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

    What's in for MOSSAD, Money, they froze Gadhafi's account, Oil, the Opposition has control of that. So what's left?
    @ banasy, thanks I like your sense of humor too.

    August 21, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. gung hoe

    Hey banasy hope this day is good 4 u 2 Say speaking of hubbies does yours name start with a P

    August 21, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. One on One

    Btw, RUFFNUTT, man I liked to have a beer with ye sometime buddy. LOL

    August 21, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. One on One

    ok, I gotta ask, Whats with the name gung hoe, please tell, I really wantta hear this one! 🙂

    August 21, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. gung hoe

    At phillip me personally I think its all over but the fat lady dancing How bout you old chap

    August 21, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    @gung hoe:

    It's a nice day here...outside on my deck, enjoying the weather.
    How are things up in MI?
    (Beautiful state, BTW)
    And yes, my hub's name starts with. 'P'.

    August 21, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Carrie

    This Lady has obviously been brain washed! I can't help but feel sorry for her. Gadhafi, has to go now so these rebels can start to build a new life.

    August 21, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. gung hoe

    One on One I was reading a post on a different blog and this guy talked about banasy as she could be his other half

    August 21, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Sinclaire

    Try being brainwashed since your 5 yrs old! I had been promised to my Uncle but my Sister took us other 3 kids and ran. Now thankfully we are all doing well and have spouses that are beyond good to us.

    August 21, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  10. One on One

    @ gung hoe, Huh? I was asking about your name dude.

    August 21, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Patty

    @ Sinclaire... I am so very happy to hear that you have escaped a longer life of torture. Bless you!

    August 21, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  12. gung hoe

    Thanks for the reply thought i put you 2 together banasy Wow shows you been reading my post 2 Quite nice here for late summer i do have go though dead battery dam phone

    August 21, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  13. One on One

    Hey gung hoe, I smoked that once! LOL

    August 21, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  14. banasy©

    @gung hoe:
    My husband doesn't blog.
    My husband's name is Paul.
    Tell me what blog you're talking about...I want to see who the delusional person is!

    August 21, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Old Man Clark

    It looks like these Tea Partiers have all but taken over this website. All we're going to see here is just more boring stupidity and nonsense!!!

    August 21, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
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