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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Gaddafi gone mad, Son Saif Gaddafi orders shooting and bombing in Tripoli

Muammar al-Gaddafi's signature.Gaddafi's Signature

Libyan warplanes were bombing indiscriminately across Tripoli on Monday, a resident of the Libyan capital told al Jazeera television in a live broadcast. Although reported to be directed by his son "it has the Gaddafi signature on it," Adel Mohamed Saleh said.
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Saleh, who called himself a political activist, said the bombings had initially targeted a funeral procession. "Our people are dying. It is the policy of scorched earth." he said. "Every 20 minutes they are bombing.

Asked if the attacks were still happening he said: "It is continuing, it is continuing. Anyone who moves, even if they are in their car they will hit you."

An influential Sunni  Muslim cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi issued a fatwa on Monday that any Libyan soldier who can shoot and kill embattled leader Muammar Gaddafi should do so “to rid Libya of him”. 

“Whoever in the Libyan army is able to shoot a bullet at Mr Gaddafi should do so,” Qaradawi, an Egyptian-born cleric who is usually based in Qatar, told Al Jazeera television. 

He also called on Libyan ambassadors around the world to distance themselves from Gaddafi’s regime.
Qaradawi, 85, hosts a popular show on Al Jazeera satellite channel and has close ties with Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Libyan warplanes were bombing indiscriminately across Tripoli on Monday, a resident of the Libyan capital told al Jazeera television in a live broadcast.
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Adel Mohamed Saleh said. Saleh, who called himself a political activist, said the bombings had initially targeted a funeral procession. "Our people are dying. It is the policy of scorched earth." he said. "Every 20 minutes they are bombing.

Asked if the attacks were still happening he said: "It is continuing, it is continuing. Anyone who moves, even if they are in their car they will hit you."
 
There was no independent verification of the report but Fathi al-Warfali, the Libyan activist who heads the Swiss-based Libyan Committee for Truth and Justice, who was taking part in a protest outside UN European headquarters in Geneva said he had heard the same reports. 

Meanwhile both the BBC and Al Jazeera have claimed Jamming of airwaves in Iran and in Libya, and claimed the jamming is coming from within those countries. 

According to the NYT, Monday night, witnesses said, the streets of the capital, Tripoli, were thick with special forces loyal to Colonel Qaddafi as well as mercenaries. They shot freely as planes dropped what witnesses described as “small bombs” and helicopters fired on protesters. 

Hundreds of Qaddafi supporters took over Green Square after truck loads of militiamen arrived and opened fire on protesters, scattering them from the square. Residents said they now feared even to emerge from their houses.
“It was an obscene amount of gunfire,” said the witness. “They were strafing these people. People were running in every direction.” The police stood by and watched, the witness said, as the militiamen, still shooting, chased after the protesters.
The escalation of the conflict came after six days of revolt that began in Libya’s second-largest city, Benghazi, where more than 220 people were killed in clashes with security forces, according to witnesses and human rights groups. The rebellion is the latest and bloodiest so far of the uprisings that have swept across the Arab world with surprising speed in recent weeks, toppling autocrat.


Gaddafho  the Colonel who  seized power in a bloodless military coup in 1969 and is just referred to as "the leader"  is now reported to be placing his son in the forefront, and in typical fashion of how the middle east operates, may tturn on his son in the last days of this revolution to appease the people.
Saif Gaddafi the son of Gaddafi has been inthe forefront of the current situation in Tripoli and has vowed rivers of blood and a fight to the last man and the last bullet to save his father.

Gaddafi's days look numbered and he is expected to be either overthrown or killed by his own bodyguards,  within the next few weeks.

Amid reports that he had fled to Venezuela, Gaddafi appeared on state TV to insist: 'I am in Tripoli and not in Venezuela. I am in Green Square with the youths, do not believe those dogs.' He gave the brief statement in a bizarre TV interview while holding an umbrella and sitting in the front seat of a car.

Gaddafi spoke out after reports suggested a massacre had taken place in the city’s Green Square and left more than 600 dead, taking the death toll across the country to more than 3000.
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