Middle East tumbles deeper into crazed dictator shortage [Update]
Looks like Qaddafi lost the instructions for his Revolting Peasants Destruction Ray [via ABC]:
Rebel forces are closing in on Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi as rebels began what is being called the first true assault on Tripoli, hitting it from three fronts and with help from NATO war planes in the sky overnight.
That follows two very significant victories this weekend as rebels took control of cities just to the east and just to the west of Tripoli.
On Saturday, opposition fighters have captured the strategic Libyan coastal city of Zawiya on their march toward Tripoli.
Fighting has been going on for more than a week on the main streets of Zawiya, with Gadhafi snipers positioned on top of Zawiya’s hospital, a bank and a hotel overlooking the main square.
Gadhafi forces have now fled the city, and rebel forces poured into the city’s main square Saturday, according to The Associated Press.
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Reuters reports that M.Q. is opening the weapons stores so ReaLibyans can fight the rebels who were bused in by ACORN from Norway. Or something.
“I am giving the order to open the weapons stockpiles,” Gaddafi said. “I call on all Libyans to join this fight. Those who are afraid, give your weapons to your mothers or sisters.
“Go out, I am with you until the end. I am in Tripoli. We will ... win.”
Where “With you” = “Hiding behind these thick walls.”