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BY CHRISTINA HARTMAN You're watching multisource world video news analysis from Newsy. Too slow and not intense enough. French and British officials say NATO isn’t doing enough in the fight against embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. NATO took command of the operation two weeks ago. Now - French officials complain it takes as long as eight hours for NATO to authorize an air strike -- robbing rebels of precious time to make gains. FRENCH FM ALAINE JUPPE: “NATO must play its full part. NATO wanted to take military command of operations, and we agreed. It must ward off Gaddafi from still using heavy weapons to bomb people. That’s not happening. Not enough.” (VIDEO FROM euronews) That call was echoed by the British foreign secretary. Add to that - The Washington Post’s Edward Cody reports - calls from the Italian Foreign Minister for NATO countries to arm the Libyan rebels. “The suggestion implied that the NATO-led air strikes were incapable of protecting the insurgents and their de facto capital, Benghazi, from persistent assaults by Gaddafi loyalists.” But in Washington -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney is defending NATO. He told reporters critics might be forgetting what the Security Council Resolution calls for. (VIDEO FROM CCTV) WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN JAY CARNEY: “NATO is fully capable of and is achieving the goals set out of it and prescribed by the United Nation’s Security Council Resolution 1973. Of course I would remind you that resolution makes clear what the goals are and what they are not.” In short -- that’s enforcing the no fly zone and the arms embargo -- and protecting civilians. Reuters says there are “sharp differences” among the allies on that -- while the AP calls it a “rift.” On MSNBC - correspondent Stephanie Gosk explains - what British and French officials want from the US is ground-attack planes. STEPHANIE GOSK: “Those are planes that fly low to the ground and attack the tanks and pickup trucks that Gaddafi has been using. Now, when the United States was in charge of the operation here, they used a plane called the A-10 or the warthog. It's also what they call a tank buster. It was incredibly effective here, but it's been on standby until they have to turn over control of that -- of the operation.” A bit of an irony here -- the UK’s defense budget faces the biggest cuts it’s seen in half a century -- and The New York Times’ London Bureau Chief notes Britain is scrapping its only operations aircraft carrier. JOHN BURNS, NYT LONDON BUREAU CHIEF: “This is a case of be careful what you wish for. Europe has been demanding a bigger voice in the affairs of NATO, they demanded it this time, they got it, only to discover that without sufficient ground attack air craft, they’ve not been able to maintain the intensity of air strikes which is necessary to keep Libyan rebels on the front foot.” Rebel leaders say Gaddafi’s forces have killed 10,000 and wounded 30,000 others. American media haven’t been able to independently verify those numbers - but France 24 looks beyond the infighting and reports - rebels are “left alone” in their fight against Gaddafi. “...isolated inside Misrata. The only way for them to get any reinforcement is by sea. ... The coalition from the sky cannot do absolutely anything. Shelling from the sky would be a big mistake for NATO forces. We’ve been observing mortar shelling on the rebellion position.” Since handing over control to NATO - the U.S. provides intelligence and surveillance support in Libya - and the White House says it’s unlikely to expand the military’s role there. French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister David Cameron announced Wednesday they’re holding a previously unscheduled meeting to discuss Western intervention. Follow Newsy on Twitter Newsy_Videos for updates in your stream. Get more multisource world video news analysis from Newsy. Transcript by Newsy.
16 Apr 2011
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ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY BY DAN CORNFIELD You're watching multisource world news analysis from Newsy The fighting between rebels and pro-government forces in Libya moved into its third month with no major advances. The battle for control of the country is now widely described as a stalemate, but BBC’s Jon Leyne reports that despite NATO involvement and air strikes, the ground war rages on. Leyne- This is urban warfare of the nastiest kind... on the one hand you have the rebels fighting the government and on the other government forces appear to be randomly shelling and using sniper fire in civilian areas. Rebel forces continue to hold the port city of Misrata', but are under constant fire. CNN’s Fred Pleitgen explains the mentality among Gadhafi’s forces as they continue to shell the port city. Pleitgen- At this point in time, they don’t feel very much threatened by the rebels, they also don’t feel very much threatened by NATO. They feel that they also have a lot of reserves in their military. One of the interesting things they’ve told me is that of course Libya has military reserves like any other country, they haven’t called those up yet. So it looks like stalemate really is the right word in all of this. There is very little movement on the front. France has said NATO is not doing enough while Great Britain urges the United States to increase its air support of the rebels. According to the Wall Street Journal, the ongoing stalemate is good for Gadhafi. “As the conflict drags on, Gadhafi is playing for a stalemate that leaves him in control of Tripoli and other coastal cities, buying time to fight another day. The Gadhafis last week put forward a peace entreaty... The opposition Transitional National Council rejected this laughable plan outright, but one of these days the rebels may be pressured to strike a deal.” Some governments including Qatar and Italy support the supply of arms to the rebels. Maj. General Bob Scales (Ret.) tells Fox News that unless the rebels regain momentum, Gadhafi could wipe out the rebel forces. Scales- “From a military perspective it’s a stalemate. Now we haven’t talked about the psychological impact, the economic and the political pressure on Gadhafi, but if you look at strictly from what we military guys call ground truth, its clearly at best a stalemate or sadly it may very well be shifting over to Gadhafi’s favor.” Stalemate could lead to a long-term civil war. The Christian Science Monitor points out a stalemate could be the worst possible outcome. “A divided Libya with Qaddafi holding on in Tripoli sends shudders down the spine. Entrenched civil war would likely only continue, opening the door to regional instability. The United States warns of another Somalia in the making, a failed state of lawlessness and chaos that serves as a launching pad for pirates and terrorists.” Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
19 Apr 2011
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BY ZHENG HWUANG CHIA ANCHOR JIM FLINK You're watching multisource world news analysis from Newsy. Award-winning war photographer Tim Hetherington was killed in Libya Wednesday. Hetherington was co-director of the Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo - about American soldiers in Afghanistan. (Picture: Vancouver Sun) Getty Images senior photographer Chris Hondros was also killed and two other photographers were wounded in the attack. “Exactly what happened there isn’t yet clear but we’re told both men and some other photographers were hit by a rocket propelled grenade. Hetherington’s last twitter post sent yesterday - it speaks for itself. He wrote - in besieged Libyan city of Misrata - indiscriminate shelling of Qaddafi forces. No sign of NATO.” (CNN) A CBS correspondent from Misrata says virtually no place in the city is safe and anyone can be hit at anytime. “They had gone up to the front lines to take pictures of some of the combat, as photographers do and I think they just got hit by a stray shell. I think it was just bad luck as far as I could tell, wrong place, wrong time. What else can you say?” Libyan hospitals are overwhelmed with the injured as the battle rages between Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi’s forces and the rebel opposition. ITN spoke to a grieving Libyan doctor. “Doctors in Libya have reported being overrun by the conflict. Those trying to save the injured reporters, clearly affected by their daily encounters with bloodshed.” DOCTOR: “He has died from Gaddafi’s forces. Attacks like today. (PAUSE) I’m sorry, I cannot say anymore.” Hetherington appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe last fall to talk about his passion for covering wars. “Really, the heart of the war machine is take a group of young man, train them together at the side of the mountain, and they’ll kill and be killed for each other. And we here really need to understand that. We cover the stories not for the adrenaline because it’s important to go to these places and bring back what we don’t often see here in The States.” Hetherington was also a regular contributor to Vanity Fair magazine. He was 41 years old when he died. Grief-stricken memorials have flooded newspapers and the blogosphere since the news of Hetherington’s death emerged. “While no career can be fairly assessed within hours of its end, there’s no question that Mr. Hetherington reached an enormous audience... His colleagues and friends could not help themselves on Wednesday from saying — first and foremost — that Mr. Hetherington was a great photographer.” Al Jazeera’s Sue Turton was just one of many leaving her condolences and sense of loss. “Tim cared about the people he filmed or photographed and it showed in his work. We've lost one of the world's greatest photojournalists and one of the industry's nicest guys. God bless you mate.” Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
23 Apr 2011
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BY CHRISTINE SLUSSER ANCHOR JENNIFER MECKLES You're watching multisource world news analysis from Newsy. Intense fighting continued during the weekend in the largest rebel-held city in western Libya. Rebel leaders claim they forced Moammar Gaddafi’s soldiers to retreat, but correspondents report that the battle for Misurata is ongoing. Euronews reports Gaddafi’s forces have retreated from the city--but that local tribes loyal to Moammar Gaddafi plan to take their place. “The latest threat by the regime came after fighters opposed to Colonel Gaddafi's forces appeared to have made big gains in the besieged port city, retaking key buildings used by government snipers.” ...but Al Jazeera interviewed a reporter on the ground in the besieged city, and he says fighting is definitely still going on. TONY HARRIS: “Gaddafi forces may be in the process of retreating in the end and that the rebels are in control there--is that true?” ANDREW SIMMONS: “Not at this stage, Tony, I can tell you, categorically, that this city has not been liberated at this stage despite certain claims made by opposition forces. ...But reporters can’t seem to agree. A BBC reporter, who was walking openly on the ground, reports the rebels say the city is theirs--and that they plan to capture even more territory. “Local people are back out on the street now, both rebels and civilians alike, checking the very heavy damage that’s been done--and there’s plenty of evidence here of the kind of fierce fighting that took place. The rebels were kept out of this area for 25 days, they lost a lot of men retaking this ground, but now they’re back in control here, they say they intend to push on.” ...and while other news outlets focus on whether or not the warfare is or isn’t over, a Washington Post article instead narrows in on the hospitals, which are still fighting the battle wounds. One doctor lost all four children in a single week--then went back to work to save others’ children. “...on the way, the family found itself in the middle of a battle...he felt a huge explosion....He turned around and saw the mangled bodies of his children. Only two were recognizable.” Correspondents called the fighting in Misurata deadlier than usual, with reports of up to 100 people killed. Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter. Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
26 Apr 2011
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BY ALLIE SPILLYARDS You're watching multisource politics news analysis from Newsy. It’s been called America’s third war- but is the battle in Libya already at a standstill? Three high-profile lawmakers from the Senate Armed Services Committee dominated the Sunday morning talk shows saying the U.S. needs to step up. JOHN MCCAIN: “ This is a pretty bloody situation and it has the earmarks of being a stalemate.” JOE LIEBERMAN: “Every time we pull back it says to Ghaddafi that he can tough this out.” LINDSEY GRAHAM: “My recommendation to NATO and the administration is to cut the head of the snake off.” A panel on CNN’s State of the Union agreed with the senators. Retired General George Joulwan told CNN’s Candy Crowley the U.S. and NATO need a game plan in the ongoing war against Muammar Gaddafi. “I’m not sure the political objectives both by NATO and the United States are clear. That’s going to take some political work by the United States and NATO." Politico’s Josh Gerstein and Meredith Shiner note the allies originally avoided an aggressive attack on Gaddafi to prevent criticism. But now, it could backfire. “While Obama and other leaders have called for Qadhafi to step down, forcing him out is not one of the stated objectives of the military campaign, which is aimed at preventing attacks on civilians... Now critics see a stalemate producing a similar, slow-motion humanitarian crisis that could linger for months.” But according to the conservative blog American Thinker, perhaps critics are being too quick to judge. Last week the Obama administration announced the commitment of predator drones over Libya -- and analysts say the president is reluctantly joining the offensive. “It would be just like Obama to quietly rejoin the NATO air campaign against Gaddafi's forces after telling the American people that we would let the French lead the effort.” But the Tripoli Post cites Obama’s reasons for hesitancy, saying he’s keeping the past in mind. “Obama himself admitted that in Iraq, ‘regime change…took eight years, thousands of American and Iraqi lives, and nearly $1 trillion. That is not something we can afford to repeat in Libya.’” And because of that, CNN’s Barbara Starr suggests the criticism won’t disappear anytime soon. “Expect the debate about the word stalemate for many days to come.” Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Get more multsource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
26 Apr 2011
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Take a tour of Archaeological Site of Sabratha in Sabratha, Libya – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats. In the northwestern corner of Libya, is a fascinating piece of Mediterranean antiquity known as Sabratha. The city has been here since at least 500 BC, when the Phoenicians likely founded it. In the second and third centuries AD, the Roman Empire reached Sabratha and began to reconstruct the city in their image with their technology. The ruins here contain buildings and features from both the Romans and the Phoenicians, as well as other nearby cultures. One of the most amazing structures in the city is the ancient Roman theater, which is still fairly intact. Sabratha was linked to two other nearby cities, creating an important triple city system in the ancient world.
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Revolution, war Libya 2011 No talks Kaddfy! Нет переговоров с Каддафи! Rights activist Ruslan Brovkin. Правозащитник Руслан Бровкин. *******youtu.be/WKjX4elMzW4
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