The CIA organises 'People Power'.
If a country is not being sufficiently friendly to people like George Soros, or if a country is being too friendly to China, then the IMF and the CIA can stir up discontent.
A few deaths can be arranged.
Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi shakes hands with Tunisian Foreign Minister Abdelwahab Abdallah after they signed an economic and technical cooperation pact in Beijing June 29, 2009.
Tunisia was seen as being stable and a success.
The impact of the 2008 global financial crisis on Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco was minimal.
On 10 January 2011, we read that at least 23 people have died so far in the street violence in Tunisia amid ongoing protests over joblessness, the French daily Le Monde has reported.
There is also unrest in Morocco and Algeria...
On 7 January 2011, Elliott Abrams wrote (Elliott Abrams: Is Tunisia Next?):
"Tunisia, whose literacy rate has long been the highest in Africa at nearly 80% and whose per capita GDP is about $8,000, should have the ability to sustain a democratic government—once the Ben Ali regime collapses.
"Tunisians are clearly sick of looking at all the giant photos and paintings of Ben Ali that appear on walls, posters, and billboards all over the country.
"And when that regime does fall, what happens next will be significant throughout the Arab world.
"If Tunisia can move toward democracy, Algerians and Egyptians and even Libyans will wonder why they cannot.
"This kind of thing may catch on. In fact, in Algeria it may already be catching on."
If Tunisia does get a new leader, perhaps he can expect a visit from George Soros, rather than some Chinese guy?