From Lara N. Dotson-Renta who gives us the Lead up to Libya's Latest bloody uprising.
"In power for 41 years, he himself is the product of a coup d’état and has reason to fear subversion. Ruling with an iron fist, his is one of the most isolated regimes in the world (Gaddafi, for example, maintains total state control over Libya’s economy). Yet, Gaddafi’s fears for the future of his regime began to show when he made a taped statement, imploring the Tunisian people to “return to their sanity” shortly before the now ex-President of Tunisia Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled the country on January 14, 2011."
The seeds sown for this Revolution in 1996:
"As the Arab “revolution” spread around the region, Gaddafi took steps to silence dissent within Libya. Aware that a “Day of Rage” had been planned in Libyan internet circles for February 17th, 2011, Gaddafi preemptively began limiting internet access and preparing Libyan security forces to quash planned protests, in the preceding days. As a part of this crackdown, on Tuesday February 15, the government arrested Libyan attorney and human rights activist Fathi Terbil, who represented relatives of some of the 1200 prisoners who were gunned down by Libyan officials in 1996 in Tripoli’s notorious Abu Salim prison. As a result of this arrest, the planned Day of Rage began two days in advance, when several of the victims’ families staged a protest in front of the police station in Benghazi, a city on Libya’s northeast coast, demanding Terbil’s release."
Google's Good to Go Again! Translate cleared of Crime.
Ask Google Translate “Who are the Terrorists?”
Still cross-examining poor old Google. But we think it's just an innocent selective bug, who said anything about conspiracy theories? Maybe one of the programmers is responsible for this bug: Anyway, we don't have to worry about that now.
"Update Note: Google fixed the glitch in less than two hours, thanks for having a listening ears all over the web!"
A repartee or full on debate has developed in the Jordan blogosphere: Arabiyah responds to Moey's "Leave Jordan Alone" of Feb 18.
This is a response to Moey’s article “Leave Jordan Alone.” I’m writing this as the daughter of a native Jordanian man and a native Palestinian woman, as a young woman proud of her faith and her roots, and as a citizen who has spent time living in both rural and urban Jordan.
Calling for a questioning of the status quo: The problem is the government itself.
Jordan's a-twitter with #ReformJo
The hashtag has provided an opportunity not just to criticize Jordan's government, but to provide suggestions to improve Jordan, from anti-smoking measures to educational reform to amending Jordan's constitution.
A digest of tweets on reform within the Kingdom.
On his blogoversary: the inception post that set Naseem's blog rolling...
And I will always revert to the quote that started my very first post:
The White Rabbit put on his spectacles. ‘Where shall I begin, please your Majesty?’ he asked.
‘Begin at the beginning,’ the King said gravely, ‘and go on till you come to the end: then stop.’