Just as the world media seemed to be circling around Gaddafi, the terrible earthquake tragedy took place in Japan.
World oil demand has dropped so prices have temporarily fallen so conflict in the Middle East and Libya in particular don't seem that important.
Sure, the Arab league has recommend a no-fly zone, but it will take days or weeks to implement.
The net result is that Gaddafi has enough time to keep his anti-rebel momentum going and do his worst.
Who did his crisis PR?
You can be smart, rich, good. Or you can be lucky......
Muammar - you're the luckiest......!