Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Weekly News Roundup

This has been a busy week, particularly in the Middle East and in North Africa...

In Libya, the revolution against longtime dictator (and possible lunatic) Moammar Gadhafi continue. While the eastern part of the country is under rebel control, the west and the capital city of Tripoli remain under the power of the president. Reports of nasty and brutal tactics being used by Libyan and mercenary (paid) troops against the protesters are coming in from all over the country.

In Iran, the government has been cracking down on pro-democracy protesters there. After seeing what happened in Egypt, Iranian young people have been trying to organize the Green Movement into a real revolution there. So far, though, government thugs have kept the protests from getting too big, and scaring people into leaving the streets.


In Bahrain, the small Arabian kingdom has had more protests against the king there. It seems that Saudi Arabia, Bahrain's bigger neighbor, has sent in dozens of tanks to help put down the uprising.

 Lastly, one way that the protesters are trying to make their feelings know is to make fun of their dictator. Here's a funny video of Moammar Gadhafi making a speech, autotuned, set to music, and animated.

2 comments:

  1. THAT WAS EPIC!!!!!

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  2. THATS SOOOOOO FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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