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On Tuesday, there were three main flashpoints in the troubled country with street fighting in the capital; government troops gunning down protesters in Taiz and a battle with al Qaeda and Islamic militants in the coastal city of Zinjibar.
out of their strongholds and advance toward Tripoli, where Gaddafi appears to be firmly entrenched.
Rebels control the east of Libya around the city of Benghazi, Libya's third-biggest city Misrata, and a mountain range stretching from the town of Zintan, 150 km (95 miles) south of Tripoli, toward the border with Tunisia.
“I would not refer to him as a dictator,” declared US
Vice President Joe Biden in the course of a PBS interview.
And asked if Mubarak should resign, Biden replied unequivocally
(for a change), “No, I think the time has come
for President Mubarak to begin to move in the direction
that – to be more responsive to some of the needs of the
people out there.”
Originally posted by Equinox99
This isn't about spreading democracy, it is about control. Qadafi needed to go but it should have been the people who removed him from power not NATO. It should have been like Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, or Yemen.
...No matter how many times they've lied in the past, U.S. officials are credible in the present. When they vaguely cite evidence that the bombed pharmaceutical factory in Khartoum was making ingredients for nerve gas, that should be good enough for us.
...When the mass media in some foreign countries serve as megaphones for the rhetoric of their government, the result is ludicrous propaganda. When the mass media in our country serve as megaphones for the rhetoric of the U.S. government, the result is responsible journalism.
...Repression and atrocities "can indeed be defended," Orwell added, "but only by arguments which are too brutal for most people to face, and which do not square with the professed aims of political parties. Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness."
Soon we will have the media turning on us and labeling us something ridiculous in order to make the government officials happy.