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February 24th, 2011
09:02 PM ET

Evening Buzz: Scared in Libya

An internal security officer waves the old national flag Thursday in Libya's rebellious city of Tobruk.

An internal security officer waves the old national flag Thursday in Libya's rebellious city of Tobruk.

Maureen Miller
AC360° Writer

Tonight on 360°, remarkable bravery and anger in Libya. You'll hear from a woman in Tripoli who's been barricaded inside for nearly a week. There are stay bullets flying in her neighborhood, as the regime tries to keep a grip on the country. She fears the regime will be going house-to-house to attack those who are against them. She's scared, and wants it all to stop. She wants Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to step down. She wants a new Libya, a better one.

Gadhafi still controls the capital, but not much more of the country. Today the dictator accused followers of Osama bin Laden of brainwashing the youth of the seaside city of Zawiya, with hallucinogenic drugs, leading to the unrest. Zawiya is where 17 people were killed and 150 others were wounded in Martyrs Square today when government forces attacked the city.

Tonight we'll talk about the claim that followers of bin Laden have ties to the uprising with Foud Ajami, professor at John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

We're also looking at the ongoing effort to evacuate Americans on a ferry out of Tripoli. They were supposed to depart for Malta yesterday, but the ferry is still docked due to bad weather.

Join us for these stories and much more starting at 10 p.m. ET. See you then.


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soundoff (61 Responses)
  1. Pierre-Hugues Archambault

    Hi Anderson's team,

    Thank you so much for allowing the World to hear the cry in the night of this couragous woman of Tripoli who described the hell she is living in.
    By doing that you make us aware we all are citizen of the World and we all are link by the same Hope: Live free in dignity and peace.
    Times of utopia and idealism will be over if we keep that in our mind when we vote for our leaders. Our democratic media will continue to keep our leaders honest and our children and grand children will certainly live in a better world.

    A Canadian friend

    February 24, 2011 at 11:56 pm |
  2. Abdulallah

    Let this lady and the rest be free I am hurt from all the human killibg . What is obama waiting for .... More blood shed this guy is a mass murder! They are humans like us in the usa . Some one needs to react asap before it gets worse and more lifes are lost .

    February 24, 2011 at 11:56 pm |
  3. Dave

    This is a message to the middle east. I'm so proud of those in the middle east. I take pride in analyzing situations very carefully. When most began worrying about oil and the interest of our country America, I was praising the people in the middle east, Egypt especially, for demanding their freedom. Let your voices be heard with far-cry into the ears of the free, the proud, the lazy and those blinded by self preservation and personal gain. Never stop, let freedom reign. I'm praying for you all, my fellow man. I pray for you firstly because I'm human and secondly because I'm Christian. We are listening and I'm hopeful my government is working on a solution despite our economic situation. Be steadfast and Unmovable Godspeed.. Long live Freedom.

    February 24, 2011 at 11:52 pm |
  4. Phillip P

    I admire Anderson Cooper for hanging in with this brave lady in Tripoli; out of all the money this country spends in this region it seems a shame that we do not help in at least arming the people that are trying to rid themselves from an Insane Hitler style leader.
    As for the United Nations they sure Rattled their saber when it came to ethnic cleansing in Europe; what does it take, mass graves before they act! They are worthless.
    Reagan knew the answer; and oil didn't seem to be a factor in his decision. Lets do it again.

    February 24, 2011 at 11:51 pm |
  5. Rusty

    Genocide is unacceptable...why can't Isreal help here. They better than anyone should understand this.It will show they are good neighbors to all in that part of the world. Hillary Clinton, remember Bosnia / Kosovo Isn't this the same situation? As another called this young lady..."Anne Frank" of Libya. When will help come? Please let her know we hear her and will answer her plea for help.

    February 24, 2011 at 11:51 pm |
  6. Laureen Falzo

    To the Lady in Tripoli, We are praying for you and your family as well as your country...I know its it must be very hard for you, but try to stay strong stay in prayer and faith. My heart aches for you and I pray for your safty. We the United States stand by you and want President Obama to take a stand to Libia and the people.... God bless and keep you all safe.....

    February 24, 2011 at 11:49 pm |
  7. Mimi Amabile

    The Libyan woman interviewed tonight with such eloguence and insight appealed to America to support them with more than words. The free world must come together and take steps to end ths terrible assault on the people of Libya.

    February 24, 2011 at 11:49 pm |
  8. Shipanga

    From now on anarchy will replace Democracy!

    February 24, 2011 at 11:47 pm |
  9. Name*Michael

    I listened with great sadness to this brave, articulate, desperate woman and am filled with wonder at the hypocrisy of our leaders and the rest of the world in continuing to deal with this murdering madman all these years. All because of oil. Oil is more precious than blood to the super rich of the world. I pray that someone comes to her and her peoples aid soon. Where are our great leaders now.

    February 24, 2011 at 11:41 pm |
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