Comment on Realpolitik: Leaders Fiddle While Libyans Burn by oblomov

The important question is “who are the rebels ?”
Are they like the demonstrators in Tunisia, basically educated, lucid citizens seeking a democratic solution to dictatorship, corruption and repression?
Or are they simply a group of clans seeking to replace Gaddafi and rule over his side?
The images we see on tv of demented tribesmen shooting in all directions (mostly in the air) seem to indicate the latter scenario.
Its quite possible that in the end, if no action is taken, “forgive and forget” will prevail, as it did for Lockerbie and the UTA bombings.