Libyan General Khalifa Haftar is sounding a lot like his next-door neighbor. Consider:
1. His intervention, he keeps saying, is "not a coup."
2. He is acting to "stop terrorism" in Libya.
3. Though his original targets were Jihadist militias, he is also denouncing the Muslim Brotherhood and promising to eliminate it from politics..
4. He keeps talking about a new constitutional "road map."
5. He says he wants to restore security and stability.
6. Though he disclaims any personal ambition, he conceded in one interview that he might run for President if the Libyan people insisted.
Admittedly the parallels only go so far. Sisi had the Egyptian Deep State behind him; over 40 years Qadhafi destroyed any power center that might threaten him; the anarchy since his fall attests to that.
But Haftar does seem to have tapped into a yearning for order. In just the past day, much of the Air Force, air defense forces, Navy, and the Intelligence service and at least some of the Interior Ministry have rallied to Haftar's "Operation Karama."