"France is the first country to formally recognise the legitimacy of Libya's rebel National Transitional Council and will open an embassy in Benghazi, the government announced after meeting with NTC representatives in Paris Thursday. " France24 - France formally recognises Libyan rebels' authority 1. Global leadership has passed to the French. 2. Is it an accident, an oversight on the part of this administration that it has used the bully pulpit to a lesser extent in calling for Gaddafi to step down than it did in calling for Mubarak to do so? 3. Could it be due to the documented ties between Gaddafi, Farrakhan, Rev. Wright and President Obama, back to the mid '80's?