.
March 9th, 2011
09:16 PM ET

Evening Buzz: Proof the Libyan Regime is Targeting Civilians

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2011/WORLD/africa/03/09/libya.gadhafi/story.gadhafi.gi.jpg caption="Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has vowed to die a martyr on Libyan soil." width=300 height=169]

Maureen Miller
AC360° Writer

We have evidence that Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi's regime is committing mass murder. For weeks now, Gadahfi and his followers have said they've been battling al Qaeda and not targeting civilians. Tonight we'll play video from a city under siege that shows otherwise.

Alex Crawford and her crew from Sky News recorded proof that the Libyan military is in fact taking aim at Libyans, and with deadly force. Crawford also joins Anderson to talk about what she witnessed.

You'll also hear from an opposition leader with a bounty of more than $575,000 on his head. He's the head of the National Transitional Council. The Gadhafi regime has labeled Mustafa Adbul-Jalil "an agent spy."

There's also renewed fighting in the eastern oil city of Ras Lanuf. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports that pro-Gadhafi forces appear to advancing on the city. He saw intense artillery and rocket bombardment on the western edge of Ras Lanuf this morning, for about 90 minutes. A doctor told Wedeman 25 wounded people came into his hospital in just 30 minutes.

We also have an eyewitness account of what's happening in the town of Misrata, east of Tripoli. Opposition forces say they still have control of the area. But there's been fierce fighting there in recent days.

Join us for these stories and much more starting at 10 p.m. ET. See you then.


Filed under: Maureen Miller • The Buzz
soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. John

    I’m not socked at all that the Libyan government is engaging “protesters”. It’s all tragic, but once the protesters had moved past being peaceful, what government would not take action. This is a civil war! I liked the video of the AA gun a 100 yard behind the “protester”! Yah, protesters with guns! It is not proof it is justification. If this was China it would be over by now!

    March 9, 2011 at 11:29 pm |
  2. Carl Plastow

    Im sick and tired of politics, who cares about politics rite now. Lets just do what any normal human would do and rid Lybia of this evil Tyrant. How many more innocent people have to die before we can interveen? I feel like our government is just sitting back like this is just some sitcom, well im sorry this isnt "Ugly Betty." These are humans fighting for their freedom, freedom that you and I enjoy very much. Lets do what we were put on this earth to do and thats take care of our Family.

    March 9, 2011 at 11:26 pm |
  3. John, Dallas, TX

    The US has done enough for North Africa and the Middle East. Arabs must finally do something for themselves. They are not helpless. If they want change, they can raise up on their own. Women, children, and old people help the fighters in Iraq, Somalia, and Afghanistan every day. They are tough and resourceful. There isn't a drop of US blood worth the entire region. I will be happy to pay $50.00/gal for gas to keep our US Service men and women safe from another failed war effort. No more US involvement in foreign wars. The US is not the world's referee. It is easy to be a freedom fighter when the US men and women do all of the fighting and dying.

    March 9, 2011 at 11:24 pm |
  4. Joh, Tacoma, WA

    NO to US involvement in another Middle East war!!! God bless the Arabs, but they must do this on their own. We have done enough for the Arabs and the indeed the world. Please ask your guests if they have a son or daughter in the service. If they feel this is so important they should send their own children. In fact, why do they themselves go. No to US involvement. I'll be happy to pay the higher gas prices to keep US children safe from this disaster.

    March 9, 2011 at 11:14 pm |
  5. Dubber

    Why was nothing impossible under Pres Bush and now so difficult to just do a no fly zone when we watch people in Libya slaughtered.

    March 9, 2011 at 11:09 pm |
  6. Mark

    It seems like Russia is the one stop weapons shop for terrorists and rogue world leaders.

    March 9, 2011 at 11:03 pm |
  7. Roger Tijerino

    Isn't there a difference between enforcing a no-fly zone over an entire country as opposed to over cities under control by friendly forces?
    I believe that the Generals are somewhat misleading in the "there will be innocent casualties" argument.
    Particularly when the no fly zone is no where near Tripoli.

    March 9, 2011 at 11:03 pm |
  8. Bill

    Tell China to get involved! They sure do have the manpower

    March 9, 2011 at 11:00 pm |
  9. Alfredo, San Diego, Ca.

    Anderson.. The world powers.. should be ashamed of their timid support .. for human suffering.. in Libya.. unless it is 9/11 or the Subway in London or Spain.. nothing matters... except the almighthy..$$ dollar.. for cring out loud... how many dead is needed for action... We the west should be revolting against our own Goverments... for their innaction.. I am a Nationalized American... but right now I am ashamed to be one.... because my country .. and the World... are hidding like ostriges..(Head in the ground.. but ass .. up in the air)... Wake up world..
    this martyrs are going away in vain??? AMF.

    March 9, 2011 at 10:27 pm |
  10. Patrick

    Mark?
    The USA has been targeting civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan for years now. Gates had to apologise the other day to Karzai for their bombing of nine, ten and eleven year old boys in Afghanistan. and that leaked video showing a US Apache crew machine – gunning that twelve – strong press crew in Baghdad four years ago while they carried video cameras. do you not think there has been enough killings Mark? Two wrongs don't make it right anywhere.

    March 9, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  11. tarek

    I'm a Libyan American. Qaddafi has been telling us that he is not a President. Then why is he and his son are talkig everyday? He will say he is the leader, can someone ask him when was the last time people voted for him to be their leader?

    March 9, 2011 at 9:38 pm |
  12. Annie Kate

    In the face of this proof that Gadhafi is targeting civilians, wounding and killing many of them, will the US and other countries agree on some action to alleviate the murders and actually start doing it? I have heard a lot of statements that Gadhafi should step down but not much action except for the freezing of his funds. I wonder where Gadhafi would even go to if he stepped down – no money, threatened with prosecution for his human rights violations, and a pariah to most countries is there really any nation that would take him in as an exile? Gadhafi may feel he has no choice except to fight to the death – his own as well as everyone that he can take with him.

    March 9, 2011 at 9:35 pm |
  13. Mark

    If the US can neutralize fixed wing crafts and anti-aircraft installations, is it not possible to then use drones to enforce a no fly zone and take down the remaining helicopter gunships?

    March 9, 2011 at 9:31 pm |