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March 2nd, 2011
04:45 PM ET

'Here's your proof, Washington!'

Tripoli, Libya (CNN) - Libyan aircraft bombed a section of eastern Libya on Wednesday as leader Moammar Gadhafi tried to take back control of an area seized by the opposition.

CNN's Ben Wedeman and crew were less than 100 feet away when aircraft dropped bombs in the area of al-Brega. He joined us on today's show and described the near miss.

People on the ground shot and threw whatever they could at the aircraft, then fled. It was not immediately clear whether there were casualties in the bombings. Full story

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  1. Daniel

    I would like to know who is considered a terrorist and a freedom fighter? to me anyone going againts the established government is a terrorist and the government should be able to deal with them. Lybia can not kill its own people, but we or the afganistan's can kill their own people by air.

    March 2, 2011 at 7:13 pm |
  2. Ken

    In the early days of the protests in Lybia, there were scenes of burning buildings. This long before the military used force against them.

    If the protesters were responsible for starting fires in buildings, then why wouldn't its government be justified in using force against them (since it is impossible to arrest all of them)? Further, why haven't our own news agencies brought those images back to challenge our own governments' (incorrect) perception that Gadhafi started all this.

    Brooke, we need more investigative journalism, and not merely regurgitating the U.S. State Department. The American People need ALL of the facts in order to make up their own minds.

    March 3, 2011 at 4:32 pm |
  3. Nick D

    Its quite disturbing that there is constant coverage of "support for vets" etc. They signed up to be in the military. Then, when its time to go to battle to complete contract obligations, they cry saying "oh, I have PTS...Help me!". It would be like one of my sales agents who hasn't closed a deal in a year...and she/he wonders why they were terminated.
    Yes, I lived in Alpharetta, GA for 6 years. I understand that its all about about the lord. But, until you bring me evidence that is FACTUAL, try to remain at peace.

    Oh, the word "insurance", is not hyphenated. Ex IN-SURANCE.

    March 3, 2011 at 4:48 pm |
  4. Bill Cartauld

    Many people are exploring options to put on the table with Libya. Here is another option:

    Can Gadhafi be sued for injuries and death to peaceful protesters?
    With his billion dollars in the bank, Gadhafi can afford $1 million in lawsuits for every citizen murdered, should someone representing his victims finally sue him.

    Gadhafi ought to know he could also eventually be sued for his every last penny, so he withdraws his orders to harm peaceful protesters.

    March 3, 2011 at 8:10 pm |
  5. Michael Smith

    Constitutional? Yes, however families also have their right to grieve in peace. Also the United States is a large country and there are plenty of other places to express your believe such as, gay rights conventions, gay pride walks and etc.

    March 4, 2011 at 3:33 pm |
  6. austen

    i like how the one shot of proof of the use of aircraft against civilians is a bomb dropped in an obviously unpopulated field. the shots of the crater in the middle of nowhere... where are the craterholes in tripoli or benghazi? why don't we have pictures of those...
    i am very disheartened by our coverage of what is going on.
    you all are reminding me of the public opinion surge pre iraq....
    and then, on top of it all, this proof that you are showing us looks like it is staged. a hole blown in the desert? if that is what you are proving to us that the people over there have to be afraid of... you aren't proving much.

    March 5, 2011 at 4:44 pm |
  7. Barry L

    Obviously Nick D is one of the 97% of Americans who never saw combat, never had anyone shooting at him and never had to shoot back with the goal of killing another human being. Comparing his salesmen to soldiers is ludicrous. He is also obviously one of those who do not understand why they are free to say stuff like that.

    On another subject, I agree with austen on the coverage and Ken has a valid point.

    March 20, 2011 at 7:34 pm |
  8. Paul S

    @Bill Cartauld

    Quote From Mr. Cartauld: "Many people are exploring options to put on the table with Libya. Here is another option:
    Can Gadhafi be sued for injuries and death to peaceful protesters? With his billion dollars in the bank, Gadhafi can afford $1 million in lawsuits for every citizen murdered, should someone representing his victims finally sue him. Gadhafi ought to know he could also eventually be sued for his every last penny, so he withdraws his orders to harm peaceful protesters."

    This, sir, is probably the most whitebread and ludicrous statement I have ever heard. We should deal with a tyrant who murders civilians by suing them? First off I don't think the families who lost husbands, brothers, and daughters are going to be very happy with a payout. Secondly in order in order to actually have a trial and enforce a ruling you must utilize force to such a degree that he must capitulate to demands (which is even more intervention than a no-fly zone).

    However I commend you on thinking outside the traditional box, even if I believe your comment shows just how far out of touch an middle/upper-class American is with the struggle of people opposing tyranny in foreign lands.

    March 21, 2011 at 5:20 am |

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