1. Quick Updates On Libya

    Reports continue to fly in to quickly to post in a reasonable fashion, so here are some quick updates of what has been going on in Libya:

    • Gadhafi rambled for over two hours blaming the protests on (in no particular order) Al-Qadea, the US, Israel, and hallucinogenic drugs.
    • While Gadhafi spoke, Al-Jazeera correspondent Tony Birtley witnessed a Libyan jet bomb protesters in the town of Brega, where a battle currently rages between Gadhafi loyalists/mercenaries and pro-democracy fighters.
    • Libya was suspended from the Arab League essentially making this Gadhafi vs. the World.
    • The Arab League and African Union are also discussing the possibility of a no-fly zone over Libya.
    • The International Criminal Court (ICC) has launched a probe into the killing of civilians by the Gadhafi regime.
    • Two US warships have passed through the Suez Canal and are heading in the direction of Libya. The USS Ponce and the USS Kearsarge are carrying around 400 Marines, but that is a fraction of their capacity.

    How many will you kill before you see the writing on the wall? The Libyan people will have their freedom.

    (Source: english.aljazeera.net)

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  2. Video footage posted on Facebook of a gun battle in the streets of a Libyan city, possibly Brega. This video helps capture the intensity of the situation… something we all could use a reminder of.

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  3. Gadhafi’s Regime Bribes for Propaganda

    Ali Khedr Mohamed Mohamed, a 65-year-old “simple Egyptian man” from the small village of Eliat Lamlom Maghagha near the city of Elmenia, says he came to Libya when he was 17 years old, in 1963 - before Gaddafi seized power.

    He says that, “last Tuesday” he was kidnapped by armed pro-Gaddafi supporters, and taken to one of the military camps in the city of Sirte. He was offered 25,000 Libyan Dinars (US20,000), along with a luxury car and Libyan citizenship - in exchange for being recorded on video saying he was the leader of a group of Egyptian revolutionaries who came to Libya to overthrow Gaddafi.

    After refusing, he says he thought he was going to be killed. It’s not clear what injuries he suffered. But a soldier took Ali from his would-be killers, telling others he would execute the Egyptian personally. He says the Libyan soldier then hid him inside a car and drove him out of the Gaddafi stronghold, releasing him to his freedom.

    -Al Jazeera English

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  4. After using Facebook has my outlet for posting news, inspiring videos, and other things I found relevant to life on this Earth, I decided Tumblr might be a better outlet. Behold: my maiden voyage into the blogosphere.

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