One can spin the recent events in Egypt however you like (a people’s revolution, a blow struck in the name of freedom etc.) but you can’t dispute the facts of what actually happened – A military coup which got rid of a democratically elected government.
Of course, we use to see this all the time in the days of the Cold War. Democracy only mattered if the government in question was friendly to US big business and military concerns. While it’s not so common in the present day unipolar world, it does still happen (Honduras 2009 for example)
Mohamad Morsi won a close election but he did win. Prior to this, the world had fears about the Muslim Brotherhood (misplaced IMO), they being the only opposition force left in Egypt, a country governed for years by dictators copacetic to the west Sadat first as a Soviet Asset then aligned with the US and Mubarak a totally American centered kleptocrat. Much of the state sponsored violence in Egypt of the 60’s and 70’s was conducted against those deemed socialist or communist and the Muslim Brotherhood went underground.
But Morsi’s government turned out to go along with most of what the US wanted. Opening up the Egyptian Gaza border seemed to be the only thing they did that could even be remotely described as radical (and it isn’t).
Still, that’s not enough for an imperialistic nation like the USA and their fingerprints are all over this coup. The Egyptian military is an adjunct of American intelligence as all senior Egyptian military officers are trained in America. If the Egyptian military depose a government, you know America is behind it.
In regards to the large number of people who turned out to protest the government in Cairo, anybody can stage manage a demonstration, throw a little money around for demonstrators, get the media behind you, and threaten the opposing side with violence and you have a manufactured uprising – All of which happened in Egypt. In addition, a majority of Egyptians live outside the big cities and they by a large majority supported Morsi and the Brotherhood in the prior election.
The bonus here is a kick in the face of a government considered Islamic. This is the West’s chosen new enemy. It doesn’t matter to them if the majority of voters in a country choose Islamic government through the ballot box.
I believe this was planned from the beginning. That is why Morsi was never given any help with any of the programs he wanted to put in place to boost the depressed Egyptian economy. He was set up to fail and when the time came the USA moved and got rid of him using the Egyptian military.
And what of Israel? Everything in that part of the world is done for their benefit. They are the new pharaoh that must be overthrown by the peoples of the Middle East in order to achieve true independence and freedom and get rid of their own homegrown dictatorships in Jordon, Yemen, Saudi Arabia etc.