What is unique about the Libyan revolution compared to Egypt, Tunisia, etc? Why is it important that there is a lack of alternative figurehead to fill the power hole? Is this why the Americans and other western regimes have acted slower compared to Egypt? There are clear differences between Egypt (and others) and Libya which may be reasons for the massacre. An important interview on the causes of the Libyan revolution: the geopolitics, and why Gaddafi will go and why it indicates a historic moment. Press TV. With Osman Backach, director of the Global Media office of Hizb ut Tahrir.