March 08, 2011

Gaddafi leaving?

Two Arab newspapers and al Jazeera television said on Monday Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was looking for an agreement allowing him to step down, but there was no official confirmation of the reports.

Interesting. I don't know how reliable the sources are but the other reporting seems to indicate that his forces are able to disrupt rebel strongholds but haven't been able to turn the tide. Even with heavy weapons he might not be able to hold on. Yesterday I saw a video of a secret police headquarters that was torched with the secret police still inside. They were jumping to their deaths to escape the fire while the crowds cheered. I'll not link to it here, it's too graphic.

I don't think Gaddafi has the numbers to hang on. I hope I'm right because if not, the Arab world is about to get much bloodier.

Up next on the block: Saudi Arabia

Saudis mobilise thousands of troops to quell growing revolt

This report is from Robert Fisk to it's almost certainly incorrect. If you think oil is expensive now, wait until Saudi Arabia is in the hands of Shia fundamentalists.

"May you live in interesting times". Indeed.

Posted by Duffy at March 8, 2011 11:23 AM | TrackBack

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