Sunday, 20 January 2013

In Chaos in North Africa, a Grim Side of Arab Spring - NYTimes.com

In Chaos in North Africa, a Grim Side of Arab Spring - NYTimes.com

WASHINGTON — As the uprising closed in around him, the Libyan dictator Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi warned that if he fell, chaos and holy war would overtake North Africa. “Bin Laden’s people would come to impose ransoms by land and sea,” he told reporters. “We will go back to the time of Redbeard, of pirates, of Ottomans imposing ransoms on boats.” ..
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