This is the terrain the Libyan rebels have chosen to cross en route to Brega, the oil town they hope to retake from forces loyal to Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi. The three under-equipped gentlemen in the foreground are trudging across a knoll that rises slightly over an expanse of open desert…
"We are coming tonight, and there won’t be any mercy."
Muammar Qaddafi, to residents of Benghazi, in an angry broadcast speech. The UN Security Council hopes for a final vote this evening to impose a no-fly-zone, and other possible measures, on Qaddafi’s regime.