February 28th, 2011
11:46 PM ET
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Wajdi Hamama

    We are a Tunisian American group and we would like to make a suggestion on how to ease the refugee issue.
    Tunisia has hundreds of hotels that are completely empty right now. If the US really wants to help the situation, they can provide financial aid to place refugees in hotels where they would be very well taken care of, instead of sleeping in the dirt.
    This would only be until they find a way to get back to their home countries. It will be much cheaper than any massive projects that will take a very long time and resources. It will help the Tunisian economy and stabilize the situation. It will also be a nice PR for the US in the region. The same thing can be done on the Egyptian side as well. I am talking to people on the borders and they told us they had to shut down the border today because they can't move the ones that are there. They need action immediately, and this will relieve the pressure, reduce the risk of lack of security, and above all help those poor people. We just need to use our heads a tiny bit. Please help us pass this on to the American people and government. We appreciate your coverage and wish you success.

    March 1, 2011 at 7:24 pm |
  2. Suleiman Darrat

    Thank you very much for your great reporting on Libya. Unfortunately I was shocked to hear Bob Baer call the attacks on Bab el Aziziya in May 1984 “a mess”. It is not the time now to talk about that attack, but as a Libyan in the Diaspora I refuse, as I think millions of Libya in- and outside Libya, to be lectured by the same guys, who caused the biggest mess in modern history in the ME based on the Lie of Saddam’s position of WMD. May 8 is coming soon and I hope by then, Libya will be free and the Libyan people and the world will find out about what happened then insha-Allah.
    Dr. Suleiman Darrat
    Sr. Lecturer of Arabic & Islamic studies
    University of Kentucky

    March 1, 2011 at 9:04 am |
  3. Andrew Vecsey

    How do you deal with Gadafi with shedding the least amount of blood.

    People should be encouraged to leave Tripoli.
    Tripoli should be surrounded and isolated.
    Tripoli should be cut off until all the people in it are arrested and put on trial.

    You should deal with Gadafi the same way you deal with a man in your neighborhood who abuses his family?
    Stop buying in his store and protest other who buy in his store.

    And what if he is a grave danger to his family?
    Keep an eye on him and keep an eye out for his family.

    How do you deal with a man who takes his family hostage?
    Let whoever can escape leave. Surround the house, and isolate it until he surrenders.

    How do you deal with a man who starts to kill his family?
    Try to kill him before he kills.

    In the case of Libya, the abusive man is Gadafi, his family is the Libyan people, his store is a gas station, and his neighborhood is the world.
    The Libyan people have matured and rebelled against Gadafi, while the world did nothing.
    The hostages have freed themselves, isolated their abuser and hostage taker.
    They are wounded and need help.
    The world should help them with humanitarian aid and moral support.

    March 1, 2011 at 5:39 am |
  4. William from Guam

    Why do we have to interfere with this civil war in Libya. Shouldn't France, Germany, Spain, Italy be the main players here in insuring that the violence towards civilians stop? Aren't they democratic countries? President Obama should change the approach to solving human right violations – and have its allies take the lead and spend their money doing so in Libya. We can not afford taking the lead – and even imply fueling the civil war by supplying the separatists with weapons. We should demand for a cease fire....and allow the Crescent Cross to come in...we should demand for peace...and demand for a peaceful solution. But instead, the media is pushing for his death and family, armed intervention, assassination, replacement of the government through violence...Mr. Cooper, your show wants the destruction of the country – regardless of who wins. Please talk about a cease fire and allow the UN to mediate.

    March 1, 2011 at 5:05 am |
  5. richard bush

    Humanitarian supplies can and should be introduced to the Liybian country thru Benghazi>>> the heart of the new Libya...Can it be done??remember the berlin wall, we as an involved part of this global society Must Act!!!

    March 1, 2011 at 2:47 am |
  6. Amber

    The issue that interest me the most is that ,unlike in egypt, in Libya there is not a strong army to keep things in order after Gadhafi is taken out of power.

    In Egypt we see the young revolutionists and the muslim brotherhood seek to have their issues heard, but still the army is a strong presence. In Libya, the lack of a strong presence besides Gadhafi makes the situation extremely delicate because militant groups could easily ruin the reputation of the protestors.

    It will be interesting to see how events unfold in the next few days.

    March 1, 2011 at 1:39 am |
  7. travis Clemenger

    its crazy to hear and see everything that is going on in our one and only world that we all seem to take for granted we as a people need to take action in these selfish acts of human beings i am 21 years of age and it seems like ever since i was old enough to understand news and media it has been crazy if there was a draft i would fight in this seeming to be world war 3 because i do want to be able to give my daughter honest freedom and to see what people can to other human beings makes me sick god bless everyone and lets pray for a better future oh and anderson you are a true amazing and heartfelt human being thanks for the honesty

    March 1, 2011 at 1:16 am |
  8. Renee Kaminetzky

    I noticed something very disturbing in pictures and videos from the Associated Press from Libya. As the rebels were setting fire and destroying posters of Gadhafi, I noticed that there were nazi symbols and Jewish Stars given equal placement on Gadhafi's face. I would like to ask
    Dr. Adjami if he understands most Libyans to be anti-semitic?

    I also was reminded of Yassir Arafat using similar rhetoric as Gadhafi about Israel poisoning Arab drinking water, medicine in the water and such fabrications.

    March 1, 2011 at 1:12 am |
  9. steve

    I just logged into google earth and saw my house from space. CNN has access to much more sophisticated images from space. Why don't they use the sattelites to show what is going on in lybia instead of relying on sporadic images from cell phones?

    March 1, 2011 at 12:51 am |
  10. J. C. Lucier

    What happened to all the migrant workers in Libya? After employers fled the country, many were stranded, some of them without papers because they were held by their bosses. Is anyone helping them get back home?


    March 1, 2011 at 12:26 am |
  11. MBoudet

    I find myself wishing your show was twice as long. CNN, can we make this happen?

    March 1, 2011 at 12:12 am |