All the tyrants’ faith are same, soon or later they are all expired with disgraces by their courageous people and some were(are) gone down drains or some are gone with wheelie bins, like any other goods. They are all forever gone!
LIBYA's rebels have announced the transfer of their leadership to Tripoli from their Benghazi base, boosted by a UN decision to release millions of dollars of cash aid within days.
"I declare the beginning and assumption of the executive committee's work in Tripoli," Ali Tahuni, a senior official of the rebel National Transitional Council, told a press conference in the capital.
"Long live democratic and constitutional Libya and glory to our martyrs," he said, announcing the holders of key posts in a new provisional government....
Mahmoud Jibril, one of the leaders of the Libyan rebel government, said that the country's transition "begins immediately"
"This is the new Libya where every Libyan works as a beloved brother, hand in hand, to serve the interests of the nation to ensure equality and justice for everyone," he said
…Gaddafi's days numbered, opposition must prepare -US: From Reuters
“Tripoli as a whole has revolted ... Shouts of 'God is Greatest' are emanating from mosque minarets," said the activist, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
"There is information that Tajourah has been completely liberated, the (pro-Gaddafi) brigades started from yesterday to withdraw completely from this restive suburb."
The United States has recognised the rebels' National Transitional Council (NTC) as Libya's legitimate authority. Feltman called on its leaders to uphold human rights and ensure an inclusive and representative government after Gaddafi goes.
They should work together now and plan to establish the rule of law, set up transparent and accountable institutions and provide safety and services.
Fighting has erupted in Tripoli after rebels closed in on the Libyan capital, raising hopes among his opponents that Muammar Gaddafi’s regime is finally on the brink of collapse
...The NTC must ready or quickly formed civil order teams each liberate cities towns( they should be -sleeper cells -within liberate towns), their movement coordinates with the freedom fighters frontlines. After the freedom fighters liberates the cities and towns, while the freedom fighters clear up pro-Gaddafi fighters thoroughly and the team maintained civil order and must implements security systems their liberated cities and towns, cooperation with other liberated areas. Restore normal civilians life as much as possible, less disturb previous administrative e.g. public servants should work so that cities town administrations are should functioning, police/security are must functioning, encourage people open shops and markets.
"I won't expect any kind of rush in next several days and hope they would take all the strategic patience required."
The gains are possible "because the Gaddafi forces' defences were weak and that fighters received help from inside the city. As they expected, residents took up arms and fought alongside them when they arrived.
."The town had previously risen up against Gaddafi, but government forces quelled that uprising.
"Today's victory would be the opposition's most significant in months because they were just 50km from Tripoli, a mere half an hour's drive, if they could hold the territory and stave off a Gaddafi counter offensive," our correspondent said.
|Girls flash victory sign at the rebel-held town of Benghazi, Libya, Friday, Aug. 12, 2011. (AP / Alexandre Meneghini) |
A rebel force of about 200 fighters advancing from the south reached a bridge on Az-Zawiyah's southwestern outskirts, and some rebels pushed farther into the city's central main square.AND
They tore down the green flag of Gaddafi's regime from a mosque minaret and put up two rebel flags. An Associated Press reporter traveling with the rebels saw hundreds of residents rush into the streets, greeting the fighters with chants of "God is great."
Speaking to the AP by telephone, Abu Riyak said residents were now joining up with the rebels' assault, saying, "95 percent of Az-Zawiyah's people are with the revolution."
Good morning, welcome to Al Jazeera's live coverage of the continuing military action in Libya.Everyone busy that is inculding me, and all happy becuase we are wining!Gaddafis so desperate now they are making up things and lies as they always have been doing but we don’t lie becase we are wining! So many frontlines are absolutely blusterous by the freedom fighters, high morals are the freedom fighters' wining secretes! They have everything to live for! Gaddafi has everything to dies for!
...The world know your bravery and ingenuity for standing up and beat the tyrant Gaddafi, that spirit will live forever and all the way Tripoli and all the way to democarcy. Wake up my friend! Let’s go my friend! Let’s march forward my friend, let’s warm your frozen soul, like the storm, give yourself new life give yourself new blood into your numbed skeleton body, thwack the spring field, everything so fresh and joyful, let’s flow through every veins every streams every corners and every streets, deep breath in deep breath out, stretch to four corners with your strong limbs, nourished by the spirit of fortitude and lively life, Where cycle benign with never endings! Let’s go my friend! Your spring now!
The city has been liberated - up to a point. The regime's men have been driven out, but they are just over half an hour's drive away.
Misrata is still cut off - accessible only by sea. And the city has been numbed by layer upon layer of loss and trauma - much of it unspoken.
Local medical officials believe about 1,000 people have been killed and 8,000 injured.
There have been amputees. And then there are the missing - another 900 or so.
One family has more than 10 missing members. A 13-year-old boy has been waiting for them here, wondering if they will ever come home.
"We will be one hand after Gaddafi is gone,"
It would be calamitous if NATO ended its mission in Libya before a negotiated settlement between the two sides, one of Canada's top soldiers told MPs Friday.
To withdraw under the country's current conditions, he said, "would be a calamity. An absolute calamity."
Intense fighting coupled with the desert heat and the Muslim holy month of Ramadan seems to be taking a toll on Libya's opposition fighters. Commander Fawzi BoKatif acknowledged to AP news agency that his forces were facing ver "very exhausting conditions". He said:
"A lot of the rebels have tried to fast, but we have tried to convince most of them to eat and break their fast because of the intensive fighting and the heat and high temperature since it's a semi-desert like area, even if the food supplies are available and continuously under their grasp, but because of the severe conditions so we convince them to eat and not fast."
Gaddafi new tactic try to blame Nato but that is a futile attempt. So many lies, all the bodies probably they kill, or Gaddafi soldiers or mercenaries.
|tweeted by @HanyBeshr: Rebel flag goes up at Libya embassy in London: |
From Al Jazeera: A view of a tanker in Benghazi August 4, 2011. The Libyan tanker reported to have been seized by rebels opposing Muammar Gaddafi arrived in the rebel-held port of Benghazi on Thursday after being cleared to proceed by NATO ships enforcing an arms embargo, NATO said.
The rebels against the Libyan government captured the Cartagena, a ship loaded with 40,000 tons of oilproducts, on its way from Malta to Tripoli on Thursday.
This shipment was on its way to the western side to Gadhafi's brigades and by God's blessing our fierce men and our heroes from the east and the west were able to capture the ship," Abdel Hamid Ali, the Harbour Navy Engineer.
|A young Libyan rebel test fires an anti-aircraft gun at a front line checkpoint near Tiji in western Libya, August 1, 2011. |
|Once people dare to rise in defiance against dictators, as in Syria, regimes lose much of their capacity to instill fear or command loyalty [Reuters|
Once people dare to rise in defiance against dictators, as is the case in Libya, Yemen and Syria, it means that the regimes have lost their deterrence, their hegemony and their capacity to instill fear or command loyalty. While an exact estimate is impossible, one could safely assume that the regimes lose about half of their power when they lose their dissuasive effect.
Once force is used and fails to tame or silence protesters, but rather brings them out in greater numbers, it diminishes the regimes' power by another factor, say, by a quarter.
|Libyan rebels celebrate after capturing the town of Al-Ghazaya in western Libya from loyalist forces in July 2011 (AFP/File, Florent Marcie) |
"The Koran specifically says the sick, travellers and combatants do not have to respect the fast if they are unable to," Brahim said of the dawn-to-dusk fast observant Muslims are expected to adhere to during Ramadan.
"Our cause is also sacred -- it's a jihad. There is no question of us giving Kadhafi the advantage, especially since he's in a poor position. This is not the moment" to stop fighting, he added.
Al Jazeera's Hoda Abdel Hamid has just been reporting live from just outside the western town of Zlitan, where rebel forces are advancing.
...The fall of Zlitan also poses problems for Gaddafi in finding new troops to hold the expanding front line around Misrata without drawing off other forces needed on the eastern front and in the Nafusa mountains to the west....