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The Revolution is being Televised

According to Al Jazeera, the army in Cairo is fraternizing with the riot, the Speaker of the Parliament is promising an Important Announcement and the Party Headquarters is burning  Pity it's next to the Egyptian National Museum, but fire engines are making their way through.

When the troops refuse to fire, the Revolution has won; it may take the Autocrat a few days to react, but we've all seen the same movies.

And, yes, all revolutions fail - but, as Orwell actually said, they do not all fail in the same way.