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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 09:05 PM
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Police Fire Live Rounds At Protesters In Benghazi, Libya (Graphic)
Edited on Wed Feb-16-11 09:18 PM by Turborama
 
Run time: 02:04
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9Bw45P2zGs
 
Posted on YouTube: February 16, 2011
By YouTube Member: AlJazeeraEnglish
Views on YouTube: 1363
 
Posted on DU: February 16, 2011
By DU Member: Turborama
Views on DU: 1386
 
Recent related OP in LBN: At least 2 Protesters die in Libya unrest
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 10:26 PM
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1. Longer version of that first clip & raw video of another protest in Libya today
Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuq_EXdtZDk

Also, raw footage of protest in another part of Libya today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fvw32roKioE
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-11 06:40 AM
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2. Reports that at least 14 anti-government protesters killed in Libyan clash
Edited on Thu Feb-17-11 06:42 AM by Turborama
More details in this thread started by Joanne98 in LBN: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-11 12:34 PM
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3. Kick, for any day-timers who may have missed it.
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-11 01:38 PM
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4. Kick for anyone who may have missed how it all started.
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-31-11 04:40 AM
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5. .
It still seems some people missed this.

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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 11:23 AM
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6. In an attempt to curtail the attempts of rewriting history that have already begun....
Let's get a few things straight.

The revolution was started by unarmed civilians peacefully protesting and getting gunned down. For peacefully protesting.

Their subsequent reaction was not to just let him continue gunning them down, but to fight back with seized weapons as they are now.

Here's a few refreshers...

This is the 1st video posted on DU about the Libyan revolution 529 views but only me replying, which is ok. At least people are watching.

Here's another one a few days later (notice again how many people replied to it): "Non-stop" Gunfire In Tripoli, Libya's Capital

It could be argued that the first stirrings of unrest this year were in January: Citizens storm residential units in Libya

Ignored LBN article from February 16: (At least 2) Protesters die in Libya unrest

Another ignored one from the 17th: Libya's antigovernment protests escalate on 'day of rage' against Muammar Qaddafi

Even though the headline of the OP was 20, the death toll increased to over 200 on the 17th: Libya protests leave 24 dead
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 11:35 AM
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7. K&R
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Iterate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 05:40 PM
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8. Thanks. This got me looking back to those days.
I hope that history does record properly the speed of those days, how Tahrir Square hadn't even been swept and people were gathering their thoughts. I vaguely remember some talk about "where next?" I had started gathering info on Morocco and Algeria, thinking the hard cases like Libya, Syria, and Saudi Arabia were further down the line. That was just dumb linear thinking, and I should have known better.

Of course none of us knew that the die had been cast in early January when Gaddafi decided and planned to open fire at the first sign of protest, and that he did. It went too fast for us to stop and think that it didn't make sense in the normal context of how similar events unfold. Hell, there was no unfolding.

Another thing doesn't quite make sense, and that's the awkward pause in most cities between the time when the lighter armed battalions were kicked out and the really heavily armed units arrived. He hadn't mobilized those units until after it was obvious the plan had failed. It took a few days. They weren't ready and on standby. He hadn't planned for failure. He expected a Tienanmen-style victory.




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