Now that Qaddafi is dead and Sirte is captured, Libyans can repay those countries who helped in his ouster not through kickbacks or development contracts, but by establishing a stable, democratic, economically open future for Libya. That's the real 'peace dividend.'
Muammar Qaddafi was killed as he attempted to flee his last remaining stronghold of Sirte, according Libya's National Transitional Council.
The armed militias and loose weapons pose a significant threat to Libya as it tries to build a stable democratic government, Secretary of State Clinton said Tuesday.
Libya's transitional forces say they have entered Bani Walid and contained pro-Qaddafi fighters in Sirte. Meanwhile, concerns are emerging about a possible insurgency fueled by Qaddafi loyalists.
A Sirte victory would end the protracted battle for Qaddafi's hometown and allow a new government to be established. Delay could increase the likelihood of rifts in Libya's future leadership.
Libyan rebels have captured new areas of the strategic coastal city, one of the last strongholds of former leader Col. Muammar Qaddafi.
Creation of the Syrian opposition's unity council comes as the US is set to call for a UN resolution to consider further sanctions against Syria if it does not halt the crackdown that has left some 2,700 dead.
Muammar Qaddafi may be protected by Tuareg tribesman who remain loyal to him for his support of their rebellions in neighboring countries.