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LibyaFor all their talk about making the world safe for democracy, Western — and particularly U.S. — leaders seem to give very little weight to public opinion when it comes to intervention in Libya.

From opposition protests in Albania to the revolutions in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East, the involvement of the Socialist International (SI) is far reaching.

Somalia flagLawmakers in Somalia's Transitional Federal Government (TFG) have voted overwhelmingly to extend the term of the temporary government for another three years — to the rebuke of the United Nations, the United States, and Somali analysts.

What began in Tunisia is no longer containable, as revolution sweeps through the Middle East, challenging whatever government lies in its path — including that of Colonell Moammar Gadhafi, or the “mad dog,” as President Ronald Reagan once called him.

GadhafiAs protests enflame the Middle East, destabilizing pro-Western governments, America’s adversaries now find themselves in turmoil. Unlike protests in Egypt, Yemen, Jordan, and Albania, where Communists and socialist forces have comprised the governments there, advocates of liberty have taken to the streets in protest of the tyrannical regime of Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi.

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