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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. Tom

    I don't agree with President Obama at all on anything except this...it's not our fight stay out of it!

    March 10, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  2. lisal -canada

    libya isn't even acting like an actual country – they are acting like a self-serving family who own's a large chunk of oil-rich land ...

    if they are not going to ACT like a country, perhaps they should just get stripped of their right to BE a country – no government because they are not a real government anyway – just deny them the status of a country

    March 10, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  3. Karen, MN

    My job entails that I talk to schools across the United States. I was talking to a teacher from Milwaukee, WI today. When I told her I grew up in WI and my parents were teachers she spilled her guts. She is very unset at what has happened in Wisconsin. She vented her feelings to me for 15 minutes. Let’s not break the spirit of the people who are educating our future. Let’s lift them up! I love teachers!

    March 10, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  4. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Wisconsin's Governor has lost his mind

    March 10, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  5. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Wow, what a tornado!!!!!! That was so scary one I have seen this, I had watch movie "Twister!" few times!!!!! Yikes!!!!!!

    March 10, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  6. Emily

    France has really taken the lead here it seems. I heard that they've done much in recognizing the Libyan people and turning their backs on the Qaddafi Regime.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  7. Ali

    Hello Anderson,

    A very sad breaking event about zawiya today. I would like to know, after all the reports, videos, and evidence we have about whats happening in Libya, I noticed you still ask eye witnesses you interview in your program if they have anything they want to share with the world, don't the world have a good enough picture about whats happening already?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  8. Naddusha

    Can't wait one more minute. No-Fly zone is the only solution before all Libyans are massacred by a crazy man. I am not sure who he will rule after he kills all of his people!!!!

    March 10, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  9. Joe

    Just imagine the propaganda videos of our leaders hugging Gaddafi and selling him weapons.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  10. Radwan Jay

    Hi Anderson,
    when the young arabs and the rebels called for help from president Obama and the administration they considered him " the leader of the world" with that high expectation from the most powerful country on earth and a fair leader suppose to rule the country! but obviously no response! lame! the west is buying time for the monster Gadhafi to finish the innocent Libyans! it is too sad.
    As a reminder the Arabs will not forget the brutal support of the Russian and Chinese to the Arab dictators!

    March 10, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  11. Nina

    Listening to this interview with Anderson is difficult to listen to... so much bloodshed for human rights... Its so wrong. How as humans, have we deviated down a horrendous path... Qaddafi is just a simpleton of our innate problem.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  12. Lee

    The cost of war and defense for america is too great at this time with national and invisible debt at astronomical levels. They understand the moral and democratic wrongs of ghadafi of course, but with the costs of war (lives and financially) how can they afford to be the international arbitrator anymore?? America is in a bad way and we need the help of other superpowers to stop this lunatic!!

    March 10, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  13. Emily

    I heard that Russia has put in a ban to stop selling weapons to Libya.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  14. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    @Emily That would be very interesting to know. Are we helping or hendering by educating Dictators children? Anderson? Do you know? Was the son that tried to overthrow Gadhafi the one we educated at Harvard? Interesting

    March 10, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  15. lisal -canada

    this is just a big game to the libyan "government" – they are a bunch of big bullies thumbing their noses at the rest of the world – they should get kicked out of the global sandbox until they learn some civility and get some global manners – what a shameful way to display strength and superiority

    March 10, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  16. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Once again, I want everyone to ask themselves "Why have we never acted on the atrocities in Darfur, when so many of us (here) seem to be advocating to take action in Libya?"

    O I L

    March 10, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  17. Ken from VA

    Thank you Gen. Clarke for being a sane voice in this discussion. Let us put emotional justifications aside and rationally evaluate, and yes, think through the expenditure of American blood and treasure before it is committed.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  18. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Professor Ajami is right, we couldn't have to take No-fly zone, that is not work for no-fly zone.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  19. Shawn Louisville Ky

    @ Pat G it is Russia. they have a rep as vetoing anything that would lead to military action against another country.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  20. Chi

    Hello World, a war is going on in Libya? Where is your head at? Where is your heart at? A child was injured. 🙁

    March 10, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  21. CAROLYNJ

    good night seems to take my mind to katrina.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  22. Sue R. Canton MI.

    I think Gadhafi is playing games and trying to provoke the U.S. He knows that it would be costly and deadly if we sent our military to Lybia. I believe that the U.S. has a lot going on behind the scene and I hope that humanitarian teams are going to arrive soon to help the people. There in such a desperate situation

    March 10, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  23. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    @Casey Palm Springs ~ You have an excellent point. We really can not afford any more blows to our economy. We sold America out. So true. Thanks Casey

    March 10, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  24. Emily

    @BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX
    "I cringe to think that we educated his sons. One at Harvard! I think we should be accountable for that."

    I wonder if that's the one who tried to overthrow his father?! There is one that tried to get rid of Qaddafi, and was banished because of it. He was later forgiven and taken back to the family. I don't know if that's Saif or not.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  25. david

    with all this terrible images of what's going on there. Is time for action and less talking. Nato with their emergency meeting for what? What did they acomplished. Nothing Zero.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  26. Sandra

    We went intoraq "under the rule of law"? What?!? I completely agree with Dr. Ajami, Obama may rue these times of inaction in the future, & we appear to be missing an important moment to try to right our relationship with the Arab world. Meanwhile Libya cycles downward into more horrific chaos & loss, just pitiful!I feel so sad.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
  27. John

    What are the casaulty figures so far ?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
  28. Ben, Co

    @Steve
    "President Obama is talking about bullies. While we are witnessing the biggest bully on the world stage since Saddam Hussein"

    Amazing point, I don't thinks he's been getting a good advise on Libya.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
  29. Zizi

    Please, please, tell me that is not true. After all these days, so many pepole got killed for their freedom, Gadaffi comes and take it back like that??? That's so hurt. My heart broke to hear that. Please Libya needs HELP!Anybody, anyone, do hear Libyans voices.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  30. Karen, MN

    I have such a hard time watching all the imagines of the wounded in Lybia. I hope they all stay safe!

    March 10, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  31. Will Drescher

    A no Fly Zone over Libya will do much more than what the press and pundits are saying!
    First if the UN Forces were to bomb the airfields and the anti-aircraft installations, it would create chaos and distraction within the Libyan Military.
    Although this may be a temporary setback,it would give the resistance time to reorganize!
    And at the very least psychologically the Libyan Army will be fighting a war on two fronts!

    March 10, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
  32. Ellen

    Good constructive discussion with your two last guests. Did everyone notice they didn't interrupt each other? Even though they had vastly different opinions? How refreshing!

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

    It seems callous to act so slowly–or to do nothing–when there is so much death and destruction going on in Libya.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
  34. audrey papke

    ex PM of Canada says the "responsibility to protect" rule is violated – violates UN standards. We have a duty to protect citizens from war crimes, genocide, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. Kosovo: mass exodus and crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing. War crimes too.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
  35. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    @Betty Ann...I fully support the position we have taken up to this point. I don't support us being the "guiding light" of the world and always sacrificing our citizen's lives and our economy for the benefit of something that has such a HUGE question mark on it. We consistently do this and it has only diminished our financial standing and leverage throughout the world. We can't be the leaders without the resources to back it up–look at our relationship with CHINA and forecast where we'll end up if we keep making the same mistakes.

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

    I can't believe this!!!!! This morning protestors marched into capitol and State troopers removed protestors out capitol.... And shame on governor Walker & Republicans who stole our rights!!!!!!!! I am supporting for protestors!

    March 10, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
  37. Nina

    David
    we have a plane that cannt be picked up on radar use them we payed for them lets just help the upcomming kids.

    Are you referring to drones?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  38. Tihomir Kukolja

    How come selling guns and military equipment to the regimes such as the one of Gaddafi seems to be such an uncomplicated matter, but when their people need help and rescue then suddenly rescuing becomes such a complicated international matter?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  39. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Thank God for mass media. The world should know they have rights as human beings

    March 10, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  40. George

    The general is right, the law protects us all and throwing it out for your convenience is short sited and careless. France is not a good example of high morals. Has anyone taken a look at french action through out Africa and the Caribbean etc.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  41. Pat G

    So NATO does not want to help the people of Lybia. Who in NATO is against it. That sees fit to support this evil man. Is it Russia, who is it. I want to hear more about this part of this war

    March 10, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  42. Jim

    Anderson – you and Fouad Ajami are terrific! Keep up the great reporting! Your show provides a fair perspective of Libya events. Fouad Ajami has a wealth of knowledge and seems like a truly caring human being. Please continue to provide your accurate and detailed accounting of the war there.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  43. Emily

    @Mrs.N.Mohamed,
    "you know what this crazy man wont let them go to such city when he is murdering people."

    I know that Qaddafi is very delusional right now. Also, he's been robbing the Libyan people of much the time that he's been there. I don't understand why The Arab League is not speaking up now. The entire world can see what he's doing. Why are they not asking for the UN, NATO, USA, The WORLD to get involved and help? This is their backyard there. Why don't they stand up to the Libyan people now?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  44. CAROLYNJ

    oh i hope hope we the americans dont be the fools that rush in alone.
    we are spreading ourself thin.
    war how much money will this cost? how many of our youg americans will give up their lives ?
    seems a win.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  45. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    @Chi Because President Obama can not do anything to "Change" unfortunately

    March 10, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  46. Naddusha

    Libyans are human too. They bought the idea of Democracy that we have been selling. We have no choice but help them, except it has to be NOW and NOT later, otherwise we might as well say:"They don't really matter, they are not human enough to rescue

    March 10, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  47. Steve

    Wesley Clark The Rule of Law does come from us and when we witness war crimes and the total wipeout of a coutry's population it is time for us to intervene most deffinitely and not stand by. We are the rule of law and we need to implement that rule of law. Time for talk is over it is and has been time for action.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  48. Patricia

    @Charles

    These are freedom fighters who want one thing-Freedom. Religion plays no part in this struggle, neither in Egypt, Tunisia or any of the other countries that are tired of being under the thumb of a dictator.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  49. fathi

    General Clark is giving too much credence to the Arab League (which includes Syria and other dictatorships) to give us the green light.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  50. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Prof. Ajami makes an excellent point about recognizing the Lybian Gov. in the East.

    It would go a long way.

    Gen. Clark is also right. Other countries and organizations need to step up too!
    the US cannot "go it alone".

    Lybia (and other countries) need GLOBAL recognition and assistance, REal committment and ACtion!

    March 10, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
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