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Gadhafi's hold whittled away as Libya revolt spreads

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Gadhafi! Time to fall on the sword old boy.

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Can happen to Chavez too in South America?

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With the army crumbling it is either going end soon with the ouster of Gadhafi or it will break out into full civil war. I have no idea how many Gadhafi supporters their are so it is difficult to determine the outcome at this time.

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Most dictators bring in militia that are not part of the local populace = easier to kill people that are not like you. Less chance of killing your family/brother/sister/cousin etc.

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This is past the point of no return. The military is defecting, the people committed and the world supportive of the people. Gadhafi has no option but to depend upon foreign fighters who will only stay as long as they are certain of being paid. If the military fully turns against him, then it is over. I am sure the mercs won't want to die for the "cause".

The people of the Middle East are speaking out. And I think the message is clear. They want jobs, prosperity, peace and self determination. I think we are seeing changes that will redefine the region. And I think for the better.

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Haruka-san, "Can happen to Chavez too in South America?"

Chavez is very unpopular with the west, but not so with his own country. People there still remember the exploitation of the previous regimes. Don't expect this kind of thing there anytime soon. More likely would be some western funded neo-contra action.

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One can only hope that Gadhafi falls before he takes away the lives of too many innocent civilians.

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Chavez is very unpopular with the west, but not so with his own country. " Do you know why? go to Spanish blog or friend some Spanish speakers from SA on your FB... its not all heavenly as you claim.

Moderator: Back on topic please.

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Gadhafi may have to test his 'down to the last drop of blood' claim after all, though I'm sure he'd flee long before he put his own life in jeopardy.

Regardless, as I stated and many others have as well, there's no overcoming this kind of thing, regardless of how many bullets you let fly to try and stop it.

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Col Gaddafi is the kind of man who won't admit defeat even if it is flying in his face. Soon, however, he will have to pitch his tent in hell.

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I hope they capture him (and his sons) before he escapes with all his gold.

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I hope they capture him (and his sons) before he escapes with all his gold.

Interesting. Just out of curiosity, I put your name and Gadhafi's in JT's search field and got you defending his government in the past. Specifically, you seem to not be able to believe Gadhafi's agents had killed a UK policewoman even though Gadhafi admitted and apologized for it. What made you change your mind, or is it that you haven't made up your mind?

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So Gaddafi's "civil war" turns out to be the Colonel's sub-Saharan mercenaries and tribal loyalist remnants in the Air Force vs. the entire rest of the country.

Game's up, old chap.

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Gadhafi's agents had killed a UK policewoman" that's not all his agents have done either.. Wonder what Lois Farrakhan is gonna do now. they still have that million or billion that Gadhafi promised to them but couldn't get it...

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After the Wacky One is gone, I hope someone opens a museum to display the thousands of silly hats he has worn over the past 40 years. His chapeau collection would fill a rather large building, and many are likely to generate such mirth viewers will be forced to hold their sides, as tears of laughter pour down their cheeks.

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atamant,

Why do you continue to stalk me, you're always following me around this forum, often with meaningless comments.

If you have an opinion on the article, post it; if not, ....!

And stop trying to express my opinions, as you seem to have no clue what they are.

Moderator: To all readers - Please focus your comments on the story, not at or about each other.

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Gadhafi having his own man attack civilians will mean his eventual downfall. Had he not gone this far, he actually might have gotten out of this fairly intact. I think he is a dictator and will shed no tears when he is gone. You certainly would never find me defending him, that's for sure.

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Hey everyone, who, if the people of Libya can't, should be the ones to reel Gadhafi in? And what should happen to him, prison, hanging, what?

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Hey everyone, who, if the people of Libya can't, should be the ones to reel Gadhafi in?

I agree with tkoind2, it has to be the Libyans that take care of this. Any appearance of outside influence will only cause problems later.

And what should happen to him, prison, hanging, what?

My opinion is that he should be tried for any crimes there is evidence for and punished according to Libyan law. ie, again it should be up to the Libyans how to handle it.

Hopefully, the resulting government will neither be nuts or rabidly anti-Western.

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there's no overcoming this kind of thing, regardless of how many bullets you let fly to try and stop it.

Unless you are China. Talk about imposing a no-fly zone wouldn't even be raised in that case.

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Wonder what Lois Farrakhan is gonna do now. they still have that million or billion that Gadhafi promised to them but couldn't get it...

He ain't gettin that money now, that is for sure. If that nut had a country, its citizens would be revolting as they are in Libya now.

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One of Qaddaffi's most trusted, now in exile, claims he has proof that Col Qaddaffi personally ordered the Lockerbie terrorist bombing. Looks like old Reagan was right...

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Looks like old Reagan was right...

He was right about many things. About this, I can't believe anyone had a doubt.

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"Gadhafi's tribe, the Gadhadhfa"

LOL.

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Mr.Obama, must use American power along with the rest of the UN to have a NO FLY ZONE no nothing zone in and around Libya. If this crazy power hungry, blood lusting Gadhafi does not even trust his own people, kills his own Libyan people, bringing in paid killers from other African countries who can not even speak Arabic, this my amigos, is the end of Gadhafi. If I know my Arab amigos, they will not just sit around and let others come in and shoot and kill them, they will band together soon,real soon and make sure Gadhafi, any of his supporters both Libyan and non-Libyan pay for their wickedness, for their sins against the good people of Libya. If I know the other Arab amigos, Egypt, Tunisia etc..they will be sending in help, to kick this dictator Gadhafi the hell out of Libya, dead or alive. I am also reading this news in SPANISH and another idiot, Fidel Castro over on fantasy island, oops, Cuba, says that the USA, CIA etc..is behind all of this mess in Libya and that he feels so sad and sorry for not only his good old friend and ally Col.Gadhafi but for all those naive, young Libyans being DUPED by the USA and other evil WESTERN countries. But on another news article Col.Gadhafi says he blames all of this violence and un rest on AL Qaeda and on Osama bin ladin, so I am very confused, is it possible that both Fidel Castro and Gadhafi are correct?? Both the USA and Al Qaeda are actually behind all this mess in Libya, Egypt, Baharain etc..??? Next we need Kim Jong Il to sing words up praises for Gadhafi and their Chinese oil buyers to say something like, you know, it is just a domestic, internal Libyan issue, and as long as we can get cheap Libyan oil to our people in China, we do not care if we care doing business with Al Qaeda or with Gadhafi, just give us the oil, for shame!

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elbudamexicano - Mr.Obama, must use American power along with the rest of the UN to have a NO FLY ZONE no nothing zone in and around Libya.

Why do people want to dump this onto the US? What's wrong with Mexico using it's power? Go ask the UN to debate the issue endlessly.

Obama isn't going to do anything but talk vaguely about what the US should or shouldn't, might, maybe, want to do or not do. His entire foreign policy is based on his repeating the words, "I'm not Bush".

Gadhafi's fate is in the hands of the Libyians. If the Libya military backs Gadhafi's son(s) then the revolution will end in massive bloodshed with Gadhafi still in charge. If the military remains neutral, provocateurs will "attempt" to create turmoil with bloodshed. If the military backs "the people" of Libya, the Gadhafi family will be ousted and "the people" will have time to organize a new (democratic?) government.

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