Unrest reported in Libya

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/17/world/middleeast/17libya.html?_r=1&hp
     
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    Fascinating stuff.
     
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    Read more: Blood Flows as Libya's Gaddafi Cracks Down on Protest - TIME
     
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    Read more: Gaddafi Rallies Supporters amid Widening Protests - TIME
     
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    Meanwhile, in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood is positioning itself to lead an 'Islamic Democracy'. For anyone who does not see the problem with that, I pity you.
     
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    If thats true the life of normal Egyptians will get 10 times worse, there are no governments run by Islamic Extremists that offer civil rights and economic opportunities for their people. I have a feeling people are going to long for the days of Mubarak.
     
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    This letter is in response to the articles covering the civil unrest
    occurring in Libya.

    As a citizen of and believer in democracy, I applaud the efforts of the
    Libyan people. Their efforts are similar to what is happening in Yemen,
    Algeria and Bahrain as well as the most recent revolutions in Egypt and
    Tunisia.

    Believe it or not, one thing that trumps capitalism and political
    correctness in the United States is the right to have one's voice heard.
    This is the foundation of which our democracy is built on. The Libyan
    people should continue to defy Moammar Gadhafi's powerful
    security forces so that Libyan democracy can begin to thrive. It is
    unfortunate that the United States compromised on one of its most
    fundamental values in order to protect its economic interests in the
    Middle East; something that happens all too often domestically as well.
    It is not the Libyan people that are attempting to seize power but rather
    it is those currently in power who have engaged in intimidation to prevent
    the will of the people from being heard. Why else would they stoop to such
    underhanded tactics to block various means of communication among the
    citizens of Libya? Why is the government in power utilizing such
    political strong-arm tactics as the use of violence?

    Moammar Gadhafi, you have had forty-two years to lead Libya and have
    failed them by your own choosing. The days of the despotic regime are
    finally coming to an end as it appears the desire for freedom will continue
    to sweep among the Arab nations. Accordingly, let the call go forth among
    all citizens of Libya that your brothers and sisters of democracy from all
    over the world are with you during every trial and tribulation you may
    encounter during this crisis. To the people of Libya, the trumpet of
    freedom beckons you to rise in protest and ensure your voice to preserve
    your sacred heritage, promote your children's future and obtain the
    blessings of liberty we all cherish. Moammar Gadhafi, let the people
    go!

    JOE BIALEK
    Cleveland, OH USA
     
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    Libya massacres 100 peaceful protesters...
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    Libya, Yemen crack down; Bahrain pulls back tanks
    Feb 19,`11 -- Security forces in Libya and Yemen fired on pro-democracy demonstrators Saturday as the two hard-line regimes struck back against the wave of protests that has already toppled autocrats in Egypt and Tunisia. At least 15 died when police shot into crowds of mourners in Libya's second-largest city, a hospital official said.
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    Nearly 100 killed in Libyan crackdown on unrest
    Feb 19,`11 -- Libyan forces opened fire on mourners leaving a funeral for protesters Saturday in the flashpoint city of Benghazi, and a medical official said 15 people were killed, with bodies piling up in a hospital and doctors collapsing in grief at the sight of dead relatives.
     
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