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March 2nd, 2011
09:42 PM ET

Inside the Fight for Libya: Join the Live Chat

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A day of battles in Libya. Government forces tried to retake a strategic oil rich city. The opposition held onto the city. We'll talk with CNN's Ben Wedeman who escaped one battle with opposition forces after bombs fell from Libyan Air Force jets.  We'll also hear from CNN's Nic Robertson who was at a rambling two-and-half speech by Moammar Gadhafi. And, Anderson will speak with a Libyan government spokesman to see how the regime's message matches up against the facts.

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  1. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Anderson,
    Go ahead grill Musa right now.... I love this...... He lying you again!!!!!!!

    March 2, 2011 at 10:28 pm |
  2. Libby

    Hi..Anderson
    This is already a civil war in Libya ..and as troops come home. How can the US help in any way ..? Blood for oil ?

    March 2, 2011 at 10:27 pm |
  3. Sue from Syracuse

    So, Libya's "claim" that they are "free of Al-Quaida" is the reason their leader (a la dictator) can cause bloodshed and fell over 1000 people inside the country? That's a 1000 of the so called "own people" not that they belong to him like a herd of goats... may be he thinks they are good enough to put his... cross-hairs on!

    March 2, 2011 at 10:27 pm |
  4. Janis

    Go get him Anderson. He keeps using your name over and over – that's trying to power play you.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:27 pm |
  5. Rada Mohamed

    breaking news from libya: many youths have been kidnapped/arrested from their homes yesterday and today. They have been tortured to admit that they have taken hallucinogens and are followers of Alqaeda. Those videos will be distributed soon, so please know that.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:27 pm |
  6. Emily

    laughing out loud!
    "I'd like to stay about from sensationalism reporting?"
    Did I hear REALLY hear that?!

    March 2, 2011 at 10:27 pm |
  7. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Ludicrous is right!

    March 2, 2011 at 10:27 pm |
  8. Charles : Mesa, Az

    Janis wrote: "Stop the influx of mercenaries, UN."
    Charles writes:
    Mercenaries are soldiers for hire, perhaps if the USA were to offer these soldiers of fortune more money than Qaddafi is paying them,it can turn them against qaddafi and fight with the opposition to topple the madman.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:26 pm |
  9. Kevin

    What a joke! The longer he talks, the dumber his nation looks – they need to go PRONTO!

    March 2, 2011 at 10:26 pm |
  10. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    ...and the cow jumped over the moon. YIKES!

    March 2, 2011 at 10:26 pm |
  11. Hamdi M Zaatut

    The Libyan regime spokesman is laying through his teeth. It shows on his face.

    Hamdi

    March 2, 2011 at 10:26 pm |
  12. Emily

    It must have been a difficult interview to conduct, Anderson. To try to keep from laughing, and to attempt to get a straight answer...
    Glad you kept asking him to clarify the statements, both Qaddafi's and his own. You were really throwing him off his 'speech'. He was not happy about that.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:26 pm |
  13. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Musa......
    Are you serious??????? I don't believe you either, Stop lying to us....... you don't know what are talking about!!!!!!!!

    March 2, 2011 at 10:26 pm |
  14. Ben Barsi

    If the drugs were opiates the excuse may be more believable.

    That word "terrorism" needs to be strikes from the vocabulary, same with WMDs. Bush has been gone awhile now geesh.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:26 pm |
  15. fathi

    Hope this guy can explain how Gaddafi has a salary of about $300/month while his sons throwing parties for millions?

    March 2, 2011 at 10:25 pm |
  16. Nina

    Qaddafi's regime has been fighting against terrorism??? What about Flight 103?

    March 2, 2011 at 10:25 pm |
  17. Patricia

    I would love to have Dr. Ajami's analysis of Ibrahim Musa's comments. Personally, I think some people around Gadhafi are working hard to find a way out of this mess so they can hang onto the country. When this fails, and it will, then things are really going to get nasty.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:25 pm |
  18. Sue from Syracuse

    Musa Ibrahim, You are barking up the wrong tree... Foggy bottom nor pants bottoms... You are way off man!!

    March 2, 2011 at 10:25 pm |
  19. Jo Ann, Ohio

    The only people on hallucinatory drugs are Gaddafi and his gang.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:24 pm |
  20. Joe the Syrian

    Can this guy please provide evidence!

    March 2, 2011 at 10:24 pm |
  21. Sandra

    Oh how I love how Anderson is handling this interview with a rep (Musa Ibrahim)from the regime!

    March 2, 2011 at 10:24 pm |
  22. Sue from Syracuse

    Hello Anderson.
    What a boatload of crap that guy from Libya talks!!!

    March 2, 2011 at 10:24 pm |
  23. Janis

    I really feel sorry for Libyans having to put up with this garbage for the last 40 years. My word...don't be polite, please. He's tap dancing like crazy.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:24 pm |
  24. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    I think this spokesperson actually believes everything he is saying......probably because he feels his life is on the line otherwise and he's absolutely convinced himself it's all true.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  25. Bernard Wesley

    Anderson,

    The spokesman did not said a word about the hardcore fighters they trained to attack Liberia and Sierra Leone. Some of their mercenaries they trained are fighting against them. The international community and let Gadhafi and his family go free. I

    March 2, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  26. fathi

    Anderson is super in his investigative style.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  27. rucaia

    the guy on tv govt.spokeman for libya he is such a lier he is worse than Ghadaf

    March 2, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  28. Sue R. Canton MI.

    I guess I have the answer to my question. He's speaking on Gadhafi's behalf. He wont speak the truth about whats really happening.
    Wow Anderson,,Does he know that this is your show and not his? He should answer your questions.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  29. Nina

    The spokesman from Libya is really not saying anything nor is he answering any of Anderson's questions.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  30. Nalini

    Goodnight Anderson, crew and everyone,
    What I took away was that he, the rambling despot, was rallying his people yes, as they chanted in support reiterating that he "liberated the libyans from the british and americans", and that Libya is made up of "people power", which is made up of committees and all decisions are made by the people. Also there is no King, and no approval is needed by Qadaffi, 3 rd person again.
    If its already in the hands of the people and they want him to step down then why doesn't he?
    He is definitely on some substance , cos he contradicts himself, each time he speaks.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  31. Chi

    Did Gadhafi say "blood bath" to the people of Libya or the international armed forces? Who is he?

    March 2, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  32. Emerson

    Facts.... What are the facts???

    March 2, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  33. Vincent Blas

    Did he just state that Libya needs a social intervention??? OMG.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  34. Joe the Syrian

    this spokesman is a joke. LOL
    If they wanted to they could kill the rebels but army does not choose to LOL. Epic!

    March 2, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  35. Nissrine

    I think that Qaddafi and his son are taking those pills.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  36. Todd Denton

    This guy is a joker. Grill him Anderson!

    March 2, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
  37. Emily

    Musa Ibrahim came here with a pre-written speech it seems not excepting Anderson to question him. He could have at least wore a tie!

    March 2, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
  38. Emerson

    What polluted water is this guy drinking from?

    March 2, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
  39. Nissrine

    Thanks Anderson for interviewing Qaddafi's representative and exposing their lies!

    March 2, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
  40. Janis

    That's OK Anderson, you don't need to be polite to a bunch of murderers.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:21 pm |
  41. Karen, MN

    I love it! You're giving him the hard questions and he is stumbling over his words.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:21 pm |
  42. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    So, we have gone from "rivers of blood" to the Gadhafi regime wanting to have free press, and a democratic gov.???

    The terrorist thing seems to be working for them, they think.

    Another pack of lies from the Gadhafi regime.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  43. Janis

    This man and his 'boss' are liars. Trying to get them to tell the truth is futile.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  44. Tom

    Where is the U.S. standing with Libya's Tunisian and Egyptian border crisis? Are we or other countries working as hard as we could to assist these relief efforts?

    March 2, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  45. Kristie

    Gadhafi must think the rest of the world is stupid if he thinks we believe all the lies he is telling everyone!

    March 2, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  46. Nina

    We now have two amphibious assault ships, the USS Kearsarge and the USS Ponce, which entered Egypt's Suez Canal today. I suspect this is our way of placing more pressure on Qaddafi and hopefully stop violent attacks against the Libyan people

    March 2, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  47. Christopher Hassett

    What are President Obama's options in this situation? I know it's not your place to say, but I completely understand why Mr. Obama had nothing to say about it today. I would be just as perplexed in coming to a conclusion if given the situation. What are your thoughts? What can be done to prevent more unrest?

    March 2, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  48. Kevin

    Obama signed a bill for Martial Law where?

    March 2, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  49. Emily

    This is a very poor spokesman for Libya.
    I'd expect better from a "spokesman".

    March 2, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  50. Ben, Denver

    Musa IS a big liar. we know him damn well. there is no Qaada in Libya. Useless to talk to those people.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
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