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    "(All times are local in Libya GMT+2)

    February 22

    5.17pm Al Jazeera's Cal Perry reports from Malta that the Italian navy is monitoring a Libyan naval vessel stalled in waters just off the coast of Malta. There are possible allegations that the vessel may have defected. More details are being sought.

    5.08pm The Italian Foreign minister has condemned the events in Libya, saying: "I strongly deplore, all violence against the demonstrators and the deaths of civilians in Libya".

        I call for, as does the Council of the European Union, an immediate end to the use of force against the demonstrators. And I underscore that the Libyan authorities must respond, through dialogue, to the legitimate aspirations and demands for reform voiced by the people. A dialogue that must be open, full, significant and national, and which must lead to a constructive future for the country and for its people.

    The country's defence minister, Ignazio La Russa, has also denied the news reported on some blogs and social networking sites of alleged raids by Italian fighter planes in Libya. He said:

        I can deny the allegations in the firmest manner. Somebody is clearly not aware of the ethics of the  Italian Government and  Armed Forces

    4.58pm: Ibrahim Jibreel, a Libyan political analyst, spoke told Al Jazeera the international community needs to take active steps in protecting the rights of the Libyan people.

    "[Gaddafi] needs to feel the heat from the international community in one way or another," he said.

    He added that a no-fly zone around Libya was a good thing, but it was not enough. "We need troops on the ground to protect the people, and also to record what is happening on the ground."

    4.52pm: Libya's side of the border with Egypt is in the hands of anti-government protesters. Al Jazeera's Jamal Elshayyal at Sidi Barani, a town on the Egyptian side of the border reports that hundreds of Egyptians living in Libya continue to flee the country."


    The Addington perpwalk is the trailhead for accountability in this wound on our national psyche. [ know: Dick Cheney's "top" lawyer.] --Sachem

    by greenbird on Tue Feb 22, 2011 at 07:34:02 AM PST

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      "Albert Ellul 12 minutes ago
      I believe tha the best move now by the Libyan people is to immediately declare a new government, even if it is on the border with Tunis or Egypt and seek international recognition of this government. I believe that this will have an immediate reaction by many governments especially Tunisia and Egypt who have just succeeded in bringing dowmn their (less) despotic governments and commenced on the road to real democracy.

      I appeal to the libyan democracy leaders to choose a person amongst themselves as the new head of the Libyan state. WE, the people of the western dmocracies will commence immediately our part to push our governments into recognising your new head of state and government and thus cause the immediate diplomatic death of the old regime. Go on, apply the Nike priniple and JUST DO IT."

      The Addington perpwalk is the trailhead for accountability in this wound on our national psyche. [ know: Dick Cheney's "top" lawyer.] --Sachem

      by greenbird on Tue Feb 22, 2011 at 07:40:19 AM PST

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    •  dialogue? hasn't Gaddafi waived that right (3+ / 0-)
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      now? there is no dialogue with him.

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