Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Unrest in Libya

Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution and Egypt's White Revolution have absolutely reached the Middle East and North Africa. In Algeria, Kuwait, Morocco, and Yemen, myriad of demonstrators have drawn on roads and are sloganeering against the ruling government. The voice of protests is heard more in Libya and Bahrain. Suddenly, the six-day-old revolution of Libya has spread throughout the country, starting from the city of Benghazi.

Elimination of Last Renegade
Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif ul- Islam Gaddafi has resolved to crush the revolution with might. In an inciting harangue, Saif announced his resolve to fight until elimination of the last renegade. According to unconfirmed reports, bombs are being hurled from air on demonstrators in Tripoli. Muammar Gaddafi has fled the country, troops are consolidating in specific governmental buildings, and the Libyan parliament has been burned to ashes, while senior public servants and diplomats are resigning under protests of crackdown on peaceful demonstrators.

The demonstrators are further enraged after Saif's inciting speech and are combating against riot police in the capital's Green Square. More than 220 people have been killed, and thousands others injured. The government has declared complete blackout in the entire country, and even websites have been blocked. In Bahrain also, protests are at large, although the king has agreed to negotiate with demonstrators, but the youth wing is in no mood to talk. They simply want to dethrone him and restore democracy.

Future Prospects
The ouster of rulers in Tunisia and Egypt has paved way for easing out of other rulers. Egypt's success appears to have wiped out all distinctions of tribes and sects, and each one of them unanimously wants to establish democracy. All people are demanding their right to life and dignity.

Under these circumstances, all rulers of the Middle East must not falter of not reading the inscriptions written boldly on walls, and must set right their directions. Otherwise, their bases will be shaken. Whosoever will try to resist will face defeat.

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