Monday, February 21, 2011

Add Libya and Morocco to the list

Libyan protests are ramping up and the Gaddafis have taken a different set of lessons from the Tunisia and Egypt protests:  kill everyone as quickly as possible.  That, and drop the big threats early.  Saif Gaddafi, son of the Colonel, threatened civil war and destruction of the oil revenues.

Now Moroccans are marching, demanding the king cede powers to the newly elected government.  The king's response?  He will not kowtow to demagoguery.

So North Africa and the Middle East are up in flames.  Wisconsin's on the edge over public unions, Washington could be shut down over budget impasse March 4.  Chicago's mayoral election is February 22 and Ireland's general election is February 25.  The French and Greeks are protesting.  Where is the next weak link in the chain?

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