The uprising in Libya is both surprising and heartening. Surprising because the Gaddafi dictatorship has been so effective in maintaining its power through fear and oppression for so long and heartening to see the people realize they no longer have to be downtrodden by the so called leaders of the nation.

Will the protesters be successful in Libya as others have in Tunisia and Egypt? That remains to be seen, but I hope so. Like all people living in repressed regimes around the world, they deserve better than to be ruled by uncaring despots.

Sic Semper Tyrannis.

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