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June 9th, 2011
09:44 PM ET

Source: NATO Now Targeting Gadhafi – Join the Live Chat

NATO airstrikes continue to pound Libya tonight and CNN has learned these strikes are going beyond our previous understanding of the U-N resolution to protect innocent civilians and establish a cease-fire. NATO is now not just trying to drive Moammar Gadhafi from power.
The new goal is to kill him. Plus, part three of our investigation into the 'Sissy Boy' experiment and more.

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  1. Janis

    That's silly. I don't think you can change gay to straight. You can convince someone to live a lie I suppose but that's a life of living in a cage. Everyone should be free to be who they are. Live your life for yourself not your parents. They'll get over it if they are worth their salt as parents.

    June 9, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
    • Nancy in Oregon

      Exactly... If they really love you (more than themselves or image or whatever else) they will accept who you are. If they don't accept you, then they don't really love you. They love some idea of who they want you to be.

      June 9, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  2. Starr, formerly know as vincent

    Anderson, as hard as these stories are to hear, i'm grateful to you for bringing out the truth of the Gov. run "study".

    My heart breaks for the children who were so horribly treated and abused in a "so-called" study.

    God bless them and i pray that these men can recover and have some kind of happiness in their life. However, i doubt the scars will ever completelfy go away.

    There is Nothing wrong with being gay and it can't and shouldn't be "cured"!
    Excellent report by Randi-Kaye, as always.

    June 9, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
    • Nancy in Oregon

      Amen to this, Starr, in every respect.

      June 9, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  3. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good job Randi..... I like Randi's story "Sissy Boy". It was so sad story I have heard..... my heart broken for gay or lesbian lost ones dear...... Thanks Randi and Anderson.

    June 9, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
  4. Sharon Hastings

    How do you go about "making someone be more masculine"?

    June 9, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
    • Nancy in Oregon

      (As if the world needs more of the 'masculine' impulses, anyway!!)

      June 9, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
    • lilly

      you dont! u just learn to accept people for who they are.

      June 9, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  5. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    That woman is fighting for her life, so if she has to fool everybody in the court room, than so be it!

    June 9, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  6. jeanne

    People in Libya want the truth told,Gadhaffi must go one way or another,he will stop at nothing to stay in power and exact revenge upon the Free Libyan people.

    June 9, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
    • Janis

      AC360 is telling it, Jeanne. They have always been sensitive to Libya's struggle in my opinion.

      June 9, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  7. lisal -canada

    hmm. casey broke down (finally and visibly) apparently in the presence of the pictures of the little girl dead in the dirt.

    question for any behavioral-scientist people out there:
    if one were to assume that someone else – for example the fictional nanny (who may exist as casey has lies within her lies and that may be her one truth) – actually did kill the daughter while out of casey's care (perhaps sexually abusing her while 'babysitting' her), would it make sense that casey broke down after seeing these pictures, because (assuming she did NOT actually kill the girl) this is her first time actually admitting to herself that casey is really really really dead? would she have broken down now because she is finally accepting that her daughter is dead?

    dr drew is talking about her excessive lying – perhaps the only thing that is actually true IS the story about the nanny (that she cannot prove) and she has finally sorted out the fact that her daughter is dead and it was her fault but someone else was involved but she cannot prove it

    these questions to me make more sense than her claim that she was abused by her father ... perhaps the nanny was the abuser of the little girl and it got out of hand ...

    June 9, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
    • Janis

      I'm not a psychologist, but your theory is very interesting.

      June 9, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
      • lisal -canada

        well the nanny part of the story is the only part to me, so far, that does NOT come across as a total fabrication. i think there was a person that represented one of the people that she is referring to – but i also think that it is very possible that these people (assuming they DID exist) were part of a child pornography ring who preyed on the children of young party-mothers. if casey learned what they were up to, she herself could have been in danger (hence the odd internet searches for physical defense and weapons) – if these people were pro they would just disappear and move on to the next vulnerable victim.

        everyone has theory – this one is mine

        June 9, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
        • Sharon Hastings

          Casey has since admitted that the nanny was a fabrication and there never was a Zanny the nanny. Her lies are elaborate and convincing until tested and then she recants.

          June 9, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
    • Heather - Spokane, WA

      There was no evidence of a nanny like she was claiming. The police checked out the claims of someone and those claims did not exist and she never mentioned another person being involved in the care of the child

      June 9, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  8. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    And if she drowned in the swimming pool, why move her body?

    June 9, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
  9. Starr, formerly know as vincent

    God bless Gary T., this must be a very difficult assignment for him.

    I still cannot watch or listen to too much about this little girl's case. As a parent and grand parent, it hurts and i simply cannot believe what this mother apparently has done.

    June 9, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
    • Janis

      I agree, Starr. Very hard to watch these segments.

      June 9, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
    • Nancy in Oregon

      Oh so true, Starr. So true. It must be a very hard case to cover.

      June 9, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      Yes, Very hard to hear that, I know it is very somber for me. That was so disturbing news I have heard Casey Anthony made big mistake her life, Starr.

      June 9, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  10. Janis

    Maybe she believes her own lies to justify herself.

    June 9, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
  11. Lori - CA

    You can see the indentation where her nose was covered by the tape

    June 9, 2011 at 10:35 pm |
    • Nancy in Oregon

      I try to imagine (for a very brief moment) a child being mortally turned on by her mother...it's unimaginable.

      June 9, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  12. Heather - Spokane, WA

    I think Anthony got 'ill' because she realized her goose was cooked

    June 9, 2011 at 10:33 pm |
  13. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Not good news for Casey Anthony right now, I don't believe she is ill or not........... She lied all of us, her parents, family, cops and media........ I am thinking she need help own without parents.

    June 9, 2011 at 10:31 pm |
  14. Lori - CA

    How could she leave her daughter buried like that?

    June 9, 2011 at 10:31 pm |
    • Nancy in Oregon

      'Disposing' of a body....not a daughter, not a child...just getting rid of evidence. Cold stuff.

      June 9, 2011 at 10:33 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      Good point question, I think she took carpet and wrap up her own daughter as well, I think she was dump her under ground, they search and search over the area before too late.

      June 9, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
    • Heather - Spokane, WA

      Sounds like a sociopath to me

      June 9, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
      • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

        Yup, She is.

        June 9, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
    • Starr, formerly know as vincent

      It is beyond me how she could or why she would not only bury her child in a completely isolated area, but why the duct tape? I agree with Nancy, very cold and worse in my mind.

      June 9, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  15. lilly

    That poor little girl, Why the tears now Casey you should have had tears while your daughter was dying.

    June 9, 2011 at 10:31 pm |
  16. Sharon Hastings

    I think Casey Anthony's tears were real. Reality is setting in–what she has done and the consequences.

    June 9, 2011 at 10:30 pm |
    • Nancy in Oregon

      Tears for herself...probably very real!

      June 9, 2011 at 10:32 pm |
    • Janis

      Yes. Her denial will crumble.

      June 9, 2011 at 10:32 pm |
  17. Janis

    This whole case plays out like a greek tragedy or a kind of Sopie's Choice in a way if taken from the perspective of the grandparents of the victim. Your own child kills its child. I can't imagine...awful. No wonder the world is fixed on this case.

    June 9, 2011 at 10:30 pm |
  18. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Casey Anthony is not only a bad liar she is also a bad actress

    June 9, 2011 at 10:30 pm |
    • Nancy in Oregon

      And a bad mother and a bad daughter....

      June 9, 2011 at 10:31 pm |
  19. Sharon Hastings

    Who are these Republicans who are running or might run for President?? I've never heard of most of them. The ones I do know have all decided not to run.

    June 9, 2011 at 10:27 pm |
  20. Paula, Colorado

    It doesn't look good for Casey Anthony.

    June 9, 2011 at 10:27 pm |
    • Nancy in Oregon

      Why would you tape the skull of an accidentally drowned child?

      June 9, 2011 at 10:30 pm |
  21. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    One becomes an open book of life!

    June 9, 2011 at 10:26 pm |
  22. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    When one is running for public office, one's private life now belongs to the public.

    June 9, 2011 at 10:24 pm |
    • Nancy in Oregon

      It does. Rightly or wrongly, it just does. (By the same token, there are many streets a person cannot walk down after dark...it's wrong, you should be able to walk anywhere, anytime, but the reality is that you can't do it. I see the public access to private lives as inevitable-not right but inevitable. Anyone who enters that 'street' surely knows this.)

      June 9, 2011 at 10:29 pm |
  23. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    What did he buy at Tiffany that ran a high tap?

    June 9, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
    • Janis

      Oh, I'd love to know that too.

      June 9, 2011 at 10:24 pm |
    • Heather - Spokane, WA

      With a tab of half a million, I would say what didn't he buy?

      June 9, 2011 at 10:25 pm |
      • Janis

        Funny!!

        June 9, 2011 at 10:25 pm |
    • Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

      He should share with the public!

      June 9, 2011 at 10:27 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      Good point question, LOL!!!!!! Very funny, Gloria, 🙂

      June 9, 2011 at 10:33 pm |
  24. Starr, formerly know as vincent

    Wow! I wonder if any of his staff let him know they were leaving en mass?

    I don't see how he can recover from this, as well as the many gaffs he made up to now.

    Gloria B. is right, a person needs to be focused, committed and not off on vacation if you are running a Presidential campaign!

    June 9, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  25. Janis

    Aha, wife problems. She controls Newt.

    June 9, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
    • Nancy in Oregon

      Not a surprise, if that's the case. He has doubtless had to 'erase' a lot of guilt about past indiscretions and behavior. He could well have given his wife a great deal of power over him.

      June 9, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      Janis,
      I agree she is!!!!!

      June 9, 2011 at 10:26 pm |
  26. lisal -canada

    oh i am so very very much looking forward to observing the republican debate on monday – and the political dynamics will likely change over the weekend as well, so it will be quite interesting – i think monday night will be quite exciting

    June 9, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
    • Starr, formerly know as vincent

      I agree! I was planning to watch the debate anyway, but now it will be even more interesting (or not).

      June 9, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  27. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    He should fold and throw his hand in, game over!

    June 9, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  28. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I have heard that one of aide who resigned by Ginrich this morning!!!! YIKES!

    June 9, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  29. Donald Fraser Miles

    NATO is not only justified in killing Gadhafi. It is the right thing to do strategically. Certainly, not all leaders deserve this judgement. But a fascist leader violating human rights through the use of a military force does deserve the deadly fate assigned to him. Too often, such as with Mladic of Serbia, these fascist leaders seem immune from attack. However, as leaders of their military force, they are targets themselves.

    June 9, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  30. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Newt Gingrich is a hypocrite and if he wins the republican party vote then that makes them just as hypocritical

    June 9, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
    • Nancy in Oregon

      The Greek Isles cruise probably tipped the balance.

      June 9, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  31. Janis

    What is going on with the Gingrich campaign? A mass exit may indicate some sort of control issues – big fight over something. Like to be a fly on the wall in the last staff meeting.

    June 9, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  32. Sharon Hastings

    Wow, Newt got dumped by his own people. He didn't seem like he was really running anyway.

    June 9, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
    • Nancy in Oregon

      He seems to have some other agenda to me, though just what it is I can't seem to put my finger on.

      June 9, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
      • Heather - Spokane, WA

        I think that agenda is attention

        June 9, 2011 at 10:21 pm |
        • Nancy in Oregon

          I bet that's part of it, but I suspect there's more...he seems a kind of 'messy' person to me so I suspect a rather convoluted motivation.

          June 9, 2011 at 10:25 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      Yup, He did already dump own people...... I agree, Sharon.

      June 9, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  33. Janis

    I've listened to the report. I don't want any more killing but I have to support NATO. I've always wondered how you can arrest someone with an army. He has said he will fight to the end. It's for the sake of Libya's people – not right but necessary.

    June 9, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
    • Nancy in Oregon

      It seems to me that once someone enters a stance such as he has entered into, that person is setting himself up to be killed, like any other fighter.

      June 9, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
      • Janis

        Yes. It's like he thinks it's the most valiant way to end his reign.

        June 9, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  34. Nancy in Oregon

    Good evening, people. I'm uncomfortable with stated missions including targeting leaders...but I reluctantly accept that sometimes there is no other way that would save many, many lives. I wish that had happened with Hitler.

    June 9, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  35. Al

    Well, I praise CNN for actually reporting this disclosure instead of burying it, however it really isn't a change in policy. Consider it a slipup, an admission coming after-the-fact perhaps, but they've certainly been trying to kill him the whole time. Just as they said it would be a short days-long action, no boots on the ground, etc, that initially regime change wasn't even the goal, but we all know that turned out to be false also.

    Still, props to CNN for telling the public about it. Thank you.

    Guess NATO and Obama really prefer that Al Qaeda run Libya instead of Gadhafi.

    June 9, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
    • Nancy in Oregon

      I really do doubt that, Al. Truly. I really doubt they prefer Al Qaeda. I suspect it isn't so black and white as that.

      June 9, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
      • Al

        Nancy, give your favorite internet search engine a spin on this guy's name: Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi ....
        He is the Libyan rebel commander and he acknowledged months ago that his fighters are part Al Qaeda. Additionally, Al Qaeda leaders have universally praised the so-called Arab Spring, which they wouldn't be doing if it was expected to usher in Western style democracy, would they?

        June 9, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
        • Nancy in Oregon

          I don't doubt that some of the 'rebels' are dangerous, Al. I think it's been clear from the start that not nearly enough is known or trusted about them all. What I meant was that I doubt NATO, Obama or anyone else "really prefer that Al Qaeda run Libya instead of Gadhafi." I just don't think it's reducable to that simple an equation. I seldom trust equations like that.

          June 9, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  36. Glenn

    We've been trying to take him out from day 1. What is the big secret ? The sooner the better...and no U.S. or allie casualties. Thank you NATO and President Obama.

    June 9, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  37. Lori - CA

    Hi Andeerson. Hi Everyone. Good evening.

    June 9, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  38. Richard-Belfast Northern Ireland

    If this is the respons to a leader willingly killing his people then what about Syria. Where is the UN or NATO going to do there?

    June 9, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
    • Starr, formerly know as vincent

      Good question! It seems that No country has Any influence on Syria.

      Still, one would think that the global community could come up with something effective against Syrai & its very brutal leader(s).

      June 9, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
      • Richard-Belfast Northern Ireland

        Yes this current news on Gadhafi might also be the way to send a clear message to them. I'm thrilled to see the Middle East rise up.

        June 9, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
    • Starr, formerly know as vincent

      Good question!

      June 9, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
    • Lav

      That is the main problem – if NATO is supposed to be a "Global policeman" (covered by the UN) – then it has to be so in every situation. If they can not act every single time then they have no right to call upon human rights or justice. Why is the people of Lybia more worth saving than Syrians?

      June 9, 2011 at 10:28 pm |
  39. Glenn

    Thank you NATO..the sooner the better.. General Clark is correct.

    June 9, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  40. Richard

    Hello everyone. I'm a little uneasy about this talk of killing Gadhafi. As far as I know the Un does not hand out death warrants.

    June 9, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
    • Heather - Spokane, WA

      Gadhafi is a special case and I think they have finally tightened a few things since the 'reign' of Hussein on their genocide related cases

      June 9, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  41. Starr, formerly know as vincent

    I support the interpretation of the NATO mandate. In order to protect Lybian civilians, there appears no other way than to remove Gadhaffi & his sons, etc. who have either threatened the Lybian people, or worse, acted violence upon their own countrymen & especially women.

    June 9, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
    • Glenn

      Agree. 100%

      June 9, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      Good point Starr... I agree with your comment!!!!

      June 9, 2011 at 10:21 pm |
    • Lav

      What about colateral damage? People of Lybia killed by bombs ment for Gadhafi? It is a sloppy-slide, how much is Muammar's life worth, how many civilians killed by NATO bombs are tolerable in order to eliminate one man (and his sons) – I wouldn't be so hasty in summoning bombs over Tripoli.

      June 9, 2011 at 10:35 pm |
  42. lilly

    hello everyone!

    June 9, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  43. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening everyone. The publically stated mission is not always the whole story. But the first bomb that hit on or near his compound was sort of a little clue.

    June 9, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      Yes, That's possible, Sharon, Gadhafi have no idea what NATO targets his compound as well.

      June 9, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  44. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Megan, Isha, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, JoAnn, Renee, Lori-CA, Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Samantha, Chi, Jana, Karyn, Lily, Merl, Marybeth, others and my friend Facebook/Twitter Bloggers!!!!
    We have breaking news NATO targets Gadhafi moments ago..... They will do against Gadhafi right now.

    June 9, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  45. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Since Gadhafi is not willing to step down peacefully then I don't see any other choice that NATO has but killing him

    June 9, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
    • lilly

      So agree, Gadhaffi is no longer head a state, he is just a bully trying to take control of his people by all means.

      June 9, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      Yes, He won't give up his power as well, he will step down as eventually after NATO targets.

      June 9, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
    • Glenn

      Agree 100%. Just think back when Gaddafi was just outside the city saying he was going to kill everyone there. How short we forget.

      June 9, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  46. Starr, formerly know as vincent

    Evening Anderson & Team 360.

    Hello, Nancy, Nichole, Megan, JoAnn, Mike, Casey, Nina, Chi, Sharon H., MaryBeth, everyone.

    Looking forward to an excellent show as always.

    June 9, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  47. Janis

    Hello everyone.

    June 9, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  48. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone! Greetings!

    June 9, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  49. Paula, Colorado

    Anderson,
    Hi! It's great to see you on.
    –Seems to be no end to the crisis in Libya, though Gadhafi doesn't have much of a future as it is.

    June 9, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Evening Anderson and everyone!

    June 9, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
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