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Okay, I don't pretend to be a well-informed and politically involved citizen, but WHAT THE HECK?!

Libya's government just basically opened fire on its citizens today, women and children included, and, I would assume that this is a pretty urgent situation. I'm not sure what the UN plans to do, but I sure hope they are scrambling to solve the problem!

Except we don't know anything about that because all the news I can find about the current situation is how it affects the OIL STOCKHOLDERS. NO JOKE. I'm in the US, and I don't know of ANY networks that are even trying to touch this story here! Yes, I'm aware of how much Italy and other countries rely on the oil, but I don't think that's the thing in the most immediate danger here! They will survive! Many protesters and innocents may not over the next couple of days!

Through sheer happenstance, I found out about the revolution this morning. THIS MORNING. ON TWITTER. This is as bad as Iraq, but Iraq at least had media coverage. Shouldn't I have heard about this before now? Seeing as it was pretty much a direct result of what happened in its neighboring countries? Events which WERE reported in American media? Luckily, a friend showed me the blog of a young man caught in the situation. He found a site that wasn't blocked and started writing. Warning: understandably, there is some strong language in here. roosterteeth.com/members/journ…

Anyway, I just wanted to let you all know: Pay attention to what's going on over there. Not just in Libya, but maybe even in general. After what happened in Egypt and Tunisia, I would venture to say that Libya won't be the last country who decides the old ways aren't good enough. Revolution seems to be catching like wildfire. History is certainly being made, for better or for worse. And if you're the praying type, please. Pray for the safety of the people caught in the crossfire.
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Almond-Poppyseed Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
This Gaddafi guy is totally insane. He said he will take his own life before stepping down from power... I don't think it's going to be like the Egypt protests :/
But yeah, I really hope people who want nothing to do with this will be able to get out of Libya soon.
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LightlyBow Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Student
I hope so too. I'm glad that you're aware of the situation.
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SuperheroGeek13 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Mainstream media is very good at hiding things that you really should know. :no:
I had heard something about this, but like you said there's very little coverage.

We all need to pray that our country's leaders will do what needs to be done. Like you said, this is spreading like wildfire and a lot of people seem content to let it blaze on. :pray:
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LightlyBow Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Student
I hope that they can get the innocent people out of there.
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greeni-studio Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
It's scary . . . apparently the Libyan govt has pretty much blocked the entire internet (and I was complaining about the DA being blocked on Campus!) and banned all foreign journalists. No info in or out- they don't want the world to know what's going on over there. Someone needs to raise a stink, and I'm not talking about oil.
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LightlyBow Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Student
Their bans are slowly lifting, randomly, site by site. It appears that they just aren't able to keep it up.
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greeni-studio Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Woot!
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