On the Radar: Yemen generals, Gadhafi's whereabouts, more Japan reactor smoke
Libyan rebels walk past bombed military vehicles Sunday in Benghazi.
March 21st, 2011
08:10 AM ET

On the Radar: Yemen generals, Gadhafi's whereabouts, more Japan reactor smoke

Protests in Yemen - Three top generals in Yemen have made an about-face and declared their support for anti-government protesters. One said he will order troops to protect protesters demonstrating against the country's long-time president, Ali Abdullah Saleh. Maj. Gen. Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar's announcement ramps up the pressure on Saleh, who has ruled the nation for 32 years. The generals are part of the latest wave of officials, including the deputy speaker of parliament, who announced their resignations. Learn more about what inspired the protests in Yemen.

Where is Gadhafi? -  The heart of Moammar Gadhafi's compound lay in shambles Monday as the United States and allies continue their mission to dilute the Libyan leader's strength. But it's unclear where Gadhafi is now. He had vowed a "long-drawn war." American, French and British military forces launched an operation against Gadhafi's forces on Saturday, convinced that the Libyan leader was not adhering to a United Nations-mandated cease-fire.The attacks on Libyan military positions with missiles and airstrikes are part of an operation that will include enforcement of a no-fly zone. CNN.com is live blogging the latest from Libya and explains how we got to this point in the conflict. A gripping photo gallery can be seen here.  See how the Arab League is reacting to the airstrikes. Watch anti-aircraft fire in Libya.

New smoke from Japan nuclear reactors - Fresh smoke has started spewing out of two adjacent reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The setbacks, which are reported in detail on CNN.com's live blog of the disaster, came despite fervent efforts to prevent the further release of radioactive materials at the stricken facility. Those who had been working nearby were evacuated shortly after the smoke was spotted around 4 p.m. Monday Tokyo time, according to a Tokyo Electric Power Company official.

Meanwhile, the detection of high levels of radioactivity in certain Japanese foods and the nation's clampdown on food sales signal that the threat to food safety in the country is more serious than originally thought, a World Health Organization official said Monday.

A 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit the area on March 11. Watch Fareed Zakaria caution against judging the merits of nuclear power after the disaster.

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soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. Cesar r

    I too wonder where Gadalfi is. You can see some of the Libyan victims at: bestgore.com. Warning very graphic!!!

    March 21, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  2. RUFFNUTT

    My hat's off to these three Yemeni generals for doing the right thing. The less support this creep Saleh gets,the better. hopefully this creep will soon disapppear from the world scene!!!

    March 21, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Cesar r

      Thank you,RUFFNUTT. I totally agree with you. This creep Saleh has got to go,pronto!!! The sooner,the better!!!

      March 21, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  3. Planet X

    May God be with us all. http://nopolicestate.blogspot.com

    March 21, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jazz7

    i wonder if anyone authenticated the last audio of him , was it really him or was it memorex , no kidding I still dont think Binladin is alive , I cant believe they cant get thier hands on a Video Phone or something to that effect

    March 21, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy

    *Sigh*

    March 21, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jazz7

      Bansay was that sigh meant for me ?

      March 21, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. leeintulsa

    Mo is eerily quiet. Seems he'd want to tell Libya he's still there.

    March 21, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy

    Duh.

    March 22, 2011 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  8. Cesar r

    @Fake Cesar r 10:43: Shut up stupid.

    March 22, 2011 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  9. Cesar r

    @Fake RuffNutt (same person as fake Cesar r) Shut up stupid.

    March 22, 2011 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
  10. Cesar r

    @Fake Cesar r 10:43: You must be a fan of Sarah Palin, after all, you are the Father of the Tea Party movement. You are just a Tea Partier. It's as simple as that!!!

    March 22, 2011 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
  11. Cesar r

    Good grief Sillie boy, must you pick the letter "r" to renovate your fake name to make it fakier??? Get a job, go to happy hour, watch TV, play video games, do something. There is more to life than hijacking people's names. You got to be a secret Tea Partier.

    March 22, 2011 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  12. theworkerB

    These times are far worse than we actually see them to be. What must be done is change on a personal singular level. If we change ourselves inside, than the outside world around us will inevitably be changed as well. Prayer, Faith in each other, Patience with each other, courage to face ourselves, and the ability to not believe everything we think. These are what (but not all of what) is neccessary.

    March 22, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  13. banasy

    Oh, I see what you mean, Jazz7. The second post wasn't mine, my name gets hijacked just like yours does. And no, the sigh wasn't meant for you, it was meant for the fake RUFFNUTT and the fake Cesar. I don't frequent the blogs as much as I should.....

    March 22, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  14. mary

    @ Banasy the real one pls disregard the post I left on another blog. That would be for the faker. I am officially a troll hater

    March 22, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |