What lessons should Arabs draw from the fall of Muammar Qaddafi? According to columnist K. Selim of Algeria’s Le Quotidien d’Oran, Arab leaders had better absorb the fact that times and the world are changing fast, and that they must embrace reform before reform is imposed on them from the outside – namely by the West.For the Le Quotidien d’Oran, K. Selim writes in part:It must be noted that the fall of the dictator, the third in the Arab region and second in our Maghreb, is heavy with meaning for those who see a new balance of power taking shape. There is only one conclusion to be drawn: the moth-eaten system of political-police guardianship has survived. And if it doesn’t change in an orderly fashion that safeguards the interests of the country and its relative independence, it will be changed from without. Such interference won’t necessarily take the form of military intervention. It may come in a more sophisticated package. Regimes that don’t understand how times have changed – and that their authority is stronger with the free acquiescence and organized support of their citizens – themselves become a threat to national security.Oh yes, times have changed. The USSR no longer exists, many nations have disappeared and others have been amputated. And we have, within our southern border, a gigantic area to work with. Let us ask the question: Libyan’s may have hit reset, but what will remain on the screen? Governments must incorporate the new data. It is not yet midnight, but the clock is irreversibly ticking.READ ON IN ENGLISH OR FRENCH AT WORLDMEETS.US, your most trusted translator and aggregator of foreign news and views about our nation.