Western governments sent in NATO to either oust Col. Gaddafi, or to protect civilians, depending on how one interprets events. With Gaddafi in his grave though there is little interest in protecting civilians from the new breed of rebel vigilantes.
A gun battle broke out early Monday morning at the entrance to Tripoli's main hospital, resulting in seven deaths. Rebel fighters from Zintan who had earlier shot a man demanded entry to the hospital to finish him off.
National Transitional Council fighters have launched a final assault on Sirte. Although they have control of much of the city they have met fierce resistance from pro-Gaddafi fighters, and resentment from fleeing civilians.