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Battle for Libya: Join the Live Chat
August 22nd, 2011
07:48 PM ET

Battle for Libya: Join the Live Chat

The fight to topple a despised dictator is on right now in Libya. Gunfire is heard in Tripoli and there are reports of new NATO airstrikes.

Are these the last day's of the Gadhafi regime?

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

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  1. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone! I will be watching at 10:00pm!

    August 22, 2011 at 8:58 pm |
    • Grant

      Me too!

      August 22, 2011 at 9:00 pm |
  2. Paula, Colorado

    I look forward to your live coverage at 10pm, Anderson!

    August 22, 2011 at 8:58 pm |
  3. Sharon Hastings

    Good night to everyone. Enjoyed all the comments. Slowly or quickly change is coming to Libya.

    August 22, 2011 at 8:58 pm |
  4. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Sara Sidner & Matthew Chance are doing great job in Libya and their keep safe for out of their harm's way!!!!

    Good night Anderson, everyone and my friends!!!!!!!
    See you tomorrow night, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!

    Anderson,
    Have a great night & good sleep at home after work!!!
    See you tomorrow night!!! Just a plenty sleep at home!

    August 22, 2011 at 8:58 pm |
  5. Starr, formerly know as vincent

    Thank you and good night for now Anderson & Team 360. I will be tuning in at your 10PM for more news.

    Good night fellow writers – excellent conversation tonight, As always i wish everyone peace and safety for tomorrow.

    Hurray! Mathew has lights & skype! Please stay safe Mathew & crew! Sarah S. and team is Also doing a Great reporting job for us. We Really appreciate your reports! Hope you get the message ffrom so many of us!

    August 22, 2011 at 8:56 pm |
  6. BettyAnn,TX

    Good night everyone! Love and peace! Waiting for the Anderson Premier~!!!

    August 22, 2011 at 8:55 pm |
  7. Lori - CA

    Good night Anderson! Good night Everyone! Sweet dreams!

    August 22, 2011 at 8:54 pm |
  8. Grant

    This story has so much humanity in it. The Libyan voices will have a lot to say and this viewer is ready to hear them. Take pride in humanity tonight.

    August 22, 2011 at 8:53 pm |
  9. Sharon Hastings

    Yes our President has handled all of this very well. And the proof is that we have heard little from the Republicans in criticism except for a very brief statement by John McCain saying that we could have shortened the war by using our air strike capabilities.

    August 22, 2011 at 8:52 pm |
  10. Lori - CA

    That is a good point. Libyans chose the course of their future with Gadahfi. That is very empowering for them.

    August 22, 2011 at 8:50 pm |
  11. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Anderson,
    I agree with your question all of panels Marie-Ann, Bob and Ajami!!! Good point there!

    August 22, 2011 at 8:50 pm |
  12. Sharon Hastings

    Right. They will need alot of help of all kinds. We don't have to do all the helping but they have a long way to go to establish themselves in a new government. But there is hope. Only a few short months ago most were saying these rebels would never succeed, that they weren't trained, that they couldn't possibly hold up against real soldiers. Pretty amazing what has happened.

    August 22, 2011 at 8:47 pm |
  13. Starr, formerly know as vincent

    So glad to see Prof. Ajami & his opinions – he always teaches me something. The Prof. seems very glad – like many of us.

    Anderson, excellent commentary on "institutions". Gadaffi could have made his country great, but he kept the money for himself.

    August 22, 2011 at 8:47 pm |
  14. Grant

    "Free at last, Free at last, Thank god all mighty we are free at last." `MLK

    August 22, 2011 at 8:46 pm |
  15. Lori - CA

    Living with hope is so much better than without!

    August 22, 2011 at 8:44 pm |
    • BettyAnn,TX

      Amen to that Lori! You are quite profound tonight! 🙂

      August 22, 2011 at 8:47 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      Good point there, Lori!!!!!!! I agree! 🙂

      August 22, 2011 at 8:51 pm |
  16. Saray

    Starr, I agree. Another disturbing info is around 80% still support Assad.

    August 22, 2011 at 8:43 pm |
    • Starr, formerly know as vincent

      80% support? Really? I truly pray that is in error.

      August 22, 2011 at 8:49 pm |
  17. BettyAnn,TX

    Ready for part 2 of the pee off~

    August 22, 2011 at 8:43 pm |
  18. Paula, Colorado

    Excellent discussions on Libya, Anderson. (Great photos too.)

    August 22, 2011 at 8:41 pm |
  19. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Hey bloggers,
    I agree with all of you!!!!!! Good point, Gadhafi will be end of his rules right now for sure! 🙂

    August 22, 2011 at 8:40 pm |
  20. Lori - CA

    Will there be a Ridiculist tonight? Will there be another one that tops last wee,wee, week?

    August 22, 2011 at 8:38 pm |
  21. vic , nashville ,tn

    23 year old seeing some hope in her life
    How many of born and die under Gadaffi rule

    August 22, 2011 at 8:37 pm |
  22. Sharon Hastings

    This woman surely speaks for so many there and it must be such an emotional time. I hope and pray that they will truly be free and can have a say in their government.

    August 22, 2011 at 8:37 pm |
  23. Saray

    We will never know full extent of US involvement. As we shouldn't. I just hope Syria is watching.

    August 22, 2011 at 8:36 pm |
    • Starr, formerly know as vincent

      I 'm certain that Syria is watching. My fear is they will become even more Brutal (if that's possible) to defeat their people's uprising.
      On the other hand, my prayers are that the Syrian People Finally Win!

      August 22, 2011 at 8:39 pm |
    • Grant

      A profound statement. They are watching and if their leaders are not a little scared they are very naive.

      August 22, 2011 at 8:40 pm |
  24. Bill - Texas

    Goodnight all. May peace be secured in Libya, and sanity prevail.

    August 22, 2011 at 8:36 pm |
  25. Lori - CA

    Noura is a well spoken young woman. And, I think very brave for expressing her opinion!

    August 22, 2011 at 8:35 pm |
  26. Saray

    Nato has to put troops on the ground as soon as possible.

    August 22, 2011 at 8:33 pm |
  27. Starr, formerly know as vincent

    So many options on what can happen.

    One thing i believe is, if the rebels or the people get Gadaffi, he will not live long. I think emotions will run too high.

    My prayer is that the Gadaffi family flees the area and Lybia can stip into (hopefully) a peaceful transition.

    August 22, 2011 at 8:30 pm |
    • Starr, formerly know as vincent

      I forgot to add Arrested!

      August 22, 2011 at 8:34 pm |
      • Grant

        A good train of thought and it will be important to see how they react if he is captured. It will set the tone for their transition.

        August 22, 2011 at 8:39 pm |
        • Starr, formerly know as vincent

          Agreed.

          August 22, 2011 at 8:40 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      Starr!
      I agree with you, 2 sons already had arrested for sure.... I think that people want him out of his power/control as well.

      August 22, 2011 at 8:44 pm |
  28. Saray

    People have to understand he does not have that many Libyan supporters. He has been paying foreigners lot of money on daily basis. Once he stops they are gone. One thing that might have happened he paid them to take him out hide him. We all saw what happened with karadzic and mladic. It took years to find them.

    August 22, 2011 at 8:30 pm |
  29. Lori - CA

    This is amazing news about new governance in Libya. Is America in a position to support a new government in Libya?

    August 22, 2011 at 8:29 pm |
    • BettyAnn,TX

      That is a very good question Lori !

      August 22, 2011 at 8:32 pm |
    • Grant

      I think we will offer them assistance and ask what they would like from us. It could be a good friendship. We will not repeat our same mistakes this time.

      August 22, 2011 at 8:33 pm |
  30. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    I guess everybody feels a change all over the world!

    August 22, 2011 at 8:29 pm |
  31. BettyAnn,TX

    did the US supply the guns?

    August 22, 2011 at 8:28 pm |
    • Bill

      I think Gadhafi did, inadvertently of course.

      August 22, 2011 at 8:31 pm |
      • BettyAnn,TX

        Thanks Bill

        August 22, 2011 at 8:33 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      Yes, Betty..... They did.

      August 22, 2011 at 8:45 pm |
      • BettyAnn,TX

        Thank you megan!!!! 😀

        August 22, 2011 at 8:51 pm |
  32. Bill

    Also hope that all the Reporters of all nationalities stay safe during this ordeal.

    August 22, 2011 at 8:26 pm |
  33. Saray

    Good evening all. 42 years and he is gone. Hard to grasp. If people are able to have smooth transition Libya will be great country. One good thing gadhafi did was is invest part of vast fortune he stole into country it self. Libya is probably most developed country in Africa.

    August 22, 2011 at 8:24 pm |
    • Margaret

      @Saray>>I like what you are blogging

      August 22, 2011 at 8:32 pm |
  34. Bill

    Seems to be that Rebels spreading rumors more than facts 😦

    August 22, 2011 at 8:24 pm |
  35. Margaret Li

    Of course these are Gadhafi's last days...Last Hours. I am ecstatic. My brother in law is a member of the NTC...When Tunisia went...followed by Egypt....we were holding our breath...and now we can exhale.

    August 22, 2011 at 8:23 pm |
  36. Paula, Colorado

    The journalists in Tripoli have incredible courage–I pray for their safety.

    August 22, 2011 at 8:22 pm |
  37. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good reporting Sarah. Please be safe you and your crew.

    August 22, 2011 at 8:20 pm |
  38. Susan P

    Does Saif have a body double - either at the hotel or captured????

    August 22, 2011 at 8:19 pm |
    • Sharon Hastings

      Don't know but it appears to really be him.

      August 22, 2011 at 8:21 pm |
    • vic , nashville ,tn

      I was thinking the same
      Can’t take eyes from TV

      August 22, 2011 at 8:34 pm |
  39. Grant

    My 10 year old daughter wrote a short report on the situation in Libya today. She used google to do her research. I intend to scan it and post it to Ireport tonight. There are some inaccuracies I have seen probably through confusion in trying to interpret the stories by herself but I am extremely proud of her

    August 22, 2011 at 8:18 pm |
    • Sharon Hastings

      That's so wonderful that your 10 year old takes an interest in the world and does a report. You should be proud.

      August 22, 2011 at 8:21 pm |
    • Starr, formerly know as vincent

      That's quite a daughter you have there Grant. Perpahs she can teach us all things we don't know about Lybia. Good for her!

      August 22, 2011 at 8:22 pm |
  40. lisal -canada

    wow – libya – difficult to actually take it all in

    August 22, 2011 at 8:16 pm |
  41. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    This is good reporting Mattew Chance. Please be safe you and your crew.

    August 22, 2011 at 8:16 pm |
  42. Lori - CA

    Hi Anderson! Hi Everyone! Good evening!

    August 22, 2011 at 8:13 pm |
  43. Sharon Hastings

    Rumors undoubtedly fly around in the heat of battle so maybe the rebels who reported these things thought they were true. I hope Gadhafi's troops didn't lay back and let rebels come in only to surround them and do damage. I doubt we know much that's completely accurate.

    August 22, 2011 at 8:12 pm |
    • Starr, formerly know as vincent

      I understand that there can be confusion in the "fog of war".

      I am also concerned about what you said about essentially "trapping" the rebel troops in Tripoli. God i hope not.

      August 22, 2011 at 8:16 pm |
      • Grant

        I think it is just part of their media campaign just like Syria saying that innocent people are not dying.

        August 22, 2011 at 8:20 pm |
        • Margaret Li

          @Grant>> agree

          August 22, 2011 at 8:29 pm |
  44. Starr, formerly know as vincent

    Evening Anderson & Team 360.

    Hello blogger friends!

    I am extremely disappointed that Saif al Islam is Not captured! He has much blood on his hands.

    Very glad to hear Matthew Chances voice. Prayers to keep him and the other journalists Safe!

    August 22, 2011 at 8:08 pm |
  45. Grant

    Patience, The people will have their day.

    August 22, 2011 at 8:06 pm |
  46. Grant

    Good evening everyone,

    Without a foot on the ground we assisted the Libyan people in grasping their own freedom. This is what our foreign policy should be.

    August 22, 2011 at 8:03 pm |
    • Margaret Li

      @Grant>> Do you mean the U.S. when you state "We"? The media reported that the U.S. was not of great assistance to Libya.

      August 22, 2011 at 8:28 pm |
  47. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Hellooooo everyone and Anderson!!!!

    Thanks for coming in for join us tonight! 😀
    Hope you have great weekend! 🙂
    Happy Monday night!!!
    Way to go, Matthew Chance, He fonally found one of son at hotel!!!!!!!!! 🙂

    August 22, 2011 at 8:02 pm |
  48. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening everyone. What's going on in Tripoli?? Now it seems that Gadhafi's sons are not captured. Calls into question the other claims.

    August 22, 2011 at 8:00 pm |
  49. Paula, Colorado

    Anderson,
    Hi! It's great to see you on. I hope you had a good weekend.
    Amazing progress in Libya–though the rebels are still experiencing setbacks. I look forward to your coverage tonight.

    August 22, 2011 at 8:00 pm |
  50. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone! Greetings!

    August 22, 2011 at 8:00 pm |
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