When all the handwringing and self righteous rhetoric by western powers over recent events in Libya is quelled by Gaddafi's crushing of the pro-democratic movement in his country, which powers will throw off the yoke of principle and continue trading with this tyrant?
We shall be watching.
As a result of miltary action taken by a number of countries in accordance with a UN resolution authorising a "no fly zone" amongst other things, it now looks as though Gaddafi will go one way or another. His position is now untenable. No one could now deal with Gaddafi were he somehow to remain in power. That would be beyond ridiculous and the mother of all hypocracies!