Chicagoan reflects on the meaning of military action against the Qaddafi regime

March 21, 2011

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Rebel supporters gather in Tobruk, Libya on March 18 to celebrate the UN's approval of a no-fly zone.

Airstrikes by American forces continued for a second night in Libya. Over the weekend British forces targeted Qaddafi’s compound in Tripoli, but today the chief of the UK Defence Staff said Qaddafi himself was “absolutely not” a target. President Obama has said the goal of the mission is to fulfill the U.N. resolution and protect the Libyan people. Chicagoan Tawfik Sharkasi is originally from Benghazi, Libya. He still has family there and joins us to discuss the ongoing airstrikes in Libya.