Friday, April 01, 2011

More sober assessments on condition in Libya

Admiral Mullen has said that. Gaddafi and his forces are "not close to breaking point". Now , there are many reports that use words such as "ragtag" to describe the rebels, who are observed by reporters on the ground to be "indisciplined", "disorganised" and even "trigger happy". Also, from my own general reflection on several lessons from history: not all anti -regime or anti-establishment 'fights' are "democratic" or "pro-democratic" as the real world is usually more complex than that. For example, 'movement' could be a forward surge or backward slide, as a 'change' of position from a point could a left- or right-ward turn.