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Two Libyan-Americans React to News Out of Tripoli

Monday, August 22, 2011

While opposition forces celebrate throughout the streets of Libya this morning, many Libyans in the U.S. are greeting the day with a mixture of excitement, anticipation, and fear for loved ones on the ground. Two Libyan-Americans who have relatives who were kidnapped by Moammar Gadhafi's forces in the 1990s join the program with their reactions.

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Libya Intervention | Links, Resources, Videos

Monday, August 22, 2011

Our growing list of resources, links and videos surrounding the developing situation in Libya. If you'd like to suggest a video or link for inclusion, post it in the comments below, or tweet It's A Free Country @afreecountry

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The Arab World Reacts to Gadhafi's Fall

Monday, August 22, 2011

It appears as Col. Moammar Gadhafi is the latest domino to fall in the surge of popular uprisings that has swept the Arab world since the beginning of the year. This morning, the speaker of the Arab Parliament issued a statement congratulating the Libyan people and the Interim Transitional National Council on "the success of liberating Libya from the rule of the tyrant Moammar Gadhafi." 

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Hope in Tripoli Despite Continued Fighting

Monday, August 22, 2011

Rebels in Libya saw a major turning of the tide last night in Libya, but pockets of pro-Gadhafi loyalists keep the capitol fully out of their grasp for the time being. Despite this, relief and excitement in Tripoli abound as fighting for control continues. Matthew Price, correspondent for the BBC, provides the latest updates from Tripoli. 

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PJ Crowley on the United States' Role in Rebuilding Libya

Monday, August 22, 2011

Last night, rebels swiftly too the Libyan capital of Tripoli, marking the beginning of the end of Col. Moammar Gadhafi's 42 year rule. While clashes continue this morning between the rebels and Gadhafi loyalists, it is clear a new era is beginning in Libya. Many questions are now being raised over the continued role of the United States and NATO as transformation takes hold in Libya.

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The Takeaway

Ramadan Rules: An Exception for Revolutions?

Monday, August 22, 2011

Last night, during the holy month of Ramadan, Libyan rebel forces flooded into the capital of Tripoli, battling with Col. Moammar Gadhafi loyalists and capturing two of Gadhafi's sons. Civilians were celebrating in the streets over what may be the end of Gadhafi's 42 years in power of Libya. Fighting during the holy month is considered particularly offensive. Are there exceptions for revolutions such as this one?

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Libyans React to Rebel Uprising in Tripoli

Monday, August 22, 2011

We're checking in on how Libyans are responding to the events that transpired there last night, after rebel forces entered of the capital city of Libya to battle with loyalists to Col. Moammar Gadhafi, and demand he step down after 42 years in power of the country. The rebels captured two of Gadhafi's sons, and people rejoiced in the streets of Tripoli as President Obama and other world leaders called for the leader to relinquish his power. 

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The Implications of a Post-Gadhafi Libya

Monday, August 22, 2011

In the wake of last night's events in Tripoli, policy makers are eager to see how effectively the Libyan Transitional Council will respond to what might be the end of Moammar Gadhafi 42 year reign. With a lack of non-governmental organizations in the country and few structures in place to support the council and the rebel forces, the challenges ahead for the state are numerous. The most pressing matter being who will fill the power vacuum left open by Gadhafi's fall. Will NATO be asked to assist, or will the Libyan people direct their own government for the first time in over four decades?

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John Burns on Libya's Present and Future

Monday, August 22, 2011

John Burns, London bureau chief for The New York Times, joins us live from London to discuss the situation in Libya. Burns recently spent several weeks in the hotel in Tripoli that is currently housing Western journalists. He speaks on the dangers facing foreign correspondents in the city, the hopeful and relieved mood of Libyans and both the nation's and Gadhafi's futures as the threat of the ICC looms over his head. 

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Libyan Rebels Overtake Tripoli

Monday, August 22, 2011

Libyan rebel forces flooded into the capital of Tripoli last night, battling with loyalists to Col. Moammar Gadhafi. The rebels captured two of Gadhafi's sons, including Seif al-Islam, the assumed heir-apparent. Civilians were celebrating in the streets over what may be the end of Gadhafi's 42 years in power of Libya. In an official White House statment last night, President Obama said "The surest way for the bloodshed to end is simple: Moammar Gadhafi and his regime need to recognize that their rule has come to an end." 

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Read Obama's Remarks on the Events in Libya

Monday, August 22, 2011

Tonight, the momentum against the Gadhafi regime has reached a tipping point. Tripoli is slipping from the grasp of a tyrant. The Gadhafi regime is showing signs of collapsing. The people of Libya are showing that the universal pursuit of dignity and freedom is far stronger than the iron fist ...

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Tripoli Falls to Anti-Gadhafi Rebels

Monday, August 22, 2011

Libyan rebel forces flooded into the capital of Tripoli last night, battling with loyalists to Col. Moammar Gadhafi. The rebels captured two of Gadhafi's sons, including Seif al-Islam, the assumed heir-apparent. Civilians were celebrating in the streets over what may be the end of Gadhafi's 42 years in power of Libya. What will the events in Libya mean for the rest of the Middle East?

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This Week's Agenda: Libyan Rebels Overtake Tripoli, Obama Prepares Jobs Speech

Monday, August 22, 2011

Over the weekend, Libyan rebel forces took key positions near the capital of Tripoli, and last night they flooded into the capital and battled with loyalists to Col. Moammar Gadhafi. Rebels captured two of Gadhafi's sons, including Seif al-Islam, the assumed heir-apparent, while civilians celebrated in the streets over what may be the end of Gadhafi's 42 years in power of Libya. Meanwhile, in the United States, candidates who hope to capture the Republican presidential nomination continue to duke it out over who would lead the country best, and President Obama is preparing his jobs plan, which he'll unveil in a speech next month.

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