overly optimistic! what gets me is how many ordinary citizens of certain states are willing to torture, maim and kill their own people in order to have a job. the small number of leaders of these states could not impose their control over the masses without the co-operation of a large number of these criminal persons recruited locally. human nature will insure the survival of many of the repressive states.
Yemen's Houthi rebels commit to peace plan in letter to UN chief, BBC reports (Haaretz)
from the article: Egypt upheaval may send shockwaves far beyond the Arab world