President Barack Obama and top US soldier Gen. Martin Dempsey intervened in the Egyptian crisis early Tuesday, July 2, in a bid to save the besieged President Mohamed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood regime. Obama offered the Egyptian president his support for steps that would respond to opposition demands, while Gen. Dempsey asked Chief of staff Gen. Sedki Sobhi to moderate the army’s stand against the Muslim Brotherhood. The generals turned the Americans down.