March 12th, 2011
02:42 PM ET

Al-Jazeera cameraman killed in ambush in Libya

Al-Jazeera cameraman Ali Hassan al Jaber has been killed in an ambush near Benghazi, Libya, the network reported Saturday.

An anchor reporting the news from the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera said the network "will not be silenced about this crime and will take it to the international community."

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  1. Surenas

    A no-fly zone over Libya the Arab League has called for lately (by consensus or as a majority vote doesn't matter) ultimately requires an Arab initiative, not only verbal but in the air as well, backed up by a UN resolution. It is hardly our job in the kufr West to get directly involved in internal Arab affairs over and over again, for whoever wins – we'd lose, at least politically.Thus we'd better concentrate ourselves on a massive material support of the rebels to increase their military chances in the fight against their undead potentate, and this would of course include arms and logistics – now or never!

    March 12, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dan in Oregon

    Who this journalist worked for is irrelevant. He was a journalist who was doing his job and did not deserve to be murdered.

    قد البراغيث من ألف جمل تتفشى الآباط الخاص محمد معمر القذافي

    March 12, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. FYI

    Heartfelt condolences to the family,friends and colleagues of Mr. Ali Al Jaber.
    The facts are:
    He was an unarmed civilian
    He was with his team in a car trying escape an ambush by Gaddhafi's men.
    He was shot in the BACK of his chest by 3 BULLETS.
    He was someone's father, husband and brother. He was a fellow human being just doing his job. Let's not lose sight of this.
    This blatently criminal offense by Gaddhafi and his uncivilized goons is truly a tagedy.

    March 12, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(USA ARMY)

      Since when did you decide that that was done by Qadaffi loyalists,FYI? It was more likely done either by the C.I.A. or the notorious British MI-6. They're quite good at it!

      March 13, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  4. ed Bailey

    Who the hell said democracy is the best? They haven't lived in utah! There have been good, decent dictators in this world. Yes they were few in number and more than you know were run over by greedy power hungry types. I have a lot of respect for my Muslim friends but I don't quite understand the stupidy behind all the bloodshed. This man died needlessly as have millions! In their form of kindergarten they should teach sharing.fat chance we can eliminate FAT CATS!

    March 13, 2011 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  5. LarryKegel(USA ARMY)

    I imagine that sooner or later Barack Obama is going to get us into this war too,just for the sake of political correctness and to please the MIC(military-industrial-complex) in Washington,D.C. I get so aggravated at these idiots who say that it's our business to fight there although it's of no concern to us at all. If Sorkozy is so worried about it,let him send in his own military to fight if he has the guts to do so!!!

    March 13, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  6. A.B.

    Don't you think its time to let other countries run their own governments, let their people topple them if they want to. American needs to stay out of other countries and try, for a change, to keep this one working.

    March 13, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  7. Ali

    I think the USA has an obligation to act.I know a lot of people will not like that just for the sound of it,but putting the feelings aside,here what it comes to at the end: The US is always carrying the flag of liberty and human rights in the world ( or at least this is what the goverment declare) ( I beleive in it by the way) however, if you want to be the leader of the world,then ur responsibilities will definitly increase toward the world. You cannot say I am the biggest democracy in the world and blind fold your self when a dectator does such in the 21 century.It sends the wrong message to other dectators and presents an incident that will not help US politics in the future. By the way,these weapons that he is killing insent people by them are made mostly by russia and western democracies,this by it self holds reposniblities against these countries. And for those of you who still think that the people in libya were cheering for 911, let me tell you ,you are big time wrong, most of the people over there feel bad and sorrow for 911, if you see few idiots saying otherwise on the news, it is because the news ageicies just want to bring the bad news and bad reporting to the US audience.
    Anyhow, as one of you said,the people should bring their own freedon,even if they have been killed by a uthless dectaor,however, if it is the case, I think US should hold on to this policy and pull all the foreces from around the world.

    March 13, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jerome

    When cameraman rest in peace. Allah adi, allah atta! God giveth, God taketh! Enough with all these racist, insulting and accusation trading guys!

    March 13, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jerome

    @ali: democracy and world, ehn? Sounds wild! Anyways, we'd love to see that idea come fruitful. But the opposite has always shown different from the great idea where everyone has voice on state matters. This too shall pass soon.

    March 13, 2011 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. the ta0

    I'm sorry for the cameraman killed in an ambush. Nevertheless I don't think is worth for US government to intervene with Islamic politic regardless of the fact that Muammar Gadhafi himself is not an Islamist. Haven't we learn the lesson from Afghanistan and Iraq. Afghanistan might be a war of necessity given that it was once a haven for al-qaeda and its allies. After overthrowing the Taliban regime, the new government install in Afghanistan is not democractic as we think since it persecute apostasy in Islam , like incident in 2006 where a man was almost send to death due to his believe in christianity. There goes your Islamic democracy. The same goes for Iraq. The Dawa Party is shia Islamist Party Iraq is not as free as we thought. I don't think is worth while overthrowing Gadhafi knowingly there Islamist group out there that are worst than his regime. The US and its allies should remain neutral and not act hastily or the US will to have to pay more debt than we already had. If we were to invest in overthrowing Gadhafi than we need to find the least corrupted dictator like Mustafa Kemal Ataturk to run a muslim country knowingly that majority of muslim are oppose to the separation of mosque and state there's need secularize the muslim world by force if necessary.

    March 15, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
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