Libya protests: Gaddafi flees Tripoli as parliament building set alight
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is believed to have fled the capital Tripoli after anti-government demonstrators breached the state television building and set government property alight.
Protesters appear to have gained a foothold in Tripoli as banks and government buildings were looted while demonstrators have claimed they have taken control of the second city Benghazi.
It is thought up to 400 people may have died in the unrest with dozens more reported killed in Tripoli overnight as protests reached the capital for the first time and army units were said to have defected to the opposition.
Obama has promoted these uprising in the mideast, by simply pulling support for Hosni Murbarak a trusted ally in the region Obama sent a signal to everyone else, ‘overthrow your government’.
This set off a chain of events in the mideast and North Africa regions that may result in disastrous outcomes and cause problems for the U.S. well into the future.
To overthrow a government is one thing but begs the question. Who will these countries like Libya replace their disposed leaders with?
Qaddafi is no saint and he certainly isn’t a friend of the U.S. and in the past Qaddafi has tried to pull a few fast ones.
However, Qaddafi was put in his place in 1986.
He has stayed relatively contained since, it is a devil we know scenario.
Where Jimmy Carter goes down in history as the President who lost Iran, Obama could very well be on his way to becoming the President who lost North Africa and possibly the mideast.
Time will tell.