You do not need to understand Arabic to feel the threatening tune in the speech , you do not need to understand Arabic to understand the threatening body language. There is an escalation from SCAF’s side as it seems. Just like Wael Ghonim said on his twitter account : He was addressing his soldiers and not the people. Update : I have heard the speech 4 times and I believe there is nothing new about it except for the political announcement and the statement would not have provoked us if he was not that nervous. Of course those who served in the Egyptian army say that this language is normal in the army , well may be it is normal in the army but it is not normal in the army nor normal in these circumstances.