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Qaddafi's Grip Falters
Everybody spells his name different


Tunis - Libya appeared to slip further from the grip of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi on Tuesday,
as clashes intensified in Tripoli and opposition forces in eastern Libya moved to consolidate control of the region.

Witnesses described the streets of Tripoli, the capital, as a war zone. In several neighborhoods of the city,
including one called Fashloum, protesters tried to seal off the streets with makeshift barricades of scrap steel
and other debris. Forces loyal to Colonel Qaddafi so far failed to surmount the barricades and young protesters
appeared to be gathering rocks to throw in their defense in anticipation of a renewed attack.

Outside the barricades, militiamen and Bedouin tribesmen defending the strongman and his 40-year rule
were stationed at intersections around the city. Many carried Kalashnikov assault rifles and an anti-aircraft gun
was deployed in front of the state television headquarters.

“It is extremely tense,” one witness said, speaking anonymously for fear of reprisals.

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 autocrats in Egypt and Tunisia, and challenging in Bahrain and Yemen.

I am 100% riveted by this stuff.

Last night we watched a re-cap of the Egyptian revo from the inside on PBS.
I told Mrs Bart, "This is like having cameras at Lexington in 1777, or Gettysburg in 1865."

Can you imagine how exciting it would be to taste freedom for the first time?

The Egyptians were resolute and scared to death at the same time.
They've given the Arab world (and China?) the blueprint for how to fight back and win.

Gadhaffy swears he'll fight to the last drop of his blood - but I say he's bluffing.
What else can he say?
"Stay in the streets 3 more weeks and I'll leave?"

If he has half a brain, he's transfering that money right now.

That Zuckerberg kid is changing the world and he's what, 26?

A shot of Chinaco for the brave sons of bitches
who are risking their life for their country's freedom!



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