Middle East/North Africa Tensions…..


The Obama administration pressed Thursday for greater United Nations authority to confront Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi’s forces by land, air and sea, while insisting that Arab governments play a central role in any possible military action.

land, air and sea?…………….sounds like more than a “no fly zone”….read it here:



Checkpoints remained common throughout the city. Saudi troops in armored personnel carriers were positioned outside the country’s embassy in Manama’s diplomatic area. Saudi Arabia sent hundreds of soldiers into Bahrain on Monday at the government’s request, but the Saudi forces have remained largely out of sight.

from the latimes:



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