The US is sending two warships and Marines into the Suez. If Marines get in the game and the current situation remains, we might be seeing something like the US action In Panama to capture Noriega. The Marines will be facing mercenaries swimming in weapons provided by Gaddafi. The Libyan freedom fighters are surrounding Tripoli and consolidating their gains. From what we know of Gaddafi, he isn’t going anywhere.
“In the years ahead, Libya could become a peaceful democracy, or it could face protracted civil war, or it could descend into chaos,” U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
“The stakes are high.”