"Leave, leave Mubarak!"
This is the sort of story that tends to disappear down the memory hole, so before it goes, here's what the paper of record tells us:
A possible explication of this rather sketchy account: a U.S. spook was driving in Lahore, a city of over 6 million people that is one of Pakistan's economic hubs, and acted like a cowboy when confronted with robbers. Though I imagine we'll buy our guy out, impunity for U.S. agents is badly eroded these days.
Meanwhile, here's Harvard international relations professor Stephen Walt looking at exploding developments in the countries of the southern and eastern Mediterranean:
Aroused people -- maybe they want to run their own countries? -- keep taking to the streets. The empire creaks and complains, but may no longer have the power to impose its will.
We live in a time when people in the United States are going to have to notice that the era of U.S. world domination is over. Our rulers over-reached and their house of cards is falling. Most of us didn't want to dictate to the world anyway, though we didn't mind being loudly "NUMBER ONE!" either. Can we adjust gracefully? Can we help our rulers adjust as well?
UPDATE: The Egyptian government may have succeeded in taking the internet down within that country, but the live feed from Al Jazeera English has terrific pictures and some on the scene interviews.