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Sisi Shoots Secret Service Official over Palace Arbitration

The Egyptian dictator that attacked the Muslim Brothers when they were waiting for food and turned the import-dependent country into a bloodbath ever since according to diplomatic sources now has waged his latest coup. The head of Egypt´s prestigious Secret Service which is responsible for the national security of the presidential palaces is said to have been shot dead on the spot by the president himself after being ordered in for a complaint. That Omar Caponsiro was not seen since may be due to professional reasons, but now there is an explanation going around on diplomatic channels what might have motivated Egypt to make the same step as Iran did after the Shah.
The sources said the shooting was a palace arbitration issue since the charge was Caponsiro having stolen an early draft of a palace chronicle in the form of a Pharaoh-era document stored deep inside the building. It was said Sisi found that the document was gone and Caponsiro could not tell where it was. Apparently, he was not immediately killed, but at gunpoint received the demand to order his staff to search the palace´s waste bins, the street´s waste bins, the quarter´s waste bins, the city´s waste bins, but his officials failed to produce a result. It was said due to a misunderstanding by the Secret Service chief, a janitor had thrown the worn-out paper into the waste, having no idea what it was - and since he, without knowing for what purpose, also confirmed not to have crumbled it, without any guilt. At the point of the shooting it had become likely that the document could no longer be located.

According to the report, Caponsiro had taken the original out of the archive and left it on a window-sill without reporting to the president. Diplomats said he had intended the president to see the document, yet did not present it to him but instead prepared a situation where Sisi might pick it up collaterally without understanding how it got there. Not understanding the origin instead of being presented with it was the crucial element, it was said, since it counted as forensic evidence that the intent of the collaboration was not to support but to turn the tables. Caponsiro was said to have intended to put himself at the head of the table and make Sisi an inferior spokesperson.

According to some diplomats, palace sources said Sisi took a copy of the document and a gun out of his briefcase after the official admitted that he had the person of the president in mind when he stole the original. But others said he had asked his official to make a list of similar cases and on the spot write down locations and descriptions of items illegitimately touched. Caponsiro however neither told the truth nor played Russian roulette with lies, and failed to make a credible claim of exception as well.

Sisi then gave a short speech to palace aides and staff arguing if Caponsiro had been an Egyptian from the era of the treasure he stole, he would have been the kind of administrator that tells people to put food into the poison to make the poison edible. The bureaucratic primitive, Sisi is said to have said, has developed from there to putting value into the fraud to make the fraud valuable. Then he took the audience into a phone call to get the Secret Service headquarter´s janitor in to have the dead body removed.

Sisi also accused Caponsiro of leniency, referring to the use of old country profiles from the Mubarak era by his staff which now have mere rumour level status. He also said, with the security head developing an interest in the documentation of the building, the natural thing would have been to make an appointment and receive a copy with additional remarks, instead of playing a game elsewhere know as easter eggs. Sisi emphasised that the case was an example how playing games on duty might lead to bad temptations. Omar Caponsiro had of course always been a fierce opponent of the Muslim Brotherhood whose much talked about influence with the coup turned out to be more dependent on the organisation´s Egyptian leg than many had expected.

Sisi said the "easter eggs" game with which Caponsiro had, so his words, killed himself, was a bad habit from the Mubarak era that ought not to be continued. The president embarked on a personal anecdote telling how as a six year old he had said to an Imam that he had a foul mouth. Sisi elaborated that none of the grown-ups had the courage to give an appropriate hint, and how he then asked whether the cleric had an open ear for a child´s problem with its doctor. Under four eyes, he told the Imam how a dentist had yelled at him for his mouth condition, but failed to teach him how to tell a likewise observation to someone else. What would the cleric recommend to say to an adult in such a situation?

Sisi said, the cleric thanked him and encouraged the child to continue to ask intelligent questions to adults even when it already knew the answer. Then Sisi said to his audience, you can imagine what would have happened had I instead been playing "easter eggs" with dental products in the mosque. Mubarak became such a nasty beast toward his fellow Egyptians because that is how the American imperialists abused him over a long time, with suitcases full of cash appearing on window-sills by machinations as inexplicable as the appearance of the food in the barn is for the cattle.

Presidential palace staff then passed around a fatwa by Cairo´s Grand Mufti arguing the document theft was a mortal sin, since its intent had been to take a Creator role. Yet it would use the privileges of that function for purposes its legitimate owner would deliberately avoid, such as degradation. When the contradiction between ambition and haughtiness leads into crimes, that is a sign of identity abuse of God, the Mufti said, suggesting the culprit had been expecting Sisi to pick up the document, regard it as divine coincidence, rely upon it and thereby become a tool of Caponsiro.

But the thief had made the scheme without the janitor. The legal expertise takes the Caponsiro case as a tip of an iceberg, arguing that the theft of the original incarnations of documents is a rare exception and most cases below public perception were about theft of content. The Mufti said in the fatwa that while the Secret Service was arguing by taking a copy it did not infringe upon people´s freedom of choice, in fact unauthorised multiplication of documents and content that were used for scientific purposes was an infringement upon the freedom of science.

If for example the leadership did research on the quality of its service branch, then the same taking a copy of the materials would hamper the quality of the results. In fact it is already the case when samples are being taken from a public source, and the entire basket thereof cannot be relied upon because there might be secret service theatrics among them. The Mufti said while the activity of the secret service was not an upfront denial of the freedom of choice, as an attack on the scientific method to figure out the proper choice it was undermining that freedom in a way much more dangerous than upfront skirmish.

The Mufti cited an example in which research scientists in a food security program had been betrayed to foreign agencies by Egypt´s own secret service, with the result that these foreign agencies went to manipulate the world market to the disadvantage of the country. The fatwa said the area most affected by the side-effects of the content and multiplication by the secret service was the taking of feedback. If feedback could not be taken, because feedback analysis can only see the content thereof not its making, and that production of feedback cannot be relied upon as free from unauthorised multiplication, it is not merely a waste of efforts but also a loss of scientific freedom.

The Mufti emphasised that the pretexts of safety and security were not capable to serve a purpose of legitimation, since the additional effort necessary to appropriately handle its activities was not merely a resource issue but an operational issue as well. In the case of the food market turbulences that would not have been there without internal spying and external treason it also was a mortal danger. This grave risk, so the fatwa, always is to be kept in mind when the temptation comes up to belittle unsolicited multiplication by monopoly as a harmless nuisance. Just that in many instances death was embedded much deeper in the vested interests does not mean spying was not dangerous.

To understand the significance of the problem of secret service arbitration, it is necessary to directly pinch the hallucination of these officials. The document explained that whether it happened to be the case or not they would want to imagine they were making a somehow unsafe situation more safe. Their problems come to the fore where haughtiness trumps insight. The fatwa argues that this occurs because secret services use hidden keys, hidden cameras and hidden microphones. That puts the officials into a mental position similar to the bodily one of disabled people using wheelchairs, Braille dots or a language of gestures.

The haughtiness we observe in them is what bridges over the the disadvantages thereof, and the palace chronicle case is an example how it can become a risk to others. The Mufti said while a handful of wheelchairs might make a crowd appear more compassionate to each other, it would be ridiculous to bill this as an achievement of the technology since the situation only shows what is already there. Someone deliberately rolling over the president´s toes might risk to get shot like any healthy person depending on the general situation. The document said it was an emphasis on equality at that point, not a specific regulation.

Sisi added that he personally regarded the conduct of Caponsiro as treacherous, because it provided a bad role model for hostile countries and displayed an alarming lack of solidarity. Sisi said he had asked the culprit what he had thought in doing it but got no meaningful answer. Rumours among diplomats later said that the official had replied he wanted to test the president´s awareness, but then he was asked to tell what this gun now pointed at him was good for. Since Caponsiro was regarding himself as smart, he gave the same answer again, the gun was taken away, and he was asked how he came to regard palace property as a toy. Only when he failed to answer that further question he was shot, some diplomats insisted.

What is more certain however is that Caponsiro is said to have issued an internal decree for Egypt´s secret service to keep a stockpile of toilet paper available in every building after he found there was one in the presidential office, of which neither Mubarak, Mursi nor Sisi had told him it was waiting there for the case an American visitor might ask for a proposal of a free trade agreement. He said while it was a majority view that Trump was insane, as he would reciprocate with nuclear reactors against water cookers, only a minority was aware that Clinton was insane, reciprocating against both with water cookers that mimicked the flaws of nuclear reactors, namely that they do not survive a dry run, making them worse than both.

According to another widespread story, Caponsiro earlier kneeled in front of Sisi to lobby him to make an Egyptian claim for permanently representing Africa in the United Nations Security Council, and after letting him make his case to the end, the latter tells him that he is not appropriately prepared for what he claims to intend.

Sunday, Aug 21st 2016