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Uprising and brutal crackdown, chaos, in Libya. We’ll ask where it ends.

In this 2008 photo, Libya's leader Moammar Gadhafi attends a wreath laying ceremony in the Belarus capital Minsk.  (AP)
In this 2008 photo, Libya's leader Moammar Gadhafi attends a wreath laying ceremony in the Belarus capital Minsk. (AP)

A horror show in Libya now.

The Arab world’s people power “jasmine revolution” faced plenty of tough resistance in Tunisia and Egypt before its triumphs there. But in Libya, it has found a real butcher.

Col. Muammar Qaddafi has reportedly put goons and mercenaries in the streets. Rains of machine gun fire. Snipers. Fighter jets. Machetes. Terror.

Tuesday night, on Libyan state TV, he bellowed that he would fight to the last drop of his blood. He looked mad — as in crazy. But part of Libya has already slipped away. Should the world intervene?

This hour On Point: the Arab revolution meets Libya.
- Tom Ashbrook
Guests:

Najla Abdurrahman, Libyan-American dissident and doctoral student in the department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University.

Ibrahim Jibreel, Libyan political activist. Jibreel joins us from Doha, Qatar.

Ronald Bruce St. John, long-time Libya watcher and author of "Historical Dictionary of Libya" and "Libya and the United States, Two Centuries of Strife."

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This program aired on February 23, 2011.

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