A hint of Dictator in the air...
You think I'm pessimistic about the last couple of days?
You should read Coturnix's take on it.
No, seriously. You should read it.
He brings his unique perspective ("Many of my friends and neighbors have not experienced, like I did in Yugoslavia of the late 1980s and early 1990s, the gradual transformation from a nice, sweet, proseprous, freedom-loving country into a bunch of thugs duking it out over land and religion.") to the events of the last week, and he's not happy.