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The End Of The Gadhafi Era?

With Jane Clayson in for Tom Ashbrook

We’re following latest developments out of Libya and reports that Colonel Gadhafi has been killed or captured.

Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi talks during a ceremony to mark the 40th anniversary of the evacuation of the American military bases in the country, in Tripoli, Libya (AP)

Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi talks during a ceremony to mark the 40th anniversary of the evacuation of the American military bases in the country, in Tripoli, Libya (AP)

It’s a chaotic situation on the ground today in Libya. A swirl of unconfirmed reports burst onto the live news channels early this morning –Gadhafi captured, Gadhafi injured, Gadhafi killed—and they’ve slowly coalesced into one big story.

The long-running regime of Colonel Moammar Gadhafi is over. One more domino in the Arab Spring has fallen. A long bloody uprising later, a NATO mini-war later, and the oil-rich country has a shot at a fresh start.

This hour On Point: The fall of Gadhafi.

-Jane Clayson

Guests

Vivienne Walt, correspondent reporting from Tripoli for Time Magazine.

Robin Wright, who has covered the Middle East since 1973, is a scholar at the U.S. Institute of Peace. She’s author of Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion across the Islamic World.”

Ben Wedeman, senior international correspondent for CNN.

Naeem Gheriany, longtime Libyan-American dissident.

From The Reading List

Reuters “Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi died of wounds suffered on Thursday as fighters battling to complete an eight-month-old uprising against his rule overran his hometown Sirte, Libya’s interim rulers said.”

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