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Sat Sep 15, 2012, 07:02 PM

3. Now it does.

Wednesday, when they were reporting, the government was falling all over itself to say that there were armed militant groups all over the place and huge areas of the country weren't under the government's control. Of course the government-trained and paid security forces ran. Weak government.

When there needs to be a strong government, however, there is. When they need to have people arrested, people are arrested. When there needs to be chaos-fed lack of accountability, there is. Whatever is needed, is. No proof that those arrested are those who should be arrested, no good evidence that the 50+ they have named were named by the bad guys or were involved. But now that the government's strong because there's face to save; the security forces won't run any longer, because honor's involved. The proof of the pudding is in the tasting; we have a neat box with a picture on it. We want to believe, so we believe. It'll be interesting to see what happens when push comes to shove and verifiable proof of the government's strength and rigor are expected to surface.

Note that when the government wants Saif al-Islam transferred to government control, however, nothing happens. That's verifiable.

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