Same here. Since the early days of the Tunisian revolt I’ve become more active on Twitter & Facebook and watching Al Jazeera English etc., sharing info w/ ppl who before didn’t have them, but now this in Libya is heartbreaking; depression I already had before and it surely doesn’t get better from this. And @Widget: Sure it’s not just your country that has been profiting from Gaddafi and other dictatorships down there, I think every western “democracy”, but also e.g. Russia and China have their fingers in this. Egypt, for example, is/was Germany’s most important customer of military stuff, those tanks you saw on Al Tahrir square were “nice” German Leopard 2 tanks, tear gas grenades from the US, Libyan warplanes, I think, are Russian MIGs etc. etc.
The consequences … will be harsh, also for many of us. We’ll have to prepare not only for the fact that our next winter will be a lot more expensive, but also our “normal” gasoline for cars etc., and we’ll also have to prepare for allowing more people inside who seek asylum. But, you know, f*ck it, even if I don’t know how I’ll get through next winter, this is all nothing against what people there have to endure now. And I seed on oil costs if only our (EU) governments would not only threaten with embargos etc. but if they did it NOW and not wait.
I want to see Gaddafi before the International Court in The Hague (Den Haag). But right now I’d rather see a cruise missile in Gaddafi’s Head Quarters.