For sure, Egypt in 2013 has mirrored Chile in 1973 — the military overthrow of an elected leader, the support by Western democracies, the killing and arrest of the opposition (Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood; Chile, the People’s Unity coalition) and the promotion of military into civilian government (Egypt, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi; Chile. General Augusto Pinochet) and so on. On the Chilean timescale, the Egyptian military would hand over to full civilian democratic rule around 2033 and begin real economic reform around 2023. Retribution against those who are carrying out the present human rights abuses would come into play sometime around 2040.
Surely, after 40 years, there are more clever ways to do things –or do we too easily forget?