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Wave of anti-government protests reaches Libya

Son of Muammar Gaddafi promises “war” if demonstrations persist


 

Anti-government protests similar to the ones that brought down dictatorships in Egypt and Tunisia have spread to Libya. Demonstrations in Tripoli and in Benghazi have been met with a violent crackdown on protesters. Human rights groups estimate at least 200 have been killed by government forces. Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, a son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, ratcheted up the tension even further early Monday, threatening further violence if protests escalate. “You can say we want democracy and rights, we can talk about it, we should have talked about it before,” the younger Gadhafi said on state television. “It’s this or war. Instead of crying over 200 deaths, we wil cry over hundreds of thousands of deaths.” Gadhafi also pointedly refuted reports indicating the government had lost the support of the military. “We will fight to the last minute, until the last bullet,” he said.

Al-Jazeera English


 
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Wave of anti-government protests reaches Libya

  1. If the United Nations wants to be relevant, now would be a very good time to take an proactive leadership role in peace, democracy and global food supply. Not merely release statements calling for calm or asking for the US to step in.
    Otherwise they'll support the view as powerless and ignorable bureaucrats.

  2. If the United Nations wants to be relevant, now would be a very good time to take an proactive leadership role in peace, democracy and global food supply. Not merely release statements calling for calm or asking for the US to step in.
    Otherwise they'll support the view as powerless and ignorable bureaucrats.

    • Sure, such as?

      • Buy all the Americans, kneeling carpets! lol
        As long as people intelligence only reaches as high as praising a cloud of smoke they will never have the brains to be peaceful, and certainly not democratic. Luckily under this condition, they will never amount to any kind of threat. Unless they start "using" religion like we do.

  3. Sure, such as?

  4. Buy all the Americans, kneeling carpets! lol
    As long as people intelligence only reaches as high as praising a cloud of smoke they will never have the brains to be peaceful, and certainly not democratic. Luckily under this condition, they will never amount to any kind of threat. Unless they start "using" religion like we do.

  5. Maybe if Ghadafi and his son put their heads together, that "last bullet" Ghadafi's son talks about, will go through both their heads at the same time.

  6. Maybe if Ghadafi and his son put their heads together, that "last bullet" Ghadafi's son talks about, will go through both their heads at the same time.

  7. Libya is a Socialist paradise, what could they possibly be upset about?

    It's like the hard-line socialists that post here – they would love to be subject to the tender mercies of Jack Layton for 40 years, and left-leaning Canadians would gladly replace the money in their pockets for a steady diet of slogans.

  8. Libya is a Socialist paradise, what could they possibly be upset about?

    It's like the hard-line socialists that post here – they would love to be subject to the tender mercies of Jack Layton for 40 years, and left-leaning Canadians would gladly replace the money in their pockets for a steady diet of slogans.

  9. Whooo Son and Father tandem! And I thought one Gadaffi is way more than enough! Gosh he had to duplicate or probably triplicate himself! Why are bad and abhorent people so good in multiplication?

  10. Whooo Son and Father tandem! And I thought one Gadaffi is way more than enough! Gosh he had to duplicate or probably triplicate himself! Why are bad and abhorent people so good in multiplication?

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