Monday, February 28, 2011

Social media forcing revolution on tyrants like Gadhafi; would Saddam Hussein have succumbed without war?

Oh, Goody. Moammar Gadhafi blames his plight on his people using Facebook and Twitter. Instead of being “punked”, he’s been “zucked”.  The Washington Times has a detailed story Monday by Ashish Kuman Sen, “Gadhafi hits social media”, link here   

Seriously, it looks like a “no fly zone” might be set up to protect the oil fields. “If you fly, you die”. That was done in the days of Saddam Hussein. I suppose that had Bush not invaded Iraq in 2003, Saddam would not have survived Facebook either.

Rachel Bronson has a widely published column “It can’t happen in Saudi Arabia? Right?”, for example here.   Overall impression? Inconclusive.

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