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3 Mar 2011
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*******www.newscastmedia - The Libyan uprising is quickly spreading from the city of Benghazi to the rest of Libya. News reports are indicating that Gaddafi may have fled Tripoli in a military jet.
22 Feb 2011
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Ben Mankiewicz, Michael Shure and Wes Clark Jr discuss various outlandish spellings of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's name and also if the protests will soon end his rule.
24 Feb 2011
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Saif Gaddafi, who wants to portray himself as a democratic reformer, is seen arming civilians & inciting them to attack opponents. Translation: Saif: guys, guys, listen, listen We need high spirits Saif: Listen, listen brothers, the people have said the police force have joined the protesters, but today we will prove the opposite Saif: Do you need weapons?! Saif: One minute please, you will receive all the support, all the facilities and weapons etc. Everything will be okay, and you will be victorious. Saif: ‘Today we’re not inviting you for rice & meat’ This is what I want to tell you today.’ Saif: listen, listen, this is your country … now we shall leave, and you have all the backing. But your country [unknown word] Italians. The protesters you confront are nothing; they are bums, brats and druggies. Today brothers, Tripoli that you live in, will be cleared (of protesters). Saif: I shall leave now, and I will send you weapons. Tonight I will return with more people and weapons.
28 Feb 2011
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BY JESSICA HORD You're watching multisource world news analysis from Newsy Muammar Gaddafi is blaming al-Qaeda for the protests in Libya. Yes, al-Qaeda. “The requests are not their’s the requests come from Bin Laden.” Gaddafi is claiming militants are using teenagers, slipping them quote, “hallucinogenic pills in their coffee with milk, like Nescafe. The National Post mocks the statement -- saying... “Now that’s scary: Libyan students drink Nescafe? Is there, like, no Starbucks in Tripoli?” The newspaper isn’t the only one getting a few punch lines out of Gaddafi’s statement. Jon Stewart got in a jab or two. “Wait a second, maybe it’s true.” “This might be a good time for the United States to slowly back out of the room. Because that is some Alien vs. Predator shit.” So is this a big bad battle of two villains -- or just more batty blabbering from a man whose days in power are numbered? ABC News: “The mind of a man who seems increasingly wild and unhinged. A rambling Muammar Gaddafi unleashed another bizarre rant...” MSNBC: “Gaddafi claimed that al-Qaeda is responsible for the protests, really?" CNN: “Today Gaddafi made another speech and if you thought his rant on Tuesday -- this rant -- seemed strange? Well the one today was even more bizarre. Full of ramblings and lies...” But was it all ramblings and lies? The Hindustan Times reports al-Qaeda cheering on the protesters in a statement made on jihadist forums. “We declare our support and aid to the Libyan revolution in its legitimate demands, and we assure our people in Libya that we are with you and we will not let you down.” According to Al Jazeera -- protesters say their demands have nothing to do with al-Qaeda. 'Like' Newsy on Facebook for updates in your news feed Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
1 Mar 2011
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BY TRACY PFEIFFER and CHRISTINE SLUSSER ANCHOR AUSTIN KIM You're watching multisource world video news analysis from Newsy Embattled Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has violated his own cease-fire, moving troops into the rebel stronghold of Benghazi early Saturday morning. Media on the ground in the north African country report heavy gunfire and bombings throughout the city as government and resistance fighters clash. The United Nations Security Council approved a no-fly zone for Libya on Thursday, and Gaddafi’s ceasefire declaration came soon after -- though many Western leaders expressed skepticism. (Video: One TV) A downed plane became the focal point of the action, with conflicting reports on who shot the plane down -- and who it belonged to. REPORTER: “It now appears this may have been an [muffle] goal -- the rebels shooting down one of the jets on their side.” (Video: Al Jazeera) REPORTER: “It does appear -- from the cheers we’ve heard on the ground here -- that the rebels have managed to shoot down one of Gaddafi’s war planes.” (Video: Sky News) ITN has video of a Libyan spokesman reading a letter from Gaddafi-- in it, he says the UN has no right to intervene. “Libya is not yours. Libya is for all Libyans. The resolutions of the security council are invalid, because the security council is not authorized, according to the UN charter, to intervene in the internal affairs of any country. This is injustice. It’s a clear aggression.” ...and if country’s do begin to raid, France 24 reports the allies will have state-of-the-art equipment. “France will likely use its Rafale and Mirage flighter aircraft, the U.S. operates F-18 Super Hornets, while the UK will use Tornado and Typhoon aircraft. A number of other countries could take part, including Norway, Denmark and Belgium. While possible contributions from Qatar and the UAE would be diplomatically significant from those western nations keen to have support from the Arab world.” Finally, a British Labour Party MP tells RT, even though a international military intervention is what people have been calling for -- it doesn’t mean the day is saved. JEREMY CORBYN, BRITISH LABOUR PARTY MP: “I suspect the real problem is they’re going to have to strike against targets in the cities -- and that will result in a large number of civilian causalities. This is a terrible situation and I would hope, even at these last hours, there will be frantic efforts by the UN representative to try to bring about a renewed ceasefire so that these strikes don't’ actually happen. An awful lot of innocent people are gonna die.” Media indicate French aircraft have already entered Libyan airspace, and the New York Times reports quote- “American, European and Arab leaders began the largest international military intervention in the Arab world since the invasion of Iraq.” (Info: NY Times) 'Like Newsy' on Facebook for daily updates Get more multisource world video news analysis from Newsy. Transcript by Newsy.
22 Mar 2011
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BY ALYSSA CARTEE ANCHOR JENNIFER MECKLES You're watching multisource world news analyis from Newsy Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi shows no sign of backing down - even after UN-backed airstrikes knocked out most of Libya’s air defense systems and attacked convoys to protect rebel forces. Moammar Gaddafi: “You are with the devil and the party with the devil will be defeated. And what right have you got to come and interfere in our affairs?” … “We promise you if you want a long war, we will be ready with our belief and our good power.” (Video: Al Jazeera) NBC’s David Gregory spoke with Top Military Adviser Admiral Mike Mullen - who says the US is trying to remain focused on a singular mission- enforcing the UN-sanctioned no-fly zone. Gregory: “But just to speak plainly about it, as you've said, any no fly zone begins with an act of war. This is war against Libya.” Mullen: “Again, it's very focused on ensuring that he can't execute, continue to execute, his own people. And we don't see any indications of any kind of large-scale massacre at this point in time.” Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Wesley Clark tells CNN - avoiding a full-scale war with Libya could be tricky. “There's no reason the United States has to lead it's better if we don't. It gives more space for maneuver and keeps our national leadership from making this a head-on conflict with Gaddafi. If it goes in that direction, then the outcome is that we'll be drawn into a ground war in Libya.” While Allied representatives say the only purpose for their military action is to protect the people of Libya, some question whether Gaddafi is the real target. ABC’s Christiane Amanpour spoke with a former Libyan Ambassador to the US about what the goal of military intervention should be. Aujali: “Protection of the Libyan civilian is only achieved by one goal, that Gaddafi is not there. Not just stop the airplanes striking the people. The danger is Gaddafi himself.” Amanpour: “So you understand this military action is aimed to get rid of Gaddafi?” Aujalil: “Of course. If that’s not the message then they would just shoot the airplanes down and leave us with this madman killing his people without mercy.” A former advisor to Senator John McCain says - there’s a lack of focus in the allies’ mission that could do more harm than good. “We still seem to be reactive rather than driving a strategy and a clear policy for the United States in intervention here. I think that's a problem. The worst case scenario is an angry but still empowered Gaddafi.” A correspondent for CBS says - the Allies’ military action isn’t the deciding factor on how intense this conflict will be - it’s Gaddafi. “Whether this is just another glancing blow or whether this is in any way a mortal wound on Moammar Gaddafi. He's a survivor. He has for 40-plus years here. What will really determine the course of events now I think is what the sense of the general population and in his military is as to his survivability.” CNN reports- Gaddafi claims Libya will fight back against quote “undeserved naked aggression.” Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
22 Mar 2011
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BY ALYSSA CARTEE You're watching multisource world news analysis from Newsy Anti-government forces are advancing on Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi’s hometown of Sirte. If they take control of the city, it could mean the beginning of the end for Gaddafi. For WPTV, NBC’s Richard Engel says Sirte is vital for the rebels. “Sirte is a strategic city because it is Gaddafi’s hometown. He has tribal support there and if the rebels are able to take Sirte, then it's not much farther to Tripoli. So Sirte could prove to be one the most decisive battles in this conflict so far.” CNN reports rebels believe a major reason for the rapid advance is allied intervention. “They are telling us that the fact that they’ve had this success so far is due to those ongoing airstrikes. What we have been seeing on the ground is those airstrikes come in, pound Gaddafi’s forces’ positions, clear them out of these areas and that has been allowing the opposition to move forward.” As rebel fighters advance - Gaddafi is ordering reinforcements to the coastal town. BBC’s John Simpson suggests time will be key in who wins the battle for Sirte. “The quicker the rebel progress goes, the faster morale here will start to buckle. But if progress slows I suspect the reverse may happen, and resistance will stiffen.” But on HLN, rebels and critics both confirm, the battle gets much tougher from here -- if it gets beyond here. “The rebels say the fight to overtake that city could be their most difficult and bloodiest battle yet, but taking control would be a huge symbolic victory for those who wish to end Gaddafi’s rule.” Reports conflict about just how close rebel forces are to Sirte but Al Jazeera reports the battle has no clear end in sight. “But pro-government soldiers are heading somewhere. (explosion) And as these pictures show, the battle for Libya is far from over.” Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
5 Apr 2011
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BY HARUMENDHAH HELMY ANCHOR CHANCE SEALES You're watching multisource world news analysis from Newsy The fight for control of several key Libyan cities increasingly looks like it will end in a stalemate — as neither side appears strong enough to defeat the other. (Video: France 24) As military efforts prove precarious, Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi’s regime is now stepping up its diplomatic efforts. It sent out an envoy to Greece to hold talks over the weekend. RT reports Gaddafi may now be open to making a settlement deal. “...but that plan would see someone from his inner circle taking over power. It is interesting though, when I’m here in Tripoli and I’m talking to officials, they are all tight-lipped about any kind of settlement deal. People here are simply refusing to believe or even entertain the idea that Gaddafi could be seeing some kind of way out of all of this. And certainly if you talk to protesters here they are just completely aghast at the suggestion.” The New York Times reports two of Gaddafi’s seven sons are crafting a proposal to push their father out of power. The plan aims to make way for a constitutional democracy under the leadership of Saif al-Islam, Gaddafi’s second oldest son. “...the proposal offers a new window into the dynamics of the Qaddafi family at a time when the colonel … is relying heavily on them. Stripped of one of his closest confidantes by the defection of Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa and isolated by decades of attempted coups and internal purges, he is leaning on his sons as trusted aides and military commanders.” Discussions about the proposal are said to still be in the initial stages. But, France 24 is already pessimistic about the idea. “It does seem unlikely the latest proposal would gain much traction. Gaddafi himself has yet to approve, and the rebels have already dismissed the idea. They’re still calling for Gaddafi’s departure, along with his entire family.” As Gaddafi’s regime searches for a way forward, rebel forces are gaining international support. The LA Times reports, Italy is now the second Western nation to recognize the rebel council as the legitimate Libyan government. “...yet another blow to the embattled regime of Col. Moammar Kadafi. … [The Italian foreign minister] said the Tripoli government had lost its legitimacy and any solution for the future of Libya had the condition that Kadafi and his family had to leave Libya.” Gaddafi’s European envoy will visit Malta and Turkey later this week to drum up support for a possible settlement deal. The regime rejected a cease fire proposal from the rebels just last week. Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
5 Apr 2011
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Gaddafi & Mubarak - Dancing in the Park [ Zenga Zenga ]
11 Apr 2011
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BY CHRSTINE SLUSSER ANCHOR AUSTIN KIM You're watching multisouce world video news analysis from Newsy. Libya’s embattled leader has called for a ceasefire--again. In his speech Saturday, Muammar Gaddafi called military intervention by NATO a massacre. London’s UnitedJournalist has more. “Previous offers of ceasefires have either not been implemented, or have quickly been broken. In a TV speech, Gaddafi said he would not be forced from Libya--a key condition of the rebels leading the revolt.” In Gaddafi’s 80-minute speech, he says Libyans loyal to him were the first to accept a ceasefire--and that he is more sacred to his people than Japan’s emperor is to his. GADDAFI: “Have NATO forces, the crusaders, stopped their airstirkes--what will it take to stop them? Do Al Qaeda heretics believe in ceasefires? Do they believe in international laws? No, and they never will.” (Video Source: France 24) ...and as Al Arabiya News reports, maybe it was bitter irony that as Gaddafi spoke--NATO warplanes flew close overhead. “Even as he spoke, NATO warplanes hit three targets close to the television building in Tripoli in what state media said was an attempt to kill the colonel who has ruled Libya for 41 years.” CCTV reports Gaddafi says he is willing to negotiate--even though the Libyan leader’s son is saying otherwise. “Muammar Gaddafi says he is still prepared to enter a ceasefire but that it must involve all sides. Gaddafi made his comments in a televised address to the nation. He said any Libyan ceasefire must not involve only his own forces fighting rebels. Earlier on Friday, Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam said that Libya would never surrender.” ...but Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin also seems to have a bone to pick with NATO. RT says the leader lashed out... “Who gave coalition forces in Libya the right to eliminate Gaddafi? Well that’s the question Vladimir Putin has been asking during an official visit to Denmark. The Russian prime minister also said NATO’s effectively joined one of the warring sides in the conflict--and more responsible action should be taken instead.” Al Jazeera reports Gaddafi’s opposition says it’s just too late for any sort of negotiations -- and along with NATO, rejected his call for a ceasefire. Follow Newsy on Twitter Newsy_Videos for updates in your stream. Get more multisource world video news analysis from Newsy. Transcript by Newsy.
3 May 2011
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BY BRANDON TWICHELL You're watching multisource world news analysis from Newsy. The Libyan government contends a NATO airstrike in Tripoli killed Moammar Gaddafi’s youngest son - and three of his grandchildren - while narrowly missing the leader himself. The son reportedly killed in the strike is the most unknown member of Gaddafi’s immediate family and is known more for partying than politics. CNN reports the reaction on the ground in Libya. “The news of Saif al-Arab’s possible death led to anti-NATO demonstrations at Gaddafi’s compound in Tripoli. But people in the de-facto rebel capital Benghazi celebrated.” The missile fired from a NATO warplane hit one of the family’s houses, and the Libyan government says Colonel Gaddafi was the target of the airstrike. NATO denies that claim. An associate fellow of the Royal United Services Institute tells Al Jazeera assassinating Gaddafi would do more harm than good. “Assassinating Gaddafi would be no guarantee of ending this war if one of his sons stepped up, and in killing him you would likely split this coalition that has been built up over so many months with such care, you would push away Arab opinion, you would push away many uncommitted members of NATO, like Turkey and Germany.” But a writer for Business Insider doubts the family members were actually killed, pointing out that Gaddafi previously lied about a relative’s death. “Speculation about the truth of Libya's claim goes back to 1986 when Colonel Qaddafi posthumously adopted a girl killed by U.S. airstrikes in Libya … Speculators suggest this most recent claim by Qaddafi could be an attempt to garner sympathy, and much needed support, from China and Russia." Finally, an editorial in The Australian says if the assassination attempt it true- Gaddafi has only himself to blame. “Loss of life in any conflict is always to be regretted, especially that of children. But the inescapable reality is that the bloodshed in Libya, wherever it is occurring, is the result of Gaddafi's murderous obduracy, and it will end only when he goes.” Fighting in Libya has reached a stalemate in recent weeks. Gaddafi recently called for a ceasefire, but NATO rejected the truce, saying Libya has to stop attacking the rebels first. Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy. Transcript by Newsy
3 May 2011
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