Now is Libya's turn and the confrontation between the protesters and security forces have been reported to claim 200 deaths and possibly more, due to unconfirmed official figures which are still patchy at the moment. Most of the killings have been in Benghazi, Libya's second-largest city, on the north-east coast. Reports are limited due to government censorship and strict restrictions on foreign journalists The wave of protests againts the long serving rulers of North Arab countries started in Tunisia where the president Ben Ali was forced to leave the country for Saudi Arabia and later it entered in Egypt the most populous and first civilization place was in chaos and Hosni Mubarak reluctantly left for Sheim Al Sheikh. Libya is bordered to its west by Tunisia, and to its east by Egypt. Muammar Gaddafi-who in recent years has assiduously courted the approval of Washington and the European powers, also working closely with major oil corporations-is now clearly determined to avoid the same fate as former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, using violence and state provocations to maintain his tenuous grip on power. There are already some divisions among the ruling elite. Libya's ambassador to China Hussein Sadiq al Musrati has appealed for the army to intervene and also representative to Arab League Abdel-Monem al-Houni who is based in Cairo has claimed support for revolution. Following revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt the people of Libya have the same demands of improvement in social and economy whereby unemployment in Libya is believed to be as high as 30 percent, and poverty is deep and widespread, despite the country's enormous oil wealth. While all this is happening in the three mentioned countries, there have been protests in Bahrain and Yemen although these hvae been kept at minimal by the two countries authorities. In Bahrain authorities announced a ban on gatherings and claimed they had "key parts" of the capital under control. Dozens of armored vehicles were reportedly deployed at the Pearl Roundabout, the location of the erstwhile protest encampment. There were accounts of scattered clashes throughout Manama and the use of tear gas in numerous neighborhoods. In both occasions of the two countries President Barack Obama did not even issue a pro forma statement condemning the official violence, as he did in response to events in Egypt. There is strategic importance of Bahrain to Washington and the close links of the Bahraini intelligence and military apparatus with that of the US. As a long-time ally and home to the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet, Bahrain is an important partner and the Department is closely watching developments there Yemen is the site of an expanding US military and intelligence operation, supposedly directed at Al Qaeda. As part of this effort, Washington funds counter-terrorism forces in Yemen, arming and training the repressive apparatus of the state. The intimate relationship between president Ali Abdullah Saleh's government and the White House was further documented recently in WikiLeaks cables, which revealed that the Yemeni regime tried to prevent the growth of anti-American sentiment in the country by falsely claiming responsibility of US drone attacks inside Yemen. The events in Libya are part of the uprising that is engulfing the Middle East and North Africa. The protesters themselves draw a parallel between what is happening in Libya and what has already taken place in Egypt and Tunisia. Libya have trade relations with Britain and France both countries supplying weapons ie rockets-propelled grenades and machine guns through their arms dealers. Also there are other expertise and services exchanged between the countries whereby oil is paid in the exchange for those services and BP installed it operations back in 2007. Also British companies signed numerous contracts with Gaddafi to provide the regime with "tear gas, small-arms ammunition, military vehicles and thermal-imaging equipment". There have been suspicions among different scholars and academics who are foreign based and who have been leaving in Europe and America for sometime that the hand is in place to twist the knife edge where necessary. It could be the remembrace over 25 years ago when the right-wing Filipino dictator and longtime-US ally Ferdinand Marco fled Manila for Hawaii on February 25, 1986, bringing to an end a 21-year regime that enforced the extreme poverty of the nation's working masses through police terror. The "People Power" revolution was successfully manipulated by the US to replace Marcos with Corazon Aquino, who represented not the broad masses but disaffected layers of the Filipino bourgeoisie, latifundia, military, and Catholic hierarchy. While proclaiming its support for limited democratic reforms, the new government had no intention of addressing the social oppression of the working class and peasantry. So will this hand of manipulator spread downwards towards south of Sahara and sweep where and when necessary? It's the scenario we all waiting to see.