EVERY last analyst was caught flatfooted by the events in Egypt. Every decision the Egyptian government made turned out to be the wrong decision. All because the Egyptian government was so far removed from its citizenry as to be rendered incapable of predicting how they'd react.
The Obama White House could, I say could, mind you, learn a lot from the Egyptian template. But it will not. Barry-Barack, just like Mu-Barack, believes himself invulnerable to the slings and arrows of the little people.
This isn't your daddy's revolution, and no revolution will ever be the same again due to the internet and cell phones and cable television. Word spreads. People unite and dictators come crashing down. Take America, for example. A federal judge just voided Obamacare, yet the president...small, little 'p' that he is...shows precisely how much of a Constitutional Scholar he really is by making believe it never happened.
Our democratic republic is the only true one in existence and a likely foreign-born dictator wannabee doesn't seem to like it that way, but this isn't the '70's where Nixon got away with bloody murder largely in part because the people took a long time to get up- to speed.
If third-world Egypt could arm itself and toss the bums out just think what America could do if necessary.