So, you are already predicting! Lakshmi, you may be surprised soon. (Surprise means something entirely different than one's thinking). I, for one, would be surprised if there won't be surprises. By the way, I owe you about Stalinism: Stalinism had an unmentioned (by you) quality of primary order: elevating lies not only to their fundament of policy, external and internal, but forcing every single soul under them to outward lies as well as to inward ones. In order to maintain their "sanity" most people had to lie to themselves (have you heard of Shostakovich?).
Twin bombs kill around 10 and wound 100 in Cameroon town (Reuters)
from the article: PA Chairman Abbas issues decree outlawing Hamas armed militias