Will the Tyrant in Libya Finally Fall?

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    Looks like it might happen...


    Protesters, security clash in capital

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    Libyan protesters celebrated in the streets of Benghazi on Monday, claiming control of the country's second largest city after bloody fighting, and anti-government unrest spread to the capital with clashes in Tripoli's main square for the first time. Moammar Gadhafi's son vowed that his father and security forces would fight "until the last bullet."

    Even as Seif al-Islam Gadhafi spoke on state TV Sunday night, clashes were raging in and around Tripoli's central Green Square, lasting until dawn Monday, witnesses said. They reported snipers opening fire on crowds trying to seize the square, and Gadhafi supporters speeding through in vehicles, shooting and running over protesters. Before dawn, protesters took over the offices of two of the multiple state-run satellite news channels, witnesses said.

    During the day Monday, a fire was raging at the People's Hall, the main hall for government gatherings where the country's equivalent of a parliament holds its sessions several times a year. The pro-government news web site Qureyna said flames were seen leaping from the building, and that the headquarters of the Olympics Committee was also on fire.

    Protesters were calling for a new protest at sunset Monday in Green Square, setting up the likelihood of new clashes. Already, armed members of pro-government organizations called "Revolutionary Committees" were circulating in the streets hunting for protesters in Tripoli's old city, said one protester, named Fathi.

    The city on Monday was shut down, with schools, government offices and most shops closed except a few bakeries serving residents hunkered down in their houses, said a Tripoli lawyer, Rehab, who like Fathi spoke on condition she be identified only by her first name.

    The protests and violence were the heaviest yet in the capital of 2 million people, a sign of how unrest was spreading after six days of demonstrations in eastern cities demanding the end of the elder Gadhafi's rule.

    Libya: Protesters, security clash in capital - Yahoo! News
     
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    Oil speculators makin' money off the unrest...
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    Libyan Violence Spreads to Capital
    2/21/11 - -- Clashes between Libyan security forces and protesters reportedly continued late Sunday and early Monday as the death toll from the unrest in the North African nation climbed.
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    Oil surges 4% as Libya tension intensifies
    February 21, 2011 -- Oil prices surged more than 4% early Monday as antigovernment protests in the Middle East and Africa intensified, raising worries about possible supply disruptions.
     
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    May not happen. Military jets are now firing on protesters.
     
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    Some Jets are defecting.
     
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    Yeah, two I think.
     
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    2 jets landed in Malta. Pilots defected cause ordered to attack own citizens.
     

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