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Libya Announces Halt to Military Operations

Libya announced a “immediate” cease-fire and a halt to military action Friday, hours after the U.N. Security Council authorized the use of force to protect besieged civilians in Libya. Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa said Libya is “obliged to accept … Continue reading

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Tom Toles on Qaddafi

    Click here for the Tole thing. Tom Toles Editorial Cartoon on GoComics.com You may have to go to the ‘toon for March 11.  

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The Lack of Libyan Oil May Force NATO to Move

Hey NATO! No oil or no fly: choose. The world is skating on the edge of petroleum prices so high that they could push the global economy back into recession. Will NATO governments really risk taking a bath in their … Continue reading

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Middle East Protests, by Country

BBC News has an excellent interactive map of the protests in the Middle East. BBC News – Middle East protests: Country by country Update: The New York Times also has a survey here: Middle East Protests: A Country-by-Country Look – Interactive … Continue reading

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Slapping Down the Waves…

… Does Not Calm the Water As usual, Juan Cole sees and says it best. The LAT reports that the rebellion against Muammar Qaddafi’s 41-year dictatorship in Libya headed toward an end-game on Wednesday, as Misurata, the country’s third-largest city … Continue reading

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Identifying the Dominoes

In the wake of the ousting of Tunisia’s President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, observers have drawn parallels with other countries in the region. There is speculation about a possible domino effect similar to the collapse of Communist governments around Eastern … Continue reading

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