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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 02:06 AM
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Libyan Revolution Tweets, Day 17 (or 19*), Part 1
Libyan Revolution Tweets, Day 17 (or 19*), 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 17 because the official start date was #Feb17 but events kicked off 2 days earlier.

Previous Day 16 threads: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10

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 1-16 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


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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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 02:10 AM
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1. Az Zawiya is currently under attack.No word from Tripoli in over 36 hrs. See end of last thread n/t
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 02:21 AM
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6. UPDATES on Az Zawiyah battle:
(All times are local in Libya GMT+2) < (USA EST +7, PST +10) >

9:10am Six tanks - each carrying four Gaddafi-loyalist soldiers - have been set on fire in central Az Zawiyah, eyewitnesses tell us.

Several have been arrested, we are told.

"Most of those attacking us are mercenaries," Lufti Az-Zawi tells Al Jazeera.


9:08am Fierce fighting reported in central Az Zawiyah - with two tanks reported blown up in Suhada Square.

Some security personnel from al-Gaddafi brigades have been arrested, Al Jazeera reports.


http://blogs.aljazeera.net/live/africa/live-blog-libya-...


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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 02:11 AM
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2. #Saudi Arabia drafts in up to 10,000 troops ahead of protests planned for next week
SultanAlQassemi Sultan Al Qassemi
The Telegraph: #Saudi Arabia drafts in up to 10,000 troops ahead of protests planned for next week http://bit.ly/fvfqIe
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Saudi Arabia drafts in up to 10,000 troops ahead of protests
Saudi Arabia is drafting in up to 10,000 security forces to the north eastern Muslim Shia provinces ahead of mass protests planned next week.


Saudi Shias staged protests in two towns in Saudi Arabia's oil-producing Eastern Province on Thursday

12:37AM GMT 05 Mar 2011

...

King Abdullah is also reported to have told neighbouring Bahrain that if they do not put down their own ongoing Shia revolt, his own forces will.

In response to the massive mobilisation, protesters are planning to place women on the front ranks to discourage Saudi forces from firing on them.

In Yemen, President Ali Abdullah Saleh set off a deadly battle for survival last night as he rejected an opposition peace proposal and ordered troops to fire on demonstrators, killing four. Efforts to suppress demonstrations by the key ally in the war on terror could jeopardise rising volumes of Western aid flooding into the country, diplomats warned.

President Saleh rejected an opposition proposal that would have brought demonstrations to a standstill in return for a promise to step down by the end of the year. Yemeni troops used rockets and machineguns to attack demonstrators in the north of the country, killing four and injuring nine.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/sa...
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The Wielding Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 02:14 AM
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3. Here's to the brave people who will not live under a tyrant!
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 02:16 AM
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4.  Gaddafi Battalions enter town of Zawiya after tanks bombed civilian neighbourhoods.

SultanAlQassemi Sultan Al Qassemi
Al Jazeera: Gaddafi Battalions enter town of Zawiya after tanks bombed civilian neighbourhoods. (50km/30 miles west of Tripoli) #Libya
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 06:56 PM
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59. LIBYA HURRA -- !!
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 02:21 AM
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5. California Councilwoman Deborah Pauly Calls for Muslim Americans to Be Killed >>
EndOppression Today I am Muslim 2
http://youtu.be/_BdV82yR5Ok California Councilwoman Deborah Pauly Calls for Muslim Americans to Be Killed tell her what you thnk http://on.fb.me/iaamJQ
39 minutes ago

California Councilwoman Deborah Pauly Calls for Muslim Americans to Be Killed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BdV82yR5Ok

I guess our country's laws against inciting murder don't apply to politicians and religious figures?


https://www.facebook.com/deborah.pauly
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 02:21 AM
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7. All mosques in Azawiya are calling citizens to arms. #Libya
iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi
All mosques in Azawiya are calling citizens to arms. #Libya
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 02:22 AM
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8. Current time in Tripoli is 9:22 AM on Saturday, 5 March 2011
Edited on Sat Mar-05-11 02:22 AM by Catherina
TimeInLibya Time In Libya
#Libya The current time in Tripoli is 9:00 AM on Saturday, 5 March 2011
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 02:22 AM
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9. Many #Gaddafi snipers in Azawiya now.
iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi
Many #Gaddafi snipers in Azawiya now. #Libya
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 02:25 AM
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10. Massacre by Gaddafi's forces in Zawiyah on 4-3-2011: 50+ dead, 300+ injured
LibyaNewMedia LibyaNewMedia
Massacre by Gaddafi's forces in Zawiyah on 4-3-2011: 50+ dead, 300+ injured youtube.com/watch?v=R4TOT1 #Libya #Gaddafi #Tripoli #Zawiyah
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4TOT1pNXPs
Gaddafi's forces attacked the city of Zawiyah from all entrances on Friday 4-3-2011, using tanks, RPG's, anti-tank guns & other heavy weaponry. Children were among the dead and ambulances were shot at too & weren't allowed to collect the bodies.


Video was previously posted here late yesterday without comments.

We MUST stop the business, the oil and the weapons industry NOW.
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 02:26 AM
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11.  Azawiya: Six #G tanks destroyed and all of its crew killed except for one captured.
iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi
New report from Azawiya: Six #Gaddafi tanks destroyed and all of its crew killed except for one captured. #Libya
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 02:28 AM
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12. "The White House expressed renewed alarm" What did u expect-an apology card n box of chocs?
LibyaLiberty Army of One
"The White House expressed renewed alarm" @ latest Gaddafi violence. What did u expect-an apology card n box of chocs? http://tiny.cc/rid9z
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Gaddafi forces mount fierce counterattack

INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC

Hear from correspondent Leila Fadel as she reports from the ground in Libya, and follow how events are unfolding.


By Leila Fadel and Anthony Faiola
Washington Post Foreign Service
Saturday, March 5, 2011

...

Yet if anything, the events Friday underscored Gaddafi's ability to press defiantly ahead with a brutal campaign to reclaim land lost to the rebels and squelch dissent within bastions of government control. The government appeared to be trying to secure a buffer zone around Tripoli and target areas vital to the country's oil industry, taking aim at cities and ports that have given the rebels a foothold close to the capital.

The White House expressed renewed alarm, saying that President Obama is "appalled by the use of force against unarmed, peaceful civilians." Obama is being briefed on Libya three times a day, and "we're not taking any options off the table," said Jay Carney, the White House press secretary.

...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 02:28 AM
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13. And she keeps going, and going, and going... K&R!! nt
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 02:32 AM
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14. #G tanks now shelling all bldgs around Martyrs Square in Azawiya w\ civilian residents still inside
iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi
Gaddafi tanks now shelling all buildings around Martyrs Square in Azawiya with civilian residents still inside. #Libya
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 02:33 AM
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15. If Azawiya falls, their blood is on ur hands tribes of Gharyan & Bani Walid who r sitting watching
iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi
If Azawiya falls, their blood is on your hands, tribes of Gharyan and Bani Walid who are sitting watching this. #Libya
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 03:34 AM
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52. Iyad catching polite, kind hell for that remark>>
Libyan4life Jeel Ghathub
@
@iyad_elbaghdadi Thats not fair Iyad. They aren't sitting and watching. They are fighting as well. No one in Libya is just sitting.
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iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi
@
@Libyan4life You have to agree they haven't done enough. Even protests there would be enough for Gaddafi to pull some troops from Azawiya.
7 minutes ago

iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi
@
@Libyan4life All of the Nafusa mountains behind Gharyan till Nalut is with the people. I expected them to do something.
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Libyan4life Jeel Ghathub
@
@iyad_elbaghdadi Who says they aren't. Its harder to do when you only have 2000 ppl in pockets and MILES of mts. Cmon have faith.
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 02:34 AM
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16. being shelled from N now by navy gunboats,,, Fierce battles
iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi
Everything I'm reporting now is via live call from Azawiya on Aljazeera Arabic. #Libya
20 minutes ago


iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi
Azawiya being shelled from the north now by #Gaddafi navy gunboats. #Libya
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iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi
Fierce battles raging in Azawiya right now. #Libya
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 02:35 AM
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17. Injured are being executed point blank by #G troops on Azawiya streets
iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi
Injured are being executed point blank by #Gaddafi troops on Azawiya streets. #Libya
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 02:35 AM
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18. Attacks on Azawiya are by Khamis Brigade staffed by #Gaddafi loyalist Libyans from Sirt.
iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi
Attacks on Azawiya are by Khamis Brigade staffed by #Gaddafi loyalist Libyans from Sirt. #Libya
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 02:52 AM
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25. massive assault - heavy bombing of the city by tanks & heavy weapons/ mortars

C0d3Fr0sty Anonymous
Reports #Gaddafi has launched a massive assault @city of Az Zawiyah heavy bombing of the city by tanks & heavy weapons/ mortars #Libya
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 02:52 AM
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26. nothing short of a massacre. Reports of 10 tanks as well as battle ships shooting at the city.
Libyan4life Jeel Ghathub
The situation in #Zawya Yday & today is nothing short of a massacre.Reports of 10 tanks as well as battle ships shooting at the city. #Libya
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 02:57 AM
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28. URGENT! ppl of Zawiyah city being slaughtered..shot point blank by tanks,heavy artillery
HeyJude408 Judy
RT @ectoplasmHF RT @jeffwar1 URGENT! ppl of Zawiyah city being slaughtered..shot point blank by tanks,heavy artillery PLS RETWEET!!! #Libya
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 03:03 AM
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30. Injured people are being executed in the streets of Az Zawiyah, medics tell #AlJazeera.

marwame Marwa Elnaggar
RT @ajelive: Injured people are being executed in the streets of Az Zawiyah, medics tell #AlJazeera. http://aje.me/etAafR
1 minute ago

Frantic call now:

"There is heavy bombing of the city by tanks and heavy weapons and mortars - the rebels are struggling to resist with very primitive means. They have no mercy and are very brutal. There is a large number of injured and a lot of people killed on the streets.

There is no mercy to civilians. The tanks belonging to to the regime are attacking everything indiscriminately and we have no means of defending ourselves.

There is a very tragic situation happening right now. It's a very serious situation. We were expecting the world to intervene, but they have let us down. Shelling is now coming in from all sides.

They are shooting at the Libyan citizens and we have made up our mid that we will die here. I am really sorry, we are in the middle of a battle and the shelling is very heavy - the could break at any moment.

We have taken prisoners out of two vehicles, and we are treating them with respect. But they are shelling us, they are kiling us.

Where is the United Nations or the Arab League or the international community who have spoken about our rights or protecting us? I don't think they meant what they have said.

I am in the middle of Martyrs' Square, and we are conducting a battle. The tanks have surrounded us and they are shelling all the buildings - whether they are residential or business properties. The shelling and destruction is indiscriminate and the civilians are taking shelter in the buildings surrouding the square - but they have not given up yet.

All parts of society - all parts - whether they are professionals and farmers - are all together, supporting each other, hoping that they will be able to survive.

But it is violent, it is indiscriminate - and the number of dead and injured? I cannot count it yet. We need the world here, we need them to intervene - words are not enough. It's not a matter of oil and gas that you need you of our country - it is human lives and blood being shed - right now."
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 07:04 PM
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60. LIBYA HURRA -- !!
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 02:38 AM
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19. Shame on the Western countries for encouraging the call to freedom, but suddenly becoming silent >>
LibyaNewMedia LibyaNewMedia
Shame on the Western countries for encouraging the call to freedom, but suddenly becoming silent while massacres take place!
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 02:39 AM
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20. In this emergency situation, a change of government is NO EXCUSE 4 those in power in Tunisia & Egypt
LibyaNewMedia LibyaNewMedia
In this emergency situation, a change of government is NO EXCUSE for those in power in Tunisia & Egypt to stay silent. Shame on you!
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Watch! Learn! Their revolutions aren't over! They're still fighting. Don't believe the media and the puppet change shows! OMG these kids are young and naive. Or rather were young and naive.
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 02:40 AM
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21. we as Libyan lost our trust in the intl community,,, unbelievable, 1 man kills whole nation

libi4ever Soliman Albrassi
we as Libyan lost our trust in the international community, what happening in #Libya right now is unbelievable, 1 man kills whole nation
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 02:41 AM
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22. Zawia ppl declare Jihad on Qadffi right now.

libi4ever Soliman Albrassi
Zawia ppl declare Jihad on Qadffi right now. #libya #17feb
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 02:44 AM
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23. 12s killed in Zawiya today. May Allah keep my beloved Uncle's family safe. He is petrol engineer >>
LibyaLiberty Army of One
Dozens killed in Zawiya today. May Allah keep my beloved Uncle's family safe. He is petrol engineer with 6 kids and wife huddled in home...
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 02:46 AM
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24. "They are shooting at the Libyan citizens and we have made up our mid that we will die here"
Posted 15 minutes ago on AJE's Live Blog - Libya March 5:


9:30am

Ahmed, a resident of Az Zawiyah speaks to Al Jazeera ont he phone from the middle of the ongoing battle. Shouting to be heard over the sound of artillery and small arms fire, he tells us:

There is heavy bombing of the city by tanks and heavy weapons and mortars - the rebels are struggling to resist with very primitive means. They <invading forces> have no mercy and are very brutal. There is a large number of injured and a lot of people killed on the streets.

There is no mercy to civilians. The tanks belonging to to the regime are attacking everything indiscriminately and we have no means of defending ourselves.

There is a very tragic situation happening right now. It's a very serious situation. We were expecting the world to intervene, but they have let us down. Shelling is now coming in from all sides.

They are shooting at the Libyan citizens and we have made up our mid that we will die here. I am really sorry, we are in the middle of a battle and the shelling is very heavy - the could break at any moment.

We have taken prisoners out of two vehicles, and we are treating them with respect. But they are shelling us, they are kiling us.

Where is the United Nations or the Arab League or the international community who have spoken about our rights or protecting us? I don't think they meant what they have said.

I am in the middle of Martyrs' Square, and we are conducting a battle. The tanks have surrounded us and they are shelling all the buildings - whether they are residential or business properties. The shelling and destruction is indiscriminate and the civilians are taking shelter in the buildings surrouding the square - but they have not given up yet.

All parts of society - all parts - whether they are professionals and farmers - are all together, supporting each other, hoping that they will be able to survive.

But it is violent, it is indiscriminate - and the number of dead and injured? I cannot count it yet. We need the world here, we need them to intervene - words are not enough. It's not a matter of oil and gas that you need you of our country - it is human lives and blood being shed - right now.

http://blogs.aljazeera.net/live/africa/live-blog-libya-...


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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 02:55 AM
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27. Az Zawiyah Update: "I consider it a total genocide."
Edited on Sat Mar-05-11 02:58 AM by pinboy3niner
9:45am

Gaddafi forces are shelling the town of Az Zawiyah, 40km west of Tripoli, from tanks and the sea
, eyewitnesses tell Al Jazeera. One resident tells us:


"With all the artillery, tanks and armoured vehicles, fierce fighting is ongoing and people are being massacred in a way that we haven't seen - even in Iraq.

I consider it a total genocide."



9:42am

Hospital medics tell Al Jazeera that those injured in the streets of Az Zawiyah are being executed in front of their eyes.

Ambulances are being attacked and doctors threatened with death, we are told.




http://blogs.aljazeera.net/live/africa/live-blog-libya-...


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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 03:24 AM
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44. This is beyond tragic. They were seprated from their brethren and are being slaughtered.
The east is not going to forgive this.
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rabs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 03:01 AM
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29. South American, Caribbean nations offer plan

Chavez on Thursday night said he had spoken directly to Gadhafi. The Venezuela/ALBA proposal does not seem to be getting much attention from the MSM here in the United States.

-----------------


VENEZUELA SAYS LIBYA OKs CHAVEZ MEDIATION PLAN


Fri Mar 4, 9:49 pm ET
CARACAS, Venezuela Moammar Gadhafi's government has authorized Venezuela to select countries for an effort to mediate an end to Libya's crisis and to coordinate the effort, Venezuela's foreign minister said Friday.

Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro said he received a message from his Libyan counterpart authorizing Venezuela to "take all measures necessary to select the members and coordinate their participation in that dialogue."

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who calls Gadhafi a friend and ally, has proposed creating a group of "friendly countries" to help mediate in the conflict. Gadhafi's opponents in Libya, however, have shown no willingness to negotiate as long as he remains in power.

Countries including the U.S. and Italy also have been cool to Chavez's proposal.

The idea won support Friday from the foreign ministers of Cuba, Ecuador and Bolivia as well as from other officials representing Nicaragua, Dominica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. They joined Maduro in Caracas for a meeting of nations belonging to the Venezuela-led Bolivarian Alternative bloc, or ALBA.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110305/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/l...



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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 03:18 AM
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37. It's getting a lot of attention in Southern Hemisphere and the Carter Center
Edited on Sat Mar-05-11 03:19 AM by Catherina
and revolutionary organizers in the Arab world.

Screw those who prefer to play the MIC's game and turn Libya into another Iraq or Albania/Kosovo because they have an ax to grind against ppl who rightfully criticize this despicable political system for profit that thrives on war, exploitation and subservience to subsidize a way of life that can't continue. It's falling apart in front of our very eyes and ppl are still in denial thinking the same old dumb shit that got the world where it is now is any sort of a solution.

I am so fucking done with being patient. You either know which side you're on by now or you never will.

We've see the results of the West's great wisdom in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Bahrain, LIBYA, Egypt, Ivory Coast etc, etc, every single day. So sick of it.
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 03:32 AM
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51. I'm sick of talks being talked about when we've long since past it.
It's so nice sitting in our armchairs throwing insults around, we're not the ones being massacred.

Talk is cheap, action is necessary.
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 04:08 AM
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57. Eagerly awaiting your better solution. n/t
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 03:07 AM
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31. Reports now that #Gaddafi troops have failed to take Azawiya and have retreated.
iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi
Reports now that #Gaddafi troops have failed to take Azawiya and have retreated. #Libya
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 03:08 AM
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32. AJ from Azawiya: We have defeated them, they have retreated, there r several destroyed tanks
iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi
Live call on Aljazeera from Azawiya: We have defeated them, they have retreated, there are several destroyed tanks. #Libya
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 03:09 AM
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33. 2 tanks bombed in town of Zawiya, 1 more destroyed, some Battalion forces detained.
Edited on Sat Mar-05-11 03:10 AM by Catherina
SultanAlQassemi Sultan Al Qassemi
Al Jazeera: Eyewitnesses: Two tanks were bombed in town of Zawiya, some Battalion forces detained. #Libya
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iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi
Live call on Aljazeera from Azawiya: Two tanks have been destroyed this morning and we managed to destroyed another one. #Libya
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 03:11 AM
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34. #G troops ave just retreated,,, but #G snipers are still in the city.

iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi
Live call on Aljazeera from Azawiya: Gaddafi troops have just retreated. #Libya
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iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi
Live call on Aljazeera from Azawiya: #Gaddafi snipers are still in the city. #Libya
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 03:20 AM
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38. Gaddafi troops have pulled back to their original positions just outside the city.
iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi
Live call on Aljazeera from Azawiya: #Gaddafi troops have pulled back to their original positions just outside the city. #Libya
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 07:07 PM
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61. KR
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 03:11 AM
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35. ppl chanting whether win or die no other solution, I'm proud of u guys, wish I was with u
libi4ever Soliman Albrassi
Zawia ppl chanting whether win or die no other solution, I'm proud of u guys, wish I was with u #libya #17feb
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Me too
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 03:12 AM
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36. #G troops left their dead & wounded and withdrew. At least five dead and three captured
iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi
Live call on Aljazeera from Azawiya: #Gaddafi troops left their dead & wounded and withdrew. At least five dead and three captured. #Libya
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rabs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 03:27 AM
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47. Must have missed it


But why is the town/city of Azawiya so important to G. that he is launching such fierce attacks on it? See from your maps that it to the west of Tripoli, not too far. Just wondering.

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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 03:31 AM
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50. 1) they're the weakest 2) it is stragetically important
They're weak because they're cut off from the rest of the revolutionaries and are likely to be limited in their ability to defend. It is strategically important because if the revolutionaries can hold it, and meet back up, they have Tripoli surrounded. This makes the final push in the coming weeks all the better, because it can be used as a staging ground.
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rabs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 03:39 AM
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53. Thanks, sounds logical



Just did a google on the city. Pop. about 102,000. Port city, 10 M docking depth. Has oil facilities and services. Foreign companies based there.

Hoping the conflict does not extend weeks. Too many Libs dying and getting hurt while the West dilly-dallies.




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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 03:21 AM
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39. Azawiya: We are expecting another wave of attacks but we are on alert
iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi
Live call on Aljazeera from Azawiya: We are expecting another wave of attacks but we are on alert. #Libya
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 03:22 AM
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40. Position of #Gaddafi troops in the north of Azawiya still unclear.
iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi
Position of #Gaddafi troops in the north of Azawiya still unclear. #Libya
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 03:22 AM
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41. -- pulled back to their original positions just outside the city.
HeyJude408 Judy
RT @iyad_elbaghdadi Live call on #AJE Azawiya: #Gaddafi troops have pulled back to their original positions just outside the city. #Libya
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 03:24 AM
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45. Gaddafi forces withdraw but continue to shell city of 100,000 from outside
Conflicting reports coming in from Az Zawiyah - we're hearing just three of Gaddafi's tanks were set on fire - but that troops have now pulled out of the city, and are shelling the city of 100,000 from outside.

http://blogs.aljazeera.net/live/africa/live-blog-libya-...


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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 03:30 AM
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49. Only partial retreat shelling continues from 3 directions N W E ambulances & injured shot
4libya Jeanie Abdullah
Aljazeera live: witness #Zawiya Only partial retreat shelling continues from 3directions N W E ambulances &injured shot @ #Libya #feb17
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 03:23 AM
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42.  Clashes have renewed with #Gaddafi forces. Retreat seems partial but on all fronts
iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi
Live call on Aljazeera from Azawiya: Clashes have renewed with #Gaddafi forces. Retreat seems partial but on all fronts. #Libya
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 03:23 AM
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43. awya is fighting back and winning (via skynews from inside Zawya)
septimius_sever septimius severus
Zawya is fighting back and winning (via skynews from inside Zawya #libya #feb17
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 03:28 AM
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48. I have no doubts that they will persevere, but the toll will be unimagable.
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 03:24 AM
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46. AzZawiya: they brought down the snipers with the missiles they found.

HeyJude408 Judy
RT @FreeBenghazi Mohamed on #AJArabic saying that they brought down the snipers with the missiles they found. #Libya
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 03:41 AM
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54. recent victories... think it's better 4 Libyans 2 do it on their own than to owe 2 foreign power
iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi
With recent victories, I'm starting to think it's better for Libyans to do it on their own than to owe something to a foreign power. #Libya
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steve2470 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 03:41 AM
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55. k&r nt
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Lars77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 04:05 AM
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56. Great job Catherina :)

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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 04:13 AM
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58. Part 2 here
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