Italy, France sending troops to advise Libyan rebels ... France and Italy announced Wednesday that they will send military officers to Libya to advise rebels fighting for the ouster of leader Moammar Gadhafi and his regime. Following a similar announcement by the British government Tuesday, French government spokesman Francois Baroin said a "small number" of French troops was being sent to advise the rebels' Transitional National Council. French Defense Minister Gerard Longuet has ruled out sending ground troops to fight alongside the rebels. "This is a real issue that deserves an international debate," he said, adding, "We are working within the framework of the 1973 resolution," a reference to the U.N. resolution that authorized action in Libya. "You cannot please everyone all the time," he said. Italy will send military advisers to train the rebels in self-defense tactics, Italian Foreign Ministry spokesman Maurizio Massari announced. – CNN Wire Staff
Dominant Social Theme: The people have had enough and thanks to FaceBook are rebelling.
Free-Market Analysis: Initially it took a kind of sleuthing to figure out what was going on as regards Middle Eastern and African turmoil. Rising food prices were part of it. But just as significantly, Western powers-that-be had decided on a wholesale military takeover of the Middle East and the upper portion of Africa. From Syria to Egypt, to Yemen and even the Ivory Coast, Africa is ablaze not with purely internally-inspired violence but with Western fomented revolts designed to prepare nations for a process of "Internationalization."