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At Least 24 Dead as Libya Uprisings Grow

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posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 04:03 PM
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reply to post by Illusionsaregrander
 


Sorry, I stand corrected. And you are right. We are the mice in the maze...all for amusement.




posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 04:05 PM
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Dammit, Obama is instigating another revolution through the CIA. Somebody needs to stop and arrest Obama!!!



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 04:16 PM
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I think we need to be careful about making proclamations like this until we see what the end game is, who the worser evil is, what the worser consequences might be, and why exactly this is happening, don't you?



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 04:16 PM
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Lol. You think Obama has any power over our CIA? I dont. I dont think Obama is anything more than a figurehead. A spokesman. Exactly what Palin would be if she were elected.

I dont think someone who could actually BE a president can get elected. Unless like Bush the elder, they come out of the CIA vipers nest.



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 04:17 PM
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I was going to suggest the same thing...Obama is nothing more than Bush was...a puppet. the " string puller " is the one calling the shots, including the CIA~



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 04:20 PM
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Yep. It's the people "behind" the government pulling all the strings, and there happen to be at least too very strong factions active that shadow government right now and they appear to be disagreeing with each other—an opportune time to decide which the lesser evils are and support those even temporarily to avoid worse evils.



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 04:35 PM
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Full moon bloody friday...

Bloody Friday in Bahrain, Libya and Yemen With Scores Dead


Blood flowed the in the streets of Libya, Bahrain and Yemen Friday as a wave of protest and revolt continued to rock the Arab world.

"Scores" have been killed in Libya as thousands of protesters defied a government clamp down Friday and fought pitched battles with security forces in several Libyan cities.


Now, Obama warns Bahrain, Libya and Yemen


I am deeply concerned by reports of violence in Bahrain, Libya and Yemen.

The United States condemns the use of violence by governments against peaceful protesters in those countries and wherever else it may occur. We express our condolences to the family and friends of those who have been killed during the demonstrations.

Wherever they are, people have certain universal rights including the right to peaceful assembly.

The United States urges the governments of Bahrain, Libya and Yemen to show restraint in responding to peaceful protests, and to respect the rights of their people.



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 04:43 PM
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Big crowds in east of Libya defy police crackdown


Amnesty quoted sources at a hospital in Benghazi, the focus for the violence, as saying the most common injuries were gunshot wounds to the head, chest and neck. Officials have given no death toll, or commented directly on the unrest.

"This alarming rise in the death toll, and the reported nature of the victims' injuries, strongly suggests that security forces are permitted lethal use of force against unarmed protesters calling for political change," Amnesty said.




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posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 04:56 PM
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Originally posted by ~Lucidity
latimesblogs.latimes.com...




The United States condemns the use of violence by governments against peaceful protesters in those countries and wherever else it may occur. We express our condolences to the family and friends of those who have been killed during the demonstrations.

Wherever they are, people have certain universal rights including the right to peaceful assembly.



Mmmmhmmm.

You know whats funny? In the past I could google "riot police, US' and get videos of riot police here in the US getting all crazy on peaceful protests here in the US. Because any one who has been on ATS for a while will remember numerous threads with some pretty amazing videos of riot police here in the states.

Now, all I get are image after image and page after page of violence against protesters in the middle east.

Crazy.

Has something significantly changed with google?
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posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 05:07 PM
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Funny you should mention this and completely off topic, but I believe the answer to this might be yes. I have a thread in General Conspiracy with another example of exactly what you mention. Looking for one thing and being smokescreened out. Strongly getting the sense here that more and more we're only seeing what they want us to see, or their planting key phrases and shielding other information that is out there. It's hard to crystallize and articulate this feeling, but something's going on. Then again, maybe it's just fast-paced events, rapid propagation of hot stories, and overall information overload.

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posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 05:15 PM
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Well I have to admit my heart is pounding just a little harder atm. The change in the results I am getting is pretty radically different, and I cant find my way to what I am actually looking for at all.

I think they have already started censoring the internet here in the US.



posted on Feb, 19 2011 @ 04:29 AM
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Amnesty says 46 killed by Libyan security forces

Amnesty said in a statement sources at al-Jala hospital in Benghazi had reported 28 deaths and more than 110 people injured in Thursday's protests in the city, and at least three further deaths on Friday.

Local human rights activists reported at least 15 deaths on Thursday during protests in the nearby town of Al Bayda, an Amnesty International spokeswoman said.

"This alarming rise in the death toll, and the reported nature of the victims' injuries, strongly suggests that security forces are permitted use lethal force against unarmed protesters calling for political change," said Malcolm Smart, Amnesty International's director for the Middle East and North Africa.

At Least 46 Killed as Protests Split Libya

In the meantime, aging dictator Moammar Gadhafi, whose grip on much of the country seems to be crumbling, is said to have been touring the streets of Tripoli in an attempt to rally pro-government supporters against a possible spread of the protests there.

Human Rights Watch: Government forces killed 84 in 3 days in Libya (Video Here)

At least 84 people have been killed by government security forces in three days of protests across Libya, Human Rights Watch said Friday. The group said in a statement information is based on telephone interviews with local hospital staff and witnesses.

CNN has not been able to independently confirm the figure.

On Friday, at least 20 people were killed and 200 more were injured in the northern Mediterranean city of Benghazi, Libya's second-largest, said a medical source in Benghazi who was not identified for security reasons.

Libyan forces storm protest camp in Benghazi

Libyan special forces stormed a two-day-old protest encampment in the country's second largest city, clearing the area early Saturday, said witnesses, as a human rights group estimated 84 people have died in the harsh crackdown on days of demonstrations.

Internet was also cut around 2 a.m. removing one of the few ways of Libyans can get out information about the waves of anti-government protests in one of the most isolated and repressive nations in North Africa.



posted on Feb, 19 2011 @ 05:47 AM
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Al Jazeera says signal jammed, website blocked

he Qatar-based news channel Al Jazeera said on Friday its signal was being jammed on several frequencies and its website had been blocked in Libya.

Al Jazeera, whose coverage of the political unrest in the Middle East and North Africa is widely watched in the Arab world, reported the jamming on its website where it offered alternative frequencies on the Arabsat, Nilesat and Hot Bird satellites.

Al Jazeera has closely followed events in Libya, Bahrain and Yemen, contacting protesters and government backers by telephone and often using footage of events sent via the Internet.



posted on Feb, 19 2011 @ 08:58 AM
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Update: As violence escalates, Libya cuts off the Internet

IDG News Service - With violence escalating, Libya is pulling the plug on its Internet connection. Libya's main Internet service provider, General Post and Telecommunications Company, began to cut Internet access on Friday, said Earl Zmijewski, general manager with Internet monitoring company Renesys. "They started pulling the plug around 23:18 UTC today and are currently largely off the air," he said via e-mail. That was 1:18 a.m. Saturday, local time.

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posted on Feb, 19 2011 @ 11:30 AM
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Breaking...

Copters open fire on Libyan protesters


www.presstv.com...



posted on Feb, 19 2011 @ 03:58 PM
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Oh damn. Helicopters? Thanks for the update, Janus.

And snipers apparently too...and African mercenaries. Only the best for that monster Gaddafi.

Kadhafi uses snipers to silence uprising

Women and children leapt from high bridges, some to their deaths, as they tried to escape a ruthless crackdown Saturday against opponents of the Libyan government by security forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Kadhafi Snipers shotprotesters, artillery and helicopter gunships were used against demonstrators, and thugs armed with hammers and swords attacked families in their homes as the Libyan regime sought to crush the uprising.


These poor people.


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Nearly 100 killed in crackdown on protests in Libya in anti-Gadhafi demonstrations



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posted on Feb, 19 2011 @ 04:05 PM
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Libya protests: Colonel Muammar Gaddafi turns helicopter gunships on own people

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's regime turned helicopter gunships and snipers on protesters killing up to 19 people yesterday as rare anti-government demonstrations were last night reported to have reached Tripoli, the capital.

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posted on Feb, 19 2011 @ 05:19 PM
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Libyan Opposition Warns of ‘Bloodbath,’ Calls for Intervention

Libyan protests demanding an end to the four-decade rule of Muammar Qaddafi may end in a “bloodbath” unless the international community intervenes, a leading member of an exiled opposition group said.

Libyan special security forces are preparing attacks on Benghazi and other cities in the eastern part of the country that have been taken over by protesters, Mohammed Ali Abdallah, deputy secretary general of the National Front for the Salvation of Libya, said in a telephone interview yesterday.

“We are expecting a massacre,” Ali Abdallah said. “We are sending an SOS to the international community to step in.” Without international efforts to hold back Qaddafi, “there were be a bloodbath in Libya in the next 48 hours.”



posted on Feb, 19 2011 @ 08:01 PM
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Protesters outside White House urge Obama to help Libya

Washington (CNN) -- About 200 people demonstrated in front of the White House on Saturday challenging President Obama to help end recent violence in Libya.

The group was responding to reports of bloody clashes between protesters and soldiers in the isolated North African nation.

Malik Sahad, who helped organize the event outside the White House, said Libyans are now smuggling stories to the outside world via social media, essentially creating their own news coverage in hopes that the international community will step in.


Libya will be a bit different than Egypt or even Bahrain. Those people really are probably going to need help, but where is that help going to come from?

Libya fights protesters with snipers, grenades

There are reports at least 15 people have been killed after Libyan security forces opened fire at a funeral, as the regime struggles to suppress an uprising against veteran ruler Muammar Gaddafi.

The brutal crackdown comes as a wave of protests sweep through the Arab world, including Bahrain, Yemen, Iraq, Alergia, Tunisia and Kuwait.

With foreign journalists banned from entering Libya and internet and mobile phone communications frequently cut, reports on the violence have been sketchy, with some protesters relying on YouTube to publish images of the clashes.

Witnesses in Libya's second city, Benghazi, have described to the BBC scenes of chaos as soldiers shoot from rooftops and protesters fight troops on the ground.

One witness told the BBC that soldiers were using grenades and indiscriminately firing at protesters with machine guns.

"They're launching missiles, proper massive missiles, they're destroying Benghazi," he said.

"There's a brigade and they are just shooting people, killing them. And just about an hour ago, more than 40 people [have] been shot dead in the streets of Benghazi. And we've seen them, yes. Please let the world know that he's killing the people."

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posted on Feb, 19 2011 @ 11:33 PM
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Libya Muslim leaders tell security: stop "massacre"

The bloody crackdown prompted about 50 Libyan Muslim religious leaders to issue an appeal, sent to Reuters, for the security forces, as Muslims, to stop the killing.

"This is an urgent appeal from religious scholars (faqihs and Sufi sheikhs), intellectuals, and clan elders from Tripoli, Bani Walid, Zintan, Jadu, Msalata, Misrata, Zawiah, and other towns and villages of the western area," said the appeal.

"We appeal to every Muslim, within the regime or assisting it in any way, to recognize that the killing of innocent human beings is forbidden by our Creator and by His beloved Prophet of Compassion (peace be upon him)... Do NOT kill your brothers and sisters. STOP the massacre NOW!"



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