Three days ago, I wrote this:
Today's international news headlines say that the rebels have already brought the fighting within Tripoli. Mr. Gaddafi's elite and loyal forces should provide their last stand in the capital.
It is the politics of BIG government that often divides people. Those in power have the strong appetite to unleash various coercion on ordinary citizens.
Meanwhile, Mr. Gaddafi must go. So that a bigger challenge, that of rebuilding Libyan economy and lives can proceed after the long, messy and divisive civil war. The big war that people should fight is the war against material poverty and mental indolence and dependence.
We hope that the Assad dictatorship in Syria will soon follow Mr. Gaddafi.
See also earlier discussions about the Libyan conflict:
Unrest in MidEast-Africa 2: Libya rebellion, February 22, 2011
Unrest in MidEast-Africa 4: Libya succession, February 28, 2011
Unrest in MidEast-Africa 5: Gadhafi wealth, March 01, 2011