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But the -- -- experiencing its first full day without Qaddafi his -- his death and a grisly images -- We've actually seen of his final moments and vivid reminder to what can happen to dictators.
Who brutalize their own people our next guest says.
There is not one Arab leader in the region who sleeping well now he's the author of -- -- fast.
And raising rebellion across the Islamic world and her name is Robin Wright she's joining us now so Robin.
There seems to be a wrecking mission is well that Qaddafi was kind of one of a kind of dictator but eccentric an -- and just weird at a time so an individual and that way.
Why is his dad.
Send a message to the entire region.
Well first of all you had the ouster of the president Tunisia who fled index file that you -- -- Mubarak is now being tried in Cairo.
The third example is Moammar Qaddafi who was killed in his final days.
And this sends a message to the region that every leader will be held to account and that those who don't respond will face some.
Foremost justice -- retaliation be -- having to flee their country facing trial were being killed in a moment of trying to put down rebellion.
So let's talk about Syria because that's next focus in everyone's looking at now you say that could be the fate and bad.
While countries -- -- dictators like president aside is there a time -- -- that so for example do you expect to see something like that in six to twelve months.
Or could it be six to twelve years before that happens.
I get six to twelve years I think president -- in Syria cannot survive politically the current turmoil.
Maybe he's not only facing the resistance of his own people but.
The king of Saudi -- -- -- no -- -- illegitimate leader -- is about to impose sanctions the European Union is cutting off its oil.
Exports in the -- and the United States in the United Nations have both condemned.
But it is a matter of time in this case -- is more likely to be an example in terms of the time -- -- neither Egypt where Mubarak was -- in eighteen days or Tunisia where president than Ollie was ousted in thirty days.
What do you think is the most powerful message of these leaders is at the international community isn't the international -- involvement or is it did the people within the country that are rebelling.
The most striking thing across the region whether governments are monarchies are military dictatorships is that the people are taking to the streets in enormous numbers.
And with tremendous resilience and signs -- today the outpouring of people yet again.
We're talking eight months after the uprising began and -- kind of resistance in the face of over 3000 people killed.
And the use of unbelievable -- whether it's gunboats.
-- artillery and against his own people present oxide has proven he's willing to do anything to survive.
And it's very unlikely that He will be able to pull through this.
It's pretty extraordinary to Watson of the amateur video we have coming in from Syria because obviously these people know the -- that there are going to face.
If they're protesting in the streets very obvious -- -- there's obviously.
Courage there just switching topics -- slightly there is seems to be some concern within the international community about what's next for these countries.
The unknown of what the next leader is going to be like if that's in the next dictator.
Do you see strong undercurrents.
Muslim extremists in these areas is that -- we should be very concerned about whether it's Libya Syria or otherwise.
Is no question that the Islamic parties will play an important role in the next phase.
In Egypt and Tunisia and possibly in Libya as well but we have to differentiate.
Muslim parties from Muslim extremists al-Qaeda.
Of you know is active in North Africa but it is not a dominant political force and I think this is a moment where we have to kind of stand back and differentiate among them.
But the elections -- this weekend in Tunisia.
Clearly going to be important or it lead to an important role for.
The and neither party.
The awakening as it's called in Tunisia on the Muslim Brotherhood is probably going to do fairly well could not win outright.
In Egypt elections that Begin in November.
And Libby still has to come to grips.
With on election schedule there at the bigger danger in some ways.
Is the diversity in these societies whether -- sectarian differences or tribal and clan differences.
Libya has a 140 different tribes -- -- thirty of which are important -- and and this -- is a moment that you have to bring together.
Diverse elements of society and most importantly the Melissa's.
Who and there are many of them that played a role in ousting.
Moammar -- from power Israel -- here.
I have -- and -- -- -- -- -- -- I'm just thinking as you're mentioning.
You know elections and the -- in bringing people together and thinking about the country in the region that we've invested so much in and that's Iraq.
Where look at look at what we've done over the last ten years whatever your point view is on that.
Killing look at Iraq and as a model or what what what do we make of our -- there when it looks at and we also look at what we're doing ahead in these other countries.
To most of the -- -- Arab countries Iraq is not a model this is a country that.
Where many believe that democracy was imposed and that an outside force that -- define what came next.
I think most of these countries are going to be looking at at defining their own constitutions.
In a slightly different way.
But with the sometimes the same goal as political pluralism and it's a fascinating time to watch it happen Robyn thank you so much in and -- pay close attention to your book again is well off.
I've -- with a cast that region rebellion across Islamic world -- timely thank you very much.
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