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LIBYA UNREST: New firing heard in city of Benghazi as doctor says 220 confirmed dead in clashes on

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posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 09:16 AM
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LIBYA UNREST: New firing heard in city of Benghazi as doctor says 220 confirmed dead in clashes on Saturday and overnight


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Details have emerged of huge casualty figures in the Libyan city of Benghazi, where troops have launched a brutal crackdown on protesters.

More than 200 people are known to have died, doctors say, with 900 injured.

The most bloody attacks were reported over the weekend, when a funeral procession was said to have come under machine-gun and heavy weapons fire.
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posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 09:16 AM
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I do hope that the bloodshed stops soon!

One doctor, saying fresh gunfire had broken out on Sunday, told the BBC that "a real massacre" had happened.

This is starting to get pretty out of hand i think! when will governments stop killing there own people, they seem to forget that without the people they wouldnt be there in the first place!


Libya, once shunned by much of the international community over the 1988 bombing of a PanAm plane above the Scottish town of Lockerbie, has undergone a dramatic rehabilitation.

Tripoli formally took responsibility for the incident in 2003. The move, part of a deal to compensate families of the 270 victims, heralded the lifting of UN sanctions.

Months later, Libya renounced weapons of mass destruction, paving the way for a further blossoming of relations with the West.




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posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 09:27 AM
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I do fear it is not going to stop, no matter if countries such as the UK or the USA condemms it. Gadafe will not relinqish power to the people that is for sure.



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 09:30 AM
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It is a sad state of affairs, the news was reporting that they're using mercenaries to shoot the protesters because armies would have apprehentions about killing their own civilians. Mercenaries don't care one bit about who they're killing and they're just opening up on the crowds with machine guns and also rocket launchers.



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 09:31 AM
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Its such a shame isnt it! Ive a feeling itll only end when its only the mercs left! Blood hungry animal with no moral statue at all!



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 09:36 AM
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"There was artillery fire back at young boys who were protesting infront of a big military compound where Colonel Gaddafi usually lives when he's here," she said.

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"The boys are trying to take this from the army but I don't think they'll have any chance because of the heavy artillery they're using against them."

It followed reports that said snipers opened fire on a crowd of mourners during the day who had gathered to bury those killed in earlier protests.

One doctor in Benghazi was quoted as saying his hospital has counted at least 200 dead since the unrest began.

Separately, a Benghazi hospital worker named Abdullah told Sky News: "(Saturday) we had a heavy attack - gunshots by the army forces, especially at night.

"People were protesting... the forces just attacked to make them leave."


GOD DAMMIT THIS MAKES ME KIND OF ANGRY! Animals



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 09:36 AM
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Well look at what those in power in Lybia aredoing. They are cutting internet access, restricting outgoing mobile, phone acess. I can really see more people being killed before this is over. And what is the digusting part of this the UK is doing business with this country.

Relations with Lybia and the UK should be cut once again. Will they do it no,why OIL!



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 09:38 AM
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Resident Mary said there was another demonstration infront of Benghazi's courthouse on Sunday.

"There was 50 bodies taken for burial from the courthouse and I heard they were travelling to the funeral procession and there was very heavy gunfire," she said.

"I don't know if they were firing at them (the mourners), but it seemed like it."

Separate reports backed her comments, indicating Libyan forces had again opened fire on mourners on Sunday.

Britian's Foreign Secretary William Hague has condemned the violence unleashed by Colonel Gaddafi.

He told Sky's Murnaghan programme: "It is such a closed society to the international media, nevertheless the world is watching.

This is so true, the world is watching! but to just condemn it means nothing to these people! The big question is whatcan we really do?



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 09:40 AM
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In Benghazi the city has entered it’s fifth day of bloody protest. Getting images from the city is difficult as journalists are banned from leaving the capital, Tripoli. Mobile telephones are often the only means of transmitting pictures and these images, though not the best quality, show the horror of battles that so far have cost an estimated 200 lives. Warning-Graphic

www.totallycrap.com...

purred on by regime-changing events in their neighbours countries the people in outlying cities of Libya are showing their feelings towards General Gaddafi. In Tobruk the people smash the historic green slabs that represent the ideals of the General in written form. So far this coastal city has not been the scene of bloody reprisals by Government forces.

www.totallycrap.com...

There will be more as it comes along



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 09:42 AM
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Well that is the question, WHAT CAN WE DO?

We cant do nothing. Besides, apart from hitting that country with sanctions, it will notbbother Lybia anyways,Gadaffe has enough money. It would hurt the people again. And besides the Oil Industry would win out right, since there have oil business in that area.

Doesnt that just make you sick to the stomache.



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 10:11 AM
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If nothing else, we need to show everyone in the Arab world our moral support. We also need to show our governments that we support the people and not their puppets in power. Perhaps this will put enough pressure on them to apply the necessary pressure on these tyrannical governments to submit to the wishes of their people.

I don't really give a damn about anyone's opinion of the September 11th attacks or any of the other countless acts of terrorism linked to Muslim extremists before and since that day. The acts of a few should not condemn the fundamental human rights to life and liberty for all of these men and women being slaughtered for peacefully protesting their governments' abuses of those fundamental human rights.

Regardless of your political views, what the governments in the Arab world are doing to their people is wrong. Period. That is not up for debate because it is a fact. We MUST support the people. How would you feel if protesters were fired upon with live ammunition in your country by your military? Outraged, right? Then why are you not outraged for these people? Just because it's "over there" doesn't mean it is not a problem and doesn't mean it does not deserve attention.

As the image in my signature clearly states, I support what the people over there are doing 100% and I am ashamed of any person and any government who does not share identical views.



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 10:37 AM
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Protests in London with regards to people being killed in Lybia. They plan to march on Downing street,ovr 300 - 400 people involved.

Lybian Authorities, threaten to cut off ties with the E.U., If it does not keep their criticisms to themselves. Live on Sky News right now.



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 10:39 AM
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Political Views have nothing to do with this. It is not just Muslims who are out Protesting. People from all walks of life are Protesting for Gadaffe to leave. Power to the People is what I support.



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 10:45 AM
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BBC news were reporting that not only were heavy calibre machine guns being used against the protesters,but also mortars anti aicraft guns and missiles were being used(a film actuaully showed a anti aircraft type gun and a missile that the protesters had captured.).

I take back what I said about the UK coppers during the recent student fees protests-sure they were a bit OTT with the horse charges etc,but these Libyan goons/mercs are in a different league.

It takes a special kind of evil to mow down civilians with mortars and 50cal guns.
And we in the UK have been supplying them with arms for years.

Down with Gaddaffi and his sick evil goons.
And down with the UK USA etc supplying despots with arms to use on their people!



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 10:49 AM
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Originally posted by Laurauk
Political Views have nothing to do with this.


Did you even read my post or are you just trying to create a debate where there is none?


Originally posted by Laurauk
It is not just Muslims who are out Protesting.


I didn't say anything about Muslims protesting.


Originally posted by Laurauk
Power to the People is what I support.


That's cool. So do I. If you had read my post you would know that.



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 02:05 PM
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I wasnt trying to create a debate, I was just pointing out, People with political views should not play a part in what is occurring in Lybia. In fact I was agreeing with your comments



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 02:33 PM
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Lybian Soldiers, are joining Protestors and defying Gidaffe's orders. Lybia'senvoy to the Arab League has resigned to join the Protestors also. NO Soldiers at all in one of Lybia's Cities. Liveon Sky News,Will keep updating as more news come in.



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 02:34 PM
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As I stated in a related thread, It seems like Qaddafi is going to follow Iran's example and not follow Egypt's lead and is in no mood for "Regime Change"


Figures.
I'm just waiting for the "It's an MI5/CIA/Mossad plot" crowd to show up and lay blame. Whats amazing is if it has the slightest possibility of being a CIA/MI5/Mosaad plot this would jump to the top of the boards and stay there but because it's Libya well pffft.

Who cares?




posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 02:54 PM
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The man got african mercs, how crazy is that???



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 03:05 PM
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Members of a Libyan army unit have told Benghazi residents they have defected and "liberated" the city from pro-Gaddafi forces.

Speaking from Benghazi, a local man named Benali, told Sky News that members of the Libya's armed forces have defected and that anti-regime protesters are now in control of the city.

Habib al-Obaidi, who heads the intensive care unit at the main Al-Jalae hospital, appeared to confirm the reports, saying the "Thunderbolt" squad arrived at the hospital with soldiers who had been injured in clashes with Gaddafi's men.

"They are now saying that they have overpowered the Praetorian Guard and that they have joined the people's revolt," said Mr al-Obaidi.


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8:59pm UK, Sunday February 20, 2011
Libyan Army Defects And 'Liberates' Benghazi

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Alex Rossi, in Cairo, and Katie Cassidy
Members of a Libyan army unit have told Benghazi residents they have defected and "liberated" the city from pro-Gaddafi forces.

Speaking from Benghazi, a local man named Benali, told Sky News that members of the Libya's armed forces have defected and that anti-regime protesters are now in control of the city.

Habib al-Obaidi, who heads the intensive care unit at the main Al-Jalae hospital, appeared to confirm the reports, saying the "Thunderbolt" squad arrived at the hospital with soldiers who had been injured in clashes with Gaddafi's men.

"They are now saying that they have overpowered the Praetorian Guard and that they have joined the people's revolt," said Mr al-Obaidi.

Eyewitnesses Tell Of Army's Defection

The doctor also confirmed the hospital had received the bodies of at least 50 people killed in clashes on Sunday afternoon.

Most had died of bullet wounds and another 100 others were admitted with serious injuries.

The news of further deaths comes as Libya's representative to the Arab League tendered his resignation in protest to "oppression against protesters".



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