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BY MARIA LOPEZ Anchor: Jim Flink You're watching multisource world video news analysis from Newsy. Libyan rebels have offered a ceasefire to Muammar Gaddafi’s forces on the condition that the Libyan leader’s military retreats from the cities and citizen’s freedoms are granted. A reporter for France 24 says, this isn’t a surrender -- and it might be advantageous for the rebels in the long run. REPORTER: “On the rebel side it might seem like a good idea at first because it would simply buy some more time for this rebels to possibly get trained, to get new arms, there is a lot of talk about rebels potentially being armed in the near future, possibly in the next two weeks, that would give them that opportunity.” Bloomberg’s Businessweek reports, the rebel’s ceasefire call might be a result of U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen’s recent announcement that U.S. jets would not fly with NATO forces after April 2nd. “Mullen said planes would be made available only if requested by NATO. Rebels have been in retreat for three days as Qaddafi’s troops regain the initiative after almost two weeks of allied air strikes against them. Mullen said poor weather over the past three days in Libya meant pilots ‘can’t get on the targets; they can’t see the targets.’” And even though around 5,000 people gathered optimistically in Benghazi’s Muqaddar Square to express their demands, Fox News is skeptical they will have any effect without continued allied assistance. REPORTER: “The rebels have been in retreat, they are a very disorganized, a rabble really, armed rabble, many with no experience with arms, they have the discipline. I was at the front in As Dabia this morning, they have the discipline of a LA street gang. They are no match for Gaddafi’s forces. It’s only by virtue of the Western powers that these people are free to even hold a rally like this.” However, other voices claim it is Gaddafi’s government that might be crumbling, as his former foreign minister Moussa Koussa defected and is now in London with British authorities. A blogger for The Telegraph notes... “By any test this is a massive setback for the Gaddafi clan. Not only have they lost one of their key confidantes, but they have also lost someone who has the evidence to put all of them in the dock at the International Criminal Court in the Hague for a variety of war crimes.” And analysts say, Moussa Koussa might be the first of many. Three of Libya's ministers and its intelligence chief are rumored to be ready to leave the regime. Though, The Week argues - this fact alone is not a victory. “There are already rumors of other big defectors, but they won't ditch Gadhafi if the West threatens them with jail, as Britain has done with Koussa. Right now, Libya's warring sides are at ‘military deadlock,’ so our first priority should be to ‘exploit this piece of good news to undermine’ Gadhafi.” Get more multisource world video news analysis from Newsy. Transcript by Newsy
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BY JACQUELINNE MEJIA ANCHOR SALEM SOLOMEN You're watching multisource world video news analysis from Newsy As fighting continues in the strategic oil town of Brega, - reports indicate the Libyan rebels are losing ground. “Well, the rebels are once again moving backwards. They’ve been trying to push forward towards Brega, they’ve sent heavy weapons up ahead to try and clear a path through for their forces, but for now, all we can see is retreat.” A reporter for Al Jazeera notes- much more sophisticated equipment will be needed by rebel forces if they’re going to topple Moammar Gaddafi’s loyalists. “There’s definitely greater discipline amongst the anti-government forces, but then again, it’s going to take much more than that. They still need much more weaponry and much more ammunition if they’re to push Gaddafi’s forces back through Brega, and further west.” And further west in the city of Misrata -the third largest city in Libya- continued shelling is weakening the rebels’ grip. A writer for the Telegraph reports Gaddafi is shelling out big bucks to anyone willing to fight for him. “Under the deal struck by Col Gaddafi with Tuareg chiefs, he is believed to pay tribal leaders 3,000 euros a head and footsoldiers up to 400 euros each, a huge sum for men from an impoverished community, to fight for him.” The Guardian reports- it doesn’t seem like the rebels or the loyalists have the upper hand- calling the fight a stalemate, for now. “The slowing of the coalition mission has only helped to contribute to a growing sense that the conflict in Libya is stumbling into a new and uncertain phase, marked not by the strengths of the opposing sides but by a realisation of their weaknesses.” The Washington Post adds- the reason rebels aren’t making much headway is because most of the fighters are totally inexperienced. “Many of the rebels had never picked up a weapon before the uprising against Gaddafi began in February, and the largely volunteer force narrowly missed being routed in March when coalition planes halted Gaddafi’s forces as they reached Benghazi, the rebel capital.” And euronews explains- perhaps the greatest example of the mistakes of this rookie army are in the ‘friendly-fire’ incident that occurred during a NATO airstrike. “Friday's bombing took place during the battle for the strategic oil town of Brega in eastern Libya. A spokesman for the National Transitional Council said the deaths were a "regrettable incident" that happened by mistake as a consequence of the advance of the revolutionaries." Reports indicate rebels were waiting on the streets leading up to Brega for coalition airstrikes to break the standstill. 'Like' Newsy on Facebook for updates in your news feed Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
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BY HARUMENDHAH HELMY ANCHOR JIM FLINK You're watching multisource world news analysis from Newsy First, it was the U.K. Then France. And now, Italy -- three Western European countries have announced they are dispatching experienced military advisers to help Libyan rebels get organized. And the concern on everyone’s mind: Is foreign intervention in Libya becoming a mission creep? That’s when military operations expand beyond its initial goal — in this case, that goal was protecting civilians. Here’s UK’s Foreign Secretary William Hague with his defense. “Everything we are doing is in line with the Security Council Resolution of 1973. That resolution authorized us and other states to take all necessary measures to protect the civilian population in Libya.” But Fox News notes — sending military advisers sure makes it look like Western nations are taking sides in the Libyan conflict. And they weren’t supposed to, remember? “Can you say mission creep? Because there is no war, remember? And we haven't taken sides, remember? European officials are now saying they are preparing armed forces to he escort humanitarian aid and planning to send a team of military officers to advise the rebels. The rebels, by the way, with whom we haven't taken sides.” A writer for Wired wonders — could the move be the start of even more foreign boots on Libyan soil? “...the Libyan rebels are already asking for more than [advisers]. … NATO’s air strikes haven’t stopped the loyalist attacks. … With a stalemate on the ground, the U.S., France and Britain explicitly announced on Friday … that the war will continue until Gadhafi is gone … The next step had to be some kind of aid on the ground.” For perspective, the Guardian takes into account two previous so-called mission creeps — and notes the not-so-fortunate ways they ended. “Such was the case in Vietnam, where President John F Kennedy's decision to increase the number of US ‘military advisers’ to the south Vietnamese regime opened the path to all-out war. … Mission creep struck again after the US intervened in Somalia in the early 1990s, producing another debacle.” The BBC reports — for his part, Gaddafi’s foreign minister has warned sending advisers will only prolong the Libyan conflict, not help end it. In a quote, he urges for a cease fire. “‘We think any military presence is a step backwards and we are sure that if this bombing stopped … we could have a dialogue among all Libyans about what they want - democracy, political reform, constitution, election. This could not be done with what is going on now.’” Despite that statement, Gaddafi has yet to show any indication that he’s willing to step down. 'Like' Newsy on Facebook for updates in your news feed Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
23 Apr 2011
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BY JONATHAN KETZ ANCHOR JENNIFER MECKLES You're watching multisource world video news analysis from Newsy. Rebel: “All of it has been destroyed. All of it has been destroyed, you know. This one was full of fuel you know” Muammar Gaddafi’s forces aren’t just using bombs against rebels in Libya these days. They’re now dropping land mines on fuel tanks ---- supplying the last rebel-held city of Misrata. Gaddafi’s men dropped mines onto four oil tanks in the city---causing fires which spread to four others. The New York Times explains how the land mines work. (Video from euronews). “The land mines were delivered by a Chinese-made variant of a Grad rocket that opens in flight and drops mines to the ground below, each slowed slightly and oriented for arming by a small green parachute...” A rebel spokesman says Gaddafi’s forces used civilian planes to drop the land mines. Sky News has heard, “claims that forces loyal to the Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi have used planes designed for crop spraying to deploy the weapons, defying the no-fly zone...” If Gaddafi is getting around the ‘no fly zone,’ does that give him the edge? NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen doesn’t think so. He says it will only be a matter of time- before the rebels defeat him. Anders: “In conclusion, we have stopped Gaddafi in his tracks. His time is running out, and he is more and more isolated.” Regardless--- Misrata suffered a major blow with the destruction of the oil tanks. Rebel forces shot some of the land mines before they went off---but as Euronews explained---Gaddafi’s forces still succeeded. “Before the attack, Misrata was said to have enough supplies to last for three months. It’s not known how much fuel it has left now.” Libya’s state-run television station says a number of rebels in the city surrendered after the attacks on the oil tanks. A rebel spokesman says--- that’s a big lie. Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
10 May 2011
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