Let us hope that we here in America will not have to suffer as many in the East have for years under dictatorships often supported by the American government waiting for the young to take action. Because our fear is that a country that would support slavery overseas would have no problem practicing it on it's own shores.
From Middle East Live:
Mustafa Abdul Jalil, leader of Libya's National Transitional Council, is giving a press conference in Benghazi. He thanks the international community for supporting Libyans and preventing casualties.
Speaking through a translator, Jalil says: "God has chosen that Gaddafi end should be at the hands of these youth, so that they may join the Arab uprising. I declare that Gaddafi's rule is at end. The future will not be a bed of roses ... I call on all Libyan to act with responsibility and not take justice into their own hands ... treating prisoners of war well and kindly ... We all have the right to live with dignity in this nation."To the Libyans and hopefully to apply to the Syrians we would say, overthrowing a dictator is only the first step. Now the hard part. As one of our founders, Ben Franklin, while leaving Independence Hall on the final day of the Constitution answered a lady who asked him,
In Syria there appears to be more evidence that the government's decision to allow a UN mission to enter the country is backfiring.
The regime was hoping that mission would present a PR opportunity, but video today showed crowds of protesters greeting what appear to be UN vehicles in the central city of Homs. The crowd can be heard chanting for the over throw of the regime. As they surround the UN vehicles, some protesters hold up banners in English. One reads: 'SOS', another says: 'We will never give up until we get our freedom'.
• In Syria, activists are hoping that the fall of Gaddafi will lead to their own president, Bashar al-Assad, standing down. There is vague speculation the international community may now pursue a harder line against the Syrian government, in the wake of seeming success in Libya.
"Well Doctor what have we got a republic or a monarchy."
"A republic," he replied, "if you can keep it."
Sometimes keeping Freedom is harder than attaining it! And just as sheep can be slaughtered, so can the same fate can befall the pigs.Add to Technorati Favorites