March 1st, 2011
09:45 PM ET

U.N. Airstrikes in Libya?: Join the Live Chat

We've got breaking news tonight on Libya. The New York Times is reporting opposition leaders may ask for airstrikes, under U-N Security Council sanction, carried out by Western air forces. We'll talk it over with with our reporters in Libya and Prof. Fouad Ajamai of John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Plus, the U.S. government went on record today saying Moammar Gadhafi has to go. Will opposition forces ask for outside help to make that happen?

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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soundoff (177 Responses)
  1. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    James Arthur Ray......just hearing that name gives me chills.

    March 1, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  2. Eric from Chicago

    Interesting...throughout Obama's campaign he was continuously called a Muslim with dire warnings that he would turn his allegiance to all the Arab states.

    Now many Arab states are claiming that he is anti Muslim and dead set on destroying the Arab world.

    Guess Obama can't catch a break on this one.

    March 1, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Jo Ann, Ohio

    @Casey Jones – Palm Springs, CA, "..thanks for the laugh with the Charlie Sheen reference.

    Human rights have always been "conditional" in the U.S. We're in the shape we're in now because of hundreds of years of a wealthy white male "democracy."

    I couldn't resist. Sheen is such an easy hit.

    I agree human rights should never be "conditional".

    March 1, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @JoAnn – LOved the comparison of Gadhafi's affect sounding like Charlie Sheen...LOL

    Thank you Anderson & Team 360 for your continued excellent cover of Lybia.

    Good night fellow writers..great blog!

    I wish everyone a safe & peaceful day tomorrow. Lybia reminds us that not everyone has that option.

    March 1, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Emily

    Good night Anderson, Isha, 360°Team, Jo Ann, Mike, Megan, Nicole, Nancy, Gloria, Starr, Nina, & Bloggers.
    Great show & blog.

    March 1, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Janis

    So when are the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Japan, China, Russia going to step in and do something also? Do all their citizens agree that there governments need to go in and save Libya because they don't believe Libyans can do it themselves?

    Believe in Libya and be patient!

    Good night Anderson and AC360 staff and bloggers.

    Stay strong Libya – I believe you will overcome Gadhafi.

    March 1, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  7. susan

    Everyone wants to be a hero, Ghadafi &sons want a modern country that they helped create -Ghadafi wants to be loved-if by stepping down to a non Al Quaeda, non-radical Islamist group he could propel his country forward,he would gain some respect,even as he martyred himself by doing so

    March 1, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  8. Rose from Muscoy, Calif

    Came in late good new tonight. Iran protesters? Are they next?

    March 1, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Patricia

    @fathi . . .why do you believe gadhafi will not fight from the desert?

    March 1, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Margot

    UN air strikes using whose air force? We need our Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice, front and center of diplomatic negotiations on this. She's smart, quick and extremely well spoken. Libya is a currently a failed Arab State. The Arab Union, or whatever it's called, is nowhere to be seen at Libya's borders. This is Africa; not the mid-east.

    March 1, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  11. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    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, Lori, 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!

    March 1, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  12. lilly

    good night everyone!

    Sorry I couldn't contribute more but I have a major test tomorrow.

    Have a great night:)

    March 1, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  13. Lori

    I enjoyed the show tonight. Thanks Anderson.

    Good night Anderson. Sweet dreams.

    Good night Everyone. Have a nice evening.

    March 1, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  14. Shawn Louisville Ky

    night AC and Everyone talk to you tomorrow

    March 1, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  15. Emily

    Would Libyans be more open to "help", in whatever form if it was coming through Egypt, or Tunisian? If the aid were passed by them, would that be okay?

    March 1, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  16. Paula, Colorado

    I think it will be a problem no matter where Gadhafi goes.
    Fascinating program tonight, Anderson!

    March 1, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  17. Krasi

    @Casey Jones – Palm Springs, CA. Unfortunately, that tends to be the case.

    March 1, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  18. Lisa, Indiana

    Lybians want to fight to win their own freedom and apparently they believe they can.I say that we should give them all the tools we can.Gadhafi is scared of a fair fight.

    March 1, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  19. Nina

    Good Night Anderson, team 360

    Excellent program.

    Thank you for having Ben Wedeman, Nic Robertson, Prof. Ajami and Ivan Watson on your program to bring about a dynamic discussion to this complicated multi-dimensional situation in Libya.

    March 1, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  20. fathi

    No way gaddafi will fight from the desert. Diplomocay has seems to be a convining argument.

    March 1, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  21. Simone (Canada)

    So many mixed messages coming out of Libya... I hope governments (especially the US) do not go in with guns a blazing or provide weapons...as one journalist stated that it is "deceptive" in Libya... we must be careful not to be "drawn in" into this without seeking out diplomatic solutions... as heartbreaking as the pictures and phone calls are, we cannot make world changing steps based on emotions. The people of Libya are obviously strong and determined and maybe international intervention should be geared to supporting that.

    March 1, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  22. aliousalam

    It's another imperialist scheme to control oil. America is losing to china, and want to control the middle east and Africa. Libya is one of the road blocks to such imperialism.

    March 1, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  23. Emily

    Over 40yrs of being able to do whatever you wanted to the people and with all the money...it's no wonder Qaddafi is delusional. No one has said "No" to him in over 40yrs!

    March 1, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  24. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Both gentleme speaking make sense.

    However, i do understand our military's reluctance to get "involved" with another Arab state.(re: Iraq an uninvited intrusion in a sovereign state).
    But, i agree with Mr. Hadley, "active diplomacy". Clearly Lybia is a "failed state" & needs outside help.

    March 1, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  25. Rose from Muscoy, Calif

    Hi Anderson and staff,Gadhafi lost his people a long time ago. I still think this crazy man will be beat.

    March 1, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  26. Shawn Louisville Ky

    "full range of options" yet the defence sec. said not military support?????

    March 1, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  27. Jo Ann, Ohio

    How are Venezuela and Nicaragua showing their support for Gaddafi? Are they supplying him with any help?

    March 1, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
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