Libya – an Arab nation inspired by Egypt’s example – is struggling to overthrow Gaddafi’s regime after two months of fighting. NATO allies have announced plans to send military advisers to the rebels’ headquarters to help the opposition break the stalemate with pro-government forces. Russia’s foreign minister has warned that putting international bodies on the ground could have unpredictable consequences.
Libyan rebels armed with heavy weaponry are moving further west from their base in Benghazi towards the capital. Reports suggest over 10 thousand people have died since the uprising began in February. France has promised to intensify NATO-led air strikes to weaken Gaddafi’s offensive. Anti-war activist Brian Becker told RT the escalation of force by the allies could eventually lead to a full-scale invasion.