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Libya / Uprising / A Discussion #989692

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 08, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news out of Libya of a new explanation from leader Muammar el-Kadhafi for the cause of the rebellion blaming Communist agents in America reported; scenes shown from Zawiyah of warfare between opposition forces and the government and from eastern Libya; details given about the government line that the opposition is Al Qaeda. [Son Saadi KADHAFI† - {thru translator} comments on the regime.] The warning in Tripoli to reporters noted. [State Department P.J. CROWLEY†- says Kadhafi can leave Libya and we will hold him accountable.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Nic Robertson and Ben Wedeman and "New York Times" David Kirkpatrick about events in Libya. [From Tripoli, ROBERTSON - talks about the Libyan threats against journalists; comments on Zawiyah where the hospitals have been shut down; offers views on a no-fly zone and the government's position this is an internal affair.] [In eastern Libya, WEDEMAN - sums up the battle in Ras Lanuf where the regime has the upper hand due to air power; explains how air power controls desert fighting and the need for a no-fly zone.] [KIRKPATRICK - sums up the battle with the military having the advantage in firepower; notes reports from the rebels as well as the regime are often not true and reporters do not have access to Zawiyah; outlines the horrific scene at the airport of foreign workers trying to get out.]

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