February 24th, 2011
12:18 AM ET
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Pierre-Hugues Archambault

    According French media Le Point Italian PM Berlusconi and Crazy Gadhafi are real «pals». Crazy Gad invests a lot of money in Italian bank and businesses. And, by the way, Crazy Gad shows Berlusconi (the old playboy)how to play Bouga Bouga with many women.
    Could be difficult for Italy to initiate any action against his «friend».
    Crazy Gad is very manipulative. Al Kaida is not involve in any way in Lybian revolt.It is a popular revolt for a better life. As usual Crazy Gad lies to manipulate and save his regime.

    Fortunately for the World President Obama is the wisest one USA have for a long time. He is facing very well and very wisely a very difficult, complicated and risky diplomacy game in Middle East.
    Media must understand USA cannot act unilateraly in this game. If we want Democracy and stability in Middle East and avoid political and economical Chaos we need partnership with the International community. It will take time and patience to put in place a strategy involving allies and taking in account the specificity of every Arabic nation. (Egypt is not Tunisia, Lybia is not Saoudi Arabia etc.)
    Barhein etc.
    Some countries will have to increase its oil production to control world prices in short time in order to avoid speculation and an international oil crisis.

    The World is changing dramaticaly and quickly. It will be for the best if our leaders act wisely.
    Free and democratic media play an important role to keep everybody honest and explain to the World what is really happening.

    God bless you all

    A Canadian Friend

    February 24, 2011 at 12:59 pm |
  2. Berge Minassian

    I hope Anderson Cooper gets to read this message. I could not but be deeply affected by his incredible integrity in pointing out clearly how we in the west have supported these horrible regimes. He made it clear that it is not just 'our governments'. After all we are democracies, and our governments represent us. The uprisings in the Arab world are not just freeing the Arabs, they are also freeing us of our own hypocrisies. Anderson Cooper will stand out as a prominent figure in history as the journalist who chronicled this world revolution in all its aspects. My cynicism about journalists, news organizations, and our western governments gave way to hope for a decent future free world in part through Mr. Cooper's courage and honesty. Thank you.

    February 24, 2011 at 8:42 am |
  3. Alannah Granger

    are you joking me! Youu have supppoted this murder and now you have a problem controlling him???? You need to control this prblem and stop the blood shed> do the right thing now. This is a US problem, You gave him power now it is up to you to take it away> By the way, Rwanda was an absolute genocide. Obviously the media does not matter??????? A milliion people died and no one did anything.

    February 24, 2011 at 1:51 am |
  4. Dave

    Examples of the US involvement in the Middle East are the Red Line Agreement signed in 1928 and the Anglo-American Petroleum Agreement signed in 1944. Both of these agreements were legally binding and reflected an American interest in control of Middle Eastern energy resources, namely oil, and moreover reflected an American ‘security imperative to prevent the (re)emergence of a powerful regional rival’.[4] The Red Line Agreement had been ‘part of a network of agreements made in the 1920s to restrict supply of petroleum and ensure that the major [mostly American] companies…could control oil prices on world markets’.[5]

    February 24, 2011 at 1:21 am |
  5. Catherine Berryhill

    Anderson, please keep reporting om the middle east. Americans are only thinking of themselves.

    February 24, 2011 at 12:35 am |