|Man in a Desert||
Libyan TV claimed Zawiya has been retaken, showed images of a march in the city in support of Gaddafi. My take is some of those people didn't seem too enthusiastic about marching and Gaddafi still doesn't have Zawiya. It seems Europe is going to take the lead on events in Libya hence Gaddafi's emissaries flying to Lisbon and Athens with one more in Cairo. The King of Kings is not as comfortable as he purports to be.
Meanwhile in Egypt Christian-Muslim unity clearly evident in the revolution to overthrow Mubarak degenerated into fratricidal killing with 13 dead and 140 wounded. This is an issue that the New Egypt must tackle.
The other revolutionaries in Tunisia have achieved a major accomplishment in forcing the dissolution of the hated secret police, a permanent fixture in every Arab country.
And finally Syria has released activist and dissident Haitham al-Maleh from jail. Al-Maleh, who is 80-years-old, was freed under an amnesty that included prisoners over 70. True to form he told the BBC, "My release is only an end to the wrongful and unfair decision to imprison me... I will only have my rights back when I am compensated for the years I spent in jail and when the institution [military court] that punished me is sued."
A man on a long journey through a perpetual desert.
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