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  1. Mootaz-khelifi

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    General Rachid Ammar
    Rachid Ammar (Arabic: رشيد عمار‎)(1947 or 1948- ) is the Chief of Staff of the Tunisian Armed Forces.
    On January 13, 2011, Ammar refused to follow the orders of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, then president of Tunisia, to shoot protesters participating in the 2010–2011 Tunisian protests. He responded to the order, "Agree to deploy soldiers to calm the situation, but the army does not shoot the people". Ben Ali then sacked Ammar for not obeying his order and put him under house arrest. On January 14, Ben Ali fled Tunisia and Ammar was reinstated by Mohamed Ghannouchi. ( Shortcut: This general* said no to a presidential order )

    Biography
    Born in either 1947 or 1948, Ammar is from Sayada, a small town on the coast of Tunisia.
    Ammar was promoted to chief of staff from the rank of colonel after the chief of staff, Abdelaziz Skik, was killed in a 2002 helicopter crash, which is considered mysterious by several soldiers and journalists who have also hold Ben Ali's government responsible. Since the crash, the Tunisian army and the Tunisian presidency have seen a lack of trust. The same helicopter crash also killed five colonels, four majors and two lieutenants.
    Ammar is a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and was received along with other members of the council by Ali at a ceremony during the summer of 2010. There, Ammar was promoted by Ben Ali from the rank of Divisional General to that of Corps General.


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    Yep have to admire this guy. Certainly one of the best in recent history, hats off to him
     
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    How does that make him the best General?

    Are talking about skills that make a good General or being a humanist?

    In terms of pure skill, then the best General in the Arab World was the Egyptian General Saad el-Shazly, who planned and executed the Yom Kippur War in 1973. If Sadat had listened to him, the war could have ended on the Egyptian front in a stalemate and a strategic Israeli defeat since Egypt controlled more territory than it had at the beginning of the war.

    But he was over-ruled and Sadat launched a disastrous offensive against the Sinai passes which resulted heavy loses from the Egyptian 3rd Army Armored Reserves which allowed the Israelis to launch their counter-attack and envelop the the 3rd Army.

    Saad el-Shazly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    humanist of course
     
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    making the right call saved a lot of killing & his country
     
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    yeah saved Tunisia because the army have one thing in his mined from the people to the people