Colonel Gadhafi’s regime looks to be unsustainable. After 40 years of authoritarian rule, he is on his way out with diplomats scuttling, justice minister on the run, air force pilots refusing to fight and with his government buildings on fire. It seems that it is now ‘hasta la vista’ for the Colonel.
Despite heavy casualties leaving more than 200 dead caused by the use of military force including air power against protesters, they are still out in the streets clamouring for an end to the current regime. Fighting so far has been heaviest in the east with the country’s second largest city, Benghazi, now practically under the control of the protesters who are now advancing to take over the country’s capital, Tripoli.
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