Libyans celebrate, Gadhafi hides out

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August 24, 2011, 7:10 pm
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(NECN) -- The democratic uprisings of the Spring have led to the fall of Moammar Gadhafi's government, but the former leader remains at-large.

"I know that he's going to be very difficult to find, because he is a master of deception," said Boston University professor Farouk El Baz, who knows Gadhafi personally.

El Baz spent one-on-one time with the former leader before Libya's uprising, and says "theĀ  guy's nuts."

He predicts that it is possible for Libya to have a level democratic government, but calls for assistance from the region and the west.

"They need money now, they need food now, they need organization now," said El Baz.

El Baz also remains optimistic about Egypt.

"The people have decided this is the end of this nonsense, and there will be a democratic government," he said.

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