February 18th, 2011
11:48 PM ET
soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. Rey

    End selfish ruling... Governments should not enslave its subjects but it must ensure that more than basic services be met... Life is a gift of God to enjoy and not to earn... People also has this responsibility to fight for his freedom at all cost...

    February 20, 2011 at 12:59 pm |
  2. salem Attiga

    Dear Anderson:

    Please keep up the great work about human rights in the ME and especially in Libya where the Libyan dictator is killing his people in the streets for no reason than wanting freedom. President Obama's complete silence on this killing is very upsetting. He appears to value Libyan oil way more than Libyan blood. What a shame for a man like Obama to not support a "change we can beleive in"

    February 20, 2011 at 12:30 pm |
  3. Emhemed

    Mr. Copper

    I am Emhemed, A Libyan student here in the USA. As Moftah, the Libyan guy with who u tlaked, asked you to continue covering all new about Libya, please do so. We hate AL Ghadafi. We wanna all the world know what is going on in Libya. The regime cut the Internet over there...

    February 19, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  4. Ayman Ali

    Gaddafi regimen trying to genocide the Libyan people, only because they want freedom and have a better life. People are fad up after 41 years of oppression, ignorance, lies, and poverty in rich country. CNN please help us, help Libyan people to be heard and show the world what's going on in Libya. We are Human being. Mr. Cooper and AC360 cast, we appreciate your work and sincere interest to help up, please stand with us and convey our voice to the world.
    From the heart Big thanks AC360

    February 19, 2011 at 9:14 pm |
  5. audrey papke

    Kaddafi should been out years ago. The UN should no longer be tolerating him and his iron-fist selfish clench on a group of people.

    The protestors threaten the unity of the country? This is not a country united to begin with. The people have no say in their lives, while he lives like a king.

    A most brutal regime . . .

    February 19, 2011 at 3:33 pm |
  6. Nuria

    This was such a great interview.

    I am American Libyan, and most of my family lives in Libya. Right now, its hard just to speak on the phone with them because we know that there are people listening to all phone calls that go through. All my uncles and cousins are protesting, demanding change, but I'm really scared for them, they've been telling us about all the shooting going on, and how there is no media over there to cover whats happening. People are dying and the world doesn't know how bad things are over there.

    But this was a good interview, Muftah spoke the truth and he was brave to get on the phone and tell the world whats really happening.

    February 19, 2011 at 10:41 am |
  7. Asem

    Please ,world.....DONT HELP THIS MAD MAN.
    My country men are bein slayed in the steets.....
    Killed with no mercy..with cold blood..
    Please world..I urge you to look at Libyans with a different eye..supportive eye...

    February 19, 2011 at 8:40 am |
  8. Adam

    Anderson Cooper, One more thing. would you please contact the Libyan embassy as they are threatening to withdraw government scholarships from all the Libyan students in the US if we don't show up tomorrow and take part in the pro-government rallies in Washington this weekend.

    February 19, 2011 at 4:49 am |
  9. Adam

    I am a graduate student at the university of Kansas & i am Libyan. I watch your interview with Mr Moftah and i appreciate you gave him the opportunity. I just came from Libya and i was born raised in Libya. I know exactly how felt and i can refer to every word. Please follow up, we need your help Thank you Anderson Cooper and thank you CNN

    February 19, 2011 at 4:16 am |
  10. Amani

    We as Libyans thank Anderson Cooper for trying to get the truth out there. To show the fear that we have lived in for decades and how we have been deprived of our God given right to enjoy our country,its wealth, and its history. We love you Mr. Cooper for giving us a chance to show the world what is REALLY happening!

    February 19, 2011 at 4:10 am |
  11. Mohanad

    My name is Mohanad and I live in the USA. I spoke with couple of friends today in Libya; they confirmed that more than 60 people were killed today in Benghazi. There is news about African militias coming in ships from the sea and they are going to restore “order” by force, this means the world is about to witness a massacre in Northern Africa by a dictator that G. W. Bush once called a hero.
    I think the US government and the NATO should do what is in its power to prevent that from happening. The Libyan people will not forget such an act of courage and support by the USA government and people.
    Anderson, I have so much admiration and respect for you personally and professionally. So please you and CNN keep your courageous work and we are here to help with any information or comments you need.

    February 19, 2011 at 3:11 am |
  12. Adam

    It is time for this terrible and brutal regime to go to hell. It is time for Kaddafi, his family, and his cronies to leave for ever. Forty two years of terror, oppression, corruption, and horrendous mismanagement of this beautiful rich country has to end now. We ask all people of conscience to stand by the Libyan people and help them get their freedom. Help us by contacting media outlets and by exerting pressure on the US government and other western governments to speed up the demise of this brutal dictator and help give the Libyan people freedom.
    Thank you CNN and more specifically Anderson Cooper and the CNN team of reporters in Egypt for your excellent coverage of the events, you definitely played a part in the liberation of Egypt. We need one of your reporters to be in Libya to help show the world the brutalities and atrocities committed against innocent Libyan demonstrators. It is time for all free people in the world to help the Libyan people get a chance at freedom.

    February 19, 2011 at 3:01 am |
  13. Karan Hoss

    If it wasn't for AC360 the people in Tahrir square would have been slaughtered long ago, followed by anybody else in any other Country who dared protest in peace. I heard Anderson say tonight that he and the show have started receiving emails about moving on to other topics and discontinuing coverage of what is going on in the Middle East, and that is to be expected from some viewers (after all there are lots of people/viewers with lots of interests, and everybody wants what is important to them to top the news every night). Let's just remember that most of the rest of the media has already moved on, and the only reason these dictators are not slaughtering their people from street to street and square to square is because Anderson Cooper and AC360 have not moved on. On behalf of everybody who's lives you've saved, Thank You!

    February 19, 2011 at 2:31 am |
  14. Ralph

    hey we have people losing there house and America...these people run the oil up on us...over millions of people out of work....

    February 19, 2011 at 2:31 am |
  15. Ralph

    Anderson, its great that you are keeping us up on this..but we have millions of people out of work here in America .. we have a base there if they are beat and killing there poeple we need to pull the base now....

    February 19, 2011 at 2:25 am |
  16. elessan

    Good on you Anderson for showing the world what is happening. I myself am worried about my family living back in Libya. From the day I was born, I was taught to keep silent and never tell people about what we thought of Ghadaffi. He is insane and will do anything to cling in power. He switched off all forms of communication and is basically trying to kill who ever comes in his way without anyone knowing about it. No more are the 6 million Libyans afraid. For we have had enough abuse and we want Libya to become a democratic country, a government of the people, by the people, for the people.

    February 19, 2011 at 2:24 am |
  17. Lyne

    Anderson you are right in saying that the events happening in Lybia have to be shown and those who risk their lives for freedom have to be heard. Please keep doing what you are doing, love your show and you are one of the few reporters who I respect to tell the truth.

    February 19, 2011 at 2:23 am |
  18. Joe

    While I appreciate everyone right to say what they want, these people that want to move on to more relevent things in the US seem to forget that the US was built on the same threats that Lybia and the rest are going through right now. We should be proud of everyone who sticks up for thier rights in the Middle East. Muftah is a Hero and everyone killed in those clips should be considered a saint. Please Anderson, stay on this. I want my child to see and live it all. While I love Lindsay Lohan and hearing about her, this is much more important than US news. Thank You and Smiles....

    February 19, 2011 at 2:03 am |
  19. Adrienne

    I hope and pray Anderson will be able to keep up the work he is doing to tell us what is going on in the Middle East. He is admirable in this endeavor. The situation there should be drawing the attention of the entire world. The Middle East is finally drawing up the courage of its people to fight the oppression they have been enduring for years. I am so impressed by their strength in the face of such cruelty. The only thing I feel for our government in all this is impatience. How can we stand by and just watch. Surely we can do something to help these people. I am a strong supporter of President Obama and worked in his campaign but I feel shame for this country by his not at the very least coming forth with strong support for the poor people who are at last rising up to demand the freedom which we are supposedly all about in this country. Keep up the work you are doing on this, Anderson. Some of us are following this very closely.

    February 19, 2011 at 1:41 am |
  20. matt

    I wonder how much AC really knows about Libya or Bahrain. Cooper tells us Libya is "coming apart at the seams". But despite a call for a "day of rage" there have were no disturbances in the capital Tripoli. Libyan experts quoted by Reuters have said "definitely there is no national uprising" and the difference between Egypt and Libya is that Gaddafi is "respected in much of the country" (your Libyan guest said everyone hates him).

    Reports say there are "street battles" going on in Benghazi and maybe another town. Unlike in Bahrain, where police opened fire on non-violent protesters, in Libya, you own video shows people attacking a police station, burning things, destroying property – but no video of abuse.

    Let me be clear that we don't know what happened yet. The use of lethal force needs to be justified or is illegitimate.

    February 19, 2011 at 1:37 am |
  21. Tarik Ait Maatallah

    Anderson, you are a true human being and you carry that very well. The emails asking you to pay attention to US news and move on can only be terribly uneducated or the corporations/US regime members who hate to see people in the Arab world flush their greed down the toilet. US news are covered by too many media outlet. The many millions of decent US citizens will remember you as a hero who did not want them kept in the dark...

    February 19, 2011 at 1:21 am |
  22. Adnan Mohamadi

    Dear Mr Cooper, we are grateful for giving attention to what is happening in our beloved country, we are facing unfortunately a brutal regime who will not hesitate to shoot with live ammunition on the protesters, he will sheers up if maximum numbers will be executed, after 41 yrs of absolute governance we reached a stage that we know what Qaddafi and his thugs will do weeks ahead of time,he did the same thing during the eighties,he does not believe that there is opposition,simply because he has bipolar disease.
    We are in need for every support from freedom supporters and the free thinkers in any part of the world.
    We just heard that this regime has cut internet in an attempt to control the protesters and isolate the uprising as he is feeling that it is the most threat that he ever had to his regime.
    Mr Cooper, we are in need for your continuous support as what you did for people of Egypt.
    Kind regards


    February 19, 2011 at 12:30 am |