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February 28th, 2011
09:45 PM ET

Separating Facts from Fiction in Libya: Join the Live Chat

Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi faced reporters today and spun a story of what he says is happening in Libya. It's the same story his son, Saif,  has been trying to sell the world for days now. Tonight on 360° you will hear what they say is happening and then you will hear the facts of what is happening. We have the facts and evidence.

Want more details on what covering? Read EVENING BUZZ

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

Here are some of them:

1) Keep it short (we don't have time to read a "book")
2) Don't write in ALL CAPS (there's no need to yell)
3) Use your real name (first name only is fine)
4) No links
5) Watch your language (keep it G-rated; PG at worst - and that includes $#&*)


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  1. Mohamed Akoud

    it is hard when you have been a ruler for 41 years and everybody around you is telling you how wonderful you are

    February 28, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  2. lilly

    Gadhafi need's to stop the lies, when will he finally open his eyes and see what we see!

    February 28, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  3. ellen

    Brent, you are correct... It seems like everyone else gave news updates, but ignored the significance of this story. This is HISTORY that we are witnessing. And human suffering. Disappointed in other networks and other anchors.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  4. Juan

    Gadhafi tries to lie to the world but thanks to the media and AC360 we can see what's really happening in Libya

    February 28, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  5. Robert

    Its only a matter of time before Gadaffi's gone so the question becomes how soon can the west atone for its looking the other way by siding with the future rightful rulers-the people of Lybia.How about a no-fly zone and a daily buzzing of the dictator's palace by western F-16's? lets show this guy the door pronto...

    February 28, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  6. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Telling the news that people are not being killed when there are pictures of people being killed or dead people is like telling someone that it is raining and spitting on their head. He is not fooling anyone with this

    February 28, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  7. Emily

    I can believe that Qaddafi was laughing. He likely thinks this is all a big joke.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  8. Soufiane

    Great news ! I learn so much from it. Please keep it up "Keep them honest".

    Awesome Anderson Cooper ! Awesome CNN !

    February 28, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  9. Cyrenaica

    this is "guida, guida, guida"

    the dude has a habit of repeating words– shibber shibber, zenga zenga

    February 28, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  10. Jerome

    i personally think gahdafi is out to go into the history books as the next hitler.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  11. Patrick

    At present, there are demonstrations in Oman, Bahrain and Yemen, and the people there are being shot down like dogs too, and Saudi Arabia has sent thirty tanks to Bahrain, any chance of a " no – fly zone " there?

    February 28, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  12. Mohamed Akoud

    it seems that all these dictators who rule for 30 and 40 years lose touch with reality. i heard the same things from Saddam Hussein, Mubarak, Bin Ali. they all refuse to believe that people can rise against them.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  13. Emily

    Good evening Anderson, Isha, 360°Team, Jo Ann, Mike, Megan, Nicole, Nancy, Gloria, Starr, Nina, & Bloggers.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  14. Ahlem

    Please why can't we have the arabic perspective on warships?
    This is the worst strategy. I swear as an Arab and Tunisian.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  15. Norma Green

    I feel so sorry for these people. When is the International community including the US going to help these people?? We are watching night after night all the killing and we need to help them.
    Thank you.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  16. Shawn Louisville Ky

    this mad man and is followers need to be brought to justice. the blood shed has gone on for to long. how could we sell military weapons and supplies to someone who has been so crazy. we should have known that he had something to do with the plane bombing over scottland.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  17. Cyrenaica

    Libyan here- just wanted to say, we are at a loss for words to describe our gratitude for mr Cooper's coverage of Libya. he truly has given a voice to a people without one. I am happy blood isn't being spilled in secret, and a lot of that is thanks to Mr Cooper. Best coverage ever!

    February 28, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  18. David

    Hello Anderson. Thank you for what you do. This IS important news. Human rights and social justice for all people is still possible.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  19. steve

    Why are we relying on sporadic images from cell phones when there are sattelites that can take pictures and video so close up that you can read a license plate. Where are these pictures and videos?

    February 28, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  20. Janis

    I'm glad they are all sharing the risk by rotating the calls and participating in the forum you have provided for them, Anderson. First hand accounts of what is going on are very valuable.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  21. lynn

    why such a delay for nato to end the madness?

    February 28, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  22. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    It is nothing wrong with wanting freedom! The giant is awake!

    February 28, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  23. ellen

    Anderson, you have done a superb job covering the mideast revolutions. Thank you. Our prayers go out to those out there who are demanding the change of fundamental rights

    February 28, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  24. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Janis – where did you see the interview with Saif and his brother?

    Your post was so true.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  25. Ahlem

    of course he doesn't believe what he is saying. He is playing the whole world.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  26. Rick

    Good to see these middle eastern country citizens are finally getting it..

    February 28, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  27. Brent Durham

    Thank you Anderson. For 72 hours it was like what is going on in the Mid-East was not happening. You either need a show on the weekends or to do what you can to make sure that everyone else continues to shine a light where it needs to be shined. The world needs to know what is happening to the people in Libya and throughout the Middle East. Continue fighting the good fight with them.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  28. Shawn Louisville Ky

    is it that we are scared that the people will turn against us if we help them. these people are dieing everyday there while we as americans just sit around doing hardly nothing. even if we give them supplies and aid it could make a difference to them.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  29. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Sorry, I meant schizophrenia

    February 28, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  30. Janis

    Saif Gadhafi is becoming more active. The family must be becoming very desparate. He doesn't have quite the arrogance. I saw an interview with his brother who appeared quite nervous and said he just needed to get a lawyer.

    This will be over soon. Elder Gadhafi is probably cracking and son is covering for him.
    His mind can't process his future anymore.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  31. Lori

    How can they say that no one has been killed?

    February 28, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  32. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Saif is as CRazy as his father!

    God bless the Lybian people who have such courage to call you Anderson.

    Do they know, do you tell them how much we (Americans) care about them? Please do.

    I am glad she believes Gadafi will "fall" soon. At least Pres. Obama has put "assests" in the area to help if needed.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  33. Chi

    Evening AC and AC360

    February 28, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  34. Heather - Spokane, WA

    I think Gadhafi has schozophrenia. He has delusions and has disorganized speech which are signs of the disorder. Without knowing if he has hallucinations or any of the other symptoms, that comes to my mind

    February 28, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  35. Shawn Louisville Ky

    Good Evening Anderson and Everyone

    My question is: Why is it taking us The Great United States of America so long to respond?

    I thank it is time to just set a no-fly zone so that we can help these poor people.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  36. Erika

    How many people actually live in southern Libya? It's mostly desert and I know there are some tribes. Anyone have actual numbers?

    February 28, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  37. Karen, MN

    Hi Anderson and everyone,
    That is very disturbing video. I don’t think I can watch that.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  38. Janis

    Hello, everyone.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  39. Lori

    Thanks for the warning Anderson.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  40. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening Anderson and everyone. Thanks again to Anderson and the 360 team for keeping us up to date in Libya. I'm not really sure that he believes his people love him unless "his people" is interepreted very narrowly to include family and a few stalwart friends. He might be psychotic or burned out on drugs but he is definitely a showman.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  41. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Good Evening Anderson & Team 360.

    Hello, Nancy, Nichole, Megan, Emily, JoAnn, Mike, Casey, Samantha, Nina, Heather, Sharon H., Sam......everyone

    Gadhafi is NUTS!

    February 28, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  42. Cessy - Chicago

    Gadhafi blames Al Qaeda? what does the Al Qaeda say about this? I watched that interview and he appears to have lost his mind! Clearly Delusional!

    February 28, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  43. Kenya

    Muammar is beyond delusional.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  44. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Megan, Isha, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, (Danie), Lori, (Adelaide), Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Samantha, Chi, Jana, Karyn, others and my friend Facebook/Twitter Bloggers!!!!

    Hope you have great weekend! 🙂
    Happy Monday night!!!
    Wow!!!! That's so scary I have heard or seen this video!

    February 28, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  45. Cessy - Chicago

    Hello, everyone! HAPPY MONDAY!!!

    Hi Anderson 🙂

    February 28, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  46. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Evening Anderson and everyone, hope you had a great weekend

    February 28, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  47. Lori

    Hello Anderson. Hello Everyone.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  48. Paula, Colorado

    Anderson,
    Hi! It's great to see you on–I hope you had a good weekend.
    Gadhafi seems so out of touch with reality, I don't see how he can remain in his position of leadership in Libya much longer.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  49. lilly

    good evening everyone!
    hope you had a great weekend!

    February 28, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone! Greetings!

    February 28, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
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