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Arming the Libyan rebels in the hope of expediating the ousting of the Qadhafi regime would be at best misguided, at worst detrimental to their cause.
Other than grudging diplomatic and perhaps financial support, Arab and 'Muslim' support is primarily symbolic, not military. Relative to what could be provided, the Arab military hardware on show is vanishingly slight.
The back-and-forth nature of the Libyan conflict thus far underlines the need for external actors to facilitate a decisive change of fortune
After a month long war, perhaps the most significant in the Middle East in its recent history, are we now witnessing a new regional order?
Arafat is dead. Across the Arab world, the news was greeted with an outpouring of shock and mourning that dwarfed anything we have seen in the West since the generation of WWII leaders died.