By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
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International outrage over violence in Syria neared the boiling point Tuesday as the U.S. and other Western nations expelled Syrian diplomats for Friday's massacre of at least 108 people, mostly women and children, in a western village in the strife-racked country.
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi vowed to fight on to his "last drop of blood" and roared at his supporters to take to the streets against protesters demanding his ouster, shouting and pounding his fist in a furious speech Tuesday after two nights of a bloody crackdown in the capital trying to crush the uprising that has fragmented his regime.
Stocks fell sharply and oil prices spiked to their highest level in two years Tuesday as the unrest in Libya worsened. Oil prices jumped 5 percent to $95 a barrel Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrial average sank 176 points, or 1.4 percent, to 12,215 in afternoon trading