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  • Obama urges Gadhafi loyalists to lay down arms

    August 22, 2011 | 5:05 pm

    President Barack Obama urged Muammar Gadhafi on Monday to end the bloodshed in Libya as pockets of his loyalist forces engaged in fierce fighting against advancing rebels.

    Reminding the United States that Gadhafi had “murdered scores of American citizens,” Obama interrupted his...

  • Libya: Gadhafi’s son killed in NATO airstrike on Tripoli compound

    April 30, 2011 | 7:53 pm

    Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi escaped a NATO missile strike in Tripoli, but his youngest son and three grandchildren under the age of 12 were killed, a government spokesman said.

    The strike, which came hours after Gadhafi called for a cease-fire and negotiations in what rebels...

  • Libya army declares immediate ceasefire as Western powers continue air strikes

    March 20, 2011 | 1:40 pm

    The Libyan armed forces have issued a command to all units to observe an immediate ceasefire, a Libyan army spokesman told a news conference on Sunday.

    “The Libyan armed forces ... have issued a command to all military units to safeguard an immediate ceasefire from 9 p.m. this...

  • Libya security forces on guard as anti-government protests break out in Tripoli

    March 4, 2011 | 9:14 am

    Several hundred opponents of Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi spilled out of a mosque in the capital after prayers on Friday and started chanting: “Gadhafi is the enemy of God!”

    Initially there was no sign of any security presence at the protest but pro-Gadhafi militias armed with...

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  • Zenga Zenga

    By Rob Eshman

    March 1, 2011 | 6:37 pm

    On Sunday, I posted a blog about a video on YouTube that had captured the attention of the Libyan resistance movement and become the unofficial anthem of its youth.

    “Zenga Zenga” takes Libyan crackpot Muammar el-Qaddafi’s bizarre Green Square speech of Feb. 26, puts it...

  • Arab unrest alters power balance in as yet unseen ways

    March 1, 2011 | 2:25 pm

    They were the devils they knew.

    Though Israel lives in a dangerous neighborhood, surrounded by countries whose leaders or people wish its destruction, over the years it had adjusted to the status quo, more or less figuring out how to get by while keeping an eye on gradual change.

    ...
  • U.S.: “Gadhafi has lost the legitimacy to govern”

    March 1, 2011 | 8:09 am

    From Huffingtonpost.com:

    International pressure on Moammar Gadhafi to end a crackdown on opponents escalated Monday as his loyalists fought rebels holding the two cities closest to the capital and his warplanes bombed an ammunition depot in the east. The U.S. moved naval and air...
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