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February 22nd, 2011
09:45 PM ET

Getting Americans Out of Libya: Join the Live Chat

The U.S. State Department will attempt to evacuate Americans out of Libya tomorrow on a chartered ferry. We have the breaking details. Plus, an eyewitness to the uprising risks his life to speak out and talk on camera. And, four Americans are killed by pirates at sea.

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  1. Omar Kosheiry

    worth noting, demonstrators in Bahrain just shown on your shown were actually chanting selmeya selmeya, which means peaceful, peaceful, just seconds before they were shot down. This video will be the downfall of the regime.

    February 22, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  2. Kate from Canada

    Gaddafi should have learned from what happened in Egypt. The people will not be silenced and you cannot lead if you have no one to follow you.

    February 22, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  3. Cindy

    I agree that Gadhafi is on drugs and has believed that he is God. he has kept these people in hostage mode for too many years. Please pray that the Americans are able to leave without bloodshed.

    February 22, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  4. Sue R. Canton MI.

    @Starr,,,,I agree with you. I believe that Gadhafi has been mentally ill for years and I don't think that he would hesitate to kill a massive amount of his own people before he agrees to step down.

    February 22, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  5. lilly

    Wasn't the american embassy attacked there ages ago? Is that the reason why we have no marines at the Embassy?

    February 22, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  6. Jo Ann, Ohio

    @Nina, "Governor Scott Walker is asking public employees to burden an enormous portion of the load in reducing the state's $137 million budget deficit"

    From what I understand this is a one time thing and these public employees have better benefits than their private sector counterparts.

    February 22, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  7. Barb

    Egypt allowed the Iranian ships to go through the Suez Canal. I guess since the Egyptian military is in charge, they made the call.

    February 22, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  8. Michael formely of the USMC_charlotte

    sorry that was for jo ann....and judy your husband is right all us embassies are guarded by the MSG(Marine Security Guards)

    February 22, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  9. Hoda

    It seems as though that saying 'It is darkest before the dawn' is one that can be used for these situations... the world is waking up and we are finding some very strange bed fellows along side each other... I can't imagine it will be much longer before we know the whole truth... brace yourselves, folks..

    Thank You to Anderson, Ben and the rest of the journalists that try and stay true to their calling, be safe, be well.

    February 22, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  10. Emily

    @Starr,
    "I believe that Bahrain now realizes that their violent response the "the people" was seen by the world!"
    When the F1 Race was canceled, what was going on there in Bahrain became 'world news' if it wasn't already. They rely on that for income. It's also the first race of the year. That's a huge loss for the country!

    February 22, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  11. Judy

    The Americans should have been evacuated a couple of weeks ago before this became such a crisis in Libya. They should have gotten out when Egypt was demonstrating.

    February 22, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  12. Cessy - Chicago

    CHICAGO loves Rahm Emanuel!!! whoo – Hooo!!

    February 22, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  13. Paula, Colorado

    Sad series of events in Bahrain.

    February 22, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  14. Michael formely of the USMC_charlotte

    @judy....we have a naval base and port in bahrain

    February 22, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  15. Omar Kosheiry

    RE: video just shown on show, demonstrators were chanting selmeya selmeya, which means peaceful; just seconds before shots were fired...

    February 22, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  16. Kaytee

    Sec of state Hillary Clinton is speaking for the president. She is the chief diplomat of the US.

    February 22, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  17. Kate

    Fareed is so knowledgeable and I think it is critical not to under estimate his lack of humanity. It makes sense that he could be totally out of control and there are others actually running the country. Whatever the situation – too many have died and too many more will. The suffering is far from over.

    February 22, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  18. Lori

    The sailors were distributing the Bible.

    February 22, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  19. Nina

    Governor Scott Walker is asking public employees to burden an enormous portion of the load in reducing the state's $137 million budget deficit

    February 22, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  20. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    the year of the protest~ and we are just getting started 2011

    February 22, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  21. Patricia

    Geez, NO Marines ? Usually, when we have a full blown Embassy in a country, there are Marines there to protect it. Some consulates even have Marines. I am truly surprised.

    February 22, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  22. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    A lot more people seem to be getting involved.

    February 22, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  23. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Congrats to Rahm Emanuel!

    February 22, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
  24. Eric and Angie DeBolt

    @debra I think our families are together at the school

    February 22, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
  25. janis

    Be strong Bahrain. We are still watching.

    February 22, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
  26. Jo Ann, Ohio

    @Michael formely of the USMC_charlotte, I have to wonder why, with all the unrest going on in the Middle East and Iran moving warships through the Suez Canal, we don't have a single air craft carrier in the Mediterranean.

    February 22, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
  27. Kate from Canada

    They aren't allowed to broadcast!!!!

    February 22, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
  28. Jim Thompson

    A more humane approach is to declare Kadafi insane and confine him in a mental facility while the inner circle declares freedom for lybian people nd elecions in six months to selects leaders that are the voice of the people.

    February 22, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
  29. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    In a world of mass commumication, I would imagine every country opressed by revolt. They know they can succeed

    February 22, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
  30. Judy

    My husband, a former marine, said Marines are always stationed at a American embassy in foreign countries.

    February 22, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  31. vic

    You go Anderson! You have been doing the right thing by keeping stories of repressed people in Middle East "at the top of the news". You are a witness to their truth. They are counting on the West to help end their suffering. God Bless!

    February 22, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  32. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @lisal-Canada & Emily

    Some reports are that the area of Lybia that is under the control of the people has a good part of the oil

    The people have stated they will turn off the tap if Gadhafi threatens them!

    I believe that Bahrain now realizes that their violent response the "the people" was seen by the world!
    Their "tourist" business and "trust" by the West has been ruined.

    February 22, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  33. Sue R. Canton MI.

    @Debra Chestnut,,I pray that your sister and all the students stay safe.

    February 22, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  34. Hal Fairley

    Who could have predicted the sweeping revolutions that are taking place across the Middle East. I hope the best for the people as a whole. True democracy is a good start.

    February 22, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  35. Emily

    Looks like a wonderful funeral that he received.

    February 22, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  36. Chi

    I believe there is one thing which is obviously wrong. Freedom has no nationality. If people praise freedom, they simply praise it, not any country. Gadhafi's speech is a disaster.

    February 22, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  37. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    There was no cause for that type of gun down in the street.

    February 22, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  38. Nina

    @Jo Ann, Ohio
    Of course, oil over human rights. Unforgivable

    That is the ugly side of capitalism! The focus is for profit, not human rights!

    February 22, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  39. Kate from Canada

    How dare they! These images of these brave people behaving in a peaceful manor were shot without warning. I cannot believe that such a violent and terrible act could be committed. Please rest in peace. Your stories are known around the world. You are true heroes and visionaries. Your brave spirits will be remembered.

    February 22, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  40. Laurie

    @Lorrie C...I wondered the same thing about Americans leaving DAYS ago,of their own accord. The airport has been open. Commercial flights were still leaving. Why wait until it gets this tense? Did they think it was going to settle down? I would have been on the first flight outta there!

    People asking "where is our President"?? You can be sure he is involved. Only this time he is doing it quietly. When the Egypt uprise was happening, and the days following, Obama was criticized for speaking out loud. Even Pres. Clinton said "this is when you speak to the other leader and pressure him to leave" behind closed doors. Not publically.

    February 22, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
  41. angelique doudnikova

    Yes Anderson I do concur that Ghadafi was definitely on downers or opiates (natural/pharmaceutical) of some sort!!

    But what I really want to know is – who was feeding him his lines OFFSTAGE?!!
    Am I the only one that heard it? Normally in rehearsals on stage you can say "Line" and the script girl/boy will give it to you.
    Who was Ghadafi's script boy earlier today during his dramatic speech?!!

    February 22, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
  42. Dorothy-Texas

    The US has not gotten permission to land planes for Americans; US State Dept. wants to ferry Americans at 10am to Malta. I will pray for Americans to leave safely. Americans are very concerned about the protestors and their
    safety, and hope and pray they will have freedom, and peace to live their lives safely.
    We are all watching and hoping for the protestors; that they will be free from this
    dictator, we are praying for the Libyan people.

    February 22, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
  43. Karen, MN

    the footage in Bahran is horrible. They are very brave people. I hope the are able to win freedom.

    February 22, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
  44. Jo Ann, Ohio

    @Nina, "Good trade negotiations for oil with Libya is the cause for US's involvement."

    Of course, oil over human rights. Unforgivable.

    February 22, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
  45. Michael formely of the USMC_charlotte

    that was unbelievable footage from Bahrain I was stationed there for a year it is a beautiful and peaceful country!

    February 22, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
  46. lilly

    The video in Bahrain is very disturbing. How sad that people are dying everyday in these countries for the basic right of freedom.

    February 22, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
  47. Chi

    The situation in Libya seems getting worse quickly. Hope all Americans make it out of Tripoli safe. Hope Libyans stay safe and blessed.

    February 22, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
  48. Nina

    Oh Anderson, that is so difficult to watch... the shooting of these people.. like target practice! Ugh! How horrible!

    February 22, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
  49. Paula, Colorado

    Fascinating interview with Moftah–and follow-up discussion. It's good to see actual video from Libya, though I pray for the safety and stability of those seeking freedom there.

    February 22, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
  50. Nalini

    @ Lilly, you think?
    It is because the world is dependent on oil that these powerful leaders take their time to consider their interests.
    To invade or not?
    Seek our interest or not?

    February 22, 2011 at 10:35 pm |
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