March 3rd, 2011
09:45 PM ET

Terror & Lies in Libya: Join the Live Chat

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The U.S. military has now joined efforts to evacuate refugees from the overcrowded border with Tunisia.
But Moammar Gadhafi is hanging on, using the same weapons he has for the last four decades: Terror and lies. We're Keeping Them Honest.

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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.

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  1. Nina

    When you look back in history at any country that was split or fractured, the people will always unite and combat a perceived threat from an outside enemy.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  2. fathi

    The reporters are admirably brave. Thank you for bringing out the truth.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  3. Carolyn

    Anderson... yes, the lies continue... please keep bringing us the truth.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  4. Nicole Netherlands

    @Megan, thanks. They are not my friends, but I am thinking of them. Here everyone wants to know what happened, why that helicopter, who made this discission, who gave the order.
    That sort of discussion. No real information
    One journalist called it an "exceptional" discission to do this near the birthground of Kadaffi...
    I hope they will be released soon, very soon..
    Then two people who they tried to rescue are in Europe.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  5. Janis

    The reporting from Tripoli takes on a hopelessness due to living in all the fear. The reporting coming from the East side of Libya is upbeat and "we can do this" attitude – so much hope.

    Shows you how swimming in fear day after day just takes your will away. Think of 40 years of it – terrible.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  6. Jim Russo

    The air strikes on his own people are unacceptable. There needs to be a "balance of power." Creating a "no fly zone" over Libya would give that balance of power. We tried to take out Ghadafi a number of years ago and that wasn't considered an act of war, so why would a no fly zone be an act of war?

    March 3, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  7. Ben, Denver

    Has anyone counted how many the word "to kill" Gadhafi used in the last of his 3 speeches?

    March 3, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
  8. Nina


    America’s military action may enable Qaddafi to rally those Libyans who are possibly still unsure or on the fence to back him against the "invading country” (the U.S.)

    March 3, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  9. Emmanuel

    Col Ghadafi,stop the violence and leave

    March 3, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  10. Nina

    Qaddafi first threatened the Libyan people, and that did not work. Now he is trying to unite his people who are still on the fence... and what better way then to threaten outside force like the US or Europe will take over Libya

    March 3, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  11. Janis

    Bengahzi has become organized – they declared a government – there was so much hope in that message. Isn't that true, Anderson? It was reported on The Arena earlier.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  12. Nancy

    Why can't we just bomb Gaddafi like Reagan did?

    March 3, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  13. JoAnn

    I applaud you all for being unrelenting in seeking the truth,stay safe please ...

    March 3, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  14. Nissrine

    Ibrahim was clearly lying yesterday and Anderson did a wonderful job exposing his lies.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  15. Nina

    I heard that many African migrant workers were killed which I have not seen in the news... Is this true?

    March 3, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  16. Sonny Daze

    Eve'n Anderson and everyone, Stay safe to the many brave journalists like Nic Robertson and all esp in the heart of Tripoli, one of those blink and you might miss it with so much going on around and in front of them. Stay Safe, prayers are with you and the people and peace soon to come InSha'Allah

    March 3, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  17. Janis

    I heard that soldiers in Gahdafi's military are being killed and put on display to scare any other soldiers if they defy or try to leave to go to the opposition.

    That seems terrible for any of them being forced to take up arms – pilots may be flying missions they don't want to fly because their families could be murdered if they don't.

    This conflict is hard to witness because of all the possibilities caused by fear.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  18. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Our hearts goes out to you and friends, Our thoughts & Prayers with you....... Anderson and I will be here for you! 🙂

    March 3, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  19. Carrie

    Anderson great job of drilling that guy and clearly we can tell that Gaddafi is on drags!!!

    March 3, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  20. Sharon Hastings

    @Nadia: Thanks for your post. It says alot about the kind of fear and treatment even little children experience at the hands of this brutal regime. More power to those seeking to escape it and start a real life for themselves and their children.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  21. Verna Tann

    Tramadol is a drug that leads your mind to believe you are not in pain (I was prescribed it). It is not even a controlled substance drug. Tell Ghadafi.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  22. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    They think we can be so easily side track with so call illegal drugs. Murder is murder. Hiring someone to come in your country to kill your people is drugged out!

    March 3, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  23. Nina

    If the protestors can gain control of the oil, they will be able to cut off Qaddafi's monies in funding the mercenaries and his military.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  24. Nissrine

    Qaddafi is a mental murderer.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  25. Margot

    Sounds almost spooky in Tripoli right now.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  26. Nina

    Hopefully the protestors will take over the oil facilities and the areas surrounding the end of the oil pipelines

    March 3, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  27. Ben, Denver

    Thanks AC, you are doing a great job.

    Mr Ibrahim says that Libya is a free Qa'ada country. At the same time same time Gadhafi and his son says Benghazi is controlled by Qa'ada to ABC, BBC and Skynews. Good luck with that.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  28. Sonia

    drugs that cause drowsiness and constipation..this leader is getting more ridiculous as the days go by..it's shows true desperation of a man that knows he's losing. I just hope that he's not just buying time to hide all his money!!!

    March 3, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  29. fathi

    It appears that Gaddafi assumes that using the term "alqaeda" will scare americans into supporting him.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  30. Nicole Netherlands

    Good Evening Anderson, Ben and Nic, AC360 Team, Starr, Emily, Jo Ann, Megan, Sharon, Heather,Nancy, Mike, everyone!
    Good to be with you all tonight, though I have a concussion (

    Big news here today is that three Dutch members of a marine helicopter crew, are being held hostage in Libya since sunday.
    They were trying to rescue two people,one Dutch and one other European, near Sirte.
    News broke today after a national election held yesterday.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  31. Nissrine

    The lies keep coming from the Qaddafi regime.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  32. Gail Duncan

    Please stay safe Ben Wedeman

    March 3, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  33. Nina

    Qaddafi thinks that what he expresses, will convince many Libyans as it has done in the past. He is trying to unite those Libyans who remain on the fence

    March 3, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  34. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Illegal drugs do not look that legal!

    March 3, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  35. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    What??????? Kids took pills to attack people!!!!! Nooooooooo way! Moammer Gadhafi is silly man I have heard, he is ridiculious!!!!!!!!

    March 3, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  36. Joyce Owen Granite Bay, CA

    Hi Anderson- am SO grateful for you and the world press – be safe!

    March 3, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  37. Nadia

    When I was at grade 4 at school, i got beaten up with a stick by one of Kaddafi's fan coz I didn't answer a question well about the green book. This is what they called education for more than 40 years. They don't deny Libya is a rich country then I ask them how come my father's pension is only 160 LYD(about140 USD)? How he suppose to feed a family of 5? while Kaddafi's sons and relatives spending millions $ to entertain themselves among Hollywood stars and champagne, buying luxury gifts to women's gives them pleasure! People of Libya is been struggling don't listen to their lies!!!

    March 3, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  38. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY


    March 3, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  39. Emily

    Was this "drug shipment" busted intentionally for the Qaddafi regime to prove their theory?

    March 3, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  40. Gail Duncan

    Greetings from Germany.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  41. Janis

    Hello everyone.

    They certainly like putting on shows, don't they? They seem to be producing comedies just for us... crazy.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  42. JoyceO

    do u think khadaffi will turn on press?

    March 3, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  43. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone! Greetings!

    March 3, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  44. Cessy - Chicago

    hello! and good evening to you wonderful AC360 fans!

    Hi, Anderson 🙂

    I would hate to get constipation pills!

    March 3, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  45. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    You know, I don't like drug being crazy people are brainwashed by Libya leaders!!!!!!

    March 3, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  46. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening Anderson and everyone. Glad to hear a forceful statement from the President today and I'm sure there is alot going on behind the scenes to squeeze Gadhafi out.

    That drug claim is so ridiculous.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  47. Patricia

    Hello everyone !

    March 3, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  48. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo 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, Chi, Jana, Karyn, others and my friend Facebook/Twitter Bloggers!!!!

    March 3, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  49. Paula, Colorado

    Hi! It's great to see you on.
    Sounds like some interesting developments in Libya–the drug claims and so forth. I'm glad the refugees are receiving help in being evacuated.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Emily

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

    March 3, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
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