What's Next for Libya?

Thursday, March 03, 2011

A Libyan civilian holds anti aircraft ammunitions at an army barrack on February 28, 2011 in Benghazi where dozens of civilians registered for a civil defense training amid fears of an air raid. (Marco Longari/AFP/Getty)

Rebel forces continue to fight for freedom from the Gadhafi regime. They have taken over much of the eastern part of the country, but experts say that Gadhafi will likely retain his hold on the capital city of Tripoli. Complicating the current and future situation in Libya is the fact that it's a tribal country, with some factions supporting Gadhafi and others fighting with the opposition.

To help explain the complex power structure is The New York Times Paris bureau chief, Steven Erlanger. BBC correspondent Paul Danahar reports on the latest from Tripoli.

Guests:

Paul Danahar and Steven Erlanger

Produced by:

Rupert Allman and Jillian Weinberger

Comments [3]

ANGEL

GADAFI IS A GOOD LEADER AND HE WILL BE,AMERICA IS BAD

Jul. 28 2011 05:34 PM
anna from new york

Much less important, just pedantic comment.
Louis XIV and Napoleon were two different people.

Mar. 03 2011 08:32 AM
anna from new york

Yes, we need more BBC. Sure. We need more "journalists" who would tell us to forget about ... Libia and refocus on ... Israel.
Even now when oil smelling lobbyists reject oil money and oil smelling celebrities giving away oil smelling millions, BBC "journalists" still love their oil smelling income. Particularly when love of antisemitism is ueber Alles (nest-ce pas Mosley?). I think I open this big fat book (Julius's history of British antisemitism) sooner than I thought.

Mar. 03 2011 08:30 AM

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