Saturday, February 26, 2011

Revolution In Libya -- News Updates February 26, 2011

Gaddafi's Last Stand: Embattled Leader Threatens To 'Burn All Of Libya' If Protesters Do Not Cease In Their Bid To Overthrow Him -- The Daily Mail

* Former Libyan diplomat warns thousands will die in the next 24 hours
* Prospect of setting up a no-fly zone to prevent Gaddafi bombing protesters
* Thousands defy shoot-on-sight warning at Green Square protest
* U.S. imposes sanctions on Libya and cuts diplomatic ties

Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi has threatened to 'burn all of Libya' if the citizens do not cease protests against him.

In a surprise televised appearance, Gaddafi warned he was ready to unleash further bloodshed and urged his followers: 'Prepare to defend Libya.'

He told loyalists in Tripoli's Green Square that 'we will defeat any outside attempt to overturn our country', and bizarrely added: 'Libyan people love me.'

He was attempting to stage a dramatic last attempt to cling on to power as tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Libya.

Read more ....

More News On The Unrest In Libya

Libya live report -- Yahoo News/AFP
Libya protests: live -- The Telegraph
Libya in crisis – live coverage -- The Guardian

Gaddafi forces abandon parts of Tripoli
-- Reuters
Terror in Tripoli as Kadhafi set for battle -- Yahoo News/AFP
Gaddafi forces fire on protesters in Tripoli; defiant leader urges thousands of supporters to take up arms -- Washington Post
Kadafi using civilian supporters to clear away Libyan protesters -- L.A. Times
Gaddafi's last stand: Libyan leader rallies his few remaining supporters in Tripoli as Cameron warns: 'World is watching' -- The Daily Mail
Gadhafi's isolation grows as rebels hold key Libyan cities -- McClatchy News

Libya: UN chief calls for bloodshed to end as Gaddafi vows to fight on -- The Telegraph
Libya's UN ambassador denounces Gaddafi -- The Telegraph
Libya: Gaddafi in spotlight at UN Security Council -- BBC
UN Considers Sanctions on Gadhafi -- Voice of America
Security Council meets to consider Libya sanctions -- Yahoo News/AP

Gaddafi secretly transfers £3bn to Mayfair-based fund as European leaders say 'brutality and intimidation will not be tolerated' -- Daily Mail
France Warns Money Managers Over Links With Qaddafi Assets -- Bloomberg
West to Isolate Gadhafi -- Wall Street Journal
Obama orders freeze on assets of Gadhafi, his family -- McClatchy News
U.S. ratchets up pressure on Gaddafi -- Washington Post
U.S. Hits Libya With Sanctions, Shuts Embassy -- New York Times/Reuters

Who depends the most on Libyan oil? -- Foreign Policy
Gadhafi's long rule may be a mystery, but ending isn't -- McClatchy News
Exposed: Gaddafi Inc. -- Michael Burleigh, The Telegraph
Expert: Sanctions could strengthen Qaddafi -- CBS News
Libya's War of the Colonels: Col. Gaddafi Meet Col. Hussein -- Time Magazine

No comments: