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The Over-The-Top First Campaign Video From Egypt's Former Top General

A guide to how to glorify military rule, in the form of a video created by an unofficial group supporting Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi released hours after Sisi announced he would be running for president.

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And then she has a message for Barack Obama and former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Ann Patterson. She's singing, "We refuse interference in our internal affairs."

(Many Egyptians believe that the U.S. funded the Muslim Brotherhood and helped them stay in power. They have expressed concern that the U.S. will interfere to return the Brotherhood to power and try and topple Egypt's army. Some conspiracy theories have even argued that President Obama is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.)

And in case you were wondering, she lays down the line again on what to call military ouster of the Brotherhood: "June 30 was a popular revolution not a military coup... We pray that our president will be Field Marshal Abdel Sisi."

Sheera Frenkel is a cybersecurity correspondent for BuzzFeed News based in San Francisco. She has reported from Israel, Egypt, Jordan and across the Middle East. Her secure PGP fingerprint is 4A53 A35C 06BE 5339 E9B6 D54E 73A6 0F6A E252 A50F

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