Libyan President Gadhafi is firm in his resolve to put down the rebels in his country. Two days of air strikes left him and his supporters telling the UN, "We promise you a long war." So far, the approved use of force by the UN has been severely detrimental to Gadhafi's air force. The battles ensuing now are not only fought in the air; planes from France, Britain, and the U.S. converged upon and demolished a series of tanks on their way to Bengzhai, the rebel capital. The UN has resolved to take "all necessary measures" to protect civilians. One rebel was heard to say that he thought that the UN and the rebels combined stood more than a chance against Gadhafi. Another- a member of the council of the rebel territory stated that there is more hope than there was previously, in terms of bringing down the long-standing Gadhafi regime.