Egypt’s “people-backed military coup” on Wednesday is similar to many others countries in recent history where crowds have begged the military to oust democratically elected governments. Results of similar coups have resulted in violence, human rights abuses and political conflicts that last for decades.
“Egypt’s secular elite insists that something had to be done to stop the Muslim Brotherhood from monopolizing power and gutting democracy from the inside. But there were ways to stop the Morsi government’s excesses well short of a coup — and of ensuring that Islamists did not return in the next election.”
“...The ultimate losers in this week’s coup will be those who cheered it on.”