It’s been a very violent day in Libya, with reports that dozens of anti-Gaddafi protesters have been killed in Benghazi, the country’s second largest city and the largest in eastern Libya. Just as in Egypt, Gaddafi has cut off the internet and is trying to limit communications. Even worse, Gaddafi appears to have paid for mercenaries from other African countries to come in and shoot at the protesters.
Unlike with Egypt, there are far fewer international journalists there to cover this, and while most of the activity on Twitter seems to be focused on eastern Libya, there are fewer reports of protests in the capital of Tripoli. It’s hard to know what to make of this, but with the dictators just to the west and east of Gaddafi already deposed, I’m starting to get hopeful that he’s next. Couldn’t happen to a bigger asshat.