Capturing the MidEast in short soundbites: poignant
reflections by people who understand the complexities of the Middle East. My philosophy is: "less is more."
You won't agree with everything that's here, but I'm confident you will find it interesting!
Excepting the titles, my own comments are minimal. Instead I rely on news sources to string together what I hope is an interesting, politically challenging, non-partisan, non-ideological narrative.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Libya declares war against demonstrators
Libyan violence against demonstrators has been the most brutal, even surpassing Iran
Col. Muammar Gaddafi of Libya vowed that he would "fight on to the last drop of my blood" and die a "martyr." What he really meant is that he will butcher and martyr his own people in his desperation to hold on to power. Gaddafi's brutal suppression of antigovernment demonstrations has left no doubt that he is still an international criminal. He must be condemned and punished by the international community.