Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says the U.S. may have gained an ally in Libya, but may also have paved the way for an Islamic Fundamentalist government in Egypt following popular uprisings the U.S. supported in the Arab spring.
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For Libyan-Americans in the Chicago area, the killing of Muammar Qaddafi was cause for celebration on Thursday. But it was also a time for reflection on decades of iron-fisted rule by a dictator who tortured and murdered so many family members.
The dramatic events in Libya are giving hope to Libyans living in Chicago and around the United States, in hopes that they can one day return to a free and Democratic nation.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he believes the Libyan rebels should be given weapons to help them overthrow the Gadhafi regime, but Sen. Dick Durbin says that he believes the rebels need an effective command structure far more.
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan on Thursday again condemned U.S. involvement in the conflict between rebels in Libya and dictator Muammar Qaddafi.
Members of an Illinois Air National Guard unit have been deployed to Libya to refuel aircraft enforcing no-fly zone as part of the international military effort against dictator Muammar Qaddafi.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is voicing support for the actions being taken in Libya.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has applauded the idea of U.S. support for enforcement of the no-fly zone in Libya, which he believes will tilt momentum back to the rebellion against Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says U.S. forces will support, though not lead, efforts to rein in Muammar Qaddafi in Libya.
The instability in Libya is roiling the energy market this morning.