This crisis could yet escalate. Egypt has yet to stabilize and yet the countries that backed the coup are continuing a policy which spreads the chaos further. By framing the fight against Islamism a transnational one, they are committed to a formula of exporting military dictatorship across North Africa.
The perils of reverting to the default position of supporting monarchy and autocracy in the Middle East are easily defined. The Arab world is not the same after the revolutions which shook it to its core and a Middle Eastern policy driven among other things by internal intrigues in the House of Saud, might prove to be woefully short lived.