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Middle East Moral Dilemmas
More Middle Eastern governments on the verge of collapse:


Here's a moral dilemma for you:  Presuming Saleh is not pulling a trick, the rebels have to pick one of two options:

1.  Let an autocratic leader literally get away with murder, but be able to remove him from power without any further bloodshed.
2.  Continue to fight, knowing that more innocent civilians will die, but be able to eventually bring the autocratic leader to justice. 

I'm sure there's way more nuance to the actual situation, but in the abstract it's an interesting moral dilemma.