"The Morsi government has done much to generate this ill-advised militancy. Breaking promises to seek consensus with secular and opposition forces, it forced through a new constitution and has been trying to impose its control over the judiciary, media and civil society groups. It has devised laws that would tilt future elections in its favor and passed up opportunities to strike deals with moderate opponents.
Perhaps more significantly, the government has infuriated average Egyptians with its poor management. Cities are plagued with power outages and fuel shortages, inflation and unemployment are growing and investment is dormant. A long-promised deal with the International Monetary Fund has never been completed, and only bailouts from Qatar and Libya have kept Egypt from exhausting its reserves of hard currency.
" Wasshington Post
I think it is just a matter of time until civil war develops in Egypt. This would be a situation reversed from that in Syria. In this case the Islamists of various "stripes" who run the government (or run with it) would be opposed by all others. The part that would be played by the army in that situation would be critical. Would Mursi's hand picked army commander succeed in holding together enough of the force to put down a rebellion? Would the force splinter as it has in Syria producing a Free Egyptian Army as the center-piece of the revolt?
time will tell. pl