Is Libya Next ? Reports of Military Defections.
Reports now coming in that the city of Bengahzi that the Libyan military has joined the protests and has in effect defected from the government. Bengahzi is the 2nd largest city in Libya and therefore this could be a major blow to the current regime.
Also news that the son of dictator Ghaddafi’s will speak on state TV tonight.
The speech has now been given and young Mr. Ghadaffi pretty much said nothing. The central theme seemed to be that if we fight then we threaten the stability of Libya and bad things could happen. True enough. But he didn’t seem to offer any way of avoiding the conflict other than the protesters giving up, which does not seem likely.
It is worth remembering that the revolution which brought Ghaddafi to power began in Benghazi.