As previously seen…
- Put a task force on monitoring Facebook and twitter.
- Underestimate the power of martyrship.
- Bring out the tear gas, water canons and riot police to demonstrations.
- Arrest numbers of demonstrators.
- Hire snipers, preferably from a country other than your own.
- Watch how hundreds of criminals suddenly manage to break out of prison.
- Impose a state of emergency if you don’t already have one in place.
- Watch the thuggery, how “supporters” materialize from nowhere to bully demonstrators.
- Make sure that state media report on demonstrations being instigated by foreign elements/spies.
- Give three speeches. Blame “satellite channels”.
- Resign on a Friday.
- Cling to power by all means necessary.