February 28th, 2011
09:45 PM ET

Separating Facts from Fiction in Libya: Join the Live Chat

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Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi faced reporters today and spun a story of what he says is happening in Libya. It's the same story his son, Saif,  has been trying to sell the world for days now. Tonight on 360° you will hear what they say is happening and then you will hear the facts of what is happening. We have the facts and evidence.

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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.

Here are some of them:

1) Keep it short (we don't have time to read a "book")
2) Don't write in ALL CAPS (there's no need to yell)
3) Use your real name (first name only is fine)
4) No links
5) Watch your language (keep it G-rated; PG at worst - and that includes $#&*)

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soundoff (196 Responses)
  1. Cessy - Chicago

    well, Anderson..it's been a great and a very interesting night... see ya! and be safe!

    February 28, 2011 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Sharon Hastings

    Good night everyone. Very excellent comments posted tonight. And a superlative job by Anderson and team as usual.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Stay safe Ben Wedeman and Nic Robertson!

    Good night Emily, Mike, Starr, Nicole, Nancy in Oregon, Casey, and Megan.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone! Sleep Well!

    February 28, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    BTW P.S.
    I don't believe Charlie Sheen says a second!

    February 28, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Abdulrauf

    Lybian do not love Gadhafi, he needs to leave

    February 28, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Rose from Muscoy, Calif

    Night Anderson and staff have a good one.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  8. lilly

    good night everyone, see you tomorrow:)

    February 28, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  9. Cessy - Chicago

    Charlie Sheen in his manic stage.... very sad for kids.

    he cleared his substance abuse problems thru his mind? someone need sot send him to the looney bin!

    February 28, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  10. Lisa

    Thank you Janis and Steve. There is no evidence that "thousands" are being killed.
    The Libyans seem to want to deal with this, and be proud to reap the rewards of their efforts without the interference of the United States.
    All I have heard them ask for is media coverage to show the world their truth, and a no fly zone – which is NOT the jurisdiction of the U.S. to ensure.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  11. Janis

    Hopefully with a better UN, these atrocities will be a thing of the past in the Ivory Coast.
    I hope the UN works quickly to give themselves the 'teeth' they need. There is so much need in the world. Human dignity first!

    Good night Anderson, AC360 staff and fellow bloggers.

    Good morning good citizens of Libya – stay strong!

    February 28, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  12. Emily

    Good night Anderson, Isha, 360°Team, Jo Ann, Mike, Megan, Nicole, Nancy, Gloria, Starr, Nina, & Bloggers.
    Great show & blog. So glad that you are all covering what's happening in the Middle East. (Libya, Egypt, etc)

    February 28, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  13. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Emily re: obama & "legal" backing.

    He is trying to get it through NATO, the UN & our European allies.
    The US cannot take unilateral action, as has been stated by any number of people who specialize in Lybian history and present situation.

    @Mike, freezing $30 billion is nothing. CNN has reported that Gadhafi has as much as $150 Billion at his disposal. I hope the National Community can get it all.

    Good night everyone. I wish you a safe and peaceful day tomorrow.
    Charlies Sheen needs to be banned fro speaking on Any More Media!

    February 28, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  14. Ekaloa

    Nice show tonight,specially about Lybia ,AC and team,

    February 28, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  15. John, Connecticut

    Good Evening Mr. Cooper and Staffers,
    I'm a little late in submitting my question or commentary. My concern with Libya, is if the United States and it's Allies sit on the sidelines during this time when crimes against humanity are at an all time high, how will we as a country or ally of Libya be perceived in the futre, if we don't take any action? I previously stated that we can't place boots on the ground, as the general population of Libya doesn't want an occupation, however, I believe that we aren't acting quickly enough with viable options.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  16. S Gomez

    Good Night Ac.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  17. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Thanks so much..... I agree with you, Anderson is doing great job!!!!!!!! 🙂

    Good night Anderson, Megan, Isha, Jane, 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), Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Samantha, Jana, Chi, Karyn, Lilly, others and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    See you tomorrow night, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!

    Have a great/good night, Tight sleep & rest,
    See you tomorrow night!

    February 28, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  18. Priscilla

    Just a side comment on the coverage. I can't believe Paul Wolfowitz is put on the air and asked his opinion. This man was one of the major architects of the Iraq war (pre-9/11) and the "new American century" which stated democratization of the middle east (i.e. another word for overthrowing certain governments) as a prime objective of the United States. His opinion simply can't be trusted, especially in regards to a highly volatile, complicated situation like Libya.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  19. Ahlem

    Thanks Anderson and good night everyone!

    February 28, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  20. Karen, MN

    Good night! See you tomorrow:)

    February 28, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  21. Kristie

    I hope and pray that someone even more evil doesn't step up after Ghadhafi is out of power.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  22. Karen, MN

    I watched Piers Morgan interview with Charlie Sheen. Wow, that was interesting. I guess this is Charlie's world and the rest of us are just in it. Actually, I hope he gets the help he so desperately needs.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  23. sonia

    I'm waiting for ajami to be this excited when the freedom demonstrators express their love for freedom from the mulla rule next time they demonstrate.
    he always gets sooooooo excited about the arab corrupt leaders and forget to show the same of the empathy towards the iranian people.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  24. Abdulrauf

    the inner circle around Gadhafi is very small, so if people around him tell him things are calm in Lybia he does believe them. He is not aware of what is going on.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  25. Rose from Muscoy, Calif

    Sorry, I am late in coming in the blog. I have been busy. But I didn't want to miss some of this great show. Ivory coast violence sad.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  26. Emily

    "Heard a lot of talk about it."
    No, a no-fly zone has not, however, I've not heard Obama talk about it. What is he waiting for? Other countries were talking about it last week.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  27. Nina

    Good Night Anderson Team 360. Have a wonderful Week

    Great Show Anderson. Thank You Prof Fouad Ajami for all your incredible knowledge

    February 28, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  28. Shawn Louisville Ky

    Good night Anderson and Everyone

    Stay strong Libya. we are praying for you.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  29. Paula, Colorado

    Fascinating and strange interview with Charlie Sheen before your program. I'm glad to see the Ridiculist is back again tonight.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  30. Ahlem

    A million thanks Janis for a message well said. Libyans and other Arab nations can certainly take care of themselves and your voice should be heard loud and clear. Arabs need to hear this kind of message over and over again. Please forget about who will replace Bin Ali, Mubarrak and Gadhafi and think about what these Arab people will get in return. They will get their sense of pride and sense of accomplishment. Isn't that a big prize already?

    February 28, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  31. Cessy - Chicago

    Charlie Sheen has lost it!

    It's a shame that his kids will have to see how he behaved later on .... Embarrassing especially for his two young girls with Denise

    February 28, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  32. Sue from Syracuse

    wow, really intense. I held my breath the entire show. Easy.. and rest up folks.
    Have courage fellow Libyans and take good care of yourselves and your fellow citizens.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  33. Emily

    @Sue from Syracuse,
    And to think that he's been in power since '69! The things that he's done to 'his own people' and the world has turned a blind eye. Very sad. I sure hope that something is done now. (to rid Libya of him and his family)

    February 28, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  34. S Gomez

    I didn't think Charlie did bad on the P Morgan show. I thought he held it together more than expected.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  35. Janis

    Whoa, Anderson – CIA – you know Gadhafi is going to jump on that piece of info and twist it into something conspiritorial – if he's still able to think straight, that is. LOL

    February 28, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  36. Sue from Syracuse

    I like the thought that Egypt and Tunisia people help their fellows in Libya. I dont know if this is geographically possible and the extent of border crossing constraints involved in this are unclear. In any case, they can help Libya rebuild. The nation is going to go through horrific mourning in the heels of the bloodshed and will need neighbors' support.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  37. Kenya

    @Martin Ann arbor
    You hit the nail on the head! Rwanda comes to mind too.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  38. Rose from Muscoy, Calif

    Hi, Anderson and staff, great show. Libya is a strong and educated people and nation. We need not to go and be big brother. We the U.S have enough in our plate.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  39. lisal -canada

    happy monday – very intense show – nite

    February 28, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  40. Saifi

    Wow! What coverage!! I have so far disliked Wolfowitz for his neo-conservatism and his advocacy of Iraq invasion. But today, I could not agree with him more. We need to identify a Provisional Government in Libya and give them help – medicine, food, training to organize and weapons. If this uprising fails, then it will be much more difficult and expensive to replace Qadhafi. In that case, we may have another Saddam for us to replace in the future. Think about it!

    February 28, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  41. lilly

    Am I the only one that is surprised that Gadhafi is blaming Al Qaeda instead of joining forces with them?

    Is it because Gadhafi doesn't want to lose control?

    February 28, 2011 at 10:51 pm |

    Hi Anderson,

    Great too see Paul as your guest. He did good work in iraq and nice to see he is still doing a great job. Paul and Libian leader are delusional so may be he can understand him better

    Great work. Keep it up

    February 28, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  43. Kate

    I can't imagine this situation without your reporting and the knowledgeable guests you have to explain things in an understandable view. I appreciate your excellent program every night – Thanks to you,your team, and your guests.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  44. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Nadeen H.
    Thank you for your kindness comment, Anderson will read your comment, My heart goes out to you and your family.......... Keep safe for us.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  45. Larissa

    @Martin from Ann Arbor, MI
    I don't think we should just give away weapons, but we definitely need to help them with supplies, including food and other medical supplies.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  46. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Emily – I don't know if a no fly zone has been established yet. Heard a lot of talk about it.

    Aside from other countries, including the US, the Lybian people have consistently requested a no fly zone.

    Look what happened today. The bombings of an Army base in revolutionary hands & helicopter attacks on civilians.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
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