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  •  two things (1+ / 0-)
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    2. secondly, you seem to inject so much of yourself in to the story, you are not giving the read time to form their own opinion.

    you can't deny that Libya is a fragment society, and without a strong central authority that has the respect of the populous to function as the government, there will be a struggle for power. When the revolution begins to cannibalize itself....that shows that they have lost momentum and that now that the threat of Qaddafi and imminent death is removed, the thin crust of unity begin to crack.

    I fear for the long term stability of Libya.

    •  Thank you for the spelling correction (1+ / 0-)
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      se portland

      as to 2.) I think you object to facts that get in the way of your opinion.

      Remember history, Clay Claiborne, Director Vietnam: American Holocaust - narrated by Martin Sheen

      by Clay Claiborne on Sun Aug 07, 2011 at 11:54:40 AM PDT

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      •  seriously (0+ / 0-)

        I don't mind the conflicting reports and eye-witness reports (thank you for collecting them and the thank you for the time and effort) I don't even mind the occasional input  of the diarist...but you don't let the ready make his own mind .......I want to hear from all sides, read all the reports, and even read your input but separate from the fallow of the objective reporting maybe at the end of your diary you could have stated your own opinion and but directly after every media report. I have no dog in this fight.

        (my problem is disposition and not content of the diary)

    •  The opposition fighters (0+ / 0-)

      seem to be holding together so far. They took Bir Ghanem although  Gaddafi forces just launched an offensive to regain control of the town. If the opposition can hold Bir Ghanem and take Az Zawiyah, they control the highways and cut off Gaddafi's supply lines. At that point any effective offensive from Gaddafi is ended, and the siege of Tripoli begins in earnest. Fuel and electricity are already in short supply in the city, but it is reported that Gaddafi has pledged to blow the city up before he will surrender.

      But to speak of the moral here is a quote from Al Jazeeratoday.

      Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr, reporting from Bir Ghanem just after rockets began falling on the frontline, said that there was a sense that the opposition fighters were better organised and better trained than in months prior.

      "There is a sense that they know what they lack," she said.

      "Volunteers from all over the country are joining the fight. Not just people from the western mountains, rebels from Az Zawiyah and rebels from Tripoli.

      It is possible to read the history of this country as one long struggle to extend the liberties established in our Constitution to everyone in America. - Molly Ivins

      by se portland on Sun Aug 07, 2011 at 12:25:13 PM PDT

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      •  Thank you for that. (1+ / 0-)
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        I wrote this dairy (and spent a week going it) because I have gotten so sick of every other journalist drawing conclusions about what the Younis assassination says about state of unity, moral stability ... citing facts not in evidence.

        Nobody seems to complain when these opinions are mixed with the facts. One man was kill and that says little about about anything. When JFK was assassinated nobody drew conclusions about what that said about relations between Dems and Repubs.

        I'm also sick of hearing about "stalemate" any close observer has noticed that this "stalemate" keeps inching closers to Tripoli all the time.

        Remember history, Clay Claiborne, Director Vietnam: American Holocaust - narrated by Martin Sheen

        by Clay Claiborne on Sun Aug 07, 2011 at 12:57:27 PM PDT

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