Qaddafi and his ilk

25 Feb

First we had the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia, then the stepping down of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, and now in Libya. And each time it’s getting bloodier and its tyrants uglier: READ ARTICLE HERE

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3 Responses to “Qaddafi and his ilk”

  1. chanchiling February 26, 2011 at 8:54 am #

    US plans sanction on Libya in the wake of Crackdown: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/26/world/middleeast/26diplomacy.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

  2. shuningrocks February 26, 2011 at 9:21 pm #

    what is realpolitik?

  3. Nicole! February 27, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

    You know, personally I don’t agree with how Qaddafi’s handling the situation in Libya.

    As far as I know, Libya has been under Qaddafi’s dictatorship for about 40+ years, and it’s possibly almost the “longest-surviving” dictatorship in the region. Surrounding neighbours, due to the high amount of youths, have resorted to the means of the Internet such as Facebook, revolutionary rap songs, twitter, etc., but in response to the young generation of mass media, Qaddafi actually chose to dispatch tanks and jet fighters to hurt his own people.

    I’m really worried, because this is getting WAY too violent and I don’t see the need for this. All the bloodshed… is it even necessary? As much as he might like to protect his dictatorship, I do not see why he should be using violence to resolve this hullaballoo and making this such a gory affair.

    Oh, and my sister shared with me that day about how this might impact the global economy. She said something about how the rise of this bloody civil war in Libya might impact the global economy as Libya is a major oil exporter, and thus oil companies might halt production with this revolution and lead to a vast increase in oil prices. Not too sure about whether this will lead to chain-effect and really end up causing a huge consequence on the global economy, but I just hope that Libya’s chaos will be resolved soon ):

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