Susan Berk said on Oct. 27, 2011 at 1:57 p.m. Dare we hope that our intelligence is catching up with our capabilities? What a terrific concept.
Nadav said on Oct. 13, 2011 at 5:50 p.m. Those non-violent protests took place because the army did not intervene. The governments and generals understood that it's not wise to shoot the protesters because, as you said, it would lead to a violent civil-war.
In Libya the army is less independent and the leader did not want to lose any of his power, so he dragged himself and NATO into a nasty war.
The army in Syria is also shooting protesters, and it will eventually lead into a civil war like in Libya.