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A global Tower of Babel or new forms of social organization on a planetary scale? There are now a quarter of a million sites that call themselves social networks - up from 850 in two years. Twitter, Facebook, Myspace and LinkedIn are the better known. But few seem to understand the difference between social media and social networks.
This White House, like its predecessors, can take some comfort in the fact that the Middle East has been breaking the hearts of diplomats and foreign politicians for at least 2,000 years. Of course, some centuries have been worse than others. (Pontius Pilate had a particularly difficult inning.) But in modern times, the American voting public has become accustomed to seeing regular news from the Middle East feature wars, terrorism, mayhem, religious fanaticism and failed peace initiatives.
The International Criminal Court prosecutor asked judges Monday to issue arrest warrants for Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi and two other senior members of his regime, accusing them of committing crimes against humanity by targeting civilians in a crackdown against rebels.
Senior officials in the embattled Libyan government of Col. Moammar Gadhafi have come forward to offer evidence to the International Criminal Court in its investigation of widespread murder and persecution, prosecutors said Sunday.
Taunting NATO in a defiant audio recording, Moammar Gadhafi said Friday that he is alive despite a series of airstrikes and "in a place where you can't get me."
An international prosecutor said Friday he will seek arrest warrants next week for three top Libyan leaders on charges of murder and persecution during their attempts to crush the uprising against Moammar Gadhafi's regime.
Libyan rebel leaders will plead with the White House on Friday to be officially recognized as the government of the embattled nation and for money when they meet face-to-face with top Obama administration officials eager to size up who they've been backing.