Libya is on the verge of collapse as violence and chaos continue. In his latest statements, Col. Qadaffi’s blamed the insurrection on Al Qaeda, and compared himself with Queen Elizabeth. One of his sons is said to have joined the rebellion.
The withdrawal of Libyan oil from the market, coupled with the political instability of the entire region, has sent the price of oil skyrocketing. Gasoline prices in parts of Western Europe are expected to rise to the equivalent of more than $8 a gallon in the near future.
In other news, a judge in Britain has ordered the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to Sweden to face trial for sexual assault.
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