Libya: Havoc at Home, Too, for Gaddafi

After 15 years, the colonel faces rising opposition

Libya's Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is often depicted in the West as a volatile dictator, unloved and distrusted on the world stage but firmly in command of his people. That assessment may no longer be altogether true. While his diplomats in London were creating havoc before their expulsion from Britain late last month, reports were circulating in Libya that Gaddafi's troubles were mounting at home. According to Western residents and Libyans in Tripoli, he is less popular today with his 3.2 million countrymen than at any...

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