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. [link]
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.