The "no-fly zone" and the taking "of all necessary measures"against Libya,, while the Saudis are "tut-tutted" is not only duplicitous but dangerous. It sends a contradictory and confusing message to the people who dream of throwing off the shackles of the autocrats, from the Saudi to the Bahrani, to the Jordanian, to the Kuwaiti and other ruling families. The hatred will deepen, the frustrations will grow and the recruiters of al Qaeda and other extremist groups will have many volunteers.
The ignorance and the arrogance of th West, their self-interested and misguided mnd-set , will set back the development of democracy, drive away/discourage the moderates and embolden the autocrats and the religious fanatics. There will be a heavy priceto pay for "our" inconsitency and duplicity.