This is from Bill Van Auken's article for WSWS:
Fighting continued in the Libyan capital of Tripoli Tuesday after NATO-backed forces sacked Muammar Gaddafi’s heavily bombed Bab al-Aziziya compound.
While leaders of the Benghazi-based National Transitional Council (NTC), echoed by the media, proclaimed the fall of the compound as a symbol of final victory, heavy fighting continued in a number of areas of Tripoli, a city of two million.
The compound appeared to be only lightly defended by loyalist troops who melted away once it came under attack. Over the whole previous five months, it had been subjected to heavy bombardment by NATO warplanes including in raids patently aimed at assassinating Gaddafi. These attacks were intensified in the past week.
The armed NATO-backed forces who stormed into the compound were accompanied by large numbers of Tripoli residents who joined in looting its buildings, taking guns and ammunition as well as television sets and other goods.To have listened or watched the news through last night was to repeatedly hear claims that the rebels had taken control of this or that parcel. But they hadn't. And even now the war's continuing.
That's it, sorry. My eyes keep closing and I keep jerking back awadi,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
That was "awake." I'm tired.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"