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Specter of Rebel Rout Helps Shift U.S. Policy on Libya

Specter of Rebel Rout Helps Shift U.S. Policy on Libya | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The prospect of a deadly siege has led the White House to push the United Nations to authorize strikes.
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Libya Is a Problem from Hell

Libya Is a Problem from Hell | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
As Col. Muammar al-Qaddafi's forces advance toward Benghazi, Barack Obama's administration continues to dither in its response to Libya's crisis. Although the U.S. president insists that all options are on the table, his administration has failed to outline a plan that could conceivably help the Libyan rebels oust Qaddafi and end the bloodshed.
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Libyan army sets ultimatum to clear Benghazi

Libyan army sets ultimatum to clear Benghazi | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - The Libyan army issued an ultimatum on Wednesday to residents of the opposition capital Benghazi, warning them to leave rebel-held locations and weapons storage areas by 2200 GMT, Libyan
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Libyan Forces Pound Rebel Areas, UN Security Council Meets

Libyan Forces Pound Rebel Areas, UN Security Council Meets | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Witnesses say shelling of the opposition-controlled western city of Misrata killed at least five people
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Sarkozy election campaign was funded by Libya, claims Gaddafi's son

Sarkozy election campaign was funded by Libya, claims Gaddafi's son | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Saif al-Islam threatens to publish details of bank transfers to punish Sarkozy for backing Libyan rebels
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Qaddafi Forces Attack Rebel Stronghold in West

Qaddafi Forces Attack Rebel Stronghold in West | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Forces loyal to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi of Libya launched attacks on Wednesday on the city of Misurata.
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Gaddafi tells West to stay out of Libya

Gaddafi tells West to stay out of Libya | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Leader dismisses rebels as "rats" and urges supporters to confront a possible invasion of country for its oil.
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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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Red Cross pulls out of Benghazi

Red Cross pulls out of Benghazi | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The International Committee of the Red Cross has withdrawn from the rebel-held city of Benghazi, in eastern Libya. The organisation said it feared an attack by forces loyal to the country's leader Col Muammar Gaddafi may be imminent.
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Why Gaddafi Has Survived Libya's Rebellion

Why Gaddafi Has Survived Libya's Rebellion | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Rebel leaders and Western powers overestimated the strength of an armed rebellion, and underestimated the tribal loyalties upon which the dictator could call
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Libya: Gaddafi confident of 'finishing the job' in 48 hours

Libya: Gaddafi confident of 'finishing the job' in 48 hours | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The Gaddafi regime on Wednesday taunted the West over its failure to impose a no-fly zone over Libya and said it would "finish the job" of defeating the insurrection against its rule by Friday.
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Qaddafi Forces Attack Rebel Stronghold in West

Qaddafi Forces Attack Rebel Stronghold in West | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Forces loyal to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi of Libya launched attacks on Wednesday on the city of Misurata.
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Opposition: Gadhafi 'bombing his way into' rebel-held city

Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's forces shelled the rebel-held city of Misrata Wednesday, killing civilians and creating havoc, an opposition leader told CNN.
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Security Council Uncertain About Intervening in Libya

Security Council Uncertain About Intervening in Libya | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The United Nations Security Council remained divided on Tuesday over a resolution that calls for a no-flight zone over Libya and authorizes the use of force to halt the bombing of civilians.
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Qaddafi Forces Near Benghazi as Rebel Says World ‘Failed Us’

Qaddafi Forces Near Benghazi as Rebel Says World ‘Failed Us’ | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Muammar Qaddafi set his sights on Benghazi as his forces moved into the gateway city of Ajdabiya, 100 miles (161 kilometers) from the rebel capital, and prospects faded for a NATO-led no-fly zone to stop their advance.
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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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