The United States now argues that the military overthrow of the elected Morsi administration was not a military coup as such a definition of the transfer of power would automatically halt the flow of US aid to Egypt. The US has invested too much to simply allow Egypt to 'go its own way' and has called the overthrow of the elected Morsi government the 'restoration of democracy'. This represnets the usual Orwellian logic the US applies to its allies and friends in contrast to its enemies.
A military coup occurs when a civilian government is deposed by military action regardless of what authority is installed thereafter. The killing of hundreds of Egyptians supporting the elected Morsi administration and resisting military rule reveals where real power lies in that country. This view is strengthened by the resignation of Vice President Mohamed ElBaradei from his position in the military regime’s puppet government. In a letter to President Adly Mansour, ElBaradei wrote: “It has become hard for me to keep bearing responsibility for decisions that I did not approve of and warned against their consequences. I cannot be responsible before God for a single drop of blood.”
Not only is the Obama administration continuing to support the Egyptian military regime, it has refused to condemn the violence against and murder of hundreds of civilians. In addition, the EU and the UN have called, at most, for "restraint" and an end to violence from both sides. This sort of 'concern' is normally reserved for the Israeli military's killing of Palestinian civilians. Thus, Egypt has entered the ranks of the west's closest friends and allies.
Below are two brief reports indicating the positions of the US and UN on the situation in Egypt. They indicate a degree of political cynicism that is shocking even if not especially surprising.