Libya has immense petroleum wealth, a small population, and an ability to attract foreign investment. But the international community must see that Libya's interim Transitional National Council follows its 'road map' to an accountable and transparent new government.
US is moving to free up some of the $30 billion in frozen assets of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi to aid the 'Libyan people' and rebels, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday.
French and UN forces in Ivory Coast have discovered that a mandate to protect civilians can quickly lead to the need to forcefully oust the reviled leader, Laurent Gbagbo. Might Obama and NATO put boots on the ground in Libya to oust Qaddafi, if civilian killings don't end?
Ali Aujali, Libya's former ambassador and the representative of the rebels in Washington, urges the coalition to 'destroy' Qaddafi's forces. He calls rebels' disputes 'a normal thing in any democracy.'
The UN harshly criticized Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi's brutal response to protesters. The death toll could now be as high as 400.