It's difficult to come to some understanding of the landscape of current politics in Egypt and predicting where the country might go next. The following observations hope to shed some light on that very complex and confused landscape.
General Sisi's attempt to exchange favors with the Egyptian people is telling of more than SCAF's tyranny; it shows a glimpse of the dynamics of SCAF's relationship with the Egyptian people, and SCAF's perceived narrative of the revolution.
It will take courage, patience, smarts -- and a flood of examples of heroes acting bravely for a common good. Let the politicians learn from the people. Egyptians need to get this right. And they don't have a lot of time.
"Having signed the petition, are you not afraid that a civil war could erupt in Egypt if Morsi is removed?" I asked my taxi driver. He replied: "I am afraid. I am very afraid. But I am afraid more that there would be no Egypt left if the Brothers stay in power."