and influencing Egyptian politics very clearly for over 200 years,” he said.
He stressed that the current propped up military-installed government in Egypt has “extremely close ties with the West”, adding that the regime receives billions of dollars a year in aid from the West.
“This is another illegitimate government put in place to run a British colony that is still under the West’s thumb,” Rickard added.
The analyst’s remarks come as the presidential election in Egypt was extended to a third day on Tuesday night amid high security measures to counter possible threats.