The Revolution's Double-edged Sword Old Rage Finds a New Target as Violent Protests Engulf Egypt

Paradoxically, the fatal clashes in Port Said last year – which were the catalyst behind demands for snap elections and the termination of military rule– are now at the heart of calls for the new regime's ouster.

"Let the Supreme Guide regime fall!" yelled thousands of protesters in Tahrir Square and in the streets of Alexandria and Suez; "Back to the squares, without the Brothers and the Salafis!" said the main headline of the government newspaper Al-Ahram; and of course, "The people want the regime gone!" – the same slogan that accompanied the revolution that led to Hosni Mubarak's ouster...