Wow:

The head of Egypt’s armed forces gave politicians 48 hours on Monday to answer demands made by the Egyptian people or the military would offer its own “road map for the future.”

In a statement read on state television, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi called mass protests on Sunday, which called for Islamist President Mohamed Mursi to resign, an “unprecedented” expression of the popular will.

Will the Muslim Brotherhood go quietly, or is Egypt destined to be the next Syria?

UPDATE: Our own Barry Rubin was actually first with this story, beating out AP, Reuters, and WFB.