I think the difference between El Salvador and Nicaragua is that in Nicaragua you had a popular insurrection, and in El Salvador you had a revolution.
Global political conditions make a direct American intervention difficult, but President Reagan's messianic and visceral attitude toward the Nicaraguan revolution could mean it will happen as an act of desperation.
Experimentalpolitik: die Französische Revolution.
Lichtenberg, Georg Christoph
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
John F. Kennedy