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Stories from Libya, Tuesday March 1

The Washington Post

In Libya, an unlikely hero of a youth-led revolution

by Leila Fadel
Washington Post Foreign Service

BENGHAZI, LIBYA – Mehdi Mohammed Zeyo was the most unlikely of revolutionary heroes. The bespectacled 49-year-old worked in the supplies department of a state-owned oil company. He was a diabetic with two teenage daughters.


The Guardian, UK

Libya is united in popular revolution ā€“ please don’t intervene

by Muhammad min Libya

“Kiss my mum goodbye for me, and tell her that her son died a hero,” said my friend Ahmed, 26, to the first person who rushed to his side after he was shot in a Tripoli street.


Al Jazeera

The day the Katiba fell

by Evan Hill

Libya’s turning point may have come when protesters overwhelmed a barracks in Benghazi.


United Shades of Britain

Messages from unknown blogger inside Lybia (Some strong language, parental discretion advised)

still quiet..heard some reporters about some protets in tripoli tho.. too late (for no fly zone).. he had time to get much more weapons and soldiers (mercenaries) in . but still would help so he can’t use airfighters if ppl decided to walk to tripoli.



CNN: Opiniton

A new Arab world is coming, with or without U.S.

by Nadia Oweidat and Cynthia P. Schneider

(CNN) — The young Arab women and men of Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya and Yemen have proved that they are willing to die to build a better future. They yearn for freedom, opportunity and democracy. It is doubtful they will accept anything less.



This link contains what appears to be a conversation with a young African man telling why he is willing to kill for Gaddafi.

African Mercenaries in Libya

I know what I am doing is wrong, but if it’s for the future of my children, I will be willing to sell my soul.

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