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March 23rd, 2011
09:45 PM ET

Target Tripoli: Join the Live Chat

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There a reports of new explosions in Tripoli.  We've covering the breaking news. Plus, new radiation concerns in Japan. And, workers returns to the damaged nuclear plant after being evacuated when smoke was spewing from reactor No. 3. We're also remembering actress Elizabeth Taylor.

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  1. Lamar

    Gadhafi is insane and he is going to go down in a blaze of shame,

    March 23, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  2. Patrick

    Being supplied with weapons? The M16 is the standard weapon of the US military, where are they coming from?

    March 23, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  3. Nina

    @Krasi, Houston
    Some dictators, as drunk with power as they are, actually realize that the end is near and at least move out of the way quietly.

    That will never happen with Qaddafi! He is enraged that "His Children" the people of Libya have turned against him and his authority! He is a true psychopath at every level!

    March 23, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  4. Chi

    @Ahmed 10:06 Honestly I am so glad that AC is not there now. Hope CNNers stay safe.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  5. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Nina, the UAE withdrew in protest over the US position on their involvement in Bahrain. One UAE general said they can't trust the US anymore after the flip-flop on Egypt.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  6. MaryBeth

    @Starr, that guy did seem a little surreal! The whole thing was kind of SNL-ish...

    March 23, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  7. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    We will hunt Gadhafi down like. . . Osama?

    March 23, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  8. George

    Anderson, I was watching another news channel and they in their documentary said that the rebel forces used a suicide bomber to break into one of the armory. Is this true and who are these people we are helping

    March 23, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  9. Sharon Hastings

    It's alot safer to bomb stationary targets like air bases and military posts than it is to start going after government tanks and troops moving on the ground. Much more chance for collateral damage or a mistake. It can be done but it doesn't take the place of boots on the ground.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  10. Krasi, Houston

    @Starr, formerly known as Vincent: "God forgive me, but the guy on Lybian state TV looked like a SNL skit!"

    I agree. I think every time I see Qaddafi speak and hear the things he says, it feels like a big joke. The situation is horrible, but he does look like a really bad stand-up comedian.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  11. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    @Starr...no kidding (about the SNL skit)

    March 23, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  12. MaryBeth

    Is this the end of Gadhafi? I mean, "reports" are getting increasingly disturbing about him...

    March 23, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  13. Janis

    All the Libyans are so brave. They are trying so hard to get their freedom.

    It may be difficult right now, but they won't quit trying. Gadhafi will go down. Gadhafi is anxious like Anderson said. He fears the freedom fighters.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  14. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    @Megan~ "Hunker Down" became popular during katrina. LOL I still not exactly sure what it means! 😀

    March 23, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  15. Lori

    Does anyone know where Gadahafi is right now?

    March 23, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  16. Nina

    So what is NATO's plan of action now for Libya? What happened to the UAE are they still MIA?

    March 23, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  17. Krasi, Houston

    Some dictators, as drunk with power as they are, actually realize that the end is near and at least move out of the way quietly. Others, evidently, will hold on to the last piece of craziness they have in them for as long as they can.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  18. Merl, Ohio

    Sad to hear about the hospital.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  19. Lori

    Hi Anderson. Hi Everyone. Good evening.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  20. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Betty,
    Yes, Our president said that hunker down!!!!!! LOL!

    March 23, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  21. Nina

    Good evening, Anderson and everyone!

    March 23, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  22. Chi

    Hmmm civilians are killed, and Gadhafi is not stepping down? He is seriously biasly in love with himself.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  23. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    @Mike..."What happens to the coalition when we leave in a few days?"

    Do you have any dice on you? Let's roll them and see.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  24. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    God forgive me, but the guy on Lybian state TV looked like a SNL skit!

    March 23, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  25. Ahmed Almaghrawi

    Thank you, Anderson and the crew! Today Saeid Hospital in Misrata had been targeted by Gadflies Special Forces. In addition foreigner mercenaries snipers in Misrata Libya targeting civilian. To see the videos please check CNN iReport.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  26. Janis

    It would be great for the people of Libya, Tripoli especially if they could get free broadcast TV and internet. They live in a relative black hole. I wonder what they think is going on around them with no honest information.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  27. lilly

    Wow talk about the propaganda going on, on state television in Libya.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  28. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    So close for him!!!! *WHEW!* (Journalist)

    March 23, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  29. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Gadhafi is not planting believeable information. Neither is Fox

    March 23, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  30. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    The US is flying the majority of flights and launched most of the missiles. What happens to the coalition when we leave in a few days?

    March 23, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  31. Kaytee

    Did President Obama really say "hunker down"?

    I know, right? lol

    March 23, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  32. MaryBeth

    @BettyAnn, "hunker down" is one of my fave sayings!!

    March 23, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  33. Janis

    Gadhafi a way out? Who would take him? I've seen tweets that his forces may have bombed a children's hospital. Monster.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  34. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Evening Anderson & Team 360.

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

    I Like the supposed calls to the State Dept. for "options" if some of Gadhafi's inner circle want to move on.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  35. Krasi, Houston

    Whatever Qaddafi and his people decide, he will no longer be the leader of Libya. At this point, he is so delusional that he doesn't even know what he is talking about.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  36. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Oh my gosh!! my heart goes out to doctor and 2 patients!!!!! 🙁

    March 23, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  37. Karen, MN

    Hi Anderson and everyone,

    I hope everyone is having a great Wednesday!

    March 23, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  38. MaryBeth

    Interesting stuff coming out of Libya.

    That video with the reporter was insane!!! That one guy diving on top of him to protect him!

    March 23, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  39. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Did President Obama really say "hunker down"?

    March 23, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  40. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Scary video for the journalist!

    March 23, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  41. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening Anderson and everyone. Thank you to 360 for keeping us updated on all these hot topics. That clip about the incoming fire was frightening. Journalists there are at high risk!!

    March 23, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  42. Cindy. Wisconsin

    Good evening, Anderson and the 360 team. Stay safe in Tripoli and we all are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers as you bring us the news from around the world.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  43. Janis

    Hello everyone.

    Boy, does he ever have a friend. That was close. Harrowing viddo.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  44. Krasi, Houston

    Good evening everybody!

    March 23, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  45. MaryBeth

    Good evening, everyone!

    March 23, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  46. Paula, Colorado

    Anderson,
    Hi! It's great to see you on.
    Sounds like the volatile situation in Libya isn't lessening any–nor is the nuclear crisis in Japan.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  47. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Megan, Isha, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, 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!!!!
    Our heart goes out to her children, families, friends and co-workers in Hollywood, CA......... from Anderson Cooper & Megan, Our thoughts & prayers with Elizabeth Taylor!

    March 23, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  48. lilly

    Hello Everyone,

    Hope everyone had a great day today!

    March 23, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  49. Chi

    Evening AC and AC360

    March 23, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone! Greetings!

    March 23, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
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