"In rebel-held Misurata, a besieged coastal area in western Libya, people welcomed the news. "I believe it's the first step on the true path to justice and freedom," said Abdsalam Abdullah, a member of the local governing council.
A doctor in Misurata, Aiman Abu Shama, was joyful. "Kadafi has no power," the doctor said. "His end is coming soon."" pl
The MQ government is crumbling. They couldn't even contain the pathetically underarmed and trained rebel militia "besieged" in Misurata. Drone attacks have MQ hiding in various holes in the ground. One slip in security and he gets the Bin Laden treatment, this time with bunker busters. NATO air attacks go forward with US targeting, re-fueling and ECM support. This relentless pounding is gradually attriting the will of the MQ regime to continue. At the same time the rebels are being "improved" by European advisers. In the end the present rebel junta will occupy Tripoli to fill a vacuum left by the disappearance of the present government.
A lot of you do not seem to understand that governments and businesses that face situations that will destroy them keep up a good facade until the very end, and then the wall falls over. A greater degree of patience than that exhibited by teenagers is necessary to understand this process.
Why did Obama not recognize the junta when he met with their leader this wek? I really don't know, but I suspect that the "little birds" who have been whispering of the possibility of Islamists in the rebellion had a lot to do with it. pl