Am I the only one who remembers Obama going to Egypt and showing solidarity with Mubarak last year?
"Mubarak is my boy! The U. S. has his back."
Basically, This pissed off a lot of people in the region. It turns out the entire middle east was waiting to find out if the U. S. or Europe would come save their golden lackeys or not. Turns out, not.
Now that the world knows we (the West) are full of crap on who we will and will not back up in a pinch, they are taking advantage. I cannot blame them. We are all, and I mean all, including Russia and possibly even China, sick of bailing out every po-dunk shit hole at great expense in life and treasure just to stop the fabric of society from falling to threads before us.
Gaddafi, Jr. and Sr. say they will fight to the last drop of blood. I watched a video of Gaddafi saying this and he reminded me of Bela Lugosi playing an old decrepit vampire. I bet despots round the planet are making sure they have censorship in place for the internet and that the knothole is wound tight.
People do not understand how delicate civil rest is.
People all over the world have looked at Iraq and mumbled that democracy seems to be working there. The despot is dead. People can get European cigarettes and make a buck when they have a talent for it. People hate old G. W., but he did one good thing. He planted the seeds of democracy in the middle east.
The British tried doing it at gunpoint over a century or so. It turns out the key was cameras on every mobile phone, Facebook and blogs.
I haven't been blogging much on the subject. It is so very hard to watch and read about what is going on. Doctors report pulling bullets the size of their fist out of protesters in Libya. Those are antiaircraft rounds. The government is throwing the kitchen since at their own people. Rumors tout millions displaced and many thousands killed. No idea who to trust on news.
Al Jazzier, the Jewel of the middle east journalism is now being seen in a bad light for the first time by even the liberal media because they will not talk about a vicious attack on a woman journalist in Egypt during the protests.
The word democracy hit the ground running. Five minutes after this, every news outlet turned to the price of oil and how that is going to affect people's wallets. "The oil will keep flowing." -OPEC. That is why so many people are being killed, is it not? I mean, hell with the people, you mean this is going to cost me money? How ironic. It isn't irony. It is cause and effect.