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I must say, I am very impressed with Christiane Amanpour. This woman is taking names and kicking butt, left AND right.

This past Monday, Amanpour was able to score the first U.S. interview with embattled Libya president, Muammar Gaddafi. Amanpour was also the first to nab an interview with then-Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.

With her during the interview, were the BBC and the Times of London. I’m very impressed although the reporters had a difficult time getting any useful information out of Gaddafi, which isn’t very surprising. ¬†Gaddafi denied any protests were taking place, saying “all my people love me. They would die to protect me.”

Continuing with his list of grievances, Gaddafi partially blamed the uprising on Al Qaeda and said he felt “betrayed” by the U.S. I think its safe to say that we can now add ‘delusional’ to the list of terms we use to describe Gaddafi.

The interview was aired first on “World News With Diane Sawyer” on Monday night.

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Mark Zuckerberg is a busy, busy man. He is currently running a social networking site that is not only helping people all over the world stay connected, but it is also toppling governments without even trying. Facebook had its hand in riling citizens up to protest AND bring down the governments of Egypt and Tunisia. Wael Ghonim used the site to gain support for protests against former President Hosni Mubarak.

What gets me thinking, though, is why haven’t Facebook officials said anything about their role? According to this New York Times article, those Facebook officials are worried that government around the world will begin to crack down on the popular site, denying access to those who try and sign on.

This fear is understandable yet Zuckerberg has to face the facts that Facebook is no longer just a social networking tool. He also must realize that he is going to have to make a statement on the recent acts. The world is waiting.