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March 10th, 2011
09:45 PM ET

Zawiya Falls: Join the Live Chat

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The Libyan city of Zawiya has fallen, and Gadhafi's forces are trying to hide evidence of what went on there, while trying to hunt down those who fought them. You'll hear from the ITV News reporter who has that evidence. Plus, here at home, the latest development on the Wisconsin budget vote.

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  1. Mrs.N.Mohamed

    @Starr, formerly known as vincent and every one thried and trying to help we highly appricate that guys
    first and far most thanks so much Mr. AC
    WE'RE CRYING HERE

    March 10, 2011 at 10:29 pm |
  2. Paula, Colorado

    It's sad to see the opposition attempt to fight such an unreasonable, tyrannical regime.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:29 pm |
  3. Patricia

    Now that France has officially recognized the freedom fighters in Benghazi, does that mean they will step in and help when the Qaddafi family sends planes, tanks and troops to slaughter fellow Libyans and take back the city? I think not.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:28 pm |
  4. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    @Starr @Emily ~ I can't watch the news either. Anderson is the only news I can watch. Even that is getting difficult The world is a frightening and violent place. Such a beautiful place we were given to live and it's turning into hell on earth. 🙁
    So depressing

    March 10, 2011 at 10:28 pm |
  5. david

    What is the US and nato waiting for to help the libyan people? For all of them to be dead. Wake Up people

    March 10, 2011 at 10:28 pm |
  6. Donavan Testerman

    By now, the entire civilized world should be ashamed for not stepping into this situation in Libya. What are we waiting for. We have never waited this long in any other situation.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:28 pm |
  7. Jim

    I have the utmost respect for CNN's crews. They are braver than armed troops. Ben is especially courageous, and Nick as well. I feel so terrible for the citizens of Libya.

    I believe the one major difference between the patriots of Egypt and the brave citizens of Libya is the tribalism and intelligence.

    Thanks CNN and God bless. Please take care and be safe.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:27 pm |
  8. Demetrice

    This is crazy america our president stand around not doing nothing.. I believe if there was a republican president in office .. we will get things done. i like Obama but as a president he is weak. all the people getting kill, and america standing by the freedom.

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

    @Mrs.N.Mohamed,
    I don't know why there's not be any humanitarian aid to Libya. I would think that the Red Cross, the UN and others would have taken that action at least! When they saw that the Libyan people were standing up to Qaddafi, I'm really surprised that there was no humanitarian support for them.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:27 pm |
  10. Candace Loken

    I feel so disheartened for the Libyan people. The Military man who instituted the "No Fly Zone" in Iraq said today that the real damage was not coming from the air but from the artillery and bombardment from ships located offshore. It looks like the Gadaffi forces are engaged in the slaughter of civilians, medical personnel and the anti-Gadaffi forces. Shame on the International Community. Here we have a bully and thug daring the International community to not only talk but take action and the International community is standing while war crimes are being committed.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:27 pm |
  11. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    May God bless Ben W., Arwa D., Nick R. & All of the other reporters in Lybia – great and brave reporting.

    And, may God bless and help the People of Lybia defeat this madman & his crazy family with no compassion.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:27 pm |
  12. Stephen van Blommestein

    Once again it is pathetic that the media refer to the people in Libya as rebels.
    Give every one a gun and then they could be considered rebels. Meantime they operate in self defense.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:26 pm |
  13. Wendy Paulin

    The lack of leadership and action shown by our government may prove to be the biggest disgrace of our foreign policy in recent years. If we can't support the peoples of Libya, who are we? The diplomats keep saying "they don't know who the rebels are" but we do know who Gadafi is!

    March 10, 2011 at 10:26 pm |
  14. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Sue,
    I agree with your comment, It is breaking our heart too, I could not watch this video, It so scary see children hurt or killed. I felt sad for children right now.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:26 pm |
  15. pam ralph (Ramadan)

    What is the world waiting for ? We are standing by watching the sensless massacre of humans. What is wrong with this picture?? We are as guilty as Ghadafi. I was in Libya in 1986 I saw first-hand how helpless these people are. Ghadafi is a lunatic, and we are allowing him to murder these people. My ex- husband is in Libya (Banghazi), still trying to get out! My 3 half-Libyian children are watching as USA allows this massacre– Is it because Libya is a Muslim country that we are showing so little concern?
    Thank You Anderson for staying with this tragedy and exposing the world to what is truly happening in this country.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:25 pm |
  16. Linda in Arizona

    This is sickening. We MUST do something. Are we doing ANYTHING at all? This will be the most horrific war crime we have witnessed. We need to get rid of the madman and his crazy killers. If we continue to sit on our hands, it will be to our undying shame.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:25 pm |
  17. Shawn Louisville Ky

    did nick just say that they are taking peoples hearts and boiling them then stumping on them? that is just wrong. 🙁

    March 10, 2011 at 10:25 pm |
  18. Emily

    I've still not heard a word from Joe Biden! Where is he? I think that he would have more foreign relations experience than Obama. He could really be a voice right now. I've wondered if he's wanted to do something from the start and was told "no".

    March 10, 2011 at 10:24 pm |
  19. Sue R. Canton MI.

    @ Linda,, I do believe that this could turn into genocide. I think Gadhafi is capable of slaughtering everyone who is against him.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:24 pm |
  20. fathi

    I am so grateful for tose brave reporters (and of course to the Anderson team) for this passionate and honest reporting.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:24 pm |
  21. Chi

    @Nina When we talk about life and death, I don't think definition or concept is important. If is was just one AMERICAN life, the situation would be different. Right? Massacre or not.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  22. cori-manitoba canada

    stay save to all the reporters and there crew out there

    March 10, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  23. Ben, Co

    Brave reporters

    March 10, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  24. Nissrine

    AC360 TEAM again I applaud you for your great reporting.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
  25. Vincent Blas

    Really sad to watch a country unravel...has any other country in the Middle East said anything about their neighbor's struggles?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
  26. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Emily

    I can no longer watch the news during the day it's so disheartening.
    I will only watch Anderson, however i don't know if i can keep watching without being able to DO Something!

    Honestly, if i were'nt over 60 and disabled, i would go to Lybia and fight myself! I'm willing to help.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
  27. Lori

    The reporter's description of what went on is just brutal.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
  28. Cindy. Wisconsin

    Hello Anderson and all your staff,reporters on this show. Thanks again for keeping us informed to what is going on over there. This is looking more and more like a modern Holocaust. People are so helpless and look toward the journalist to get the story out. God have mercy! I am glad that France is stepping up to recognize the Rebels. I wish other countries would be bold and stand up to what is right and truth.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
  29. Mrs.N.Mohamed

    @ Emily
    thanks. Youn know what my self and my family think may be if us come to our country they're wont leave and it would be big miss. However,as you see your self this crazy man and his regime is not human being at all. its nearly impossible to beat him . What i think will help and some Libyan if USA help the oppisition recognize them ,logistic support,intellegent you know USA is the most advanced may be shoot his place in Tripoli may be more and more and more international prusser. The red cross & NATO response today was crazy they said its civial war and no enough reason to attack now im Libyan i know what im talkin about its a masacar

    March 10, 2011 at 10:21 pm |
  30. Karen, MN

    @ Dan When we had a civil war in America the playing ground was a little more fair. The people of Libya don't have much to fight back with.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:21 pm |
  31. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    This is an outrage! Kadhafi is slaughtering human beings like it does not matter. This is a mad man.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:21 pm |
  32. ron from pa

    The United States could have established a no-fly zone relatively easily and this would have given the opposition fighters a real chance of winning this war. This is about taking a stand for humanity, and we had a window of opportunity where we could have helped these brave people.

    Now these opposition leaders are going to be subject to the worse possible treatment and many of them will undoubtedly be rounded up, tortured and killed.

    Instead President Obama and Hillary Clinton have showed a complete lack integrity on this issue. The real reason they have chosen not to help is that there isn't enough potential benefits in it for us. I don't want to hear the Obama Administration talk about all of the altruistic things we are doing for those in need!

    March 10, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  33. cori-manitoba canada

    feel so helpless for all those people

    March 10, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  34. Emily

    I really hope that Ben Wedeman and his Crew (as well as Nic, Awra and the others) are all Safe. Everyone has had wonderful reports. No one would know the evil deeds that Qaddafi is doing to the people without their reporting.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  35. safeyia casillo

    Why why why is nobody helping libya. THEY WANT HELP -a they have made that clear, why does our government keep talking and making excuses!!!! Dont they see all the footage???!!!! I mean c'mon – they need help – they want help – and they know that governments keep talking about no fly zone – and they are waiting for this help. These people need help!!!!!!!!!!!! What is wrong with our government ???

    March 10, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  36. George fredricksburg va

    There was nothing like this going on in Iraq and we were sending cruise missles into baghdad,but were gonna sit here with videos of innocent people being killed and govt forces cover it up .what a joke

    March 10, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  37. Sharon Hastings

    From the outset we should have been more realistic about the outcome in Libya. It is not Egypt, not the same at all. If Gadhafi chose not to tuck his tail and run because of protests, etc. and instead chose to stay and fight, there was just no way that the opposition could overcome the kind of artillary and air force that he has. I think the world couldn't grasp that he would stay and slaughter his own people like this. This turns out to have been very foolish thinking. He is a monster and will stop at nothing.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  38. Ahmed Almaghraw

    Thank you, Anderson and crew! Great cover as always! What had happened in Zawyia today is war crime. Too bad the western are not acting using the excuse of legal approval. The only impact of the no-fly zone will only succeeded in helping neutralize Gadhafi air attacks. What the Libyan inside are looking for is large-scale bombing of key Gadhafi targets and his main residence in Tripoli. The most significant take away from the implementation of a no-fly zone over Bosnia was that it showed NATO’s willingness to work with the UN to engineer a peaceful end to a horrific war. In the case of Libya it will not be the case as China and Russia (human life and freedom does not means to them anything) will veto any UN approval. The united state with it is moral obligation as the super power should show the world that it will stand with the people and will do whatever it takes to achieve freedom.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
  39. dave

    i think that the people of libya needs the help.they are trying to do there best but the need us to help kids getting killed is not the american way obama needs to get a back bone and just go in get it done.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
  40. Catherine Berryhill of Easley S.C.

    Gadhafi has not won, yet! He will fall.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
  41. fathi

    I am sure what the "world" is waiting for, waiting for what to "see," or waiting for what "proof."

    March 10, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
  42. Ben, Co

    Have you guys listened to Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper today! When Brits and French talking about attacking certain airbases in Libya to protect the rebels on ground, Mr. Clapper says Gadhafi is going to win. did he tried to "help"?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
  43. Emily

    @Starr,
    "I feel so helpless....I don't know what else to do!"
    I have to think that the World has not really known what to do either. I remember when this started, the Libyan people seemed to be waiting, looking for help. They then said that they wanted to do this alone. Watching them with slings and rocks trying to bring down Qaddafi who is using bombs and bullets; it's really is a "helpless" feeling.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  44. Patricia

    God Bless Ben Wedemen and the other brave journalists who are putting their lives in danger to bring us the truth. Please, please be safe.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  45. Cessy - Chicago

    if they're arresting journalists/reporters, who is videotaping? The soldiers themselves?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  46. Dan Daman

    Does anyone remember all the people that died in America when we had a civil war !! , does that mean other country's should of stepped in ?? we worked it out and now are the Greatest country on earth as much as it pains me to see them people Die , far more Americans died in that battle !! It's a catch 22

    March 10, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  47. Shawn Louisville Ky

    if it means that we have to send in troops. then i say we do it. the longer we or anybody waits the more blood sheed there will be.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  48. Tihomir Kukolja

    Libyan regime lost its legitimacy 2 weeks ago. If the leading nations, including USA, continue to bargain, soon they will loose their moral legitimacy too.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  49. Sue R. Canton MI.

    @Meagan Dresslar,,,I agree with you when you say these videos are shocking to watch. The world sees whats happening and yet this madman continues to tell lies. It's so heartbreaking to see the little children who are in harms way and they don't understand what's going on.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  50. Nina

    @Chi
    The first one's death doesn't mean much as the 100th's?

    The first death, does not define massacre. However after the 1,000th, the pattern is thus established and the knowledge that many more will be killed brings the horrors to the forefront!

    March 10, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
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