The Student Insurgent has been reluctant to publish stories on Libya without significant details of backing. The the stories during the fighting go back and forth, taking neighborhoods and towns.
The big picture is that the people rose up and defied the government, some military units then sided with the people. During the initial resistance, the spreading uprising was gunned down in the capitol. As the people's resistance was arming itself outside the capitol, a disaster of military armaments occurred, which cost lots of precious munitions.
The Libyan government, led by the Gaddafi family, has been organizing and securing tanks and has its airplanes running again. The use of small arms is ineffective against this assault. The people are being overrun.
The United Nations is debating a 'no fly zone', which would lead to air strikes on all air bases, but even this will not halt the tanks and ground movement. The situation is increasingly bleak for the rebels. Without aid, they are being ground into non-existence. Even with aid, the situation may become a civil war. The Gaddafi family has offered 'amnesty' to anyone of the rebellion willing to lay down arms, but the consensus is that anyone who turns over arms will be killed off in the long term.
Gaddafi is winning a mile-by-mile, bloody campaign. The people are trying to hold out and there are rumors of a growing counter offensive. The hope to turn things around may lead to victory of a battle of the bulge. There is no clear picture of the resistance capacity in military struggle, but the Gaddafi forces are brutal and comparatively well armed.
The Student Insurgent stands in solidarity with the resistance movement and all movements of liberation and self-determination. The world must intervene soon or this shinning opportunity may collapse, leaving Libya in a dictatorial dark age.