Gadhafi, the US and the Muslim World

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A weekend assault by Moammar Gadhafi's forces appears to have divided Libya in half, with a stalemate that could mean prolonged civil war. But nobody seems to know just who the rebels are, where they get their weapons or what they want beyond Gadhafi's ouster. The US is in a tricky position, talking tough and creating international expectations, but lacking a strategy or the support required for intervention. Is a real humanitarian crisis unfolding? Does Gadhafi have what he needs to hold on? Should the US commit military forces in yet another Muslim country?  


Vivienne Walt - Time magazine - @vivwalt, Martin Chulov - The Guardian - @martinchulov, Shadi Hamid - Brookings Institution; The Atlantic - @shadihamid, Aaron David Miller - Carnegie Endowment; former Middle East peace negotiator - @aarondmiller2, George Joffe - University of Cambridge

Warren Olney

Andrea Brody, Christian Bordal, Frances Anderton