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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:05 AM
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Libyan Revolution Tweets, Day 14 (or 16*), Part 1
Edited on Wed Mar-02-11 02:37 AM by Catherina
Libyan Revolution Tweets, Day 14 (or 16*), Part 1

#Feb17 Youth organizers invite Gaddafi's collaborators to stand under his umbrella ella ella ella ella ella http://bit.ly/faa34E

"We have Plan A, Plan B, Plan C. Plan A is to live and die in Libya. Plan B is to live and die in Libya. Plan C is to live and die in Libya."
- Saif Islam Qaddafi
during interview

*I called this Day 14 because the official start date was #Feb17 but the kickoff was 2 days early so in reality today is day 14.

Previous Day 13 threads: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

The worlds 100 largest arms dealers, excluding Chinese vendors, sold weapons for $401 billion in 2009, with US vendors in first place

Threads for Days 1-13 are in my journal

"I was born in Tunisia, I persevered in Egypt, I sacrificed myself in Libya, I have fought in Yemen&Bahrain. I am Freedom, I will not die."
- Libyan4life Jeel Ghathub

LibyanThinker The Libyan Thinker
Remains of Soldiers Burned to Death for Not Shooting Protesters in #Libya http://www.twitvid.com/YXKOT & http://tinyurl.com/4d6a57n

MAP of Protests across the Middle East




Google Earth DL here to see positions of army and patrolling route of mercenaries

Please rec if you read these so I know if the effort here is worth it.
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:11 AM
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1. Air strikes on Ajdabia now. Ajdabia now explicitly on AJ calling for a no-fly zone.
iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi
Air strikes on Ajdabia now. #Libya
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iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi
Ajdabia now explicitly on Aljazeera calling for a no-fly zone. #Libya
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:13 AM
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2. Gaddafi forces retakes Brega and heading towards Ajdabia
iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi
Gaddafi forces retakes Brega and heading towards Ajdabia. #Libya
2 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply


Brega, Braiga, Briqa, Breqa, to the west of Benghazi (about halfway to Sirte).
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:14 AM
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3. air strikes in Ajdabiya and 40km west of it. Planes present on its skies now.
feb17voices Feb 17 voices
AJA: Journalist Al-Maghribi: There were air strikes in Ajdabiya and 40km west of it. Planes present on its skies now. #feb17 #Libya
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You catching this russkies?
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:14 AM
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4. AJA: Qadhafi replaces the ministers who resigned and joined the youth with new appointees
feb17voices Feb 17 voices
AJA: Qadhafi replaces the ministers who resigned and joined the youth with new appointees. #feb17 #Libya
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:20 AM
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5. Saif al-Islam says "ready" as west flexes military muscle
biladee P D
Saif al-Islam says "ready" as west flexes military muscle http://fb.me/VMIwT1e5
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Saif al-Islam says "ready" as west flexes military muscle
Gaddafi defiant as US warships sail into Mediterranean


TRIPOLI (AlArabiya.net, Agencies)
Two U.S. amphibious assault ships, the USS Kearsarge and the USS Ponce, entered Egypt's Suez Canal on Wednesday, on their way to the Mediterranean as Western nations put more pressure on Muammar Gaddafi to stop a violent crackdown and step aside.

...
The White House said the ships were being redeployed in preparation for possible humanitarian efforts but stressed it "was not taking any options off the table."

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No-fly zone could be "challenging"
General James Mattis, commander of U.S. Central Command, told a Senate hearing that imposing a no-fly zone would be a "challenging" operation. "You would have to remove air defense capability in order to establish a no-fly zone, so no illusions here," he said. "It would be a military operation."

Analysts said Western leaders were in no mood to rush into the conflict after drawn-out involvements in Afghanistan and Iraq.

...

http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2011/03/02/139831.htm...
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:21 AM
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6. Helicopter and shots heard in #Benghazi... What is going on today?! Suba7 yufta7!
ZahratTrablis Zahrat El
Helicopter and shots heard in #Benghazi... What is going on today?! Suba7 yufta7! #Libya
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:22 AM
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7. ajdabiya being bombed by #Gaddafi forces

ZahratTrablis Zahrat El
#ajdabiya being bombed by #Gaddafi forces #Libya
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:25 AM
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8. Reports of more "#Gaddafi supporters" arriving in Tripoli.
iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi
Reports of more "#Gaddafi supporters" arriving in Tripoli. #Libya
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:28 AM
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9. Gaddafi supporters no doubt arriving to get armed
LibyaNewMedia LibyaNewMedia
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@iyad_elbaghdadi Gaddafi supporters no doubt arriving to get armed
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:29 AM
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10. current time in Tripoli is 10:28 AM on Wednesday, 2 Mar
TimeInLibya Time In Libya
#Libya The current time in Tripoli is 10:15 AM on Wednesday, 2 March 2011
13 minutes ago
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 11:29 AM
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56. LIBYA HURRA -- !!!
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:31 AM
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11. #G loyalists have re-taken the town of bregga, 250km from benghazi. a 90km advance since y'day
martinchulov Martin Chulov
Ghaddafi loyalists have re-taken the town of bregga, 250km from benghazi. That's a 90km advance since y'day. #libya.
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:33 AM
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12. We were in bregga yesterday and it didn't feel right
martinchulov Martin Chulov
We were in bregga yesterday and it didn't feel right. #libya #feb17
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Martin Chulov writes for the Guardian
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:36 AM
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13. Don't tell me: It was quiet. Too quiet... nt
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:44 AM
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17. All but 2 shops in bregga shuttered y'day. No sign of rebels who'd hosted us 3 days before. Mosque >

martinchulov Martin Chulov
All but 2 shops in bregga shuttered y'day. No sign of rebels who'd hosted us 3 days before. Mosque nearly empty. Felt weird. #libya
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:36 AM
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14. Explosion heard near Nasr Forest in Tripoli heavy smoke seen and journalists prohibited from going t

libyanfsl Libya NFSL
Explosion heard near Nasr Forest in Tripoli heavy smoke seen and journalists prohibited from going to the site #Feb17 #Libya
5 minutes ago
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:38 AM
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15. Guardian reports #Gheryan has been taken back by #Gaddafi forces
ZahratTrablis Zahrat El
Guardian reports #Gheryan has been taken back by #Gaddafi forces #Libya
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:42 AM
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16. 100+ OFW IN SIRTE OIL COMPANY BREGA CANNOT CROSS TO BENGHAZI ON GOING AIR STRIKE IN 40KM WEST OF AJD
garrizaldy garrizaldy
100+ OFW IN SIRTE OIL COMPANY BREGA CANNOT CROSS TO BENGHAZI ON GOING AIR STRIKE IN 40KM WEST OF AJDABIYA @govph @ancalerts @gmanews @bencnn
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:46 AM
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18. PLS RT NEED HELP FOR 100+ FILIPINOS AT THE PIER NEAR SIRTE OIL COMPANY, Mars al Burayqah,

garrizaldy garrizaldy
PLS RT NEED HELP FOR 100+ FILIPINOS AT THE PIER NEAR SIRTE OIL COMPANY, Mars al Burayqah, LIBYA @ANCALERTS @gmanews @govph @bencnn
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:55 AM
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19. BBC: Gaddafi loyalists advance to east
2 March 2011 Last updated at 03:29 ET
Gaddafi loyalists advance to east

Forces loyal to the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi are moving into rebel territory in the east, taking the small town of Brega.

The BBC's John Simpson in the nearby city of Ajdabiya says the 100-vehicle convoy is expected to advance towards it, and have bombed an arms dump there.

<snip>

Our correspondent says Brega was defended by a handful of lightly-armed rebels, but Ajdabiya is much more important target.

It has a large arms dump which has been bombed several times by pro-Gaddafi forces.

The loyalists are now only a couple of miles from Ajdabiya, the defenders say.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12618367


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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:57 AM
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21. Ugh
:scared:
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:56 AM
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20. rumors that Qaddafi is going to speak today. not confirmed.

AliTweel Ali Tweel
rumors that Qaddafi is going to speak today. not confirmed.
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JanDutchy Donating Member (593 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:02 AM
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22. Two US warships entering the Suez Canal (Reuters) | 10:42AM
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JanDutchy Donating Member (593 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:08 AM
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24. u.s. Senate resolution : calls the world for the establishment of a no-fly zone
Although increasingly Libyan soldiers defect to the insurgents, Gaddafi has still a part of the country under control. Meanwhile, the international community weighs the options out there to him of further wrongdoing.
The u.s. Senate took last night a resolution in which the world calls for the establishment of a no-fly zone
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 11:33 AM
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57. K/R -- Gaddafi will wage full scale war on protesters it seems -- :(
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:03 AM
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23. TV report: #Gaddafi's forces seize east town, send warplanes
Arabic_News Arabic-News
TV report: #Gaddafi's forces seize east town, send warplanes http://bit.ly/fnpOGZ
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TV report: Gaddafi's forces seize east town, send warplanes
Published: 03.02.11, 10:25 / Israel News


Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have seized back Brega after violent clashes with rebels who had controlled the eastern town, Al-Jazeera television reported.

Al-Arabiya said an airport in the Brega area had been taken by forces loyal to Gaddafi. Al-Jazeera reported that warplanes bombed Ajdabiyah, a town in the same area where rebels control a military base and arms dump. (Reuters)

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4036514,00.ht...
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:16 AM
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26. AP: Gadhafi forces bomb rebel-held town in east Libya (Ajdabiya)

Gadhafi forces bomb rebel-held town in east Libya

By PAUL SCHEMM and MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press Paul Schemm And Maggie Michael, Associated Press 20 mins ago

BENGHAZI, Libya Witnesses say a town in the rebel-held east of Libya has come under air attacks and forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi have retaken a nearby oil facility.

The witnesses told The Associated Press they saw two warplanes bomb the eastern part of the town of Ajdabiya at 10 a.m. local time Wednesday. They also said that pro-Gadhafi forces were advancing on the town, some 470 miles (750 kilometers) east of the capital Tripoli.

Ahmed Jerksi, manager of the Sirte oil company which runs the facility in the eastern town of Brega, said pro-Gadhafi forces retook control of the facility, southwest of Ajdabiya.

More:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/af_libya

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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:14 AM
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25. rebels will be sorely tested in coming days. With ghaddafi owning skies, their defences are feeble >
martinchulov Martin Chulov
#libya rebels will be sorely tested in coming days. With ghaddafi owning skies, their defences are feeble & attack options few.
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:16 AM
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27. Was in Al-Brega y'day. Clear opposition forces would be hard pressed 2 stop a counterattack

bencnn benwedeman
Was in Al-Brega yesterday. Clear if there was a counterattack, opposition forces would be hard pressed to stop them. #Libya.
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:16 AM
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28. 14 confirmed deaths in Brega so far. Situation unclear,

iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi
14 confirmed deaths in Brega so far. Situation unclear, perhaps there's still resistance in the town. #Libya
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:23 AM
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30. AJE reports "100 cars carrying foreign fighters" led the assault on Brega
This is consistent with other reports that the assault was by the Khamis Brigade. The unit has "foreign fighters" recruited from other African states.
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JanDutchy Donating Member (593 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:43 AM
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39. South Africa put the squeeze on Libya and Zimbabwe yesterday
South Africa put the squeeze on Libya and Zimbabwe yesterday, but avoided naming either of Africa's most reviled leaders.


Deputy International Relations Minister Marius Fransman put Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on notice that South Africa would not allow him to hold an election until he had met outstanding conditions of the power-sharing agreement, including the adoption of a new constitution.

And he said South Africa stood four square behind the UN Security Council's vote on Saturday to refer Muammar Gaddafi's regime to the International Criminal Court.

"This resolution sends a clear and unambiguous message to the Libyan authorities to end the carnage against its people," he said.

Fransman did not mention Mugabe by name and referred to Gaddafi only after almost an hour of questioning by reporters on South Africa's stance on the man many leaders have told to quit.
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JanDutchy Donating Member (593 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:43 AM
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40. South Africa put the squeeze on Libya and Zimbabwe yesterday
South Africa put the squeeze on Libya and Zimbabwe yesterday, but avoided naming either of Africa's most reviled leaders.


Deputy International Relations Minister Marius Fransman put Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on notice that South Africa would not allow him to hold an election until he had met outstanding conditions of the power-sharing agreement, including the adoption of a new constitution.

And he said South Africa stood four square behind the UN Security Council's vote on Saturday to refer Muammar Gaddafi's regime to the International Criminal Court.

"This resolution sends a clear and unambiguous message to the Libyan authorities to end the carnage against its people," he said.

Fransman did not mention Mugabe by name and referred to Gaddafi only after almost an hour of questioning by reporters on South Africa's stance on the man many leaders have told to quit.
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:22 AM
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29. Rebels in the east are stiffening their lines. News of plans for a counter attack.

iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi
Rebels in the east are stiffening their lines. News of plans for a counter attack. #Libya
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:26 AM
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31. think it's dawning on people in the east that w\out a no-fly zone, this is going to b a protracted >

iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi
I think it's dawning on people in the east that without a no-fly zone, this is going to be a protracted war, not a swift revolution. #Libya
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:26 AM
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32. More than 500 military vehicles were involved in the attack on the town of Brega
SultanAlQassemi Sultan Al Qassemi
Al Jazeera: Journalist: More than 500 military vehicles were involved in the attack on the town of Brega. #Libya
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:27 AM
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33. Statement from #Gaddafi's own tribe disowning him: authenticity unconfirmed
iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi
Statement from #Gaddafi's own tribe disowning him: http://j.mp/dVSXKp ; authenticity unconfirmed. #Libya
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Picture, in Arabic
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:30 AM
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34. CNN: Youth in Ajdabiya amassing to defend the town
Source: Military attacks military camps in eastern Libya
By the CNN Wire Staff
March 2, 2011 4:06 a.m. EST

Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- Military camps on the outskirts of Ajdabiya were being bombed by military airplanes Wednesday morning, a tribal leader said.

The tribal leader, who did not want to be identified for safety reasons, said youth in Ajdabiya were amassing and heading toward the conflict area to defend the town, which has been in the control of opposition forces in recent days.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/03/02/libya.confli...


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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:33 AM
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Just saw training yard in Benghazi teaching recruits how to use anti aircraft guns.
martinchulov Martin Chulov
Just saw training yard in Benghazi teaching recruits how to use anti aircraft guns. #libya #feb17
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:33 AM
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35. ppl r really scared, nobody coming 2 free unarmed tripoli, we hear army is w\ revo but don't c them
Edited on Wed Mar-02-11 03:36 AM by Catherina
AliTweel Ali Tweel
@
@ceoDanya + people r really scared, no body is coming to free the unarmed tripoli, we hear army is with the revo but we don't see them.
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AliTweel Ali Tweel
@
@ceoDanya brega is retaken by gaddafi today, and we r just watching the east r happy celebrating their freedom. pushing all proregime to us.
2 minutes ago
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:36 AM
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36. Please note guys, these developments are not negative. I'll explain soon. Collecting reports
Edited on Wed Mar-02-11 03:39 AM by Catherina
iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi
Please note guys, these developments are not negative. I'll explain soon. Collecting reports. #Libya
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JanDutchy Donating Member (593 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:50 AM
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45. spokesman for the Libyan national transitional council: if it is with the United Nations, it is not
9.44am: Given the new offensive by Gaddafi troops a report in the New York Times that says rebel leaders in Benghazi are debating whether to ask for Western airstrikes under the UN banner, takes on added significance. Interestingly, one of the people it quotes as possibly supporting airstrikes is Abdel-Hafidh Ghoga, a spokesman for the Libyan national transitional council, who, on Monday, said the council was "against any foreign intervention or military intervention". But the Times says Ghoga made clear, "if it is with the United Nations, it is not a foreign intervention":

In a sign of mounting frustration among rebel leaders over Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi's diminished but unyielding grip on power, rebel leaders here are debating whether to ask for Western airstrikes under the United Nations banner, according to four people with knowledge of the deliberations.

By invoking the United Nations, a council of opposition leaders made up of lawyers, academics, judges and other prominent figures is seeking to draw a distinction between such airstrikes and foreign intervention, which the rebels said they emphatically opposed.

source: Guardian
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:38 AM
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37. Gaddafi forces bomb town in east
SBSNews SBS News
Gaddafi forces bomb town in east #Libya http://bit.ly/g15SW9
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Gaddafi forces bomb town in east Libya
02 March 2011 | 08:28:23 PM | Source: AP
Witnesses say a town in the rebel-held east of Libya has come under air attacks and forces loyal to leader Muammar Gaddafi have retaken a nearby oil facility.

VIDEO


The witnesses told The Associated Press they saw two warplanes bomb the eastern part of the town of Ajdabiya at 10am local time on Wednesday.

...

Ahmed Jerksi, manager of the Sirte oil company which runs the facility in the eastern town of Brega, said pro-Gaddafi forces retook control of the facility, southwest of Ajdabiya.

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1493611/Gaddafi-forc...
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:41 AM
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38. Brega civilians mounting fightback against mercs & 10,000 armed rebels moving from Ajdabiya 2 assist

Tom_Rayner Tom Rayner
Rebel sources in Benghazi claim Brega civilians mounting fightback against mercenaries & 10,000 armed rebels moving from Ajdabiya to assist
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:45 AM
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41. Just spoken to another rebel organiser in Benghazi who is upbeat - saying he hopes >>
Tom_Rayner Tom Rayner
Just spoken to another rebel organiser in Benghazi who is upbeat - saying he hopes attacks on Brega/Ajdabiya will re-energise rebel spirit
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:46 AM
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42. #Egypt What kind of sick game is the army playing?! this seems 2 b worse than mubaraks time
norashalaby Nora Shalaby
What kind of sick game is the army playing?! #Jan25 this seems 2 b worse than mubaraks time
35 seconds ago
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JanDutchy Donating Member (593 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 04:24 AM
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55. WikiLeaks: Tent Talk in Libya : a report
....

The meeting concluded with Qaddafi emphasizing

that as Libya now presides over the AU, there was a possibility for cooperation with AFRICOM in combating terrorism in the Sahara and piracy. He said that he could deal with the new America without reservation, now that the United States was governed by a new spirit of change.

That may be. But as weve seen, for Qaddafi, its one thing if foreign leaders are possessed by the spirit of change. Its quite another when that same spirit drives Libyans into the streets demanding his removal.

http://www.gcadvocate.com/2011/02/wikileaks-tent-talk-w...
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 11:39 AM
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58. LIBYA HURRA -- !!! ...
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:47 AM
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43. Al Arabiya: Gaddafi government denies reports that it has attacked rebel controlled towns.
SultanAlQassemi Sultan Al Qassemi
Al Arabiya: Gaddafi government denies reports that it has attacked rebel controlled towns. #Libya
3 minutes ago


Must be the tooth fairy then
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:49 AM
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44. Witness says "random bombing" in Libya's Brega
AJELive AJELive
Witness says "random bombing" in Libya's Brega #Libya
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:53 AM
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46.  Breaking Al Jazeera: Correspondent: Libyan Youth Revolutionaries retake control of Brega town
norashalaby Nora Shalaby
RT @SultanAlQassemi Breaking Al Jazeera: Correspondent: Libyan Youth Revolutionaries retake control of Brega town from Gaddafi forces #Libya
6 minutes ago

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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:55 AM
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48.  AJELive Protesters have reestablished control of Brega
AJELive AJELive
Protesters have reestablished control of Brega #Libya
56 seconds ago
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 04:19 AM
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53. Eyewitness report on AJE: Brega retaken by opposition
Gaddafi forces escaped to two locations--the university and Brega airport. They are surrounded and opposition is attempting to capture them.

15 opposition fighters and 2 children--a girl and a boy--reported killed.

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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:54 AM
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47. Benghazi's organising committee has just formally asked UN 2 help end Ghaddafi's air strikes in East
martinchulov Martin Chulov
Benghazi's organising committee has just formally asked UN to help end Ghaddafi's air strikes in eastern #libya
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:57 AM
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49. WOW...



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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 11:41 AM
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59. k/r -- "UNITED NATIONS" ---
Is there any way for protesters to survive without air cover?

Gaddafi will wage full scale war against his own citizens -- that's clear!!
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:58 AM
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50. Mslata joins the revo, significant coz tribe ctrls numerous towns & vast areas Tripoli - Khums
iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi
Mslata joins the revolution: http://j.mp/hWmWiL ; significant coz tribe controls numerous towns & vast areas between Tripoli & Khums. #Libya
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 04:08 AM
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51. Lots of #Gaddafi disinformation today. Better watch out in my reporting.

iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi
Lots of #Gaddafi disinformation today. Better watch out in my reporting. #Libya
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 04:17 AM
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52. I earlier said that developments aren't really negative, & here's why

iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi
I earlier said that developments aren't really negative, and here's why... #Libya
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It seems clear now that #Gaddafi has the firepower for an incursion into liberated areas, but not to maintain it.

After all, he can't even hold Tripoli tight even with all his army there; look at Tajoura as an example.

There are reports ("credible", not "confirmed") that Sirt is boiling, only thing stopping it is that it's full of Gaddafi's army.

#Gaddafi's military adventures into liberated areas can only mean two things; first, facing more attrition and demoralization.


Second, less pressure on areas that can then openly revolt; as we saw in Mslata recently.

I don't see these attacks as a threat to anyone but #Gaddafi himself. He may be able to walk into a liberated city, but not hold it.

Reports from Tripoli today say that resistance in Tajura has become armed; unconfirmed reports of an RPG ambush on mercenaries.

My contact sent me detailed #Gaddafi troop locations all over Tripoli-Azawiya-Tajura area, will update on my map soon & post.

From what I can see, his troops are arranged defensively, except those facing Azawiya
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 11:44 AM
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60. K/R -- for report above --
Edited on Wed Mar-02-11 11:44 AM by defendandprotect
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 04:19 AM
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54. Part 2 here
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