By R S N Singh
Since the exit of President Mubarak in Egypt, the geopolitical contours of the Arab world has been changing rapidly.
What was touted as a revolution for democracy has now degenerated into pure international power politics.
The so-called 'Jasmine Revolution' has hit roadblocks in Yemen, Bahrain and more importantly, Saudi Arabia.
The revolution-for-democracy theory has been torpedoed.
Libya, with its vast oil resources was too important for Europe, to allow it to lapse into uncertainty.
Image: Protestors display pro-Libya placards during an anti-war protest after Friday prayers at a mosque in Manila on March 25, 2011.
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