Secretary of State John Kerry condemned the Egyptian military?s crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood protesters, saying that ?the only sustainable path for either side is one toward a political solution.? Earlier, the White House criticized the violence and said the United States ?strongly opposed? the imposition of a state of emergency by the military-backed government.
Egypt descended into a chaotic bloodbath ? and another political crisis after security forces backed by bulldozers moved into opposition protest camps set up by supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi, sparking deadly violence.
The violence in Cairo on Wednesday reinforced fears that the political ideals once envisioned in the so-called Arab Spring revolutions may be unattainable.