It’s déjà vu all over again.
Looks like Libyan activists are following the Egypt model to a tee. The UK’s Daily Mail claims protestors stormed the state television studio and set fire to the Parliament building [heed my words: disturbing photos at the link]. Getting there cost over 300 lives as the military opened fire several times.
Meanwhile, oil field workers have decided to go on strike, forcing oil companies to halt production and evacuate Western staff. USA Today reports oil has already gotten more expensive as those in the industry begin to fear the worst.
Gaddafi is said to have left Tripoli. His son assumed public leadership and released a statement, but no one is confident in his ability to stop this.
In each country that springs up next, the riots get more violent. If you thought Cairo was a war zone two weeks ago, that was child’s play compared to last night’s all-out urban warfare in Tripoli.
And what is the American government doing? Trying to decide on the “appropriate response.”
You’re welcome for the leadership, folks.
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