The following two sentences from the Australian's July 5 editorial on the fall of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi encapsulate the only real importance Egypt and its people have for USrael and its client states:
"Egypt is of immense strategic importance. The 1979 Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty maintained by Mr Morsi forms the bedrock of peace in the Middle East.* Any descent into further chaos would doubtless place such treaty commitments at risk." (True democracy must now prevail for people of Egypt: Stability & security crucial in wake of the Arab Spring)
This treaty, brokered by US President Jimmy Carter in the wake of the Arab-Israeli war of 1973, explains the following otherwise strange American behaviour:
"The Obama administration has stopped short of calling the events of the past week a coup because of the implications that would have for the $US1.3 billion in conditional aid that flows to the Egyptian armed forces each year." (Egypt remains an uneasy nation under guard, Jason Koutsoukis, Sydney Morning Herald, 6/7/13)
For USrael and its clients (including Australia), the replacement of Morsi by Mansour matters little so long as the treaty with Israel is preserved.
For them, Egypt is merely a life-support system for a treaty.
[*For a backgrounder on this issue, see my posts A Likud Peace (15/2/09) and That Peace Treaty... (9/2/11).]