Before offering an observation on the Libya situation I note New York Times is spelling the Libyan strongman's name with a "Q" while many other media spell it with a "G". As is Gaddafi vs Qaddafi. So which is it ? It's a minor point, but it is confusing for those of us brought up to worry about spelling someone's name right.
No matter how you spell it, Muommar seems to be watching his forty year old regime slip away, but we see little...Perhaps its a lack of Five Star hotels in Tripoli, but the celebrity anchors who descended on Cairo for the much celebrated, Facebook Revolution are absent from the more foreboding nation next door.
Given the high profile of Qaddafi over the years...his frequent dust ups with the US....his role in the Lockerbie tragedy...and his role in Arab politics, the Libyan upheaval is of great interest.
It looks like the Colonel who certainly wasn't blessed with good looks will take many people with him as his regime falls. Those willing to take him on are brave people indeed, as Qaddafi is about as close to evil as you get this side of the River Styx.
Qaddafi’s Grip Falters as His Forces Take On Protesters - NYTimes.com