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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 11:20 PM
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Libyan Revolution Tweets, Day 14 (or 16*), Part 9
Libyan Revolution Tweets, Day 14 (or 16*), Part 9

Today's threads: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8

#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


Click here for updated and interactive map

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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sasha031 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 11:33 PM
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1. K&R
you must be exhausted Catherina...
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 11:39 PM
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2. Actually I am and going 2 sleep soon.
Not much going on and probably best time 2 sleep no?

I have a quick late night dinner cooking now and then I plan to go 2 sleep for a few. I'll post tweets between now and then.

:hugs: & thank you.
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sasha031 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 11:46 PM
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3. enjoy your dinner Catherina
and sleep tight, thank you for sharing this vital information.
:hug:
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 11:59 PM
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7. Thanks. C u tomorrow
:hug:
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Desertrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 12:53 AM
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11. Sleep well Catherina....
:hug:
Thanks again for all your time & energy & caring.


K&R
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 11:47 PM
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4. Same here, 'night Catherina.
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 11:57 PM
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6. Hah! I know u 2 well, u'll be up on shift all night
:hug:
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 11:48 PM
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5. AJE Live Blog March 3:
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 12:06 AM
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8. NOW on AJE: I will be speaking on Al Jazeera English on Chavez's mediation efforts
Edited on Thu Mar-03-11 12:08 AM by Catherina
Dima_Khatib Dima Khatib أنا ديمة
I will be speaking on Al Jazeera English in a few minutes on Chavez's mediation efforts in Libya. #feb17 #libya
7 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply

Is on now.
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CommonSensePLZ Donating Member (606 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 02:57 AM
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19. Please link a recording online! nt
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 06:30 AM
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21. Could not find a video link but the story is getting picked up from Dima's tweets
Edited on Thu Mar-03-11 06:43 AM by Catherina
This Feb 24 AJ Arabic video has her speaking about Chavez at minute 1:30 in Arabic but this is ol the old stuff where she was explaining Chavez position in greater detail than we got in the West. Dima's the AJE correspondent in Caracas.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qj9g6sA8Pjs

From tonight's tweets after her appearance on AJE:

Dima_Khatib Dima Khatib أنا ديمة
Une source du gvt vnzulien m'a affirm que Gaddafi a accept une mdiation durant un entretien tl avec Chavez #feb17 #Libye #libya
4 hours ago

"A source from the Venezuelan govt confirmed that Gaddafi accepted Chavez' mediation during a phone call with Chavez."

Dima_Khatib Dima Khatib أنا ديمة
Source du gvt vnzulien m'a affirm que Ministre des Affaires trangres a parl Amro Moussa,qui a accept la proposition de mdiation
4 hours ago

"Source from Venezuelan gov confirmed that the Venezuelan Minster of Foreign Affaris spoke w\ Amr Moussa who accepted the negotiation."

Dima_Khatib Dima Khatib أنا ديمة
Venezuelan government sources told me that Amr Moussa, Sec General of Arab League, also accepted mediation proposal by Chavez #libya #feb17
4 hours ago


Dima_Khatib Dima Khatib أنا ديمة
Reuters picked up my story on Chavez through my tweets not my live reporting ! Twitter power :) http://bit.ly/hK5g2W #libya #feb17
4 hours ago

Venezuela says Gaddafi accepts Chavez plan-report
Thu Mar 3, 2011 5:05am GMT

CARACAS, March 2 (Reuters) - ...

Chavez spoke to Gaddafi on Tuesday and laid out his proposal to seek a negotiated solution to the violence in Libya, Venezuela's Information Minister Andres Izarra said, without giving more details.

...

However, news network Al Jazeera said in a broadcast that during the call Gaddafi had accepted the plan, which would involve a commission from Latin America, Europe and the Middle East trying to reach a negotiated outcome between the Libyan leader and rebel forces.

Citing senior government sources, Al Jazeera's Caracas Correspondent Dima Khatib said via her Twitter feed that Venezuela's foreign minister had spoken with Arab League President Amr Moussa who also agreed to the plan.

...

Chavez says the international community should seek a non-military solution to the conflict and accuses the United States of exaggerating Libya's problems to justify an invasion.

...

http://af.reuters.com/article/energyOilNews/idAFN022895...



Le Monde has also picked up her story according to another tweet she made. I'll post that next
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 06:40 AM
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23. Dima Khatib's Chavez-Gaddafi story picked up by @lemondefr (article here)
Dima_Khatib Dima Khatib أنا ديمة
My Chavez-Gaddafi story got picked up by @lemondefr http://lemde.fr/fQqWoZ Le Monde a repris mon scoop sur Chavez-Gaddafi #libya #feb17
3 hours ago Favorite Undo Retweet Reply



Gaddafi has agreed to mediation proposed by Chavez
LEMONDE.FR with Reuters | 03.03.11 | 6:34 Updated 03.03.11 | 6:41

Muammar Gaddafi and the Arab League have accepted a peace plan proposed by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to end the crisis in Libya, said Thursday the channel Al Jazeera.

Caracas proposed sending a mission of international mediation consisting of representatives from Latin America, Europe and the Middle East to try to negotiate an outcome between Libyan authorities and rebel forces. Hugo Chavez held talks Tuesday with Libyan leader to outline his proposed negotiated settlement of the violence, said the Venezuelan information minister, Andres Izarra.

The Venezuelan authorities did not publicly acknowledge the response of the Libyan leader. But Al Jazeera says that Gaddafi had agreed to the plan Chavez. And Dima Khatib, a correspondent for the chain in Caracas, said Amr Moussa, secretary general of the Arab League has done the same.

...

http://www.lemonde.fr/afrique/article/2011/03/03/kadhaf...


This is almost word for word Reuters story. They're both getting all their news from Dima's tweets and AJE.

We're SO ahead of the game here.

AJE seems to replay the story every hour. Next time she's on, if I catch it, I'll PM you.
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 06:53 AM
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24. Libya rebel council says rejects talks with Gaddafi
Reuters news report posted in LBN by maddezmom:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 07:15 AM
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26. Also in the LeMonde story below. We'll see what happens
There were quite a few tweets yesterday about the need to replace all the former Gaddafi people in the council. The situation gets more dire every day. I read up about the weapons the revolutionaries have and most of them are in pretty bad shape because #G never trusted or respected the Army. One Guardian story explained that all he ever gave them was a uniform. The Khamis Bde got all the weapons and they're still w\ Gaddafi. So they revolutionaries have three choices here

1. continue fighting with sticks stones and the limited outdated weapons they have
2. NATO intervention with a no fly zone requiring boots on the ground that they reject
3. International Peace Committee not led by former or present colonial powers

NATO is stretched thin and US generals are apprehensive about getting involved. Sticks and stones are getting them slaughtered. The best they can hope for is to isolate #Gaddafi in his compound, cut off his communications with the outside world so he can't bring more mercs in to cause trouble and form a government that totally ignores him and lets him rot in his compound. That would take lots of time to capture the communications, beat all the #G people, set up borders, restrict air space...

Imho, their best option now is to work with a goodwill committee 2 force Gaddafi out of Libya and assassinate him as soon as they can or send him to the ICC.

I'm apprehensive about all three options. I don't see how this can end well unless #G is killed and all his people rounded up and brought to justice promptly.
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 06:58 AM
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25. My Chavez-Gaddafi story was also picked up by French TV TF1
Dima_Khatib Dima Khatib أنا ديمة
My Chavez-Gaddafi story was also picked up by French TV TF1 http://bit.ly/gLmLJs TF1 a aussi repris mon scoop sur Chavez (Thx @9ada) #libya
4 hours ago Favorite Retweet Reply



Chavez's plan was accepted by Gaddafi ...

Muammar Gaddafi and the Arab League have accepted the peace plan proposed by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to end the crisis in Libya, said Thursday on Al Jazeera. This information was denied by the Arab League, that said it's still studying the peace plan and that announcement of an agreement is premature.

Caracas proposed sending a mission of international mediation made up of representatives from Latin America, Europe and the Middle East to try to negotiate an outcome between Libyan authorities and rebel forces. Hugo Chavez outlined his proposed negotiated settlement of the violence during a telephone call on Tuesday with the Libyan leader, said the Venezuelan Minister of Information Andres Izarra. The Venezuelan authorities did not publicly acknowledge the response of the Libyan leader. But Al Jazeera says that Gaddafi had agreed to the plan Chavez. And Dima Khatib, a correspondent for the chain in Caracas, said Amr Moussa, secretary general of the Arab League has done the same.

Hugo Chavez, a close ally of Muammar Gaddafi, has accused the U.S. of exaggerating the Libyan situation to justify an invasion of oil-producing country.

... But rejected by rebels
The new president of the National Council of Libya (NLC), Abdul Jalil Mustafa, rejected completely the idea of talks with Muammar Gaddafi, according to Al Jazeera. He added that he had in any case not been contacted.

...

http://lci.tf1.fr/monde/afrique/libye-chavehttp:/lci.tf...



By exageration to invade, Chavez is talking about our fixation with calling this a civil war.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 11:22 AM
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33. LIBYA HURA -- !!
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rabs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 12:22 AM
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9. "My People" by Yusuf Islam online now for free



It was made available to the world just today. Inspired by the Egyptian people who toppled Mubarack.

It is really nice and it will go viral.

Oh, for those unfamilar with the name Yusuf Islam, he was once best known as Cat Stevens.

Enjoy.

http://www.yusuf.ae /





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sasha031 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 12:27 AM
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10. beautiful,
:)
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 07:20 AM
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27. I want that song. It's gorgeous. Needs to be a number 1
instead of that trash they force down our throats.
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 01:17 AM
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12. Wadah Khanfar: A historic moment in the Arab world (1st TED talk for 2011!).
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 01:21 AM
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14. This was from AJE liveblog. Why did AJ predict the uprisings before they happened?
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 01:43 AM
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15. Visibly shaking after watching that, he puts it so perfectly. Yeah, a democratic Arab world...
...is far better for the west as far as friendly relationships than any other kind of Arab world. It's true.
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 01:50 AM
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16. That's why, in fact, there are those bashing "imperialist forces" because the end result is that.
You have a nice friendly democratic state that democratic state will do business with you. OK even if that state is socialist, as long as it is inherently democratic.
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steve2470 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 01:19 AM
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13. k&r nt
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 01:54 AM
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17. Bless you, Catherina, your dedication is amazing. And needed.
:patriot:
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 08:20 AM
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32. Same 2 u my friend
Edited on Thu Mar-03-11 08:20 AM by Catherina
I know how fierce you are 2 and it's good to have you and others 2 on the same side :patriot:
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 02:04 AM
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18. AJE report: Gaddafi's forces attack Libya's Brega (from yesterday?)
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JanDutchy Donating Member (593 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 04:22 AM
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20. Three Dutch soldiers arrested ; 2 evacuees handed over to Dutch Embassy
Three Dutch soldiers are after a failed evacuation fallen into the hands of the Libyan regime of Muammar Gaddafi.
The Ministry of defence confirmed Thursday a message thereon of the Telegraph.


A helicopter flew from naval frigate hnlms Tromp in the direction of the Libyan city of Sirte to two to pick up evacuees. After landing, the crew was attacked by an armed group of pro-Government Libyans. The evacuation took place last Sunday, but was for security reasons so far kept quiet.


The two evacuees, according to the Telegraph a Dutchman and an unnamed European, by the Libyans turned over to the Dutch Embassy and have now left the country. On the release of the three soldiers still finds intensive diplomatic consultations, according to the Ministry of defence.


British commando troops knew last weekend in secret a group of about one hundred and fifty people from Libya to evacuate. The evacuees was strictly requested in advance about the impending rescue nobody to tell
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 07:34 AM
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29. Thanks for this Jan. I'm just about to post a tweet about it
Edited on Thu Mar-03-11 07:35 AM by Catherina
Can you do me a favor and post your contributions in reply to post #1 unless they're in direct response to someone? They get lost and are out of place if you don't and ppl won't see them. Thanks for all your help!
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 06:37 AM
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22. All residential homes around Bab El-Azizia area have been vacated in Tripoli>>
Edited on Thu Mar-03-11 07:22 AM by Catherina
libyanfsl Libya NFSL
All residential homes around Bab El-Azizia area have been vacated in Tripoli, no clear info as to where residents were taken #Feb17 #Libya
4 hours ago Favorite Retweet Reply


Bab El-Azizia is #G's compound for any1 catching up.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 11:25 AM
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34. K/R .... "vacated" ... ???
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 07:23 AM
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28. 12 year old school boy in #Tripoli stripped naked, beaten, driven away by #Gaddafi loyalists.
Tripolitanian Libyan
12 year old school boy in #Tripoli stripped naked, beaten, driven away by #Gaddafi loyalists. (v AlJazeera)
4 hours ago Favorite Retweet Reply
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 07:35 AM
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30. Three Dutch soldiers have been captured by Gaddafi loyalists in Sirte a failed attempt >>
evanchill Evan Hill
Three Dutch soldiers have been captured by Gaddafi loyalists in a failed attempt to rescue two Dutch citizens from Sirte by helicopter.
3 hours ago Favorite Retweet Reply
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 07:39 AM
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31. Day 15, Part 1 here
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