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February 25th, 2011
09:50 PM ET

Gunmen Rule Tripoli's Streets: Join the Live Chat

Tonight in Tripoli, Libya families are once again hiding in their homes as gunmen rule the streets. And the dictator Moammar Gadhafi and his sons continue to oversee the killing of unarmed protesters, and continue to lie about what they are doing. We'll take you inside the uprising with new video and new insight from our panel of experts. You'll hear from Gadhafi's former translator. He fled Libya after taking part in a failed plot to overthrow the Libyan leader in the late 1970s.

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.

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3) Use your real name (first name only is fine)
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5) Watch your language (keep it G-rated; PG at worst - and that includes $#&*)


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soundoff (306 Responses)
  1. Nancy in Oregon

    What exactly is a sanction in these terms? Other than simply freezing funds, I mean.

    February 25, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  2. Emily

    Karen, MN,
    and a nefarious narcissist is even worse!

    February 25, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  3. Cheryl

    Thank you, Anderson Cooper and team, for not ignoring the suffering of people throughout the world. It is critical that Americans know what is happening. The young lady's pleas from Lybia for us to hear what is happening in her country have prompted me to fast and pray today for justice, wisdom and peace to rule in her land – and for protection for her and her family...

    February 25, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  4. Nicole Netherlands

    If this should learn to world something, it is that we have to find alternative fuels.
    We have to demand this from our leaders, we have to. End this dependicy on oil.
    Why are this regimes kept in place for so long?!

    February 25, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  5. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Nancy – it was sickening to see that smile and wink from the one son – i agree, they are as dellusional as their father.

    I pray that Gadafi et al, do Not commit suicide.

    I want to see them captured and tried at the ICC, and ultimately executed as they have executed so many innocent Libians, their own people.

    February 25, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  6. Janis

    Well, you heard him US. That's what they think of us and it's not his fault it's ours. As long as we think money and our economy is more important than anyone else's right to a free, happy life, we deserve the derision. I'm ashamed and I shouldn't be. America didn't used to be this way.

    February 25, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  7. john

    We need to help these poor people now. Please tell everyone you know.

    February 25, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  8. Nina

    Very sad he believes that the US does not care. He does not understand we cannot do anything until we evacuate All Americans first! We would be sentencing them to certain death if the US made a military move.

    February 25, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  9. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Shame on Moammar Gadhafi!!!!!!! You will be sanction right now!

    February 25, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  10. Ben. Denver

    I studied with saif in the same Engineering faculty, in Tripoli University. He would come with his armed thugs. Libyans all knew this end long time ago. I agree with the young man, nobody in Libya wants to military intervening in Libya.

    February 25, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  11. Karen, MN

    Narcissists only think of themselves. They are very dangerous people. The wink sure seems like a sign of narcissism to me.

    February 25, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  12. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    @Kenya...I think the word we're looking for is "delusional." I can't think of a better way to describe their behavior.

    February 25, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  13. Jana, Georgia

    @Starr, formerly known as vincent the sons seem as crazy as their father.

    You can say that again.

    February 25, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  14. Nancy in Oregon

    I'm sure that's been a concern, Casey Jones. Probably one reason why there hasn't been a lot of saber rattling early on. I'm wondering who the Americans are who are there...they can't all have been diplomats.

    February 25, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  15. lisal -canada

    i am just at a loss for words – the whole situation

    February 25, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  16. Nina

    So much pandemonium... such a tragedy my heart goes out to these people

    February 25, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  17. Jill

    Where is the UN in all of this Middle East unrest? Isn't Gadhafi and Libya part of the UN?

    February 25, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  18. Janis

    Thankfully, the UN is coming forward to condemn Gadhafi. Need more forceful rhetoric from them on a continuing basis now.

    February 25, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  19. Emily

    "Qaddafi is one of you?"
    Many think that Qaddafi will commit suicide before he is taken alive or moves to another country. His sons sound as crazy as he is.

    February 25, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  20. Nancy in Oregon

    I'm sure they are, starr. Undoubtedly his sons are as lopsided as he is.

    February 25, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  21. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Jana.....
    There is no Fly-Zone over this city, they won't allowed to fly over somewhere right now.

    February 25, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  22. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Now that the U.S. is turning-up the heat I wonder how much more dangerous it will be for those who have not been able to get out yet?

    February 25, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  23. Kenya

    Muammar is far from this glory and dignity he's talking about. What a nut.

    February 25, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  24. Cessy - Chicago

    Happy Friday, everyone!

    Hi, Anderson 🙂

    looking forward to another interesting show !

    February 25, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  25. Janis

    Hello everyone.

    A terrible smirk on the Gahdafi's son's face.

    February 25, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  26. Nicole Netherlands

    Good Evening Anderson, AC360 Team, Starr, Emily, Jo Ann, Megan, Sharon, Heather, Gloria, Mike, everyone!
    Lookin forward tot the show tonight, and being with you all again, how gruesome the facts and pictures will be
    It is awful, what is happening.
    The courage these people have (!)
    To still take to the streets, to get this crazy Ghadaffi (and family) out.
    How many lives have been lost today?

    February 25, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  27. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    How much longer are "we", the Western world going to stand by and let this crazy man & his sons massacre his own people?!

    The sons seem as crazy as their father.

    February 25, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  28. Sandara

    How well is the satellite covering the mustard gas storage site? Anyone know?

    February 25, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  29. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    At what point will we see the protesters being armed? Considering that so many other key areas of the country are already in control by the general population/protesters I'm surprised weapons haven't found their way to Tripoli.

    February 25, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  30. Nina

    Good Evening Anderson, and everyone

    I am delighted to see that the US and China are imposing sanctions against this Subjugative and Nefarious regime of Moammar Qaddafi

    February 25, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  31. Cindy

    Hello Anderson , Thank you for continuing to report the events of the Middle East. The world needs to know the truth.

    February 25, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  32. Chi

    Evening AC and AC360

    February 25, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  33. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Oh my goodness, I can't believe this someone shot people are on protestors, That is so outrage I have seen this video!!!!!!!!:(

    February 25, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  34. Karen, MN

    Dance and sing while I shoot you down.

    February 25, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  35. Nancy in Oregon

    He is really so disturbed.

    February 25, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  36. Nalini

    Goodnight Anderson, CNN Crew and everyone,
    Now that the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
    has categorically stated that "the violence must stop" and he "is willing to do anything" to stop it when he has to, while the best options are being prepared after talk and more talk, civilians are being killed.
    If and when economic sanctions are imposed, it would be the citizens who will be affected, and in what way does this stop a demented dictator and his regime of 42 years, when they are prepared to "fight to the last bullet", and "live and die in Libya", according to Saif al Islam.?

    February 25, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  37. Mario Alejandro Cavuoto Madrid

    Did the Women thats been calling in the past few days call today??? is she okay Anderson?

    February 25, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  38. Nancy in Oregon

    Even the mercenaries are often caught in the middle...pawns.

    February 25, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  39. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Good evening Anderson & Team 360.

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

    It's Not a "good evening" in Lybia.

    February 25, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  40. Anita

    I was flabbergasted to hear the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announce today that he will meet with Obama in Washington on Monday to discuss what can be done about the situation in Libya. What are these people going to be doing in the meantime? Catching up on their weekend soaps? A 'no fly zone' in and around Libya should be in effect from 7 days ago! What are they waiting for? All these formalities are nauseating! God help us!

    February 25, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  41. Ben. Denver

    Good Evening, AC

    February 25, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  42. Emily

    Awful & scary looking video.

    February 25, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  43. Nancy in Oregon

    Good evening, people. Too sad, the whole thing...I hope it's over soon.

    February 25, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  44. Patricia

    Good news that some Americans and other nationalities have been able to get out.

    February 25, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  45. Jana, Georgia

    Good evening all.

    I have a question. How can we impose a no fly zone over Libya when it is over their country. I guess I don't understand.

    February 25, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  46. Karen, MN

    Hi Anderson and everyone,
    Happy Friday!

    February 25, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  47. Paula, Colorado

    Anderson,
    Hi! Happy Friday. It's great to see you on.
    It's good the Americans are safely out of Libya. I wish the Libyans who are left hiding in their homes could escape the violence as well.

    February 25, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  48. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Megan, Isha, David G, 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,) BettyAnn, Heather, Starr, Sharon, Casey, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Karyn, Indiana, Jana, Chi, Samantha others and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    Thank God It's Friday Night!!!!
    Couldn't wait forward this weekend!
    Thanks for coming in for join us tonight!

    Good news Bloggers, 130 or more American citizen escaped from Libya today are safe now in Malta....... 🙂

    February 25, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  49. Emily

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

    February 25, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone! Greetings!

    February 25, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
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