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Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Government Approved Massacre

Image Courtesy of BBC
Scenes of violence and conflicts are increasing in scale as Col Gaddafi fights hard to maintain control of Libya's capital, Tripoli. What Gaddafi first thought would be a small revolt has grown into a small army as the number of protesters rise bolstered by large numbers of defecting soldiers.

The main conflicts are in the west of Tripoli as the east are still largely under the control of what have been referred to as 'Gaddafi's death squads'. Reports from within eastern Tripoli claim that these 'death squads'  are killing anybody caught on the streets, these reports including a group of civilians being gunned down whilst queuing at a local bakery. There have even been reports from city doctors stating the death squads opening fire within hospitals, bringing the death count up to a 300 confirmed dead with many more feared unconfirmed.

In response to these reports Col Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi went live on air to inform the Libyan public that everything was 'normal' and that airports, schools and hospitals were still open.

President Obama
President Obama who has up until now been reluctant to form a public opinion has said Gadaffi's actions were 'Outragus' and that his government must be held accountable for the actions, Obama finished his address by stating; "Change is taking place across the region, being driven by the people of the region - it is not the work of the United States or any other power but the aspirations of people seeking a better life". The US join many other countries and all of the EU in advising it's citizens to leave Libya immediately.

In the first public address in days, Gaddafi referred to the protesters as 'rats and cockroaches' and pledged that he would either crush the revolt or die a martyr.

-What are your opinions?


22 comments:

  1. I think Mr Obama speaks good sense! Though why does everyone have to get involved it all this political unrest?!

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  2. Uh Obama has finally said something. Otherwise, Gaddafi is batshit insane. I truly hope he gets overthrown quickly, he has ruled for long enough now.

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  3. Gaddafi was a smart smart dictator...

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  4. Not even cool man not even cool

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  5. Wow, looks like they will continue to protest as they should.

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  6. I think 'the people' always know what's best for the country. If they are riotting, it means something is wrong in the way they are being led. People should always have the freedom to epress theirselves and it is good that these people stand up for that.

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  7. I still believe that was an outside job.

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  8. Get that man out of power already before more innocents get hurt.

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  9. Outside job or not it needed to happen. im gonna folow you

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  10. Wow, first time in a long time that a president didn't call out to become the World Police!

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  11. with so many dead, he should step down already

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  12. When the Libyans take control of their society, then the world will be a better place. It's just really difficult right now,

    godspeed Libyas.

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  13. Gaddafi is losing ground... it is interesting to see how people are defecting from him, such as bomber pilots ejecting from jets and letting them crash in empty fields as opposed to bombing their assigned targets.

    randomramblingggg.blogspot.com

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  14. Keep fighting. Thats all they can do now.

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  15. I've never seen obama doing something important, but then again I don't live in the US

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  16. I think Gadaffi has to go ...

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  17. The whole sitution is horrific, i have friends there who are unable to leave. Sincerely hope they are okay :(

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  18. Awesome post, very informative following and supporting - keep it up man!

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  19. I just wonder what's the long term ramifications of all these arab dictators falling? I'm thinking the entire middle east is going to be one giganitic islamic state. Israel is screwed. This is bad for western culture.

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