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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-19-11 11:07 AM
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Libyan Revolution Tweets (Day 13 of #feb17)
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Edited on Sat Feb-19-11 11:35 AM by Catherina
Occasionally, since the people I follow cover Bahrain, Yemen and Jordan also, if I see something really important about those countries, I'll post it here but I plan to mostly focus on Libya because they're having the hardest time getting the word out and Qaddafi's brutality is more systematic and I believe the scale exceeds the brutality in the other country.

They're also the country with the most propagandists on Twitter.

To make sure the Army doesn't swing the revolution to the people, Qaddafi has brought in thousands of mercenaries from Pakistan, Bangladesh and other North African coutries, specifically Chad. There's a Facebook video of a captured mercenary from Chad http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1036972563772... (Youtube link here) Their confessions are that they've been offered between $12,000 - $30,000 each.

evanchill Evan Hill
by acarvin
Human Rights Watch has vastly increased their #Libya death count. They say total number of killed is now 84. #feb17 Expected this.
6 hours ago

Reports are that the figure is over 120 already.

Libya protests: 'Terror and bribery are blunt tools now'
Author Hisham Matar pleads with Muammar Gaddafi to hold his troops back

Hisham Matar
guardian.co.uk, Friday 18 February 2011 20.50 GMT



...

The regime became nervous, promising students a large number of generous scholarships abroad. Then it vowed to increase salaries.

...

On the 16th, a day before the planned protests, Libyan's could no longer wait. They went out in Benghazi. There was a palpable fear that the hot-blooded second city was going it alone, that the few thousand protesters were lambs going to slaughter. Their courage seemed unimaginable.

Late that night one of the Benghazi protestors posted a video on YouTube. He looked tired. His voice was hoarse.

"To my brothers in Tripoli," he said, "we can't do this alone."

...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global/2011/feb/18/libya-prot...


MAP of Protests across the Middle East

Please rec if you read these so I know if the effort here is worth it.
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