Libya live blog: U.S., Britain fired 159 Tomahawks since Saturday
A Libyan rebel ducks for cover behind a sand dune during a failed attempt to take the town of Ajdabiya from Gadhafi's forces Monday.
March 21st, 2011
01:00 AM ET

Libya live blog: U.S., Britain fired 159 Tomahawks since Saturday

The latest developments on the situation in Libya, where coalition forces launched a series of coordinated airstrikes on Saturday after they were convinced Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was not adhering to a cease-fire mandated by the United Nations. Read our complete story and check out our full coverage on unrest in the Arab world. Also, don't miss a gripping, high-resolution gallery of images from Libya.

[11 p.m. Monday ET, 5 a.m. Tuesday in Libya] The United States fired 20 Tomahawk cruise missiles into Libya in the past 12 hours, a military spokeswoman said early Tuesday morning from the Mediterranean Sea. A total of 159 Tomahawks have been fired by the United States and the United Kingdom since an international coalition started Operation Odyssey Dawn on Saturday.

Cmdr. Monica Rousselow, a spokeswoman for the task force, also said one of the three U.S. submarines that participated at the beginning of the operation has since departed the area. She declined to say which submarine.

[8:59 p.m. Monday ET, 2:59 a.m. Tuesday in Libya] In a rare public spat, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev criticized his political mentor, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, for Putin's comments over the use of force against Libya.

Putin on Monday said the U.N. Security Council resolution authorizing a no-fly zone over Libya was "obviously incomplete and flawed." He added that it "resembles a medieval appeal for a crusade in which somebody calls upon somebody to go to a certain place and liberate it."

A few hours later Medvedev weighed in, scolding Putin's comments, without using the prime minister's name. "It is absolutely inexcusable to use expressions that, in effect, lead to a clash of civilizations - such as 'crusades,' and so on. That is unacceptable," Medvedev said.

[8:10 p.m. Monday ET, 2:10 a.m. Tuesday in Libya] CNN correspondent Nic Robertson has rejected a Fox News report that he and other journalists were used as human shields by the Libyan government to prevent a missile attack on Gadhafi's compound.

Libyan government officials brought CNN and other news crews to the compound to view a building that was damaged late Sunday in a coalition air strike. The Fox story, posted on the outlet's website Monday, says the journalists' presence forced a British aircraft to call off firing seven missiles at the area that already had been hit.

Robertson, who was part of the CNN crew cited in the Fox story, called the rival network's report "outrageous and hypocritical." Robertson said a Fox staffer was among the journalists on the trip - which was not mentioned in the Fox report - and that the journalists in the group were hurried through their trip by their minders.

"If they wanted to use us as human shields ... they would have kept us there longer," Robertson said. "That's not what happened."

[7:49 p.m. Monday ET, 1:49 a.m. Tuesday in Libya] More U.S. legislators are expressing concern about the country's involvement in the coalition military operation in Libya. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-District of Columbia, says the president is "stirring up a lot of controversy."

"We're not coordinating with the rebels. Are we going to leave them surrounded, and with the mercy of Gadhafi? I've never seen anything so confused in my life," Norton told CNN.

On the right, lawmakers are demanding the president better explain the U.S. mission in Libya to Congress and the American people, CNN's Dana Bash reports.

"The president should come home and call the Congress back into session and to make his case. He needs to define what the United States' vital mission is here, what is our vital interest, how does he see the potential cost unfolding here," said Rep. Candice Miller, R-Michigan, in an interview from her home district.

[6:32 p.m. Monday ET, 12:32 a.m. Tuesday in Libya] Frances Fragos Townsend, once President George W. Bush's chief counterterrorism adviser and now a CNN commentator, recalls her 2007 visit to the Gadhafi compound in Tripoli where coalition missiles heavily damaged a building on Sunday.

[5:25 p.m. Monday ET, 11:25 p.m. Monday in Libya] CNN's Ed Henry offers a deeper look at U.S. President Barack Obama's comments in Chile regarding Libya on Monday afternoon: Obama repeated Monday that Moammar Gadhafi "needs to go," but he acknowledged the Libyan dictator may remain in power for some time because the allied military mission in North Africa has a more narrow U.N. mandate of just protecting civilians.

Still, Obama noted: "I also have stated that it is U.S. policy that Gadhafi needs to go." Obama said he's still hopeful that other "tools" the administration has used, such as freezing billions in Libyan assets, will eventually help the Libyan people push Gadhafi out.

[5:10 p.m. Monday ET, 11:10 p.m. Monday in Libya] U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, has expressed "apprehension" and "concerns" about U.S. involvement in Libya.

"Specifically, Congress needs to understand the risk involved to the lives of our service members, how long the administration anticipates U.S. involvement, the impact of our involvement on our other national security priorities like Afghanistan, and what the ultimate objective is," Begich, a member of the Senate's Armed Services Committee, said in a statement Monday.

[4:52 p.m. Monday ET, 10:52 p.m. Monday in Libya] U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, who already had expressed concern about U.S. and allied air strikes in Libya, has amped up his criticism of the operation, saying "there are no guidelines for success."

In an interview set to air Monday on CNN's "John King, USA," Lugar, the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the operation has not been clearly defined.

"I do not understand the mission because as far as I can tell in the United States there is no mission and there are no guidelines for success," Lugar, R-Indiana, told CNN's John King. "That may well be true with our allies although conceivably they may have other missions in mind and simply try to get Security Council clearance to proceed."

[4:46 p.m. Monday ET, 10:46 p.m. Monday in Libya] Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's momentum has stopped and rebels have been able to hold onto areas that government forces had been poised to capture just a few days ago, a U.S. official said Monday.

However, an opposition spokesman said Gadhafi's forces have continued to fight in Mistata, the last city in western Libya under rebel control, despite the Libyan government's declaration of a cease-fire. "There is no cease-fire in Misrata," said Mohamed, who would not divulge his last name out of concern for his safety. "The destruction is unimaginable."

Late Monday, state television reported that Misrata was firmly in the hands of Libyan government forces.

[4:42 p.m. Monday ET, 10:42 p.m. Monday in Libya] The U.N. Security Council has decided to not take action Monday on Libya's request for an emergency meeting on attacks. Discussions will likely continue at a planned Thursday briefing on Libya by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.

Libya's government is pressing for an end to what it calls an aggression against the country.

[4:08 p.m. Monday ET, 10:08 p.m. Monday in Libya] Oil prices surged in electronic trading Monday after coalition forces launched an attack on Libyan military targets over the weekend, CNNMoney reports.

The benchmark U.S. contract, West Texas Intermediate, gained as much as $2.28 to top $103 a barrel for April delivery. It later dropped back to settle $1.26 higher at $102.33 a barrel. The more active May contract jumped $1.24 to settle at $103.09 a barrel. It briefly topped $104 in earlier trading.

[3:47 p.m. Monday ET, 9:47 p.m. Monday in Libya] U.S. President Barack Obama is getting heat from a member of his own party regarding the military action in Libya.

Rep. Dennis Kucinich, the seven-term liberal Democrat from Ohio who has twice run for the White House, says Obama committed an "impeachable offense" in deciding to authorize U.S. airstrikes over Libya Saturday without the consent of Congress.

"President Obama moved forward without Congress approving. He didn't have Congressional authorization, he has gone against the Constitution, and that's got to be said," Kucinich told the web site Raw Story on Monday. "It's not even disputable, this isn't even a close question."

[3:33 p.m. Monday ET, 9:33 p.m. Monday in Libya] Below is a video of CNN's Nic Robertson, reporting on explosions that he heard this afternoon in Tripoli. He says he heard at least two blasts, apparently coming from the direction of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's compound. Antu-aircraft gunfire followed the blast.

The new explosions come a day after a building in Gadhafi's compound was damaged in an apparent coalition airstrike.

[3:17 p.m. Monday ET, 9:17 p.m. Monday in Libya] Explosions were heard minutes ago in Tripoli, CNN's Nic Robertson reported.

Robertston, who is in Tripoli, said anti-aircraft gunfire has followed the explosions.

[3:08 p.m. Monday ET, 9:08 p.m. Monday in Libya] President Barack Obama, addressing the situation in Libya during a trip to Chile, told reporters that a condition for the United States to step back from leading the Libyan military mission is the disabling of Libya's air defenses. This is so that NATO allies and other coalition partners can effectively enforce a no-fly zone, he said.

"We anticipate this transition to take place in a matter of days, not weeks," Obama said.

[2:58 p.m. Monday ET, 8:58 p.m. Monday in Libya] U.S. President Barack Obama, addressing the situation in Libya during a trip to Chile, said that "it is U.S. policy" that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi "has to go."

Obama said the core principle of the military mission is that the international community "can't stand by with empty words" in the face of an imminent humanitarian catastrophe such as a leader using military force against his own people.

[1:45 p.m. Monday ET, 7:45 p.m. Monday in Libya] Four New York Times journalists who were reported captured by pro-government forces in Libya last week have been released and have arrived safely in Tunisia, the paper's Executive Editor Bill Keller said Monday in an e-mail obtained by CNN. "We're particularly indebted to the Government of Turkey, which intervened on our behalf to oversee the release of our journalists and bring them to Tunisia," Keller said in the e-mail which was sent to New York Times staff. "We were also assisted throughout the week by diplomats from the United States and United Kingdom."

[12:44 p.m. Monday ET, 6:44 p.m. Monday in Libya] There is no intent to destroy the Libyan military forces, Gen. Carter Ham, a top U.S. commander said Monday, but the coalition will strike against forces that are threatening or attacking civilians, he said.

[12:30 p.m. Monday ET, 6:30 p.m. Monday in Libya] The coalition flew 70 to 80 sorties over Libya on Monday, up from 60 on Sunday, said Gen. Carter Ham, commander of U.S. Africa Command. The United States flew fewer than half of the Monday missions and about half of the Sunday sorties, Ham said.

Canadian and Belgian air force planes flew for the first time Monday. "We are hopeful that other nations will continue to join us," Ham said. "Some have made very firm offers."

[12:26 p.m. Monday ET, 6:26 p.m. Monday in Libya] Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi may remain the leader of Libya after the coalition mission has ended, the commander of U.S. forces said Monday.

"I could see accomplishing the military mission which has been assigned to me and the current leader would remain the current leader," Gen. Carter F. Ham, commander, U.S. Africa Command, said. "Is that ideal? I don't think anyone would say that that is ideal, but I could envision that as a possible situation - at least for the current mission that I have."

[12:19 p.m. Monday ET, 6:19 p.m. Monday in Libya] Coalition strikes not designed to kill Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, Gen. Carter Ham, commander of U.S. Africa Command, says.

[12:10 p.m. Monday ET, 6:10 p.m. Monday in Libya] There are no U.S. or coalition forces on the ground in Libya, Gen. Carter Ham, commander of U.S. Africa Command, says.

[12:05 p.m. Monday ET, 6:05 p.m. Monday in Libya] Coalition mission doesn't include protecting forces opposed to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, Gen. Carter Ham, commander of U.S. Africa Command, said Monday.

[11:32 a.m. Monday ET, 5:32 p.m. Monday in Libya] Coalition members were still working out Monday how the ongoing of maintaining the no-fly zone over Libya would be commanded, U.S. officials said.

NATO could command the coalition's no-fly mission in Libya, but some Arab nations are hesitant to fly under a NATO banner, which has held up the move, said one official, who asked not to be identified due to the sensitivity of negotiations.

The coalition has 10 announced partners: Belgium, Britain, Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, Norway, Qatar, Spain and the United States.

[9:05 a.m. Monday ET, 3:05 p.m. Monday in Libya] The involvement of U.S. military aircraft in strikes on Libya has "plateaued," a spokesman for United States Africa Command says. The U.S. conducted missile strikes overnight, spokesman Vince Crowley said.

[8:23 a.m. Monday ET, 2:18 p.m. Monday in Libya] Four New York Times journalists who were reported captured by pro-government forces in Libya last week have been released and are in the Turkish Embassy in Tripoli, Turkey's ambassador to Libya, Levent Sahin Kaya, told CNN Monday. Read full story.

[7:18 a.m. Monday ET, 1:18 p.m. Monday in Libya] Oil prices surged more than $2 a barrel in electronic trading Monday after coalition forces launched an attack on Libyan military targets on Saturday. The benchmark U.S. contract, West Texas Intermediate, gained $2.11 to $103.18 a barrel for April delivery. The more active May contract jumped $2.21  to $104.06 a barrel.

[6:32 a.m. Monday ET, 12:32 p.m. Monday in Libya] The British Ministry of Defense said it halted a mission to attack a target in Libya because of information about civilians in the area.

"As the RAF GR4 Tornados moved into the area, further information came to light that identified a number of civilians within the intended target area," the ministry said in a statement Monday. "As a result the decision was taken not to launch weapons. This decision underlines the UK's commitment to the protection of civilians."

[6:02 a.m. Monday ET, 12:02 p.m. Monday in Libya] A witness in the Libyan city of Misrata reported "absolute destruction and carnage" by forces supporting leader Moammar Gadhafi on Monday - despite the regime's recent call for a cease-fire.

"Misrata is being flattened and razed to the ground as we speak," said the man, who was not identified safety reasons. "He (Gadhafi) is using tanks and snipers to terrorize the city."

He added, "They are shooting people in the main street and on the back street."

CNN could not independently confirm reports from Misrata early Monday.

[5:57 a.m. Monday ET, 11:57 a.m. Monday in Libya] A group of supporters of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi chanted "Down with the USA" and confronted UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as he was leaving the Arab League buidling in Cairo on Monday, a UN spokesman said.

Spokesman Khawla Mattar said Ban was "fine" and "it was not a serious incident." "They were not chanting anti-UN slogans. They were probably just trying to send a message through the UN," he said.

[4:21 a.m. Monday ET, 10:21 a.m. Monday in Libya] The French government disputed claims of civilian deaths in Libya from recent airstrikes.

"There is no information of killed civilians recorded by the French command," French government spokesman Francois Baroin said on the French TV channel Canal+ Monday.

Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi's regime claimed that dozens of people - mostly women, children and clerics - have been killed in the international airstrikes that started Saturday.

"We must be cautious of communication campaigns and propaganda. ... This is a military operation and a communications campaign battle," Baroin said. "We have to trust what the international community is communicating."

[2:14 a.m. Monday ET, 8:14 a.m. Monday in Libya] U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said it would be "unwise" to set specific goals about targeting Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi directly during attacks.

"I think that it's important that we operate within the mandate of the U.N. Security Council resolution," Gates told reporters Sunday while on a plane to Russia. "If we start adding additional objectives, then I think we create a problem in that respect.  I also think that it is unwise to set as specific goals, things that you may or may not be able to achieve."

The Security Council resolution, which passed Thursday, allows member states "to take all necessary measures to protect civilians under threat of attack in the country ... while excluding a foreign occupation force of any form on any part of Libyan territory," according to the United Nations.

[12:34 a.m. Monday ET, 6:34 a.m. Monday in Libya] A coalition military official has confirmed that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's compound was targeted by airstrikes Sunday night. The compound was targeted, the official said, because it contains capabilities to exercise command and control over Libyan forces and the coalition goal is to degrade his military capabilities. Earlier, Western journalists, including CNN's Nic Robertson, were brought inside the compound to survey the destruction.

[10:51 p.m. Sunday ET, 4:51 a.m. Monday in Libya] An announced list of the countries participating in the military coalition: The United States, Belgium, Britain, Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, Norway, Qatar and Spain.

U.S. officials have said they plan to hand over operational control of the military mission in coming days.

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  1. James Luther

    Also, why does the UN not intervene in places such as Yemen, the Ivory Coast, Bahrain, North Korea, and all the other various places where dictators commit horrible crimes against humanities. Of course Gadhafi has been terrorizing Libya with his regime for over 40 years, but there are many other places in need as well.

    March 21, 2011 at 3:56 am | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      I'm not gonna claim to know, but some of the reasons seem obvious. Some cases, like maybe congo, are logistically difficult, ie getting old ex-colonies to let old ex-masters move a bunch of troops in or even fly over. Another BIG factor, particularly with china and n korea, they have nukes and billions of people who hardly know there *is* an outside world...

      March 21, 2011 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. caretaker

    LET ME QUOTE DENZIL " ...DUST WE SHALL BE" . I DON'T OPPOSE THE NO -FLY ZONE IN LYBIA BUT WHAT I OPPOSE IS THE FACT THE OPPOSITION LEADERS ARE FROM THE SAME BACKGROUND AS GADAFFI AND THEY ALSO DESERVE TO BE INVESTIGATED. OTHREWISE IT WILL " GADAFFI OUT GADAFFI IN" . HE WHO IS WILLING TO BETRAY THE HAND THAT WAS FEEDING IT IS WILLING TO BE THE HAND.

    March 21, 2011 at 4:01 am | Report abuse |
    • DWest

      Are you sure that wasn't Charlie Sheen?

      March 21, 2011 at 4:54 am | Report abuse |
  3. DWest

    The coalition has made it difficult for Gadhafi to communicate his propaganda to anyone including his "loyal" military.. He had to make a phone call to the TV station for his last response. Hint: take over the TV station and his reign of lies won't be heard. Say that he's dead, and when he tries to prove he's not, we'll know where he is.... BAM! Darn, we were only trying to take out his cell phone.

    March 21, 2011 at 4:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Ari_L

      That's been done before to others, can be done again...not a bad idea. Ghadafi has always been good at head games.. time to give him some of his own medicine 🙂

      March 21, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  4. caretaker

    NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF YOUR OPPONENT

    March 21, 2011 at 4:33 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mount Sinai

    Col. Gadhafi said "We are not disturbed, not afraid". Very soon, he will be like Saddam Hussein – discovered in a well, alone, afraid.... as all his family and supporters have left him

    March 21, 2011 at 4:33 am | Report abuse |
    • parkmore

      No comment for stupid people

      March 21, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  6. Bart Tippetts

    Now that Benghazi is safe from Kaddafi forces due to international coalitiion air strikes destorying its military assets surrounding the city , it has become a serious sanctuary for the rebels. They now will have access to one of the largest oil fields to support their cause. Sale of oil will be able to buy weapons and supplies for a new anti- Kaddafi army. Please note this article below

    March 11 (Reuters) – Libya's second-largest state-owned oil company is contacting buyers and setting up a trading department to sell crude oil from fields controlled by rebels to raise funds for the opposition, the Financial Times reported on Friday, citing an official it didn't identify.
    The Arabian Gulf Oil Company, or Agoco, wholly owned by the National Oil Company, is headquartered in Benghazi, the eastern city that has become the opposition's headquarters, the report said.

    Rebels and forces loyal to Gaddafi are waging pitched battles for control of key transport and oil sites, cutting oil exports by the world's 17th-largest oil producer. Libya is estimated to have lost two thirds of its oil output because of the fighting.

    The company has pledged its support to the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi, the report said.

    "Agoco is now part of the revolution so we are trying to get money from the oil," the official said, according to the report.

    "It will be on behalf of the (opposition) national council, but we will do the business."

    (Reporting by Manash Goswami; Editing by Ed Lane)

    Bart Tippetts

    March 21, 2011 at 4:34 am | Report abuse |
  7. caretaker

    @BART TIPPETTS . THIS IS WHY WE DON'T BELIEVE THE OPPOSITION TOO. AS I HAVE SAID EARLIER IF NEED BE WE THE CARETAKERS OF THE MUSLIM WORLD WILL PROTECT THE LYBIAN OIL FROM BEING EXPLOITED BY ANY ONE OTHER THAN THE LYBIAN PEOPLE. . BY THE WAY WE WILL ANNOUNCE OUR EXISTANCE IN THE COMING FEW DAYS

    March 21, 2011 at 4:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Aliou, Jacksonville, FL

      Unless Caretaker is a white or a stooge for the whites, the care taking is never going to happen. The west has already taken over the OIl field. THe French, British and Americans, have already taken taken the billions of oil revenue that they store for settlement at the end of a trading period. They already taken all the money they convinced the Kadafis to invest in western companies, or equity firms in the "Market". The shwabs and the other empires in the Western world Money Markets are already making sure the traces of Kadhafi's wealth disappears.
      They are now fabricating other details of contracts on OIL and are quickly assembling lawyers to judge any fug headed Libyan who may have some idea of sharing in, and moving them out of the money.
      The Western world greed know no bound. THey kill their own mother if she needs money to buy the air she needs to live.

      March 21, 2011 at 5:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      @Aliou, maybe you'd kill your own mother, but you showed no evidence to support your opinion.

      March 21, 2011 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  8. Bart Tippetts

    Caretaker . Please explain your quote: " By the way we will announce our extance in the coming days. "

    March 21, 2011 at 5:21 am | Report abuse |
  9. Aliou, Jacksonville, FL

    Care taker, who are the we? You already sold out on Libya. Where were you when the West was preparing to massacre your people in Iraq, Afganistan, Lebanon, Palestine and now LIbya? How did you think the West managed to topple your other leaders in Tunisia and Egypt? Was that a popular up rising? Or was that an orchestrated push out of the leaders they don't want to be their "friends" any more?

    Many Arabs except Algeria and Lebanon, for the most part, don't know the ruthlessness of the West. The French and British decimated Africa and its population, pillaging African riches, and leaving Africa depopulated and unstable. Just have a look at Somalia, Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, .... The list is long. Allowing the West to mingle into your affairs is like inviting a famined wolves into your own house.

    March 21, 2011 at 5:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Haemisch

      They don't know the "ruthlessness" of the West, because they have seen first hand that their own rulers are far, far worse. Muslims have murdered their own people by the tens, if not hundreds of thousands over the last forty years. Far many more have died in Iraq by suicide bombers and jihadis than from western guns.

      March 21, 2011 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
    • MEGAEGY

      great comment !! so what about egypt u think wolves plan 2 attack it ?!!

      March 21, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  10. Aliou, Jacksonville, FL

    Christians would never stop until all your countries are wiped out of anyone beliving in islam. Caretaker is just deluding himself. Arabs are waking up to realize how they have been had. Is the population in Tripoli not innocent, or are they not worth protecting just because they happen to believe in Kadafi? The French Lepin or Sarkosi, Americans in Obama or Bohener, ....., like others believein Buddha, Christ, confesious or white supremacy. All of a sudden, we have chosen the population of Libya that is worthy of living, just as we chose Chia over Suni in Iraq. How hypocricital. This is a well designed greedy west resolving its own steady down fall of the 21st century with new colonies. The arabs are just letting White people take over their countries. That is the reality that you will wake up to in the next years. Like they have taken over Africa, placed weak and greedy powerless puppets caretakers there to do their dirty work for them, until they could throw him out, like Mombutu Sesse Seko.

    March 21, 2011 at 5:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Haemisch

      What drivel. Arabs have been had by their own people far more than by the west. Do yoiu have no idea what a brutal dictaor Saddam was? or Gadhaffi, or __________ (fill in the blank - they all are murderers).

      March 21, 2011 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Haemisch

      By the way, most Westerners - especially in Europe - aren't really practicing Christians anymore. There is zero interest among the Western leaders to annihilate Islam. You are paranoid in the extreme.

      March 21, 2011 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  11. ritchie

    many in the world dont trust the western media, it lopsided.... pushing US and European agendas, everyone knws it about oil, like Iraq.

    I wonder if UN is still relevant, it never seems to engage quickly when civil-war happens in non oil producing.... after thousands of massacres, they will send UN troops.

    When i shared wt my 10 yr old son on the 1st day raid, he said – SO MUCH FOR OBAMAS CHANGE.

    March 21, 2011 at 6:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Haemisch

      Yeah, sure he did, "Ritchie." LOL Fed by Daddy, no doubt.

      March 21, 2011 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  12. Aliou, Jacksonville, FL

    So much for the Nobel peace prize given to Obama so easily. I am sure if the nobel price receipients would be ashamed to show their prize today. Sarkozi, Cameron and Obama are going to pay heavily in the next election. I would not vote for obama, neither would my family. He promised to get out of the 2 wars he is fighting, close guantanamo, and release the prizoners. Instead, he now has his own war in Libya. Stating that this is not his war is a big lie for children. He is preparing for more prisons and more wars.

    Where are Africans in All of this? Why are they not defending Libya? Libya is an African land, even if some Libyans are Arabs. Where is the African Union? If that paper that created the African Union is worth anything, then it should act now, to protect Libya.

    March 21, 2011 at 6:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Debra Isaacs

      You need to go back to your country and fight like a man!! also get off the usa hand-outs along with the family you brought with you. we in the usa are sick of your type. you talk big hideing behind the computer screen.

      March 21, 2011 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
    • CandyBee

      Obviously you do not have much personal knowledge of Africa.

      March 21, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  13. sifon

    why aren´t you thinking about that he opened his arms supplies to ordinary people?...the same people that as rebels say hate him?..it it is true it would be suicide..so there something rotten in kingdom of denmark..and that few power greedy rebels are no voice of Libya people !! JUST THINK!! another oil war...

    March 21, 2011 at 6:22 am | Report abuse |
  14. Ajest

    Bombs today over Arab cities, bombs tomorrow in Western cities's subways. No politician will be there to be blow-up, but they will endlessly begin new wars.
    The news we are getting from the westwern media are incredibly biaised. We are protecting civilians (anti-Gaddafi forces) but we let them pursue a war (that they indeed started) that will kill many more Libyans. If Gadaffi atacks, he is bombed by the West. If the Oposition strkes, are the forces of liberty worthwile of protection by the West. Afganhistan revisited...without the Twin Towers...for now.
    Also is interesting to watch the West helping a Islamic regime to reign over Libya. They will miss their old budy, Gaddafi...and those calm evenings in his tent.

    March 21, 2011 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
    • MEGAEGY

      the only way 2 stop that really arab-latina-african military union ..western power reserve that

      March 21, 2011 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  15. Greg Bell

    It's unbelievable to me how many people here misunderstand what's going on. Would these same crybabies complain that Germany was being attacked when the allies went after Hitler? Would these same crybabies complain when the allies went after Milosevic in Bosnia? Libya is not being attacked; Madman God Daffy and his murderous armed forces are being attacked. We are merely allowing the Libyan people to choose their own destiny by helping them rid their country of this despot.

    March 21, 2011 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Haemisch

      Absolutely correct. They cry that we intervene too much, then cry when we don't. They ask us to come in and enforce a no-fly zone and then they cry when we do. Arabs are the biggest pansies on God's earth.

      March 21, 2011 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
    • ritchie

      one question; why would any1 support a rebel??? who are these rebel??? Are they Libyans or Egyptians, Tunisian, Algerians who hv become PR?

      The reporting by news media – CNN, BBC cant be trusted at all. They are govt mouthpiece, read bout how British plotted to over throw Lenin in 1900s, it is called Lockhard plot.

      Imagine if Libya had war ships, heavy artillery, would anyone dare launch an attack?????? this a like school days, the big fatty goes around bullying little one.... simply put...many think it is DISGUSTING. try placing yrself in their shoes, if your country was a oil producing nation and you knw they are after you because of oil??????

      remember omar mukhtar, there are millions of omars in LIbya.

      March 21, 2011 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
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