While opposition forces celebrate throughout the streets of Libya this morning, many Libyans in the U.S. are greeting the day with a mixture of excitement, anticipation, and fear for loved ones on the ground. Two Libyan-Americans who have relatives who were kidnapped by Moammar Gadhafi's forces in the 1990s join the program with their reactions.
Bashir Almegaraf's father was a Libyan political dissident who was kidnapped in Egypt in 1990, and is now being held in a prison in Libya. He last heard from his father in a letter in 1993. Rashid Al Kikha is the newphew of Mansour Al Kikha, who was a Libyan ambassador to the UN and was kidnapped by Gadhafi's forces in 1993.