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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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soundoff (167 Responses)
  1. Emily

    @Rhonda
    "You are doing a much needed worldwide service. Thank You!"
    I agree with you. AC360° has the best reporters.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  2. Raouf

    Very good team Anderson + Fouad

    March 3, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  3. Jo Ann, Ohio

    The puppy story is terrible and remarkable. I was angered and disgusted to learn that they just throw euthanized animals in the garbage.

    I hope this puppy doesn't have any lingering problems from his horrible ordeal.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  4. Carolyn

    @Rhonda – Yes, Anderson and the AC360 Team does such a great job at bringing us the Truth... thanks to everyone!!

    March 3, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  5. Nancy in Oregon

    I agree,JoAnn...these reporters are in the realm of a very dangerous man.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  6. lisal -canada

    nite – kind of at a loss for words over the whole situation in and around libya

    March 3, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  7. Krasi

    The reason Prof. Ajami is able to provide meaningful information lies in his ability to analyze the issue from the Libyans perspective and from the US perspective. That is a great quality. To find a resolution and to understand an issue, a person has to be able to see it through the eyes of all involved. Otherwise, your resolution will always be one-sided and therefore incomplete.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  8. Emily

    @Jo Ann,
    "One of Bill Clinton's biggest regrets was his inaction during the genocide in Rwanda."
    I've heard him say that.
    I wonder if this is a reason that we are hearing so much from Sec. Clinton?

    March 3, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  9. Yousef

    Yes. Libyans, all of them except few, have taken very strong pills for long time. The ingredients are 100mg freedom, 250 mg democracy, 150 mg free speech and a lot of LOVE to Libya. Has the evil dictator in Tripoli understood!!

    March 3, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  10. Rhonda

    I find it interesting that I must wait until your program to get needed insightful information on one of the biggest changes in our world structure in decades. You are doing a much needed worldwide service. Thank You!

    March 3, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  11. Carolyn

    Ben Wederman... thank you for your dedication to helping Libya... please stay safe!!

    March 3, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  12. Joe

    Osama Lim Baden can't be too happy about this revolution. If it succeeds he'll be reduced to being a right wing radio show host.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  13. Patricia

    With all the chaos in Libya, the country must almost be at a standstill. All the foreign workers who got the oil out of the ground have left,schools and universities are probably closed, food and medical supplies are running low, the Koreans who ran the water project from Kufra have left, etc., etc. Don't know which is worse, dying slowly for lack of food and water or from a bullet.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  14. Chi

    Yeah! President Obama's message is now very clear. God bless Libyans! Thank God.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  15. Nina

    Dorothy Texas – lol
    battleships coming into Libya will make Ghadhafi think twice before he pulls anything while we are right there. We are Americans and we care about what is happening there.

    Qaddafi could easily rally around saying our battleships are going to take over their country. I do agree with you as it does place pressure on Qaddafi, but he could still put a spin on it to his advantage.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  16. Nicole Netherlands

    @ Nina "Its about time other countries take the initiative and not always look to the US.
    That's totally true, the problem is the US is one of the biggest (democratic)countries.
    And you've had a president like Bush who invaded Iraq to bring democracy...
    Not to many years ago 😉
    It is again all about the oil, and about the power that remains with two invaded countries.
    If the US had the man/woman power, they would act, I think.
    We are a people of 17 million, we don't have the power. The European union isn't doing that much either. One of the members is for example Italy with Berlusconi, former good friend of Gadaffi...
    And Europe can't handle the refugees..

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

    Krasi
    "The outside world will have to help but the help needs to be humanitarian, not militant."
    Even humanitarian aid seems to be taking far to long to get there.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  18. Maryann

    Hi: I just tuned in. Did you mention the tribes joining the protesters? And how important is it?
    Thanks,
    Maryann

    March 3, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  19. Jo Ann, Ohio

    I appreciate the great reporting being done by Ben, Nic, and Ivan, but I worry about their safety. Gaddafi is not Mubarak, he is a desperate and unstable man, capable of anything.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  20. Janis

    Yes, that's the hope I saw earlier. They will free Libya. I just know it.

    I don't agree with Hillary Clinton.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
  21. Emily

    Is Libya liking to become completely fractured as a country because of this? (I'm thing of what happened with East/West Germany at onetime. Could this occur in Libya?

    March 3, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
  22. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    @Kayte,Krasi Cessy – Chicago
    should we, the U.S. really meddle in Libya?

    No, We can't meddle in Libya right now.... White House are watching libya closing if they don't work it out........

    March 3, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
  23. Jo Ann, Ohio

    @Emily, "All that blood that's shed in the streets shouldn't be ignored"

    I agree. Gaddafi is violent and unpredictable. I can understand the U.S apprehension, but something needs to be done. One of Bill Clinton's biggest regrets was his inaction during the genocide in Rwanda.

    We should not make that same mistake again.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  24. marian

    i am sad that we are just watching Libyan people get killed. The media can interview libyan dictator
    I pray that someone just be a hero and capture the dictator and so it will stop this insanity and stop the massacre. We need a hero to take care of the hallucinating leader.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  25. Krasi

    @Emily, I agree that this could have been taken care of long ago. Unfortunately, it wasn't and now innocent people have to suffer. The outside world will have to help but the help needs to be humanitarian, not militant.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  26. Emily

    @Nalini,
    "The Arab leaders need to take a position and go to the assistance of their people. It's their fight!"
    I think that the U.N. should do something, (a no-fly zone would a good start). It would also be great if the other Arab leaders would take a stand. Many seem more concerned with maintaining their own positions in their countries.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  27. Mike

    Have been on Tramadol for year's and it's not even considered a narcotic and it doesn't cause hallucinations that is with regular doses.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  28. Dorothy-Texas

    Our marines are going to help with the humanitarian process. President Obama came out today and spoke very harshly, and warned anyone helping Ghadhfi would be in serious trouble.
    I think we are trying to get together other countries to go along with us.
    Don't think for one minute that we will go along
    and watch anyone attacking those poor people and get away with it. I think the mere fact that two
    battleships coming into Libya will make Ghadhafi think twice before he pulls anything while we are right there. We are Americans and we care about what is happening there.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  29. Melville Wesley Holland

    Thank God we have some one as knowledgeable as Prof. Fouad Ajami to tell us the in's and out's of this part of the world.

    He should be advising President Obama.

    Mel

    March 3, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  30. Nina

    @Dorothy-Texas March 3rd, 2011 10:39 pm ET
    We have two ships that just arrived, one capable of holding 600 people, it's a floating hospital.
    We have several thousand marines on these carriers.
    Our marines are going to help with the humanitarian
    lol – Well stated

    March 3, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  31. Aseim elfrgani

    Men in Gaddafi's regime abduct young people from homes and streets in the city of Tripoli and put them in prison, they give hallucinating pills to young people in different ways, they will let them protest on the streets tomorrow against Gaddafi, then arrest them and show them to the media to prove the validity of his lies, what a devil!!

    Aseim, Libyan guy

    March 3, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  32. Nancy in Oregon

    Good evening, people. How terrible for the opposition in Libya. I can also imagine that their lack of basic unification could hurt them in the end too. It must be very difficult to 'organize' under such conditions and with such strong tribal loyalties.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  33. Walad benghazi

    The people in Tripoli are frightened.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  34. Krasi

    @Nina: "We need to end being the world's policemen and loss of American lives. Its about time other countries take the initiative and not always look to the US."

    Unfortunately, no one is looking to the US. Only in the US people are expressing anger at the President for not getting involved.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  35. Janis

    Gadhafi is a monster. He'll give himself a heart attack trying to murder and control the people of Libya the way he does. Will take too much energy out of him and he's an old man now. A very old man. God will take a terrible vengence on him.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  36. Richard - Staten Island NY

    How come we don't hear what the Russians , Chinese or Europeans are doing or saying about what is going on in Lybia. Why is it that the USA is always trying to stick their nose in to these foreign problems. I am getting tired of us always being involved and getting the short end of the stick in the end. I say let somebody else handle it. We have enough of our own problems , we don't need theirs.....

    March 3, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  37. Paula, Colorado

    Fascinating–though disturbing– interview with the doctor in Libya, Anderson.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  38. Chloe

    Finally the voice of reason. I was so happy to hear Christopher Hill's opinion tonight. He was very well spoken and I was glad to hear him supporting our President. There is no fast or easy solution to this tragic situation.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  39. Shirley

    Anderson,
    We watch U every night, I am so glad that U are still making people aware of the crazy leader, How is the lady that U spoke to on the phone sometime back that said she was scared, but still talked to U. She said she had food for now,
    Blessings:)

    March 3, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  40. Nina

    The 'no fly' zone sounds good on paper, however, in order to in force this, it would require the US taking out the Libyan military by bombing them as they have land to air missiles .... this would intimately be war.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  41. Chad

    So many confusing stories. Send in spies to get the real story, then the US should react if the killings are real.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  42. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Wow!!!!!! That's so scary for him to spoke to Anderson......... My heart goes out to him.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  43. Emily

    @Krasi
    "There is no perfect resolution to such a conflict."
    Seems like the "perfect resolution" would have been if Qaddafi was dealt with long ago.
    Today, there must be a way, or ways for people, (the U.N) to help. (medical, food, weapons, support, etc.)

    March 3, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
  44. Krasi

    I strongly suspect that the only ones who have taken hallucinogenic drugs are Kaddafi and his followers...

    March 3, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
  45. Aseim elfrgani

    Men in Gaddafi's regime abduct young people from homes and streets in the city of Tripoli and put them in prison, they give hallucinating pills to young people in different ways, they will let them protest on the streets tomorrow against Gaddafi, then arrest them and show them to the media to prove the validity of his lies, what a devil!!

    I don't know how to send it to you Anderson, so just posted here

    March 3, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  46. Dorothy-Texas

    We have two ships that just arrived, one capable of holding 600 people, it's a floating hospital.
    We have several thousand marines on these carriers.
    Our marines are going to help with the humanitarian

    March 3, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  47. Nina

    We need to end being the world's policemen and loss of American lives. Its about time other countries take the initiative and not always look to the US.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  48. Nissrine

    I hope that something will be done soon to stop the bloodshed in Libya, what is happening is so sad.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  49. Carolyn

    Anderson... the information about the people that have died in Libya is so very shocking... when will this madness end??

    March 3, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  50. Don

    With Libya, either we the US are in or out. It's time for the President to make a decision. People are dying for their freedom from a madman and his regime. What are we going to do?

    March 3, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
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