Audio: “the idea that Gaddafi’s forces would collapse in face of rebel advance is a delusion”

The GuardianThe Guardian’s Ian Black, in Libya, says his feeling is that the population of Sirte are “really, really behind” Gaddafi, although he says it is “always hard” to tell how people really feel in Libya.

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Ian says even if Sirte falls – “and it is a very, very big if” – there are then some 270 miles from there to Tripoli.

“The idea that Gaddafi’s forces would simply collapse in the face of a rebel advance is a delusion,” Ian said, in response to a rebel fighter who stated yesterday that Gaddafi will be gone “before the week ends”.

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One Response to Audio: “the idea that Gaddafi’s forces would collapse in face of rebel advance is a delusion”

  1. Ach says:

    while the gentleman makes some good points i hardly call a force that Uses BM21’s “grads” and tanks to repel lightly armed and armored pick up trucks and a handful of men a professional well disciplined or determined fighting force the only advantage they have is superior fire power when engagements get too close for their taste they simply flee.
    none the less going all the way to tripoli is not going to be a walk in the park the people inside the city have to do their part and support the rebel advance.

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