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    the foreign affairs establishment have been shown, as of yesterday, to not know a whole lot more than anyone watching Al Jazeera.  Their thinking on the Middle East has been suspect for a long time.

    Since the time frame referred to in the article, the union protests have started and the movement has shown no real loss of enthusiasm and the military has stayed neutral publicly and the violence has decreased though there are continued disappearances, harrassment and arrests.  Of course there are people who are willing to have fewer freedoms for security and a return to their jobs.  There are some who have access only to state tv who have believed what they have been told.

    But the window isn't closed, the folks in the street are still having a positive effect, and the military is still the power behind the throne, but it is not at all clear that they will choose military dictatorship at this point.

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