Monday, February 28, 2011

Libya: Not So Fast

On Friday, I heard all sorts of noises that Gadhafi would be out by Monday. But I seriously doubted that. Libya is not Egypt. Unlike Egypt, Libya does not have a strong national army. For Gaddafi (Yes, I like mocking him with the numerous correct spellings.) has intentionally weakened the army through the years and strengthened security forces more under his personal control.

So if Kaddafi wishes to kill as many people as possible and hold out to the bitter end, he probably has the fire power to do so for some time. Indeed the opposition pretty much admits this, conceding they are not ready to take Tripoli, even though much of the Libyan army has defected to the opposition.

Sorry to be a downer, but that madman Gadafi may be around longer than we either think or desire.

Keep praying . . .

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