Banner Image: A demonstrator holds poster reading 'Gadhafi Get Out' and showing Libya's leader Moammar Gadhafi during a protest against his regime at Taksim Square in Istanbul on February 22, 2010. Turkey's prime minister warned Libya against the 'mistake' of ignoring its people's demands for freedom and rejected criticism at home over a Libyan human rights award he received last year. Photo: Mustafa Ozer/AFP/Getty Images
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Daniel Sekulich, author, 'Terror on the Seas'
Defecting Libyan diplomats are among those saying there's a "massacre" taking place in their country and demanding that Colonel Moammar Gadhafi step down after 41 years in power. Estimates of the numbers dead in Libya are reaching into the hundreds: protesters killed by soldiers and by mercenaries from other countries. In a defiant speech, Gaddafi said he would fight "to the last drop of blood," despite defections by diplomats and military desertions. Some tribal leaders have threatened to stop the flow of oil from one of the world's major sources unless security forces "stop the bloodshed." We hear more about the most violent Middle Eastern uprising so far and the implications for the US, Europe and the rest of the Arab world.
Vivienne Walt, Time magazine (@vivwalt)
Susan Glasser, Politico (@sbg1)
Eljahmi Mohamed, Libyan-American Activist
Mansour El-Kikhia, University of Texas at San Antonio
Mona Eltahawy, syndicated columnist (@monaeltahawy )
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