The recent demonstrations and peaceful revolutions occurring in the Middle East and especially in Egypt is changing the entire character of global politics. Presently, new demonstrations are now occurring in Libya with that country threatening to fall into civil war and finally bidding Colonel Ghaddafi farewell which is something the United States could never accomplish. All of this activity follows the initial set of demonstrations and political upheaval that occurred in Tunisia and ultimately can be traced to a single unemployed student who immolated himself just to make a point regarding the governmental abuses that his people were suffering. Furthermore, social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter also deserve much of the credit for allowing these demonstrations and revolts to remain cohesive and organized. Amazing indeed.

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