With the crisis developing in Libya, a local woman is worried about her loved ones there. But, she hopes the revolution will bring change. We spoke with her Sunday night about the US airstrikes and other developments.
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"Generally no one likes [Gadhafi] and no one has ever liked him in the 42 years that he was ruling," said Maryam. She declined to give her last name. "It's really oppressive. Everyone wants that freedom and Gadhafi doesn't give you that."
She added that while she supports the US military action she believes it should be limited. She believes Gadhafi will soon be overthrown.
Meantime, the U.S. on Sunday claimed initial success two days into an assault on Libya that included some of the heaviest firepower in the American arsenal -- long-range bombers designed for the Cold War -- but American officials said Sunday it was too early to define the international military campaign's endgame. The top U.S. military officer suggested that Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi might stay in power in spite of the military assault aimed at protecting civilians, calling into question the larger objective of an end to Gadhafi's erratic 42-year rule. Other top U.S. officials have suggested that a weakened and isolated Gadhafi could be ripe for a coup. A second wave of attacks, mainly from American fighters and bombers, targeted Libyan ground forces and air defenses, following an opening barrage Saturday of sea-launched Tomahawk cruise missiles. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the U.S. expects to turn control of the mission over to a coalition -- probably headed either by the French and British or by NATO -- "in a matter of days."
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