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Libya yes but Japan, Yemen and others too (NHK live feed)

• The Political Commentator
In the typically myopic fashion of the of the media, Libya takes center stage although it is certainly not alone there! While there is no question that the action over and within Libya is big news for any number of reasons, it needs to be remembered that there are other critical stories and events taking place in the world at the same time. As is the wont of the media, however, it is focused more on the IT story of the day (qualifier: not all). Remember the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear reactor crisis in Japan? How about the humanitarian crisis that exists as bodies can't be buried, people have little or no food and water and hundreds of thousands no shelter. Add to that the uncertainty about the true story of radiation and the veracity of the Japanese government. In Yemen that country continues to slide closer to civil war along with all of the implications that implies. As an example Brent Crude is trading at $116 due to the instability...

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