If Obama wants to calm things he should tell the army to reinstate the ELECTED president but at the same time hold an election within a year. This way the MB feel their man has not been deposed in a coup but it also gives the opposition a chance to have their say in an election. Thanks to this coup the country is coming close to civil war and the more pro Morsi supporters killed by the army will only encourage them to come out in greater numbers out of fear they are going to be persecuted under this new army puppet government. The economy thats already in trouble is also getting worse not better which means people on both sides suffer.. Obama has the muscle to get the Egyptian army to agree to this compromise all he needs to do is use it instead of trying to look for excuses to say its not a coup but at the same time he halts delivery of F16s. Egypt turning into Syria 2 is not impossible and the more instability the closer the country comes toward that happening so time for Obama to get his act together, all he needs to do is cut off all American financial and military aid and tell the army the score instead of acting weak like he is so famous for being.
Magnitude 4.2 quake strikes near Grand Coulee Dam in Washington (Reuters)