August 21st, 2011
02:13 PM ET

Libyan anchor waves gun on air, threatens to defend Gadhafi

An anchor giving the news this weekend on Libyan state television lifted a gun on air and warned rebels trying to oust Moammar Gadhafi that staffers at al-Libiyah would become martyrs if they had to.  

Hala Misrati grabbed a handgun from the top of the anchor desk as news reports said that rebels were advancing toward the Libyan capital of Tripoli.

Al Jazeera English gave this translation: "With this weapon, I either kill or die today.

"You will not take al-Libiyah channel. You won't take Jamahiriyah channel, Shababiyah channel, Tripoli or all of Libya, and even those without a weapon are willing to be a shield in order to protect their colleagues at this channel. We are willing to become martyrs."

According to several reports, Misrati has been controversially outspoken about her support of Gadhafi. She previously reportedly referred to al Jazeera as "Swine Jazeera" and accused the news agency of killing its own employees and bombing its own offices.

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  1. One on One

    RUFNUTT ... do you have personal knowledge ? Ha Ha

    August 21, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Ruffie *does* have a...ahem...unique view on life...that's why I personally adore him!

    August 21, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |

    Somebody ought to write CNN to protest all this filthy, meaningless Tea Party crap being posted on this web page. Enough is enough!!!

    August 21, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. One on One

    Nothing unique about getting a WILD child, every man wants at least one. 🙂

    August 21, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Oh, do be quiet, you dolt.
    This has nothing to do with the Tea Party, and you know it.
    The only thing worse than a person hijacking a thread for his own personal agenda is one who steals names to do it.
    You are a laughing stock to us all.

    August 21, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    And my husband is infinitely grateful that he has me as his "wild child", lol!

    August 21, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. One on One

    Guess that answered my next question! Any other takers here? LOL

    August 21, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Joseph McCarthy

    @ Bud Tree Jr. Like you, Bud Tree Jr., I too am awfully sick and tired of all this Tea Party filth being posted on this web page but on the other hand, these Tea Partiers are only showing just what dirty minds they have!!! I see what they did to Tom Posey's name!

    August 21, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    I like your sense of humor, One on One!

    August 21, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  10. One on One

    You'd like my birthday suite too! Ha ha, Got any chicks you can hook me up with?

    August 21, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  11. gung hoe

    Hey banasay does your hubby let conservatives watch you 2 do the bungle in da jungle

    August 21, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    Awwww, Bud Tree Jr., you said the word 'crap'.
    That's filthy Tea Party Lingo, and that has no place in this forum.
    It's as simple as that.

    You do realize you make your party look bad, don't you?

    August 21, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  13. banasy©

    @gung hoe:

    Oh, that would be telling, now wouldn't it? 😉

    August 21, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |

    @trolly why do you hate the tea party so bad?

    August 21, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |

      But then again, why do you keep on usurping my name? Outside of the fact that you Tea Partiers have dirty minds, use foul language and love all these obscene wars so much, I don't hate you at all, just what you stand for!!!

      August 21, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Philip

    This news anchor siding with Gadhafi reminds me that the Israeli MOSSAD have in fact been exposed for helping Gadhafi by recruiting 50,000-plus mercenaty soldiers from N. Africa to help quell thos uprising. You folks have no opinion on this, because your talking heads have yet to give it to you. This will eventually be reported by the US news media, but in the meantime, let's hear your "opinions" on this alarming development of late in Libya.

    August 21, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom Posey

      The Israeli MOSSAD helping Mohammar Qaddaffy? This is certainly a new one on me! I thought that Israel was too pro-American for that and why would Israel help Qaddaffy in the first place? But then again, there are a lot of things that the right-wing news media doesn't tell us. Hoping against hope, I wish that the Qaddaffy forces would prevail over these pro-Western, so-called "rebels"!

      August 21, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • slider

      If it is not in the daily DNC talking points it did not happen. Right-wing news media....must be nice to be a left wing mindless sheep.

      August 22, 2011 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
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