The “Military” will get tired of the unrest and depose this Islamist clown very soon. They only went along with him because they thought the public really wanted him...and I don’t think they (the military) realized he was going to be an extreme Islamist (the military tends to be more secular).
I predict the military will take control of the country before the end of December, but no later than January.
The Military will get tired of the unrest and depose this Islamist clown very soon.
The senior military leaders who might have deposed the dictator are all gone. Theyve been bought off. They realized that if Obama wanted them gone, theyd be gone, so the buyout looked good.
Obama wouldnt need to have them killed, hed just withdraw support. The Egyptian Army depends on Abrams tanks. Support for those tanks is paid for by US taxpayers. If the support (maintenance, spares) are withdrawn then the tanks will stop being useful in fairly short order.
Having said this, the US authorized General Dynamics to sell the Abrams technical data package to the Egyptians. This will allow them to build their own spares. They could, I presume, also give the data package to the Russians or Chinese who would then build and supply spares. Also, the South Koreans have been competing with GD to supply spares and support. (The Korean K1A1 is the M1A1 with a diesel engine.) So, the carrot and stick act wont work much longer.
Incidentally, the tanks arent used by dictators as tanks. Theyre mobile pillboxes used for crowd control. Four men in a tank can defeat or disperse thousands of Arab-springers. The only weapons capable of damaging or destroying an Abrams are wire-guided missiles which the Chinese, Russians and Iranians have supplied to the Muslim Brotherhood. As long as the current Muslim Brotherhood dictator is in charge then the wire-guided missiles arent a problem. But if one of the other generals had taken charge 10,000 missiles could be deployed against the 1000 Abrams tanks Egypt has.