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Don't what other things one of the variables that has been a real factor in the unrest in the Middle East has been the social networking and it really played well.
For much of the unrest but it could also play on the negative side as well and -- you see that happening.
But without a question and they actually are.
Probably the the foremost proponent of using it in this.
Franchising of al-Qaeda networks.
You know you even and I think -- spoke very well about an hour spring and at times period had to be like an Arab winter.
I think you're gonna see a lot of this happening.
Even with Israel and the Palestinians as you've noticed here recently the Palestinians had begun to social network among themselves.
-- a nonviolent.
Way approach -- of various board appoints.
From the Gaza Strip to the West Bank.
Actually just peacefully approaching it and -- seeing the other side to use unfortunately.
Militant means to stop them but.
Brought about -- coordinated.
By this social network and it's something that.
From certain campaigns here in America out all the way overseas I still believe that the least I don't come -- and totally understand.
This new media mechanism.
Yeah I think and just one must question about Yemen.
The Yemeni president stepping down is that going to hurt.
Or help the US.
Actually -- -- only just focus on the hurt will it hurt the US.
No I think in the longer term once he had turned and slaughter his people.
Particularly in the town -- It was over we could no longer side -- that type of effort on someone who was on our side.
I think in the longer -- will be some tactical impediments about it.
But even that many of the remaining tribal chiefs even the arch rival.
Of this president the arm.
Aren't that comfortable with al-Qaeda -- three lawless counties are -- -- Providence is of that country I think in the longer term we're going to be able to work this out it's the transition.
Why you might see more unilateral American action.
But -- in order to make sure things don't go -- ride -- we get it right.
Of what the Bolivia because I Yemen this weekend actually just pushed a little further back on the on the -- there but -- -- -- we've been there -- several months now.
Is it time to pull out or is -- to work to be done there.
Well long you know -- did not agree with this decision from the president to go -- -- Libya.
I felt he had never successfully.
Match military means to a specific political objective.
Was it removal of -- a humanitarian assistance because of that we've seen mission creep beyond -- helicopters that are being used today.
By France and England for example.
But I don't believe we can at this moment pulled back.
I don't think we should add any more mission creep.
No one I believe is gonna win this civil war either side the rebels definitely not number two new sanctions don't work.
They didn't in the ninety's against Qaddafi I don't think they will now.
The hope is that this inner circle eventually turns on him but you know what I think right now we've got to do one thing.
Say that we need some stability having achieved the humanitarian protection of being -- And try to broker -- via the rebels making sure they look conducive to -- -- -- of governance that won't do retaliation to try to bring that inner circle.
To some face saving means so let me be Gadhafi stayed for a bid.
And eventually he kind of recedes into the past.
But I don't see any way militarily at least -- I hope there is without mission creep.
That this can continue to -- the way it is I think it's gotta be about peace and dialogue.
It -- some means of stability because once again -- is built.
Upon east and west.
Two big significant tribal differences.
And right now have to Gadhafi overthrew the eastern tribes when it used to be king that -- Libya the east tribal leaders see it is their turn and we've got a brokered.
That's the only way I see out of it.
I think Abraham -- Middle East analyst and expert -- fragile suspect thank you very much for being here giving -- great I mean it.
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