N. Africa, Mideast protests - Gadhafi: I'm still here
Anti-government demonstrators in Sanaa, Yemen, on Monday.
February 21st, 2011
11:44 PM ET

N. Africa, Mideast protests - Gadhafi: I'm still here

Across the Middle East and North Africa, CNN's reporters and iReporters are covering protests, many of them inspired by revolts in Tunisia and Egypt that toppled those countries' longtime rulers. Check out our story explaining the roots of the unrest in each country. Have a story to tell from the scene? Click here to send an iReport.

Developments on unrest in the Middle East and North Africa:

LIBYA 11:45 p.m. ET, 6:45 a.m. local: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on Libya to immediately stop the "unacceptable" attacks on anti-government demonstrators.

"Like you and many others around the world, I have seen very disturbing and shocking scenes, where Libyan authorities have been firing at demonstrators from warplanes and helicopters," Ban said from Los Angeles. "This is
unacceptable. This must stop immediately. This is a serious violation of international humanitarian law."

LIBYA, 11:22 p.m. ET, 6:22 a.m. local: At the request of Libya's deputy ambassador to the United Nations - who earlier today called the crackdown in Libya a "genocide" - the U.N. Security Council scheduled a Tuesday morning meeting on Libya. This will be the first time the council has held consultations over any of the revolts that have swept Arab nations since January.

LIBYA, 11:09 p.m. ET, 6:09 a.m. local: A Libyan woman, speaking on condition of anonymity to CNN's Anderson Cooper, recounts a massacre near her home in Tripoli:

BAHRAIN, 8:51 p.m. ET, 4:51 a.m. local: CNN's Tim Lister reports from Bahrain, where he walked among protesters in the capital's Pearl Roundabout. Thousands of demonstrators were in the roundabout on Monday, preparing for a massive demonstration on Tuesday. Lister says the demonstrators' encampment has taken on an air of permanence, with tents, makeshift kitchens, even a rudimentary field hospital.

More on the Bahrain protests:

LIBYA, 7:40 p.m. ET, 2:40 a.m. local: About 15,000 of Libya's 2 million to 3 million Egyptians returned Monday across the border, border officials said.

The Egyptian military has set up refugee camps near its border with Libya and set up two mobile hospitals at the Salloum border crossing to assist Egyptians fleeing the protests in Libya, Egypt's state-run news website EgyNews
reported late Monday.

LIBYA, 7:33 p.m. ET, 2:33 a.m. local: Here is more on Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's 40-second appearance - in which he said he still was in Libya - on state-run TV Tuesday morning:

"I want to have some rest," the embattled Libyan leader told a reporter in front of what Libyan television said was his house as he pulled out an umbrella in the rain. "Because I was talking to the young man at Green Square,
and I want to stay the night with them but then it started raining. I want to show them that I am in Tripoli, not in Venezuela. Don't believe those dogs in the media."

Green Square is where pro-government demonstrators in Tripoli have been located.

LIBYA, 6:49 p.m. ET, 1:49 a.m. local: Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi said Tuesday morning on state-run television that he is not in Venezuela as rumored, but in Tripoli.

Earlier today, British Foreign Secretary William Hague told Reuters that Libyan leader Gadhafi may have been on his way to Venezuela.

Here is video of Gadhafi's comments to Libyan state-run TV:

LIBYA, 6:46 p.m. ET, 1:46 a.m. local: CNN's Cairo bureau chief Ben Wedeman has entered eastern Libya and is the first western television reporter to enter and report from inside Libya during the current crisis. He says much of eastern Libya appears to be in opposition control.

"What we saw as we were driving in is that this part of eastern Libya is clearly under the controls of the rebels - the forces that are opposed to Col. Gadhafi," Wedeman by phone on CNN's "The Situation Room."

"We saw along the road a lot of groups of men with shotguns - with machine guns - in civilian clothing. They call themselves basically the popular committees that are trying to maintain some sort of order along the way.

"Clearly the situation is very unstable. What we saw was that there are a lot of people – mostly Egyptians – who are leaving Libya at the moment. At the Egyptian border we were told by Egyptian officials that 15,000 Egyptian s left Libya, returning to Egypt."

"There are some signs of normal life. Gas stations are open. Stores are open. We saw … what looked like kebab shops that are functioning. There is a fair amount of traffic on the road, although I was told that was mostly Egyptians leaving the country."

LIBYA, 6:35 p.m. ET, 1:35 a.m. local: Libyan state TV is reporting that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is to speak soon.

LIBYA, 6:28 p.m. ET, 1:28 a.m. local: Ali Al Oujli, Libya's ambassador to the United States, said earlier today that he urges protesters in Libya "to keep momentum alive."

"If they they keep the momentum in the Libyan streets, (then) they’ll reach their goals. ... They have a very good experience on what happening in Egypt and what happening in Tunisia. And they should not compromise."

LIBYA, 6:22 p.m. ET, 1:22 a.m. local: Earlier today, this blog reported that Ibrahim Dabbashi, Libya's deputy ambassador to the United Nations, told reporters Monday that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has declared war on the Libyan people and is committing genocide.

Below is video of those comments. Dabbashi was speaking in reference to reports that the Libyan military was firing on protesters.

LIBYA, 6:07 p.m. ET, 1:07 a.m. local: A formerly pro-government newspaper in Libya is reporting that African mercenaries are shooting at unarmed civilians in Tajouraa, 25 miles east of Tripoli. The newspaper Quryna's perspective has changed since protests in Libya began.

CNN could not immediately confirm the report. The Libyan government maintains tight control on communications and has not responded to repeated requests from CNN for access to the country.

LIBYA, 5:32 p.m. ET, 12:32 a.m. local: The United States on Monday condemned the violence in Libya and called for a halt to the "unacceptable bloodshed" in response to civil unrest, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a statement.

"The government of Libya has a responsibility to respect the universal rights of the people, including the right to free expression and assembly," Clinton's statement said.

LIBYA, 5:29 p.m. ET, 12:29 a.m. local: Saif al-Islam al-Gadhafi, the son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, told the Libyan state news agency that the Libyan armed forces have not targeted protesters in Tripoli and Benghazi, Libyan state television reported Monday.

Al-Gadhafi said the bombardments targeted ammunition storage facilities in remote areas.

Earlier, a U.S. official not authorized to speak publicly told CNN that Libya has used "aviation assets" to attack protesters on the outskirts of Tripoli.

In the following video, CNN's Ivan Watson, reporting from Egypt, talks about these allegations that Libya used aviation assets to attack protesters.

LIBYA, 5:21 p.m. ET, 12:21 a.m. local: Libya has used "aviation assets" to attack protesters on the outskirts of Tripoli, a U.S. official not authorized to speak publicly told CNN Monday.

The official could not be more specific about the "assets," but the National Front for the Salvation of Libya, an opposition group, said helicopter gunships have fired into crowds of protesters.

A Libyan diplomatic source has denied the Libyan air force was conducting air raids against protesters in Libya.

LIBYA, 4:54 p.m. ET, 11:54 p.m. local: Video on YouTube shows what CNN is told are six badly burned bodies of Libyan soldiers in open body bags. Opposition sources in Libya say the bodies are of soldiers who refused to shoot at anti-government demonstrators. The video, taken on a cell phone, was posted on Monday; it is not known when it was taken.

Read this post for more information and to see the video.

LIBYA, 4:31 p.m. ET, 11:31 p.m. local: A woman in Tripoli, speaking on condition of anonymity, reports seeing people shooting - in an apparently random fashion - from cars. "I've seen myself red Hyundai cars with tinted windows that had armed people inside it shooting random people," she told CNN in a telephone interview. "Three victims have fallen in the street where I live."

CNN could not independently confirm this report. The Libyan government maintains tight control on communications and has not responded to repeated requests from CNN for access to the country. CNN has interviewed numerous witnesses by phone.

LIBYA, 4:25 p.m. ET, 11:25 p.m. local: A Libyan diplomatic source has denied the Libyan air force was conducting air raids against protesters in Libya. Earlier, the National Front for the Salvation of Libya, an opposition group, said helicopter gunships were firing into crowds.

LIBYA, 4:01 p.m. ET, 11:01 p.m. local: The Arab League will hold an urgent summit Tuesday to discuss the recent developments in Libya, Egypt's official news agency MENA reported Monday.

ZIMBABWE, 3:53 p.m. ET: Zimbabwe isn't part of either North Africa or the Middle East, but a recent development there has links to the North African/Middle Eastern unrest. Police in Zimbabwe have arrested dozens of political activists and trade union members on suspicion of plotting an Egyptian-style uprising in the southern African country.

BAHRAIN, 3:43 p.m. ET, 11:43 p.m. local: Mass protests planned in Bahrain for Tuesday in support of calls for political reforms coincide with the planned return of Hassan Mushaimaa, who is the leader of Bahrain's largest opposition party, the Haq Movement.

Thousands more people moved into Bahrain's Pearl Roundabout on Monday ahead of Tuesday's planned mass demonstrations. Meanwhile, fallout from last week's violent protests continues. A 20-year-old protester in Bahrain, who was shot in the head on Friday, has died, hospital sources said Monday.

LIBYA, 3:41 p.m. ET, 10:41 p.m. local: CNN is checking reports that helicopters in Libya fired on protesters. The National Front for the Salvation of Libya, an opposition group, has said helicopter gunships were firing into crowds.

LIBYA, 3:29 p.m. ET, 10:29 p.m. local: Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi still is in Libya, a Libyan diplomatic source told CNN. The source also denied the Libyan air force was conducting air raids against protesters in Libya.

Separately, a senior official in the Italian secret service also said that Gadhafi remains in Libya. Earlier today, British Foreign Secretary William Hague told Reuters that Libyan leader Gadhafi may have been on his way to Venezuela.

SUDAN, 3:24 p.m. ET, 11:24 p.m. local: Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir says he will not run for re-election four years from now, a senior member of the country's ruling National Congress Party announced Monday.

"He will also leave his post as chair of the NCP to allow for the transformation of power to a new generation," said Rabi Abd al-Ati. The senior NCP member rejected the notion that al-Bashir's decision was prompted by popular uprisings in the region, including neighboring Egypt.

LIBYA, 2:15 p.m. ET, 9:15 p.m. local: Two Libyan Air Force pilots defected to Malta on Monday after being asked to bomb Libyan citizens, a Maltese government source said. The pilots' fighter jets were armed with rockets and loaded machine guns, the source said. Malta is a short flight from Libya.

LIBYA, 2:04 p.m. ET, 11:04 p.m. local: Libyan Prime Minister Baghdadi Mahmudi met in Tripoli with ambassadors of the European Union, blaming the unrest in the country on "terrorists and destructive plans" and stressing that Libya has the right to "take any measures" to protect its unity, stability, people and resources, Libyan state television reported.

LIBYA, 1:19 p.m. ET, 8:19 p.m. local: Libyan helicopter gunships are firing into crowds of protesters, according to the National Front for the Salvation of Libya, an opposition group. CNN was unable to confirm the report independently.

LIBYA, 12:45 p.m. ET, 7:45 p.m. local: Oil company Total says it will evacuate most of its expatriate employees and their families from Libya. Shell said it has temporarily relocated the families of expatriate staff.

LIBYA, 12:30 p.m. ET, 7:30 p.m. local: The U.S. State Department has ordered family members of U.S. Embassy employees and non-emergency personnel to leave Libya.

LIBYA, 12:26 p.m. ET, 7:26 p.m. local: Ibrahim Dabbashi, Libya's deputy ambassador to the United Nations, told reporters that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has declared war on the Libyan people and is committing genocide. Who is Gadhafi?

YEMEN, 12:17 p.m. ET, 8:17 p.m. local: Two human rights organizations, including Human Rights Watch, are reporting that 12 people have died as a result of protests in Yemen.

LIBYA, 12:02 ET, 7:02 p.m. local: British Foreign Secretary William Hague told Reuters that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi may be on his way to Venezuela. CNN has not confirmed. Gadhafi has maintained power in the country for 42 years. The Libyan ambassador to the UK, Omar Jelban, is denying that Gadhafi is on his way to Venezuela.

LIBYA, noon ET, 7 p.m. local: U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon had talked with Gadhafi, saying he was deeply concern about the violence, and that it must stop. At least 233 people have been killed in the protests, according to Human Rights Watch. Its report cites information from hospital sources. CNN is not able to independently confirm the figure, as the network has not been granted access to report on the ground.

Google has designed this map of protests based on what it calls "reliable tweets." Personal up-to-the-minute audio reports have been uploaded on Google here. CNN has not yet vetted these reports.

LIBYA, 11:45 a.m. ET, 6:45 p.m. local The government is demanding that citizens cooperate with security forces, and warning "organized gangs," Libyan state television reported, as security forces conduct raids on what it called "nests of terror and sabotage." Libya's justice minister, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, has resigned to protest the "bloody situation and use of excessive force" against protesters by security forces, a Libyan newspaper reported. Meanwhile, two Libyan fighter jets have landed in Malta, according to journalists at the airport.

YEMEN, 11 a.m. ET, 7 p.m. local: It is the 11th day of protests. More than 3,500 gathered in the capital Sanaa for a peaceful demonstration, but violence broke out in Aden as police fired on demonstrators. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports what the Yemeni government doesn't want anyone to see.

Journalists were not allowed entry into hospitals where wounded students were taken, and Jamjoom shows you how difficult it is for reporters to get the truth about what youths have been calling their movement. Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh refuses to step down and compared anti-government protests in his country to the flu spreading through the region. "This is a virus and is not part of our heritage or the culture of the Yemeni people," he told reporters.

LIBYA, 11 a.m. ET, 6 p.m. local: As reports streamed of protesters setting fire to a government building in Libya's capital and ransacking state TV headquarters, questions swirled around Gadhafi and whether he could be the third Arab leader toppled by the wave of protests rippling through the region. His son, Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, is trying to defend the family dynasty, warning on state television of "a fierce civil war" if the demonstrations don't halt. Who is the Western educated son of Gadhafi? What could Libya's uprising mean in the long term, CNN commentator Kirk Vandewalle asks. He wrote "A History of Modern Libya."

Here's a Monday morning breifing on protests in some of the nations in the region:

IRAQ - Unlike other nations, protests here have not targeted the government. Demonstrators are enraged by corruption, the quality of basic services and high unemployment. Most recently, on Sunday, A 17-year-old boy died and 39 people were injured were injured as demonstrators battled Kurdish security forces in Sulaimaniya in northern Iraq, officials said. CNN's Reza Sayah reports from Islamabad, Pakistan, on the violence. Masked gunmen attacked and burned an independent television station in Iraq's Kurdistan region Sunday, wounding a guard, police officials and the broadcast company said.

ALGERIA - Protests began in January over escalating food prices, high rates of unemployment and housing issues, and iReporters were there. Rallies started in Algiers, but spread to other cities as more people joined. Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced that he would lift the state of emergency law in what analysts said was an attempt to head off a similar revolt.

DJIBOUTI - Protesters in Djibouti are angry about the economy. The country is home to Camp Lemonnier, the only U.S. military base on the African continent. Protesters have called for President Ismail Omar Guelleh - whose family has ruled the country since its independence from France in 1977 - to step down ahead of the elections scheduled in April.

JORDAN - Jordan's economy is struggling as commodity prices rise and youth unemployment is high, as it is in Egypt. Its king has called for swift reform.

KUWAIT - Protests are relatively new, beginning over the weekend. Demonstrators, who want greater rights for longtime residents who are not citizens, attacked security forces late last week.

SUDAN - Protesters are demanding an end to National Congress Party rule and government-imposed price increases. A "Day of Rage" was reportedly organized on Facebook against the government, but it failed to materialize. Human Rights Watch says authorities used "excessive force" during largely peaceful protests on January 30 and 31 in Khartoum and other northern cities. Witnesses said that several people were arrested, including 20 who remain missing.

TUNISIA - An uprising in Tunisia prompted autocratic President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to leave the country on January 14, after weeks of demonstrations. Those demonstrations sparked protests around North Africa and the Middle East.

PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES - Hundreds of Palestinians rallied for unity in Ramallah, calling on Hamas, Fatah and other Palestinian political factions to heal their rifts amid arguments over elections scheduled for September in the Palestinian territories. "Division generates corruption," was one of several slogans written on banners held up by the demonstrators Thursday, who flooded the streets after calls went out on social networking sites, as well as schools and university campuses, for them to attend.

SYRIA - As protests heated up around the region, the Syrian government pulled back from a plan to withdraw some subsidies that keep the cost of living down in the country. President Bashar al-Assad also gave a rare interview to Western media, telling The Wall Street Journal last month that he planned reforms that would allow local elections and included a new media law and more power for private organizations.

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  1. riyaz banday

    The revolution in middle east and part of Aferica was overdue and is now in full bloom.I think 0bama should be appreciated for not interfering in the affairs of these countries.

    February 21, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. JoeMichigan

    Is this age of the angry peasantry? It appears that the masses are not only fighting for freedom, but the inequities between the rich and the poor. In this capitalistic world of "profits first", the wealth gaps widen daily. The average person, denied the rights of the wealthy and the elite, and the ever increasing disappearance of adequate employment, fans this wind of discontent. Corporations and the wealthy continue to make ALL the rules for all the people and the common man is left with no voice and no job by which to rise above the normal poverty levels.

    February 21, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ex Post Facto

      Huh?

      February 21, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. SuperLogic2

    Oh Crap, Breaking News!

    February 21, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  4. dudemanicus

    Let's hope this is the beginning of the Muslim world marginilizing radicalism and entering the 21st century as partners with the people of the West. I have my fingers crossed that when these uprisings have simmered down that the people of the West will have an opportunity to reciprocate with some goodwill that will keep the momentum towards freedom rolling.

    February 21, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ex Post Facto

      Muslim and West is a good place to start, but please also think of N. Korea, Cuba, China, Venezuela, Wisconsin, Myanmar and dozens of other festering societies that need to get their groove corrected.

      In particular and for the moment:

      We can only hope that Gadhafi has fled to Venezuela. If that's true, he has done the world one giant favor by attaching his brand to that of Hugo Chavez, thus exporting the revolts toward the middle east dictators to the Americas. If this is true, Mr. Chavez is among the dullest knives in the dictator drawer – duller even than anyone thought before – which was pretty darn dull.

      February 21, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  5. denis

    Its sad what is happenning in the middle east, but I believe that these events will allow for a free middle east. In the mean time I hope and pray that the violence will stop. We really have it good here in the west. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.

    February 21, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  6. StealingYourSocialSecurity

    Do you conservatives really think that what's going on in Libya, Egypt, etc. is worse than what we did in Iraq and Afghanistan? In those nations, hundreds of thousands of people are dead (including thousands of Americans) and there are incredibly powerful Islamic militant groups built up in response to American presence. In Libya and Egypt, the people themselves are causing regime change, with much fewer domestic casualties and no American deaths. Are you really still believing that Bush's foreign policy can even hold a candle to Obama's success?

    February 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  7. abderrahmane

    Hi, there is no relation between the leaders or the government in place supported by the major countries of the west and their population. When the USA said or talked about their allies or friends they talking about this corrupted on the top or dictator.
    I think USA should change their foreign policies towards these countries. They have right to make business with this countries but not sending weapons or corrupt this leaders.
    All these western countries and USA should now think twice and all what happened now and all these death bodies these countries have part of responsibilities.

    February 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ex Post Facto

      abderrahmane –

      Your two trains of thought are not even about the same kind of topic. They do not co-exist as the same premise.

      February 21, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. jj rawlings

    nice comments on here

    February 21, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. gothorn

    i wunder if the bushs are gathering their oil money and fleeing

    February 21, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Queen Lala

    It’s not always nicer on the other side. Most people here in the USA are at the point I was at two years ago. That means they will have to stop making their payments soon and will be harassed by debt stalkers. Our cities are in cinders and our hills are collapsing just like everyone else’s. I was fortunate enough to have been gifted a vision of what is to become and have been trying to write and give solutions. Your Leader has taken plans seriously and has invested into implementing them. It will take time to fix what has been brought on upon this world due to the collapsing of the banks along the water ways below the Alps. The first way is to stop external inventories and take hold of what we all have. I watched these self-mutilating systems collapse the world and warned Leaders, but the parasites within the banks have not surfaced above the ground yet. They will soon show face as soon as you all knock each other down. Then they will be the ones that are totally free to step in and implement their dreams of turning Northern Africa into oil sands. The problem they are having is that they forgot about me and my true sincerity to help people. The Great Lord Above put me back into this mess to save the Earth and our species. I was well on the way until the idiotocracies got jealous. They are afraid that your Leader will have too much control over them. Wake-up and look in between the lines and see what is never told. Look for the positive, and if you find negative, find a way to turn it into being positive. Tell your Leaders to implement my plans that I have sent to the UN and to some World Leaders. Your country is your country including the Governments and businesses. Work with each other and stop these self-mutilating systems that have been created and are destroying us all. Be thankful for what we have. I know how strong the greed is and we are lucky that we can still talk about solutions. Time is running out. Please see that you are being used as a distraction and will be taken over by the forces of greed if you continue abusing each other. Step up and help each other.

    February 21, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • dudemanicus

      Yes, of course. That's why I'm advocating a huge, real green movement in the US to move away from oil. If we could do it really fast and overnight maybe we can bankrupt some of the oil companies. The deck is stacked against even a small shift.

      February 21, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ex Post Facto

      Dudemnicus –

      Tinkerbell and Peter Pan await your understandin of green energy solutions. To wit:

      1. The US Government subsdizes the growing of corn to manufacture ethanol.

      2. The US Government provides grants in the billions to build ethanol refineries.

      3. The US Government subsidizes the sale of ethanol to the tune of $1.23 PER GALLON.

      4. The US Government mandates that XX billion gallons of Ethanol be consumed by year 2011 (now).

      5. There is not enough ethanol available to fulfill the requirement, there are not enough refineries in production or being planned to fulfill the requirement and you can't get even a new ethanol refinery built in this country faster than a traditional oil refinery – and there has not been one of those built since the 1970's.

      6. The price of corn has gone up over 3X in the past year and food inflation/price increases is causing major violence in certain countries because they can no longer aford food to make it to the next day.

      And, you want the US Government to create green solutions.

      Tell you what, if you like the post office, and if you like education and if you like Obama care, you will absolutely love the US Government green enery policy and solutions.

      February 21, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • dudemanicus

      Ex,

      I'm not including the government and what it does in my equation other than that it may impede actual progress.

      The people, through collaboration and angel funding of some sort, have to solve this problem. I believe all the pieces are in place for this to happen, but not yet assembled. Some leadership, sacrifice, sharing of knowledge and appropriate spending is maybe 75% of the equation.

      February 21, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ameritianity

    AN ELECTION WILL NOT DETER OBAMA AND HIS AGENDA.

    Just like those around the world who seek to destroy the FREEDOM enjoyed by many in the West, there are those who believe that Americans desire for PEACE & TRANQUILITY through COMPROMISE can be used against us. They think that we are unwilling to actually take a stand for the PRESERVATION of FREEDOM if it means fighting for the very things which have enabled us to enjoy that same PEACE and TRANQUILITY. They believe that we will be willing to COMPROMISE ourselves into the destruction of our society, beliefs, economy, social structure, sovereignty, culture, language, faith, foundation, family, power . . . ANYTHING to maintain "PEACE." The big question is "will we allow them to win for momentary "PEACE" or will we continue to retain "TRUE PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH" for this present and future generations of Americans and Freedom lovers the world over?"

    (1) "The way to overthrow a Government/Economic System is to create an environment in which it seems that the existing system can no longer work."

    "The disruption of the present organization is the first step toward community organization.... All change means disorganization of the old and organization of the new." Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky, the Marxist "organizer" whose disciples mentored Obama.

    (2) Obama seeks to destroy American Sovereignty by ignoring illegal immigration.

    (3) Obama continues his destruction of our economy by seeking to increase our DEBT by TRILLIONS.

    (4) Obama is willing to be an “incrementalist” and will settle for whatever he can get during his presidency toward the Democrat/Liberal/Progressive/Marxist/Statists goals . . even if it costs him a second term.

    (5) Obama has no use for or belief in the fact that the USA was established upon a Judeo-Christian foundation.

    "A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly against the city. But the traitor moves among those within the gates freely, his sly whispers rustling through all alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears no traitor; he speaks in the accents familiar to his victim, and he wears their face and their garments and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation; he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city; he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared. The traitor is the plague."

    CICERO 106-43BC., loyal to the people and to the Senate in Rome, against Julius Caesar

    There is no time to rest from the victories of November 2, 2010. Our voices must remain loud and clear.
    We must continue to demand “action” in order to restore our version of “America.”

    American Patriots must remain vigilant and on guard in order prevent Obama’s attempts to “Fundamentally Change” the nation that the first lady had never been proud of until Obama’s became president.

    "There is nothing more EVIL than to refuse to call that which is EVIL, EVIL." – Ameritianity
    "If there is nothing that is Un-American, then to be American means nothing." – Ameritianity

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    February 21, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • gothorn

      u should do a little reading and let us know what bush did to the surplus left to him and how much deficit he created and bestowed as legacy.

      let us know how many wars obama created compared to bush.

      were waiting.

      February 21, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Master

      You're absolutely right!

      When Obama became president, we had world peace and a huge budget surplus and a extremely strong economy! Since then, we've gotten ourselves into two wars, our economy has fallen apart, and now we're spending more than we bring in! Obama has destroyed America!

      February 21, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Scott

    My favorite line from Back to the Future, "Doc – look out, it's the Libyans!!!!!!!!!!"

    February 21, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Tarek

    1- A phone call is not too expensive. No body is talking about sending troops. A phone call to the terrorist Ghadafi will force him to stop it.
    2- It is the world's war against barbarism and terrorism, not necessarily Libyan people only, no US only, but every one's. 3- Stopping corruption and terrorism is every human being's responsibility.
    Thanks to CNN for the coverage. Thanks to Americans who cared and wrote comments here. Thanks to every one trying to help us, Libyans.

    February 21, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ex Post Facto

      Tarek,

      Do you really believe a phone call from the UK or the US would do any good? I look to the case of the freed Lockerbie bomberas a counterpoint to your claim. If it were possible to end barbarism and terrorism with a phone call, that instance would have demonstrated it. The world is better off without Gadhafi, witout Mubarek and without the despots of Tunisia. What remains to be seen is who/what rises in their place and if the world remains better off into next week

      In the future refer to this thought proess as "Phone Call Diplomacy" and see to it that all readers are acquainted with the Tinkerbell and Peter Pan scenario.

      February 21, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Darrin G

    Maybe the day will soon come when we fat a s Americans will get up and work on our democracy.

    February 21, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scott

      Amen, just show me where to sign brother. Only I'm young and fit, not a fat #&*.

      February 21, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  15. fineart

    We, Americans are in for a lot of trouble in these middle eastern countries, since it was the United States that kept these brutal dictators in their positions. There is only one way to fix this mess and thats to replace all of our foreign diplomats with Americans of color. These new ambassadors should be given free rein to conduct policy, since the old ones don't have a clue on how to deal with people of color, even in our own country. You can laugh all you want, but let's see how hard you laugh at the gasoline pump when your paying six dollars per gallon.

    February 21, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
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