A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Monday, February 21, 2011


Today is the US President's Day holiday. Sometime later today, however, I will post on Libya. Given the difficulty of discerning what is really going on (are the horror stories of massacres, snipers, and mercenaries from outside attacking demonstrators true?) versus the government's apparent uncompromising position (Saif al-Islam al-Qadhafi's warning that the government will fight to the last bullet — and Saif is the good cop in the regime — suggests they're prepared for a full Tienanmen if need be) we're in one of those rare vacuums in a connected world. Until I have time to post my own thoughts, follow the British blog Enduring America, which (despite its name) is liveblogging news, posting videos from YouTube and stills from Flickr and other sources, and is a good daily resource for the Middle Eastern revolutions ongoing.

And, of course, follow #Libya on Twitter, and of course Al Jazeera's live stream.


The Familiar Strange said...

Another good site for regular updates on the Libyan situation is www.libyafeb17.com/

The material in their twitter feed is not necessarily verifiable, but they seem to be doing their best to clarify which news updates are confirmed and which are speculation.

Michael Collins Dunn said...

Many thanks. This looks great.

Michael Collins Dunn said...

Familiar: See my latest post. Linked to then and you. Blogrolling you.