A footnote, of sorts, as Qaddafi’s career winds down

Rick Pearlstein has an interesting historical piece on the Crooks and Liars blog – Why OPEC should thank the Colonel

So, evil thug that he was, by virtue of his country’s oil reserves and his own brass cojones, he taught developing nations a valuable lesson in how to press their advantages.

More immediately, though, also check this, from Brookings scholar Omar Ashour, on who’s who in the Libyan revolution, and why we should be careful – Jihadis at the gates

Later,

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