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Originally posted by boondock-saint
well that request was about as useful as
peeing in the wind.
Did Moon actually think Gadaffi was gonna
stop just cuz he said so??? get real.
The tweet in our previous entry backs up the latest eyewitness reports we've received from Tripoli. "Largely quiet" is the verdict, with many shops closed throughout the day. But there are reports of stand-off with the army in several suburbs. And - as we reported earlier - a particularly tense atmosphere in Fashloom, a poor area of the city.
Originally posted by OptimisticPessimist
From Tripoli, one eyewitness told the BBC that people there are expecting a major event tonight - "a final battle" were the words used.
BBC Live Updates
I want to go andhelp them fight the tyrant, but my genuine fear is that I may be needing my strength for my own country very soon.
As for it not happening in any of our backyards - there's news that the Wisconsin police are prepared to use whatever force necessary to quell any rebellions there...following orders...
11:00pm: Libyan state TV says "security forces have begun an extensive operation against dens of vandals".
10:59pm: Libyan city of Misratah, east of Tripoli, is latest to be attacked by airstrikes. Heavy artillery fire devastates buildings as tanks roll into the city, witnesses tell Al Jazeera.
10:57pm: Antonio Patriota, Brazilian foreign minister, denies Gaddafi has requested asylum in Brazil
10:56pm: Al Jazeera's Anita McNaught, reporting from Istanbul, says Turkey "has 25,000 reasons to tiptoe around the Gaddafi regime - the number of its citizens still in the country.
10:52pm: Two military planes reportedly land at Benghazi airfield - after their pilots refused to attack the city, our colleagues at Al Jazeera Arabic tell us.
10:49pm: Yet more airstrikes are targeting civilians, right now, in the city of Az-Zawiya- west of Tripoli, witnesses tell Al Jazeera. No news yet of numbers killed or injured.
Originally posted by PsykoOps
reply to post by OptimisticPessimist
reply to post by David291
So they're dead. Would it make a difference if these were government employees who were slaughtered by the protestors? Of course it has to stop but you guys are automatically assuming this was the government bombing civillians from planes. Also the topic of the thread is "Libya warplanes bombing Tripoli: resident" so it is a valid question. As of yet I have not seen a single bit of evidence to suggest that the topic is correct.
Also if those were my relatives... wth does that have do with anything?
a bunch of dead bodies