Egypt's coup by the military was not greeted with protests. The coup offered a respite from the intense violence between rival Islamist political parties and their street gangs. Bread also became a manageable cost for Egyptians as well with the help of Saudi money. The junta did not waste time with dealing with rivals, sentencing to death hundreds. Food flowed and the American media got bored. Now Egypt is sentencing former President Morsi to death along with followers, and the American media is giving Morsi and company the full opportunity to generate global sympathy. Even if Morsi and his cronies are executed, the effect of their power and source of legitimacy has changed al-Sisi's junta's administration compared to Muabarak's administration.
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