The scenes from Libya, where protesters have wrested control of the country’s second-largest city and now are moving in on the capital city Tripoli, are every bit as stunning as those in Egypt and Tunisia were. I think this line, from the son of dictator Moammar Gadhafi, is a bad sign if you’re a supporter of the regime:
We will fight until the last man, the last woman, the last bullet.
Normally, a government claiming a monopoly on force wouldn’t be talking about “the last bullet.”
ABC News has some astonishing footage of the protests in Libya as well as Iran, where protesters have been dragging police officers out of their cars and mobbing them in groups:
The results of these protests, in terms of what kind of governments will follow them (democratic, or more of the same), remains to be seen. But the domino effect of Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution is unmistakable.
– By Kyle Wingfield
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