Smoke seen rising from Gadhafi compound after airstrikes
May 23rd, 2011
07:44 PM ET

Smoke seen rising from Gadhafi compound after airstrikes

NATO aircraft made more than a dozen strikes on the Libyan capital early Tuesday, and smoke could be seen rising from Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's Bab-al-Azizia compound in Tripoli.

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  1. Caledon

    I feel sory for u Africans! From slavery to colonisation, From neocolonialism to democracy(hypocrisy).From the dark ages to moderm times only to explore and exploit african continent and put it's people and governments in chains.The IMF/ world Bank have been very active to make sure it remains on it's knees, while America and it's Allies have implanted pupet heads of states to achieve it's gold and have been very active assassinating a few inspired Africans who have tried to seek justice and better future for the impoverish people on that continent.(Where's Tom Sankara?K.Nkruhma? P.Lumumba?) to name just a hand full.In the west , africa has not been given it's true image, where it is often portrayed as a continent with diseases, hiv/aids and u name the rest.All sorts of charitable organisations have been formed and littered the metropolitan streets with horific images of distressed africans seeking help when in actual sense, it's the opposite.This is a calculated medium to cover africa of it's true value while at the same time exploiting it's riches.I thaught of the former but not untill i decided to visit africa not by , then did i have the SHOCK of my life time.Like it or not, Africa remains the best place on planet earth if u like, endowed with vast mineral wealth u will need for day to day life style from Top to beneath,with charming, caring and the most hospitable people i have ever seen in my life time who will do everything to make u happy and comfortable.Returning home, i became ashamed of the way africans are looked at and treated abroad....Dear readers, it's too much to write, but my advice to u africans is that ur leaders have to be honest with themselves and that ur problems can only be solved by your selves. U have the African Union(A.U) and host of other organisation to carter for things and don't fool ur selves thinking that nato is a friend when it's only taking advantage of the differences amongs u to instill their chains and hold on to your continent. Can Nato tell me for once how Libyan citizens have become first classed to protect when the citizens of palestine of old have been neglected against unslaughts more deadly than those of Libya! the same go's to the people of Bahrain where the monarchs have had to employ saudi arabia military to kill it's own people, yemen etc etc.The bloody crackdown in these nations far outweight that of Libya they claimed.My advice to Libyan rebels is that only a peaceful solution is needed not nato.Do u no the devastating effects of those bombs by nato to Libya/ africa continent in time to come????then u won't hesitate to bow for peace...Hope It SINKS.

    May 24, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Alex

      Your have no idea what the hell your talking about. Libya needs help. The US and Europe are doing a great job helping us!

      May 25, 2011 at 2:55 am | Report abuse |
  2. George Patton

    More murderous bombing raids from those cursed NATO aircraft,killing mostly civilians but you won't hear that from the right-wing news media! And they want to put Mohammar Qadaffy on trial when Barack Obama,David Cameron and nickolas Sakozy have far more blood on their hands than he does. How ludicrous!!!

    May 24, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alex

      They are not killing any civilian. We welcome NATO help in this war. All you non libyans have no idea what we have gone throw.

      May 25, 2011 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |
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