Syria is headed down the path of a protracted, disastrous civil war that could last for another year or more. This revolution has been mismanaged from its inception and if drastic measures aren't taken to change course it will be a disaster.
Transitional Libya faces many challenges. The NTC is rife with political squabbles. Former President Muammar al-Qaddafi remains at large and NTC fighters continue to battle loyalists for control of the country.
The quicker the international community acts today to end the conflict in Libya, the quicker it would be saving lives and paving the way for the kind of relations that would uphold mutual respect and interests equally.
Internally displaced persons in areas now controlled by NTC forces need immediate protection. Dark-skinned Libyans face particular risks, because they have frequently been accused of fighting as pro-Gaddafi mercenaries from other African countries.