Colonel Qaddafi seemed to never be an ally of, well, pretty much any country. Qaddafi has been a Libyan leader since 1969 and has sought to spread
Libya’s influence in Africa. The cut ties after the American Embassy was burned in 1979. United States Libya’s actions are most notorious for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over which killed 270 people in 1988. Since then there have been various ups and downs with Qaddafi and his leadership. Scotland
In February, there were protests in several parts of
that were known as the Day of Rage to challenge Colonel Qaddafi’s 41-year-old iron rule. Although these protests were challenging Qaddafi, the state media showed Libyans waving green flags, showing support for him. Qaddafi blamed the turmoil on “foreign hands,” a small group of people distributing pills, brainwashing, and the naïve desire of young people to imitate the uprisings in Libya . Egypt
Egypt, as of February 24, authorities arrested Anas al-Fiqqi and Osama el-Sheikh, ’s former information minister and the chairman of state TV and radio on corruption allegations. These are arrests were made by the military against figures in former President Mubarak’s regime. Mubarak is evidently suffering from pancreatic and colon cancer and is no longer in Egypt Egypt, but in being treated with chemotherapy. Saudi Arabia ’s stock exchange is still suspended until further notice. Egypt
On a not so much lighter note, social networking sites are noted for helping investigations. Postings on sites such as Facebook and Twitter are useful in finding clues to a suspect’s locations and acquaintances. According to a New York Times article, “Facebook and other forms of public electronic communication embed themselves in people’s lives, the postings, rants and messages that appear online are emerging as a new trove for the police and prosecutors to sift through after crimes. Such sites are often the first place they go.” Books have even been published about how social media is now affecting the law.
It’s crazy to think that I began writing this blog because I wanted to make people aware of the instability occurring in
Egypt and now in and the connections the turmoil has with social media. Social media has affected the civilians in Libya Egypt and in in many ways and continuously impacts our society in countless ways. I always find it interesting to see the new ways social media can both benefit and damage the lives people live. Libya