It has been a turbulent few weeks in Libya with the revolution seeming nearly to be crushed by Gaddafi until the world took over the airspace. Out of chaos has come a lot of progress but militarily, the revolutionaries are weak and disorganized. They do seem to persist and to adapt but at great cost in lives. The world should send them arms and training if they are to displace Gaddafi’s regime efficiently.
On the other side, Gaddafi is sacrificing a lot of volunteers and conscripts in fighting in the streets and losing the cream to air-power. His forces seem to be slaughtering non-combatants and preventing operation of hospitals. There is now no doubt about the eventual outcome but he persists in tolerating huge rates of casualties. It is clear that murder does not bring him loyalty and his military strength is being eroded daily. It is only a matter of time before the sieges of Misrata and Ajdabia are lifted and the revolutionaries close in on Tripoli. There will be no winter to save Gaddafi.
This clip from YouTube gives a frank analysis of the situation and the solution: