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March 8th, 2011
09:45 PM ET

Inside the Battle for a Libyan City: Join the Live Chat

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A dramatic day of developments in Libya, as poorly armed opposition forces try to hold on against attacks by Moammar Gadhafi's forces.Tonight we bring you new video from inside the surrounded city of Zawiya.  Gadhafi doesn't want you to know what is happening there

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  1. Nina

    Heather – Spokane, WA
    @Nina, I don't think Gadhafi is going to leave unless he is forcibly removed from there and his children and the rest if his 'people' are removed the same way

    I hope you are correct. I think his rage at his people for rebelling "against" his "Authority" will cause him to dig in to the bitter end

    March 8, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  2. Janis

    I hope the UN reinvents itself after this.

    March 8, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  3. Robert N Hatley

    I think we need to stay out of Libya's civil war. Where are these rebels getting the hardware? It's not in our best interest to jump in their fight.

    March 8, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  4. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Cessy,
    I agree,we need help children and not to shutdown the hospital..... Good point too.

    March 8, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  5. Anne

    I think Gadhafi has brainwashed himself into believing that he is invincible. I don't believe that he is playing with a full deck.

    March 8, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  6. Nissrine

    Qaddafi is another Hitler he would kill everyone if it is convenient for him. It is a shame that the whole world is watching and not doing anything yet. Someone should stop this horror movie.

    March 8, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  7. Sue R. Canton MI.

    The opposition clearly can't stand up to Gadhafi's army. They don't want us to send our military in to defend them,,but I can't understand why there hasn't been a no-fly zone implemented by now.

    March 8, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  8. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Devona – i agree with you. I know i am emotionally exhausted watching the death & destruction by a maniac.

    Like you, ii pray everyday for the people of Lybia, as well as the safety of all reporters in the country.

    It appears the Pres. Obama will not take the US into a 3rd war without support from several other countries. I can't say i blame him, but i want to see assistance for the people of Lybia yesterday!

    March 8, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  9. Shawn Louisville Ky

    your telling me that they are shooting wounded people again... that is not right. those people need help and they need it now, not tomorrow, NOW

    March 8, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  10. Edwin R. in Apopka, FL

    Hey Anderson and the rest of the 360 team.

    I'm gravely disappointed at the lack of international involvement in Libya's situation. Forget the critics. Help the innocent citizens of Libya. Now.

    March 8, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  11. Carolyn

    Shouting the wounded... this does defy logic.

    March 8, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  12. Cessy - Chicago

    once again, hats off to you CNN correspondents! great reporting. please be safe!

    March 8, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  13. Emily

    @Starr,
    "He must really enjoy having the press at his disposal anytime he wants."
    Most politicians do. It seems that's the most 'normal' think he's done, however, eight hours is really extreme.

    March 8, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  14. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Devona,
    We do anything to help children right now, White House are going help and monitor closing updates from Libya.

    March 8, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  15. Heather - Spokane, WA

    @Nina, I don't think Gadhafi is going to leave unless he is forcibly removed from there and his children and the rest if his 'people' are removed the same way

    March 8, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  16. Vincent Blas

    This - much of the language used - sounds like a civil war.

    March 8, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  17. Janis

    I think the coalition probably should sit tight until the UN can decide if they are going to provide a no-fly zone or not. Don't put any lives on the line or waste ammunition until you know what the UN is going to do.

    Thursday, I believe? Red tape just doesn't belong here but what can you do?

    March 8, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  18. lisal -canada

    so basically they "made" all the journalists go to one place and stay there (by not showing up for 8 hours) – they are getting very good at herding and controlling people where they want them to be based on how they "know" various groups of people will behave – they are very dangerous thinkers – i do not think anything they are doing is by accident

    March 8, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  19. Carolyn

    Anderson... this latest video is terrible... the way that the Libyan Forces are treating these wounded children and all of the wounded people is so shameful, so wrong, it's quite heartbreaking.

    March 8, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  20. Nina

    Qaddafi's army bombed water lines for a city meaning no water. I hope some humanitarian efforts will be activated for these people in need.

    March 8, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  21. Cessy - Chicago

    @ Meghan: after seeing the video of the children who were hurt and reports of shutting down the hospitals, I'm still shaking my head.

    March 8, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  22. Nissrine

    I hope that this nightmare in Libya will end soon somehow, this is horrible to see so much brutality against an innocent population. Nato should do something already.

    March 8, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  23. Devona

    I just want to say that I am praying for the people dying in Lybia, I can't take it anymore, the injured children on AC tonight is to much, please Mr. Obama do something, the children are suffering, dying, Children are innocent.

    March 8, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  24. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Emily, yes another Gadhafi statement that we don't know what he said.
    After keeping reporters waiting for over 8 hrs., Gadhafi reportedly spoke with One reporter and left.
    He must really enjoy having the press at his disposal anytime he wants.

    March 8, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  25. Nina

    I do not believe Qaddafi will leave Libya. That would be perceived as he was beaten. He will never accept that perspective. Certainly not one who views himself as a demi-god.

    March 8, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  26. Janis

    I don't believe anything that comes from the regime's mouth. That hotel trip was another strange Gadhafi moment. He seems to love the drama he creates.

    He seems to get some terrible pleasure out of chaos and upheavel and instilling fear, real or not. Only serial killers have that kind of mentality.

    March 8, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  27. Krasi, Houston

    I don't think we need a video as a proof that Kadaffi is a delusional psycho. Anyone who's ever heard of Libya and this 'leader' was aware that the guy was a tyrant who fought anyone who opposed him.

    March 8, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  28. Heather - Spokane, WA

    We obviously know that whatever Gadhafi says about his troops not firing on people is not true and it is obvious from the pictures of the wounded children that they do not care who gets killed in their fire

    March 8, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  29. Cessy - Chicago

    this uprising in Libya is making me nervous! Gadhafi only thinks for himself!

    March 8, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  30. Emily

    I heard rumors that Qaddafi was looking to plan a way out of Libya? I really find that hard to believe, but it would be terrific if he, and his sons, were to go, ASAP!

    March 8, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  31. Shawn Louisville Ky

    im not for sending in US forces but after these videos i say we send them in NOW

    March 8, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  32. Karen, MN

    Hello Anderson and friends

    March 8, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  33. Sue R. Canton MI.

    It's so disturbing watching these videos of the events taking place in Lybia. Especially when you see the wounded and terrified children. It seems like it's time for international intervention.

    March 8, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  34. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Cessy,
    I agree..... Hospitals are shut down, that is unacceptable behavior I have seen!

    March 8, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  35. Nalini

    Good evening Anderson, 360 crew, and everyone.
    So now the deranged despot is onto Al-Jazeera, Afghanistan, Egypt, alcoholic beverages, caves, technology, etc. In any language, and this is gibberish, Arabic,and an interpreter's version of English, this man is incoherent.

    March 8, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  36. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone! Greetings!

    March 8, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  37. Nina

    Hopefully the world will soon quell Qaddafi's horrid behaviors and nefarious regime

    March 8, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  38. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Yikes!!!!!! My heart is so breaking for children got hurt so bad!!!! 🙁

    March 8, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  39. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Good evening Anderson & Team 360.

    Hello, Nancy,OR-Nichole-Megan-Emily-JoAnn-Mike-Casey-Nina-Sharon H.- Heather.....everyone.

    Another day and no help for Lybia. MAYbe, NATO's meeting on Thurs. will finally kick into some kind of action.

    March 8, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  40. Emily

    That video of that poor little bot suffering and moving about when Doctors(?) are trying to help him...I really can't believe that his own government did that to him. 🙁

    March 8, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  41. Cessy - Chicago

    hospitals were shut down? this is crazy!!!

    March 8, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  42. Janis

    Hello everyone.

    He's grabbing anything in the wind to see if someone will believe it and comes to his view of seeing things. Very strange.

    March 8, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  43. Cessy - Chicago

    HELLLOOOOO!!!! good evening to you all amazing AC360 fans and staff!! I hope all is well:)

    Hi, Anderson!

    March 8, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  44. Nina

    Good Evening Anderson and everyone

    March 8, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  45. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Good evening everyone.
    Looking forward to the show tonight.

    March 8, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  46. Emily

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

    Yet another explanation from Qaddafi?!

    March 8, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  47. Shawn Louisville Ky

    Good Evening Anderson and everyone else

    Another day of just sitting around doing nothing to help the brave people of Lybia

    March 8, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  48. Paula, Colorado

    Anderson,
    Hi! It's great to see you on.
    It's disappointing to see Gadhafi's forces continuing attacks on Libyans–as if their lives are less important than the regime holding on to power.

    March 8, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  49. 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!!!!

    Happy Tuesday night!!!

    March 8, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Evening Anderson and everyone

    March 8, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
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