Reading Nic Robertson's Twitter feed is a glimpse into history-as-it-happens. From today:

#Tripoli: Only about 1/2 stores open. Muted atmosphere on streets. Men hanging around cafes, no phony triumphalism for cameras today

One man did tell us he's worried abt situation--even w/minder, there was none of usual pro-Gadhafi rhetoric, which in itself spoke volumes.

(Photo: Smoke billows as Libyan rebels progress westward from the town of Bin Jawad towards Moamer Kadhafi's home town of Sirte on March 28, 2011 as NATO finally agreed to take over full command of military operations to enforce a no-fly zone in Libya from a US-led coalition. By Aris Messinis AFP/Getty Images)