posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 08:16 AM
Originally posted by Cobaltic1978
Where is the uprising in the capital Tripoli?
Now? If they’re not out on the streets at the moment, they’re at home afraid, in a cell getting their teeth kicked in or dead. There have been
many protests in Tripoli in the past, for example there was a very large protest beginning outside a Mosque in Tajura after Friday prayers on the 4th
of March. You know that all foreign journalists in Tripoli have government minders and they’re only allowed to film what their minders allow them
to, right? Or rather what they’re forced to report on, as they spend a lot of their time being carted around from one staged event to another staged
Yesterday they were prevented from leaving their hotels so that they were unable to report on clashes between security forces and protesters in
. They claim that there are no protests and that pro-Gaddafi forces have complete control, but prevent journalists from travelling
freely with the attached claim that certain areas are too dangerous for some reason. They must take health and safety very seriously, as many
journalists have been abducted and beaten for attempting to travel to "dangerous" areas, for example Zawiyah when it was rebel-held.
Most people there support Gadaffi.
Says who? Gaddafi? Libyan State TV?
There has not been an uprising there and neither most of the East of the country.
Absolute bollocks. Apart from Tripoli and Sirte, the only cities that are definitely government-held are cities that had to be retaken by the
military, due to "uprising" I suppose. Zuwarah, Az Zintan, Sabratha, Zawiyah and Gharyan for example. Misrata is still rebel-held.