Gaddafi Prepares Final Showdown

Could he go for real this time? Muammar Gaddafi is preparing a “violent final showdown,” according to The Telegraph, as Libyan rebels surround Tripoli. Gaddafi’s defense could include Scud missiles: For the first time, his forces fired a Scud from his stronghold in Sirte (which, if Tripoli comes under attack, could be the site of Gaddafi’s last stand). The missile went into rebel territory but landed harmlessly in the desert. Gaddafi has an arsenal of about 200 Scuds, which he has used before to lash out after attacks.