Citizens of a nation (and perhaps outside agitators) controlled by a ruthless dictator protest against his regime. The dictator responds with lethal force. The protesters form some type of militia and fight back gaining ground in many areas. The dictator's forces turn the tide and start gaining the upper hand. The international community steps in to enforce a no-fly zone to stop the dictator from annihilating all the rebels.
Now we must wait to see if the rebels are able to rebound and annihilate all the people loyal to the dictator or if the dictator can still muster enough muscle to annihilate the rebels.
Am I missing anything?