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  •  but I wanted the bastard to leave peacefully (4+ / 0-)
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    because now what?

    Previously I posted under the user name palestinian professor, which is now deprecated. I now post under my late grandfather's name simone daud.

    by simone daud on Thu Feb 10, 2011 at 01:13:54 PM PST

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    •  I see three possibilities. (0+ / 0-)
      - The protesters keep themselves under control and eventually force him out.

      - The protesters don't keep themselves under control and it gets very very bloody.

      - The military steps in.

      I hope for the first.

      the diaries that time put in a safe place

      by InAntalya on Thu Feb 10, 2011 at 01:18:10 PM PST

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      •  I see at least four possibilities. (1+ / 0-)
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        - The protestors keep themselves under control and attract a large portion of the military to their side.

        The larger a portion, the better a chance of a peaceful change of power.

        Read pp. 1-7 of Krugman's _The Great Unraveling_ (available from Google Books). NOW.

        by neroden on Thu Feb 10, 2011 at 01:57:46 PM PST

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        •  I would like to hope that the protesters (0+ / 0-)

          can succeed without the active support of the military - a victory for the people.

          the diaries that time put in a safe place

          by InAntalya on Thu Feb 10, 2011 at 02:10:05 PM PST

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          •  If they have the opposition of the military (1+ / 0-)
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            They will have to organize their own military in order to have a chance.  You do not have a peaceful revolution if the military is actively opposed to you and you have no military.  (Yeah, yeah, Ghandi, but the UK didn't really care enough to crack down, and that's never the case for local dictators.)

            Remember that the military is full of conscripts.  I hope that the people within the military will join their brothers and sisters.  That could lead to a quiet, peaceful outcome.

            Read pp. 1-7 of Krugman's _The Great Unraveling_ (available from Google Books). NOW.

            by neroden on Thu Feb 10, 2011 at 02:18:37 PM PST

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