The Libyan rebels have arrived on the doorstep of Tripoli signaling that the reign of Gaddafi may soon be over!
President Obama, who back in March told Gaddafi he must step down, may finally achieve this goal through attrition and omission.
However as was widely commented back then, be careful what you wish for as the devil you know may be better than the devil you don't know!
“Moammar Gadhafi has lost legitimacy to lead, and he must leave,” the president said, while calling for an end to violence and a need to meet the “aspirations of the Libyan people for freedom, democracy and dignity.”
“He has lost legitimacy with his people,” the president repeated. “And so let me just be very unambiguous about this. Colonel Gadhafi needs to step down from power and leave. That is good for his country. It is good for his people. It's the right thing to do...” (TPC)
So who are the Libyan rebels?
"...Of course, it should come as little surprise that the Libyan rebels apparently find themselves now locked in a deadly internal struggle. From the onset of the February uprising, it has been well known that the TNC is riddled with a rogue’s gallery of rival factions and alliances that are chock full of duplicitous characters, ranging from former Gaddafi loyalists to criminals to al Qaeda insurgents..."