Sunday, March 20, 2011

What our world has come to...

Conflict. Violence. Battle. War.
Tunisia. Egypt. Lebanon. Bahrain. Algeria. Libya. Syria

This is what the world has come to...

It all started when Tarek al-Tayyib Muhammad Bouazizi, more commonly known as Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire on December 17th 2010. He was a street vendor and around  December 16, 2010 he had contracted approximately US$200 in debt to buy the produce he was to sell the next day. The following morning he started his work and a little while later, the police began harassing him constantly  because he did not have a vendor's permit. He was extremely frustrated and  he went to the government to complain. When they refused to see him he threatened to set himself on fire, which they believed would never happen. A little while later, Mohamed Bouazizi set himself alight in front of a local government building. This led to the ousting of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali 28 days later on 14 January 2011, he had supposedly fled to Saudi Arabia. This brave act also started a whole new revolution of Tunisia,which later spread to other parts of the Middle East and parts of North Africa.

This conflict has sparked rumors about World War Three.This seems to be spreading extremely fast and violence needs to be seized. The United Nations Security Council Resolution (France,Lebanon and the United Kingdom) have imposed a "No Fly Zone" on Libya with 5 abstentions: Brazil, Russia, India, China and Germany, but none opposed because they do know SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE before its too late! 

Will this be the start to ending the world or creating a brand new one?

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