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March 7th, 2011
09:46 PM ET

Battle For Libya Intensifies: Join the Live Chat

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Tonight the war in Libya is intensifying, as the United States considers military action in Libya. Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi continues to claim victories that do not yet exist. We're Keeping Them Honest.  Plus, new disturbing images from Egypt, alleging proof of torture during Hosni Mubarak's regime.

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  1. Nina

    Emily
    any outside influence could give Qaddafi power to unite his country. I suspect there are millions of Libyans who are not in the forefront of media which might unite with Qaddafi if he can convince them that we want to take over their country and oil. It could be what Qaddafi is waiting for. If so, then we would be playing right into his hand!

    March 7, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
  2. Emily

    @Nissrine,
    I agree that Anderson has been doing a great job covering what has been happening in the Middle East. Also, that "This is real news". I appreciate that he doesn't interrupt his guests and lets them talk.

    March 7, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  3. Janis

    The will to live free is stronger than anything Gadhafi has. It will make the difference and Libya will be free of Gadhafi.

    March 7, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  4. Paula, Colorado

    The reporters in Libya have a lot of courage–I pray they remain safe.

    March 7, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  5. Robert N Hatley

    Leave Kadhafi alone!!! Where are the rebels getting the heavy hardware? They are not rebels they are foreign fighters. Let Kadhafi have his own fight!

    March 7, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  6. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    I think I understand why the US cannot take the "lead" on this situation in Lybia.

    What i cannot understand is why No One Else like say the Arab League, Europe, UN, NATO,...somebody take the lead and help the Lybian people.

    It's not like this conflict is New news. Is this not the fourth week of battle?

    March 7, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  7. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Anderson,

    CONGRATS on reaching 1M followers on Twitter!! We love you!!

    March 7, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  8. fathi

    There are news that Gaddafi has offered the rebels his conditional stepping down. Is that true?

    March 7, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  9. Jeremiah

    What has Al-Qaeda said about Gadhafi's claims they are behind this? Has he been attacked by Al-Qaeda in the past?

    March 7, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  10. Shawn Louisville Ky

    What if the fighting continues to the point where the opposition needs more then a no-fly zone. would they be willing to recieve support from outside ground troops?

    March 7, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  11. Aliou, Jacksonville, FL

    Anderson, there is no monolistic group or region in a country.Once a group is armed, they intimidate and violate the rights of anyone who opposes them. If I happened to be in Libya, I would expect the government to protect me from any factions.

    March 7, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  12. Emily

    @Nina,
    "I find it difficult to watch Qaddafi’s hired guns"
    I do also. It seems very frustrating as outside military help doesn't seem to be an answer for the Libyan people. I couldn't imagine living under that regime for 42yrs.

    March 7, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  13. zack

    gadhafi:retrogressive/regressive minds with totalitarian behavior are hightly cyclical, it can turn into irreversible psychosis ,a low form of existence

    March 7, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  14. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Anderson,
    Congrats on twitters!!!! Whoa, 1 million followers on Twitter!!!!!!!

    March 7, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  15. Nissrine

    It seams to me that the Western world is so careless in front of a mass murder of innocent civilians, this is very sad and something should be done soon. Anderson THANK YOU FOR YOUR GREAT COVERAGE, THIS IS REAL NEWS.

    March 7, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  16. Janis

    They are sure taking their time deciding about a no-fly zone. I imagine the closer the freedom fighters get to Tripoli the more armament will be brought out by Gadhafi.

    March 7, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  17. Nalini

    Good evening Anderson, CNN and everyone.
    This is terribly frightening, and I fear for the innocent lives of Libyans
    and migrants.But there should be another another answer besides a no-fly zone, because that too is the beginning of invasion.

    March 7, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  18. Patricia

    Evening everyone.

    Thanks for sharing Debbie !

    March 7, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  19. Nina

    Qaddafi really has a delusion based in the “Banality of evil” He does not seem to view the killing of many Libyans as Nefarious. He views it as justifiable because these people are perceived as turned against him; therefore, traitors!

    March 7, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  20. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I am glad Nic got safe as he ducked while they were shooting.

    March 7, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  21. Janis

    Journalists have important jobs. They witness and document history while risking their lives.

    March 7, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  22. Cessy - Chicago

    AC360 and CNN international correspondents and staff: I give you all TWO thumbs up for bringing the world these amazing reports from these such dangerous places. Stay safe!

    March 7, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  23. Nissrine

    I am praying for a no fly zone, those poor people are dealing with a murderer.

    March 7, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  24. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Anderson,
    You made 1 millions follow you all times, Congrats!!!!!!! Now I am following both of your blog!

    March 7, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  25. Aliou, Jacksonville, FL

    Anderson, Good evening
    How do you think peaceful protesters can take a city against an armed and trained army? What miracle does that?
    Lol

    March 7, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  26. Shawn Louisville Ky

    what about the TV people inside Lybia. i fear everyday for their safty. who knows what would haappen to them if Gadhafi had them arrested.

    March 7, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  27. Nina

    Emily March 7th, 2011 10:04 pm ET
    The Qaddafi Regime is so nefarious & delusional ... a truly deadly combination. I feel for the Libyan people who only want their freedom.

    I Agree!!!

    March 7, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  28. Emily

    Is there any chance that the Army might turn against the Regime and join people rather than kill them?

    March 7, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  29. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Why is he targeting, anyway? He needs to get real. We see what is going on there!

    March 7, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  30. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Good evening Anderson & Team 360

    Thank you Anderson for your commitment to the story of Lybia, it is much appreciated,

    Hello, NancyOR, Nichole, Megan, Emily, JoAnn, Nina, Mike, Casey, Sharon H., Heather.....everyone.

    March 7, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  31. Nina

    @Kate
    How can he not realize the world is getting more accurate and truthful information?

    That is the core of Qaddafi's delusion!

    March 7, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  32. Kate

    maybe country will be willing to sell him a small property and he could move there with his family.

    March 7, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  33. Ahmed Almaghraw

    Thank You, Anderson and crew! Great reporting as always!. People in both Misrata and Zawiya are dying unarmed in their homes. Gaddafi Special Forces are using tanks and heavy artillery to attack the two cities.Gaddafi's nefarious regime bombing the Libyan people is outrageous and difficult to watch. The western world sound as they are enjoying watching live Hollowed movie. They gave Gadhafi the time he needed to recover and further entrench his brutality. I wonder if we share some responsibility by not raising our voices. The blood of the Libyan people is on our hands. I would like to thank Ben Wedeman for his heroic efforts to bring CNN viewers the current information in Libya. I am asking him to stay safe.

    March 7, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  34. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    This is so distrubing video I have seen....... Right now, it is so worst I have see people got shot or never stop war..... It is very dangerous this place.

    March 7, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  35. Cessy - Chicago

    video looks very chaotic! Gadhafi still doesn't believe that there are people who wants him to step down? clearly delusional!

    March 7, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  36. Emily

    The Qaddafi Regime is so nefarious & delusional ... a truly deadly combination. I feel for the Libyan people who only want their freedom.

    March 7, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  37. Karen, MN

    Hi Anderson and everyone,
    Happy Monday!

    March 7, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  38. Kate

    How can he not realize the world is getting more accurate and truthful information?

    March 7, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  39. Nina

    Qaddafi is delusional based since he thinks that everyone believes what he states without question.

    March 7, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  40. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Evening Anderson and everyone, hope you had a great weekend. It would be nice if Gadhafi would just leave Libya and let the people of that country live in peace

    March 7, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  41. Cessy - Chicago

    good MONDAY evening, everyone!!!!

    Hi! Anderson 🙂 CONGRATS on reaching 1M followers on Twitter!! We love you!!

    March 7, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  42. Janis

    Good evening, everyone.

    March 7, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  43. Nina

    Good evening Anderson and everyone

    I find it difficult to watch Qaddafi’s hired guns quelling a war on peaceful demonstrations for humanity by using bullets.

    March 7, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  44. Shawn Louisville Ky

    Good Evening Anderson and Everyone else.

    How much longer can the blood sheed go on in Lybia. i fear that we are getting to the point were a No-Fly Zone alone will not work. How much longer can we allow this Mad-Dog to continue to kill the brave citizens of Lybia.

    March 7, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  45. Lori

    Hi Anderson! Hello Gloria! Hi Everyone!

    March 7, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  46. 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!!!!

    Thanks for coming in for join us tonight! 😀
    Hope you have great weekend! 🙂
    Happy Monday night!!!

    March 7, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  47. Paula, Colorado

    Anderson,
    Hi! It's great to see you on.
    It sounds like the civil war in Libya is not lessening any time soon–unfortunately.

    March 7, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  48. Debbie Zimmer

    Friends of mine involved in Libyan Doctors for relief in Libya and also LibyaAlhurra TV got live calls today from people leaving Zawiyah. Here is the translation the best we could do of one of the calls: 10:30 AM THIS MORNING IT STARTED FOOD.MEDICINE IS SCARCE 25 DEATH TODAY TILL THIS MINUTE THE FIGHTING IS STILL GOING ON the tanks are all overn: THEY COME IN FROM THE EAST AND WEST OF THE CITY THE WEST IS THE KHWAELDE BRIGADE WE HAVE A LOTY OF DEATHS an: WE HAVE A LOTY OF DEATHS THYE ARE STILL BOMBING
    THYE HAVE KILLED WOMEN MEN CHILDREN
    they are killing chlidrin and woman in front of everyone THEY COME IN FOR 4 HOURS SHOOT AND BOMB AND THEN RETREAT A 2YEAR OLD WAS KILLED INFRONT OF HIS MOTHER
    THEY HAVE USE EVERYTHING FROM AA TO TANKS ETC
    THE HAVE PUT THE CITY UNDER SIEGE AND BLOCKED THE ROADS TO THE CITY
    FOOD HASNT BEEN ABLE TO COME IN

    March 7, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  49. Emily

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

    March 7, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone! Greetings!

    March 7, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
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