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Video: Americans aided Gaddafi

Secret documents uncovered from an abandoned intelligence building show that influential Americans were trying to help Gaddafi cling to power. One is a member of congress, the other a former ambassador. Al Jazeera’s Jamal El Shi-yal has this exclusive report.

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Video: President Barack Obama’s address on Libya

In case you missed it, the complete speech of Barack Obama Watch live streaming video from theuptake2 at livestream.com

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Summary of President Barack Obama’s address on Libya

We have combined the updates published by the BBC and The Guardian which have brilliantly summarized President Barack Obama’s address today on Libya. 12.32am: Obama has started by paying tribute to US troops on the ground in Afghanistan and on … Continue reading

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Libya: a legitimate and necessary debate from an anti-imperialist perspective

An interesting analysis of the Libya debate by Gilbert Achcar today in the English edition of Le Monde Diplomatique. He picks apart the debate around the legitimacy and motivations for the intervention. He also feels that resolution 1973 leaves too … Continue reading

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“Please don’t intervene”

Muhammad min Libya writes today for the Comment is Free section, saying that Libya is united in popular revolution. “We welcome a no-fly zone, but the blood of Libya’s dead will be wasted if the west curses our uprising with … Continue reading

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World Food Programme sends food to help displaced people

All times are local Libyan time, GMT+2 01:11 The World Food Programme says it is sending 80 metric tons of high energy biscuits to the Libya-Tunisia border to help displaced people “until they can get settled or reach their final … Continue reading

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Libya’s ambassador to the US supports the interim government

Ali Aujali, Libyan ambassador to the United States has had he supports the interim government in Benghazi by the country’s former minister of justice. “We want to support this government as the caretaker government until the liberation of all of … Continue reading

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UN Resolution in detail

The United States Mission to the United Nations has posted a fact sheet detailing the UN resolution. See it  here The full text of the resolution can be found here.

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Obama: Gaddafi should leave Libya

When speaking to German chancellor Angela Merkel today, US President Barack Obama said that Gaddafi should surrender power immediately. “The President stated that when a leader’s only means of staying in power is to use mass violence against his own … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Gaddafi’s speech

Gaddafi spoke over the phone on state tv, here is what the Guardian writes: “Gaddafi is talking at long last. He starts off in bizarre fashion, accusing protesters of drinking pills that make them commit “animal acts”. He says the … Continue reading

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