View Full Version : Libian Fighter Jets Open Fire on Protesters!

02-21-2011, 09:29 PM
Yah boy thats the way to suppress decent. No screwing around by Gadhafi.
Iran may have to keep up with the Jone's.

Oh what will the sock puppet do about this????

Another apology tour perhaps???

Oh and keep an eye on those oil prices. Up 6% today through electronic trading.


NBC, msnbc.com and news services
updated 37 minutes ago 2011-02-21T18:22:57

TRIPOLI Military aircraft fired live ammunition at crowds of anti-government protesters in Tripoli, Al-Jazeera television reported Monday.

A Libyan man, Soula al-Balaazi, who said he was an opposition activist, told the network by telephone that Libyan air force warplanes had bombed "some locations in Tripoli."

He said he was talking from a suburb of Tripoli. No independent verification of the report was immediately available.

The report came as protesters celebrated in the streets of the country's second largest city Benghazi, claiming they were now in control after days of bloody fighting and after anti-government unrest spread to Tripoli, the capital, for the first time Sunday.

Human Rights Watch said Monday that at least 233 people had been killed since the protests began last week, but opposition groups put the figure much higher. Most were in Benghazi, a region where Gadhafi's grip has always been weaker than elsewhere in the oil-producing desert nation.

Gadhafi's son vowed Sunday that his father and security forces would fight "until the last bullet."

An analyst for London-based consultancy Control Risks said the use of military aircraft on his own people indicated the end was approaching for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

"These really seem to be last, desperate acts. If you're bombing your own capital, it's really hard to see how you can survive, " said Julien Barnes-Dacey, Control Risks' Middle East analyst.

"But I think Gaddafi is going to put up a fight ... in Libya more than any other country in the region, there is the prospect of serious violence and outright conflict," he said.

U.K.-based opposition activist Ahmed Sawalem, who is keeping in touch with protesters in Libya, told msnbc.com that there were reports of planes bombing a weapons store south of Benghazi in Ajdabiya "so the protesters cannot get hold of them, to use them to fight." He said a number of people in the area were thought to have been killed in the attack.

02-22-2011, 03:01 AM
He will do nothing of anything approaching substance.

Gaddaffyduck speaks quite highly of dear leader, and is already an enemy of America so there is no reason to topple him from the regime's POV.


02-22-2011, 07:36 AM
If oil prices spike and stay sustained through the summer you can kiss any possibility of an economic recovery goodbye.

Of course it is possible that unrest over there will settle down. However with technology the way it is I doubt it.