In the wake of last night’s U.N. security Council resolution 1973 ordering a No-Fly Zone to be implemented, Gadaffis Government has called an immediate ceasefire against the rebels. This is excellent news.
As so often in the last few months, events are moving too fast to keep up with everything, but with the threat of international action (France has pledged action within hours), the tyrant is shown to have little support, and few options if he wants to save his own skin.
Shame on Russia, China, Germany and India!
Yet the flipside of this fantastic news can clearly be seen in Bahrain, where Saudi troops are brutally repressing democracy without any interference from any western leader. Perhaps there is just too much money at stake for Cameron and Co to notice the blood in Pearl Square?