Digits: Libya by the numbers
Libyans take to the streets of Benghazi late Sunday to celebrate the rebel advance on Tripoli.
August 22nd, 2011
12:32 PM ET

Digits: Libya by the numbers

18 – Countries in the Middle East and Africa with widespread anti-government protests in the Arab Spring.

3 – Days after the fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak that calls go out on Facebook for peaceful demonstrations in Libya against leader Moammar Gadhafi.

162 – Days between Mubarak’s fall (February 11, 2011) and Libyan rebel forces entering Tripoli (August 21, 2011)

42 – Years Moammar Gadhafi has been the leader of Libya.

6,597,960 – Population of Libya estimate as of July 2011

3 – Sons of Moammar Gadhafi who are reportedly in custody of rebel forces as of August 22, 2011

10 – Total number of Moammar Gadhafi’s sons and daughters

1970 and 1973 – The United Nations Security Council Resolutions that authorize “all necessary measures” to protect Libyan civilians.

19,977 – Number of NATO sorties that have been conducted since March 31, 2011 to August 22, 2011.

3 – Volumes of Moammar Gadhafi’s Green Book, where he outlines his philosophical views

5 – Times Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has delivered official remarks about Libya in 2011 to date.

31 – Members of the Libyan National Transitional Council that represent cities across the country.

1959 – Year oil was discovered in Libya.

1,542,000 barrels per day – Amount of oil exported daily from Libya (2007 est.)

1,704,000 barrels per day – Amount of oil exported daily from the United States (2008 est.)

25% – Percentage of Libyan’s GDP that is earned from the oil sector

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  1. RUFFNUTT

    6,597,960 – Population of Libya estimate as of July 2011

    1,542,000 barrels per day – Amount of oil exported daily from Libya (2007 est.)

    = THE PEOPLE SHOULD BE RICH

    August 22, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Canadian Genius

    And here are a few more:

    1 – Number of friends KDaffy Duck has left in the world (Chavez)

    5 – Number of Ukrainian nurses in KDaffy's employ

    82 – KDaffy's IQ

    6 – Number of toes on each foot

    18 – number of times he was dropped on his head as a baby.

    August 22, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. RUFFNUTT

    if he was makeing that much money on oil he should have used the money to make that place a awesome place to live...

    August 22, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. slider

    Obommer will export his economic genius over there and then we can support them when they go bankrupt.

    August 22, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    @Canadian Genius:

    Lmao!
    Are you sure it was *only* 18?

    August 22, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  6. RUFFNUTT

    I just love the way the right-wing news media never mentions the number of Libyan civilians butchered by those filthy creeps flying NATO aiscraft over Libya. That they don't want us to know!!! They just want to keep their reporting as one-sided as possible!!! In fact, had it not been for those rotten NATO butchers, the so-called "rebels" would have long since failed! That's where the tragedy lies!!!

    August 22, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. nur amabo nur

    That number would be 30,000 civilians murdered by nato. What about the "kinetic action that will last days not weeks" mr liar in chief ?

    August 22, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  8. RUTTNUFF

    God bless our brave pilots, fighting through the smoke and stench fo war to make things better for the Libyan people.

    August 22, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      Thank you RUTTNUFF for not trolling me this time and not using that disgusting Tea Party lingo. On the other hand, you know that those pilots are that you're talking about are nothing but a bunch of cowardly killers who like to kill people and call that "serving the country"!!!

      August 22, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. A Libyan Rebel on the scene

    It's quiet here...too quiet...fought long and hard to get here...killed many Gadhafi soldiers...clothes soaked in blood...very tired...too tired...I hear shots in the distance...too distant...internet growing weak...too weak...

    August 22, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. A Libyan Rebel on the scene

    ...back on line...trying to rest...so hungry...eating moldy cheez-whiz sandwich stolen from a German tourist...must rest now...looking at crumpled picture of my family...too crumpled...my wife Fara, son Adil and dog Muttsy...his hairy ears...too hairy...and so are the dog's...now sleep...

    August 22, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  11. A Libyan Rebel on the scene

    ...awake now...how long has it been...too long...must fight now...fight like Fara when I forget the toilet seat...mean and brutal...how much ammo left...very little...too little...must cram cheez-whiz into gun barrel instead...will this violate Geneva Convention...I don't know...

    August 22, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  12. A Libyan Rebel on the scene

    ...blacked out for a while...gun jammed...pushed trigger really hard while looking down barrel for blockage...don't recommend this...the horror...face covered in cheez-whiz...look like Muttsy...or is it Fara...it's been so long...too long...

    August 22, 2011 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  13. A Libyan Rebel on the scene

    ...dogs licking my face now...or are they fallen women...I don't know...their ears are hairy...gadhafi's daughters, maybe...so excited...too excited...are we alone in this alley...I don't know...NO, Omar Sharif is here...he is wearing a white robe...too white...I can smell the bleach...my eyes burn...burn like Fara's rage when she finds me with her sister...Omar Sharif calls off the dogs...asks me if I need help...no, you devel...eat cheez-whiz...

    August 22, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  14. A Libyan Rebel on the scene

    ...in back of truck now...taken prisoner...but by who...I am scared...too scared...they laughed at my gun...they fed my cheez-whiz to the dogs...yes, theywere dogs...I feel shame...too much shame...they are still laughing...laughing at the crumpled picture of my family...one of the captors took it to the toilet...says they are out of paper...damn him...

    August 22, 2011 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    *Sigh*

    August 22, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
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