The uprising in Libya is leading to the possibility of the collapse of Qaddafi and his long time reign of power. Like Egypt, the people are pushing for more freedom and human rights. But, there is one thing that differs. Egypt had something that could step in immediately and take over, where Libya has Qaddafi and that’s it.
There is no safety catch in Libya. The military is on the side of Qaddafi, and they demonstrate their allegiance when they follow through with orders to fire upon the people. The actions in Egypt were peaceful in relation to the continuing bloodshed in the streets of Tripoli.
The collapsing of Qaddafi, comes as the squeeze is felt from all sides. There are new sanctions that were handed down from the United Nations. The assets of Qaddafi were frozen, and banks weren’t taking his money so as to keep it safe. There are only a handful of people on his side.
It is certain that he will be removed from power. But, questions remain as to who will step into power when he is removed.