Saturday, February 26, 2011

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- February 26, 2011

Gaddafi's Last Stand -- Bobby Gosh, Time Magazine

Leave it to Libya's Muammar Gaddafi to show the world how a tyrant goes down: with bluster, belligerence and blood. Not for him, the quiet escape of Tunisia's Zine el Abidine Ben Ali or the noisy — but broadly peaceful — exit of Egypt's Hosni Mubarak. When the Arab youth uprising that has toppled despots on either side of his North African nation arrived on his doorstep, Gaddafi gave notice that the region's longest-surviving dictatorship would not succumb to revolutionary rap songs, Facebook pages and nonviolent demonstrations; he dispatched tanks and jet fighters to pound and strafe protesters. Hundreds were killed — the exact toll is impossible to know, since the regime shut out the world's media and shut down most communications.

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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials

How Qaddafi started losing Libya -- Dan Murphy, Christian Science Monitor
Benghazi the nerve centre as Libya protest turns to revolution -- Martin Chulov, the Guardian
Who'll control Libya's oil economy if Gadhafi falls? -- Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy News
How Qaddafi started losing Libya -- Dan Murphy, Christian Science Monitor
The business of doing business in Gadhafi’s oil kingdom -- Dug Sanders, Globe And Mail
Libya's War of the Colonels: Col. Gaddafi Meet Col. Hussein -- Abigil Hauslohner, Time Magazine
No help for Libya from President Obama -- Washington Post editorial

The Wave Continues: The people of the Middle East really want to choose their leaders. -- Reuel Marc Gerecht, Weekly Standard

Arab democracy and the return of the Mediterranean world
-- Robert Kaplan, Washington Post

Is North Korea Next?
-- Lee Byong-Chul, The Diplomat

Back to civil war in Ivory Coast? -- Elizabeth Dickinson, Foreign Policy

Southern Sudan's struggle
-- L.A. Times editorial

Maoists Make India Kneel Again
-- Siddharth Srivastava, Asia Sentinel

What will US do with 15 Somali pirates after fatal hijacking?
-- Bob Shrerer, Christian Science Monitor

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