Arab, south sudan just became newest sovereign stateDon’t really work well together, they fight amongst themselvesBeen doing a lot more very recentlyoThe Arab League decided to back U.S. and NATO in invading Libya….why?? Isn’t Libya mostly Arab?Yes, but Gaddafi recanted his arabness and pulled Libya out of Arab League couple of times during his 40 years, insulted Arab leaders/leagueTurned Libya to Africa, and made Libya into leader of African Union. His passion and his money that got newly refined AfricanUnion underway – the modern versionArab League just renounced Syrian leader Bashir and said NO! (Syrian is mostly Arab too, but it hasn’t been a Team Arab Player – Syria and Bashir have been buddies with Team Persia --- Iran)New Found energy, more untied than ever beforeArab league might rejuvenate and that’s a good thing, butNatural Leaders – classically and today: - big countries, big populationsEgypt – 70, 80, 90 million peopleSaudi Arabia – 30, 40, 50 million peopleGulf StatesAlso don’t like IranLOOK AT SECTION 2!!!!!!!!!