That’s the story. And people are afraid to go outside, because pro-Qaddafi gunmen are roaming the streets. Even if he survives, all of the work that has been done in recent years to bring Libya back into the family of nations has been completely undermined by Qaddafi’s behavior. It has now become a national security imperative to remove Qaddafi, especially given that there are rumors that Qaddafi wants to sabotage the country’s oil facilities. Maybe that is why more top officials continue to desert him and his regime.