From the high hopes of toppling the Gaddafi regime within days, the Libyan uprising has become a military conflict that finds itself in a position of uneasy and precarious stalemate.
One can not help being over awed by the astonishing courage displayed by the Libyan democracy movement in the teeth of one of the most brutal regimes on the planet.
One of the tactics deployed by the regime has been air strikes. This has raised concerns inside and outside Libya, there have been calls from some in the West for a ‘No Fly Zone’ to be imposed over Libya.
Uprisings and protests are continuing across North Africa and the Middle East. What started in Tunisia has spread to Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, Yemen and Iran. The beginnings of popular discontent have also been expressed in the Sudan, Jordan, Algeria, and even Morocco.