where dictators are concerned, and Gaddafi is exhibiting all the symptoms of a full-blown case of it. Tyrants want to believe that they are loved, so they convince themselves of it.
In the end this one will die - either by his own hand, or by the hand of a supporter turned assassin. He may elect to make a run for the desert, but frankly it matters little, for one way or the other his rule is over. It is to be hoped that it ends with as little bloodshed as possible, but violence begets violence, and this man is certainly no stranger to it.
It's one of the known that we know - to paraphrase a well known American. Qaddafi has a stock of mustard gas that is slowly being disposed off, an inspection team was due to visit the site this month for a verification visit. It is thought however that he does not have any means of actually using the stuff, bombs or shells etc. These have already been disposed off.