one should maintain awareness of the extraordinarily brutal regime that is emerging in egypt, which flows toward both judicial and extra-judicial massacres. they're another group who has taken to calling all opponents terrorists, including excellent reporters. it's sad what has happened to the arab spring. the middle east has many problems, but looking at the thing squarely, government is exponentially the worst of them. think about the regimes in syria and egypt, but also the amazing peacemakers running israel, or the forces of iran and saudi arabia, who are prosecuting an armed conflict throughout the region, blowing outwards from the death-bound insanity that is syria. the whole region teeters on the edge of armed conflagration, and then i think too each country will consume itself from within (as syria already has), partly under the sponsorship of the others. but surely al-sisi has left the muslim brotherhood no possible alternative except armed resistance. i would think his behavior makes perfect al-qaedaish propaganda: who, really, is trying to repress islam? people who call themselves muslims.