Americans recoil in horror at the savage ways foreign governments respond when hordes gather calling for their ouster. We are smug and condescending as we boast that such things can not occur in our country. It can, and would if you gave it a try here. Its not been that long ago since our govt troops turned on fellow citizens seeking their rights. Groups opposing the use of our conscripted military in a war thousands of miles away met similar fates. It is worse when we admit that the majority of us were glad to see the govt put down those uprisings.