Has Libyan Dictator Moammar Gaddafi Fled to Venezuela?
Anti-government protests in Libya have spread to the capitol of Tripoli, amidst rumors that the country’s dictator Moammar Gaddafi has fled into exile in Venezuela.
After a bloody crackdown in the eastern city of Benghazi, protesters are reportedly moving in on Gaddafi’s compound in Tripoli.
More than 200 Libyans have reportedly been killed by government troops and mercenaries sent to quell the gathering rebellion.
BBC has reported that automatic gunfire and teargas have been fired at demonstrators in Tripoli and some government buildings have been burned to the ground.
Meanwhile, Gaddafi’s son, Saif al-Islam, warned on state TV that a "civil war" was imminent.