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Libya / Uprising / Government Claims #989490

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Mar 03, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The latest developments in Libya and the lies of leader Muammar el-Kadhafi and his followers updated; details given about the Libyan government's emphasis on pills/drugs, the role of Al Qaeda and the claim that civilians are not being targeted. [Last night, Libyan government spokesman Musa IBRAHIM - avoids the questions about what hallucinatory drugs are being taken by the Libyan people; states Libya is the only country free of Al Qaeda.] [KADHAFI, son Saif el-KADHAFI - talk about the hallucination pills.] Video of strikes against civilians shown. [Last night, CNN's Ben WEDEMAN - says we were targeted by the Libyan planes.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Tripoli: Nic Robertson) The anticipation in Tripoli of a Friday protest in the mosque rather than on the streets due to the tightened security, rumors that people have been disappeared, how the fear is real and palpable and what happened on a road to the border with many people driving dangerously discussed. [In video, MAN - says we were attacked by the vicious Kadhafi regime.] [From Tripoli, "The Sunday Times" Marie COLVIN - says people are more frightened now and the protesters might face force in a march on Green Square; comments on Kadhafi's focus and his lack of coherency, how Kadhafi is still here while bodies have come back, how people worry about being on camera, how much the press is restricted, how the people have had a taste of freedom.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Robertson, Nic

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