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Keeping eye on democracy movements and ongoing democratization efforts throughout the world
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Rebels claim key Libyan city after assault from Qaddafi forces

Rebels claim key Libyan city after assault from Qaddafi forces | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
While Qaddafi's forces attacked Ajdabiya, a key crossroads in the battle for control in eastern Libya, a rebel leader said today the city remains 'in the hands of the revolution.'
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Libya bombards rebels, gets closer to stronghold -

Libya bombards rebels, gets closer to stronghold - | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
TOBRUK, Libya -- Moammar Gadhafis forces overwhelmed rebels in the strategic eastern city of Ajdabiya, hammering them with airstrikes, missiles, tanks and artillery Tuesday in an assault that sent residents fleeing and appeared to open the way for an all-out government offensive on the
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Qaddafi Under Siege

Qaddafi Under Siege | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The rambling statements of Muammar al-Qaddafi since the uprising in Libya began on Feb. 17 have led many to characterize the idiosyncratic Libyan leader as a madman, psychotic, out of touch with reality. Among the statements made by Qaddafi that have led observers to question his sanity are his characterization of the rebels as "drug-crazed youth" whose Nescafé the United States plied with hallucinogenic drugs.
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Obama's Last Chance on Libya

Obama's Last Chance on Libya | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
As Gaddafi's forces advance unconstrained, taking yet another city from the rebels, President Obama is sacrificing his own ideals—and America's security. By Christopher Dickey.
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Unable to Defeat Gaddafi, Libyan Rebels Turn to the West

Unable to Defeat Gaddafi, Libyan Rebels Turn to the West | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The problem with the West imposing a "no-fly zone" over Libya -- and the problem of Libya's revolution itself -- was highlighted in Monday's bizarre request by the rebel leadership for Western powers to assassinate Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.
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Gadhafi threatens to join forces with al-Qaida if West attacks Libya

Gadhafi threatens to join forces with al-Qaida if West attacks Libya | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Libyan leader says he is shocked by betrayal of European leaders, his former allies, who have slapped economic sanctions on Tripoli following a violent crackdown on protests in the country.
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