And Then There Were None

A group shot from the 2010 “Arab African Summit” in Sirte, Gaddafi’s hometown.

Front row, from left, Tunisia’s Ben Ali, Yemen’s Saleh, Libya’s Gaddafi and Egypt’s Mubarak.

Since it was taken, Ben Ali has fled Tunisia and reputedly is laying in a coma somewhere in Saudi Arabia having been tried in absentia, Saleh has been seriously injured in an attack on his compound and is recuperating in Saudi Arabia, Mubarak faces the death penalty in his own country, and Gaddafi’s whereabouts remain unknown – Algeria being the odds-on favourite.

Anyone notice how Saudi seems to be the sanctuary of choice for ousted dictators?

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