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We'll Egypt didn't attack its own citizens because they feared they would make the situation worse, and were just praying that they would disperse with time, they were wrong.
So when all these other countries see Egypt as an example and try to do the same thing, that countries government has to look at what Egypts government did and do the opposite, IE. mercilessly gunning down its citizens.
Now if the people in Bahrain don't stick it out and make the revolution work, then all the other governments that have uprisings will just gun its people down. There's much more riding on the citizens of Bahrain than just this, 1 of 3 things are the outcome, Middle East stays the way it is under undemocratic conditions,Middle East has a very bloody revolution, Middle East has clean revolutions. Basically if things are going to change for the better for the whole Middle East...Bahrain has to have a very violent revolution to prove that repression doesn't work.