This weekend's protests, marking the first anniversary of President Morsi's election, are an attempt by Egypt's liberals to mount a soft military coup against Morsi. But in calling for Morsi to step down, Egypt's still-leaderless opposition is playing a dangerous game. Replacing Morsi this way would lead, in all likelihood, to a decade of military rule.
Since Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi announced his constitutional decree on Nov. 22, there has been dramatic unrest in Cairo. My favourite tweet from an Egyptian activist over the weekend sums up the intense uncertainty many are feeling: "if you are not confused about Egypt, then you are not paying enough attention."